Feature My Work on GiftRevel

GIFTREVEL IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION TO CONVERT TO A MULTI-VENDOR PLATFORM (SIMILAR TO ETSY), BUT STRICTLY FOR CORPORATE ARTISANS. THERE ARE NO FEES TO OPEN A STORE. A LOW COMMISSION IS TAKEN OFF THE TOP WHEN A SALE IS COMPLETED. 

COME JOIN 100+ OTHER CORPORATE ARTISANS AND GAIN ACCESS TO A NICHE MARKET.

IF YOUR WORK REFLECTS THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE COMPLETE THE INQUIRY FORM BELOW TO RECEIVE THE INVITE AND ALL THE DETAILS REQUIRED TO OPEN A GIFTREVEL STORE.  

  • You are a Canadian based artisan
  • You can fulfill quantity orders (according to the stipulations you have made in your artisan contract with GiftRevel - ie: 2 weeks for every 15 gifts ordered, plus shipping time).  Some artisans can do more, some less.  You set the rules!
  • You can customize orders to a theme or branding - not mandatory but recommended
  • You are able to provide per unit pricing including tax and shipping charges to a single address within Canada

Launch date:  January 2nd, 2019

Why should you consider being a part of GiftRevel?

Since inception in September 2017, we have worked with more than 45 clients for 60+ events and have commissioned more than 4000 artisan gifts at an average budget of $53.00 per gift.  We have commissioned gifts in the $15 to $250 range.

While we are able to provide artisan gifts to all corporate and government organizations, and have many corporate clients already, our niche market is conferences & events.

Did you know that Canadian cities host more than 500,000 meetings & conferences annually and have a Canadian economic impact to the tune of more than $33 Billion? See the economic impact report here.  

In a recent survey of 50 Canadian conference managers, it became apparent that there is a lack of personalized gifting for conference & event VIPs including plenary speakers, dignitaries, facilitators, sponsors, lead volunteers, prospects and more.  Donations are great, especially if the speaker requests that, but there has been a shift towards coming back to personalized gifting. Researching appropriate gifts takes a lot to time and the majority of conference/event managers have a VERY comprehensive to do list.  I have heard time and time again how sourcing gifts for event VIPs is the bane of their existence and how they would love a place to go to purchase gifts with conferences and travelling VIPs in mind.

Why a destination focused business?

The buy local movement is ripe and conference managers are happy to buy local but this can end up with countless hours of research to find locally made gifts that are high quality and appropriate for the audience.  Destination gifting also provides a ‘green’ factor to their gifting by helping their conference to reduce its carbon footprint through reduced transportation costs and carbon emissions.  It also helps to increase the economic revenue within that city during their conference.  These are all things that are looked at closely by the Convention & Visitor Bureaus and Destination Management organizations when they look to expand their event capacity through hotels and venues and a myriad of other factors.  Customers will not be restricted to ordering from the event city if they see an item in another province that they like and would like shipped to the event destination.

Who is behind the website and why does that matter?

My name is Rosemary Vaughan, and I have been working in the events/conference industry for more than 18 years both as a certified event manager and as an industry supplier.  I am a former hotel Concierge and Chef Concierge. My background is quite extensive in customer service excellence, marketing, promotions and social selling/community engagement. I have a well researched and networked reach within the industry, having met face to face with over 1000 Meeting & Event Planners and being connected to over 2000 of same on social networks and through our CRM.