Day in the life of a Hamper
Author: Helen Date Posted:22 October 2014
A day in the life of a gift hamper at Hamper Me
In case you have ever wondered how our gorgeous gift hampers are produced, read on.
We choose the contents of every hamper from our laden stock shelves as each order arrives. First, we bubble-wrap anything in glass to protect it on its journey. How did we ever manage before bubble-wrap was invented? Next, our decorators build a gift box that is the correct size and colour for the occasion. From the information in the message that comes with every order we can choose an appropriate colour and theme to match the occasion. Once we have packed the contents safely, our talented staff hand-decorate each hamper using a variety of wrap bands and paper, organza and satin ribbons.
Then it’s off to the packing room to be carefully placed into a shipping box with the personalised gift card. Again, bubble-wrap comes to the rescue to protect the precious cargo and multiple layers of tape secure the external box. By now, our admin staff have prepared all the address labels and any instructions to the couriers.
Our regular couriers arrive twice a day (one pick up for local Brisbane deliveries in the morning and another for interstate deliveries in the afternoon) and take the hampers to their depots for distribution. In urgent cases, we use a courier who delivers straight from Hamper Me to the recipient’s door.
Of course there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes such as ordering stock, sending out quotes for corporate orders and all the daily activities that go with running a small business. It’s hectic at times, particularly in peak periods like Christmas and Easter, but we work hard to provide beautiful gift hampers to our customers and do our best to make sure they are delivered safe and sound.