Gift Concierge Service & Fees

GiftRevel's gift concierge service is an indispensable tool for conference managers, event planners, weddings, corporate gifting and more.  Ultimately, we will be your favourite outsource service. 

We will save you countless hours of time. Finding suitable corporate gift options is only the beginning of this journey, especially if you are looking for branding or custom designed gifts. 

Here is the average breakdown of the time investment required for your gifting strategy.

  • Sourcing at least 3 gift options for management, board and end client consideration = 4-6 hours
  • Email conversations with those 3 artisans around availability, creative concepts and price negotiations = 1-2 hours per artisan = 3-6 hours
  • Prepare a presentation for decision makers = 1 hour

One of three things can now happen:

All options are rejected = start over again = 8-13 hours (aargh!)

All options are rejected and it is decided that the board wants to do donations = waste of time (donations are not a waste of time, but your time was a waste of time)

One of the options is selected (yay!) which leads to the Next phase of time investment in gifting

  • Going back to those artisans that were not selected to thank them for their time 
  • Back and forth with the selected artisan to get the exact required design and overcome any obstacles and make arrangements for delivery = 1 hour
  • Receive the gifts and gift wrap them - this one will be dependent on the number of gifts but can average between 1-6 hours for 20-100 gifts.  
  • Are you branding the packaging?  Order logo stickers and brand colour ribbon or tissue paper... = 1 hour
  • Are the gifts already in your event destination city?  If not, arrange to transport them there = 1 hour

If all goes well and according to plan, your average expected time commitment to this ONE TASK ON YOUR EVENT CRITICAL PATH, is approx 20 hours. I also dare say, that gifting also falls way down on the list of priorities with venue contracts, food & beverage, event contingency plans, registration and so many other tasks that are crucial to your event's fiscal success or failure.  

Our white glove gift concierge service will save you & the organization you represent, time and money!

Who is behind GiftRevel.com?

My name is Rosemary Vaughan, I am Ottawa born & raised, 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.  My background is quite extensive in marketing, promotions and social selling (over 10000 social network connections, mostly on LinkedIn & Twitter). I have a well researched and networked reach within the industry.  I am a former board & committee member of Meeting Professionals International Ottawa and committee member of Professional Convention Management Association, Canada East Chapter. Over time, I have connected face 2 face with more than 1000 Conference & Event Managers in Canada.

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GIFTREVEL FEE STRUCTURE

We provide two fee options*

1)  A flat gift concierge consulting fee of $249, with a 50% deposit and the other 50% due upon contracting our services (post-proposal), payable by credit card or eTransfer.  If you do not contract our services, the deposit is non-refundable

2)  A consulting fee deposit of $45 payable by credit card or eTransfer. Should you contract our services post-proposal, the $45 will be credited back against our percentage consulting fee of:

  • 20% on orders under $1500
  • 15% on orders over $1500 - to a max of charge of $450

our fees can be included in your already pre-set budget.

Why do we price this way?  We are a very busy & established professional white glove concierge service, with over 40 satisfied clients.  We offer expertise in artisan gifting, and we opt to work with equally professional organizations that value the importance & significance of thoughtful gifting.  We have set up our brief Gift Type Preference Quiz and subsequent Gift Options Quiz in such as way, that by the time we get to the tailored proposal phase, we will have provided you with three perfect options for your gifting.

 

Gift Wrap Service

Gift wrap is optional and can be included in your set budget.  We will pre-determine this with you once you complete our Gift Preference Quiz & Event Details form.

We have Local Gift Ambassadors in the major conference cities who receive the gifts, gift wrap them and hand deliver them to the event venue or other pre-determined location.

Gift wrap service fees will range from $5.00 to $8.00 per gift, depending on volume and whether package branding is required.

Numbers for consideration when deciding whether to engage our gift wrap services:

Gift wrap materials - approx $2.50 - $5.00 per gift

Approximate number of gifts wrapped per hour - 15 to 20

Hand delivery - included

 

Ready to engage our services?  Click HERE to access our Gift Preference Assessment & Event Details Form and get started on finding the perfect Canadian artisan gift for your recipients.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Team GiftRevel