My husband, Richard, and I at the 2018 NGBC
We're back from a fantastic 2018 National Gift Basket Convention (NGBC) which was held in Glendale, Arizona. It's an annual event that was attended by almost 200 business owners and talented Gift Designers in the gifting industry. We all came together to gain knowledge of the industry, get updated on the latest technology, and to support each other in the various stages of our businesses. Old friends met up once again and many new friends were made. Several accomplished authors were included in attendance, including my new friend, Sue Monhait of Gift Biz Unwrapped. Not only is Sue an accomplished author, she is a Social Media Guru and taught several of the modules during the Convention. I purchased her book, "From Maker to Master...Find and Fix What's Not Working For Your Small Business," and I am looking forward to putting some of her suggestions into practice.
Author and Social Media Expert, Sue Monhait and myself, alongside a photo of Sue's latest book
Included in the event were educational modules, a design competition and a fabulous Trade Show, which included many top-notch vendors with their high-quality products. Products ranged from gourmet cheeses and sausage, personalized cutting boards, wine, handmade chocolates, gourmet popcorn, cookies and crackers, candies, ribbon printing equipment and much more. These vendors understand our industry and their packaging is just as nice as the products inside.
New technology was introduced which will allow us to streamline the shipping and tracking process. New apps were unvieled which allow us to offer a new points rewards program. Additional Digital Wallet payment options, such as Amazon Pay, are now available. A brand new "same day service" was announced, and we excitedly signed up and will be offering it soon to our customers in our local Texas area (Magnolia, Tomball, Montgomery, The Woodlands, Conroe).
We have recently announced a new My Daddy's House of Gifts Rewards Program in which points can be earned in various ways and used towards discounts. To find out more, see our Infographic which provides more information about how you can earn points for our Rewards Program.
We invite you to watch our video below to get the full scoop and watch for more news and updates in the near future.
Blessings to you!
Debbie Adame/Owner and Certified Gift Designer