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I often find gifts for friends and family members well in advance of any birthday or holiday. If I see something that screams the name of one of my loved ones, I’ll pick it up along with the relief that I now have that next big gift-giving event covered.
With that in mind, I was perusing the many options available on the pages of FGmarket when I ran across this great little company with a little something for almost everyone I know!
If you aren’t yet familiar with Blossom Bucket, INC., allow me to make the introduction.
Products for Life’s Special Occasions
Diversity is the first word that sprung to mind as I looked through the pages of this site. They have everything! Whether your customer comes to your store looking for artisan items, gifts for holidays or special occasions, home decor or textiles or even inspirational items, you’ll find what they want right here.
Is your most loyal customer pursuing an ongoing love affair with wind chimes? Maybe they can’t get enough scrapbooking?
Whatever their passion, you’ll find all the items your customers desire with but the click of a mouse.
The owner of Blossom Bucket started selling dried floral arrangements out of her home in 1985. Over the years, the company has grown from a one-woman show to an organization that employs over 30 individuals, is instrumental in providing jobs to sales staff, designers and many other workers around the world. And, as mentioned above, their product selection is much greater than dried floral arrangements.
It can be difficult to keep up with customer demand if you don’t have a good supplier with a varied stock. Your search is over. Blossom Bucket, INC. is the wholesaler you’ve been seeking!
Kitchens need more than just hardware, pots & pans and utensils. Consumers like to shop for items that are going to display their own personal style in their kitchen. Whether they want to add home accents or even simple kitchen textiles, both are still a way that displays their style. Therefore, you should offer those items to them so they can do just that. One place to look is Mountain Weavers.
This wholesale supplier offers great kitchen textiles that will help show off style in your customer’s homes.
For early 4 decades, they have proudly made classic table coverings in their traditional “homespun” pattern.
Each has a simple beauty which stems from its heritage, which is the Appalachian Mountain homes of early America. Their textiles are loomed with the finest USA grown cotton that are available in 24 contemporary, yet classic color combinations to suit every decor and occasion.
So, what type of textiles do they offer? Tablecloths, place mats, napkins and shower curtains are the textiles they offer.
Choose from red, white, blue, green, cranberry, stone, navy and black. Also, your customers can decide on if they want solid, checkered and even reversible.
For the holidays, choose their solid evergreen tablecloth and pair it with their checkered red & green place mats. This is great for the holidays and definitely goes with the occasion. For everyday use, choose their stone checkered table-cloth or their black one and pair it with a pop of color.
Don’t let your customers limit themselves to just the kitchen. They can also carry this style into their bathrooms with their great shower curtains. These products will show off your customers unique style through and through. Pair these textiles with other lovely home accents and your customers will have a great decorative home.
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Are you a fan of Sandra Lee, host of the Food Network’s Semi-Homemade Meals? I am. What intrigues me about her show, even more than the food, are her tablescapes. With every show, Sandra includes a coordinating tablescape. She has a knack for gathering different textiles, dishes and home accents to create a delightful atmosphere. Constructed with such care, her table presentations look ready for a high-end magazine photo shoot. She even includes a signature cocktail using different barware.
Because Sandra knows how textiles, home accents, and lighting make for a pleasant and welcoming home, she includes this in her meal presentation.
Creating a homey atmosphere makes her food more enticing. I can’t taste or smell Sandra’s food when I watch her show, but the way Sandra presents her food makes me want to cook a homemade meal and create an awesome tablescape.
This is the type of message you need to convey to your customers. Why? Drawing attention to your products this way inspires customers to create the same effect in their homes. Inspiration leads to more sales.
How Can You Inspire Your Customers?
To start, you need to create displays that show off the products you sell. It’s not enough to just put the product out on a shelf. The customer needs to see the value and potential of the product. Displaying items as the customer would use them entices the customer; creating a want that leads to a sale.
Creating An Enticing Display
How do you create a display that seduces the customer? Build a venue that showcases the potential of the products.
Example: In the fall, put a throw blanket on a table with rustic tableware and colorful stoneware to give the feeling of a picnic. This shows customers how to use these products in their home.
Where To Get Your Inspiration
Another way to produce a great display is to steal an idea. Pull ideas from magazines and build venues based on the magazine pictures. Take cues from shows like Sandra Lee’s. Follow the general display concepts and recreate them. Do what Sandra Lee does, create an atmosphere when presenting your products to customers.
Tools To Use
First off, don’t be afraid to use television shows, magazines or even your own creative flair as tools.
One of the best tools you can use is a TV.
Example: Place a television on a table surrounded it with the product you are showcasing. Turn the TV on the Food Network or HGTV. Shows on these types of channels entice consumers into buying products for their homes. Sandra Lee’s tablescapes are the reason I bought a set of brightly colored plates, bowls and mugs.
Use magazines like Home and Garden as a starting point to show your customers how they can duplicate a tablescape.
Example: Make the display as close to the magazine photo as possible, an exact duplication isn’t necessary. Instead create the same overall style in your display. The idea is to show the customers that yes they can have the same things they see in magazines. Display items just as they would be used a home.
Personal Creativeness & Experience
How you would use your products is a good indication of how your customers would use the same products.
Example: If you sell table lamps, display them as they would appear in your home – on a table next to a chair. You can add books and coasters to convey the feeling of a real home. (Don’t forget when displaying lamps or lighting to have them turned on this gives the customer the full effect.)
Do you sell throw blankets? Then throw one over the chair by the table lamp display. People are very visual. By using other items that you sell to help make displays, you can increase those customer impulse buys!
Know Your Customers
Before you even think about creating displays, you must first know your customers. Keeping up with what’s going on in the economy and consumer buying trends are a must. Looking past the obvious trends and at economic trends will help you understand your customers better. This sense of what is happening in the market place will allow you to capitalize on opportunities otherwise overlooked.
If you keep up with trends in general, which you should, most people are spending time and money nesting. Staying home and entertaining is the major focus of nesting. Although money is tight, people are still buying pottery, tableware, and lighting fixtures because they are strongly connected to their homes. This trend gives retailers a great opportunity.
Capitalizing On Opportunity
Consumers may not take a vacation this year, but have no problem dropping a few hundred dollars to dress up their homes. One of the leaders in the textiles home decor industry, Martha Stewart’s Living Omnimedia had an of 34% increase in revenue over last year. A 34% increase in tough economic times, speaks well for those who sell textiles, Continue reading “It’s All In The Presentation” »
What do you use to keep the grease monsters away? If you want to look stylish in the kitchen while keeping your daily clothes clean, you’ll fall in love with wholesale men’s, women’s, and children’s aprons from Flirty Aprons.
Don’t let your eyes fool you. These women’s aprons aren’t the aprons that your mother and grandmother wore.
These are smart, stylish aprons made of high quality designer fabrics and tailored to fit the modern woman. Designed with the tastes of the modern woman in mind, it’s easy to quickly find an apron or twelve that will please the eye of every woman who visits your store.
Know a man that can’t keep himself out of the kitchen? Wholesale men’s aprons are the solution! As gentlemen or their partners search for a unique gift, their eyes will lead them straight to these gems.
Men’s aprons are perfect for the man who likes to barbecue, the baking man, or the home’s official gourmet chef. Whatever his niche, a man’s apron will suit him perfectly. When it’s a man’s apron from Flirty Aprons, it will fit him perfectly as well.
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Western home accents from Triple Creek Products are not your average, “Ride ’em cowboy” products. These items feature upscale designs with a western theme, making them easy for everyone to love.
So what kind of western home accents are available at Triple Creek Products? Plenty to choose from, that’s for sure. Your customers will be able to decorate an entire room or even their entire home in an upscale western theme with these products. Many of these pieces even fit other styles of home decor, making them perfect for more of your customers.
Lamps and lighting from Triple Creek Products with very quality, intricate designs appeal to almost everyone. Textiles such as duvet sets and pillows with fine designs also delight tired bodies. Wanting to save electricity but keep a lovely scent in the home? Triple Creek Products offers many deliciously scented candles and the candle holders to with them as well. There are almost too many great home accents to mention, but it’s definitely worth noting that Continue reading “Yeehaw! Where To Rustle Up Stylish Western Home Decor” »