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Sweet Design Studio – Contemporary Ethnic Greeting Cards

Sweat Design Studio Cards
Sweet Design Studio is a contemporary ethnic greeting cards and gift brand that celebrates women through their body shape, race, culture and passion. Gift Shop Hub spoke to Founder/Designer Ese Akpojotor about this exciting range of cards. Hi Ese, Tell us a little about you or your company... I am the founder and designer of Sweet Design Studio....

Create Don’t Imitate – Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal

Zara Copy
Pablo Picasso is credited with saying “All art is theft” and “Good artists copy, Great artists steal”. This can be interpreted as: Even if a person is not the first to do something, if they do it exceptionally well, then they become the one you think of when you see that style. You could...

Script Craft Fairs – A Gift Shop Hub Event Feature

Today's feature is on Script Events who hold a series of craft fairs in the Barnsley area, showcasing goods from some of the best crafters in the area. Parent company Script Media are based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and provides a varies of services ranging from PR to Video Production, Graphic Design and even B2B Magazines....

How To Keep Your Shop’s Online Marketing Local

Bunny Trail Stickers
The Internet is a wonderful tool but can be scary if you don’t know how to make the best use of it. In today's blog post retailer Chris Fox, from Wishes Of Cudworth looks at how to keep your shop's online marketing local. This article was originally published in Greetings Today Magazine. Facebook & Your Community Sometimes it’s easy...

10 Great Gifts That Retail Under £10

WishStrings Hen Party
It’s tricky finding the right gifts for your shop and more importantly at the right price too. With that in mind Gift Shop Hub has put together 10 great gifts that retail for under £10. A mixture of different products that should make perfect additions to your shop’s gift ranges. All prices are RRP...

5 Great Tips To Improve Your Shop – Retail Advice

Shops on the High Street
The dust has now settled on this year's Spring Fair, with cards packed away, gifts sold to their new gift shop homes and the last remaining lost visitors finally found in the many vast, sprawling halls. This post is the based on the feedback and excited questions I was asked as part of my seminar programme. My...

The Soap Story – A Gift Shop Hub Interview

The Soap Story Git Selection
Gift Shop Hub first discovered The Soap Story at the Spring Fair, the UK's No.1 gift and home trade show for the retail industry. There are many factors to consider when choosing which new products to stock in your shop. Price of course comes into play but more than often you’re just looking for...

Unity Greeting Cards – Unique, Quality, Design-led Cards

Colourful Flowers Greeting Card by Unity Cards
Today's interview is with greeting card designer Diane McIntyre from UNITY Greeting cards who specialises in the design, publishing and distribution of greeting cards. Based in Hastings, England, their design-led ranges cover special occasions, ages, everyday and birthday cards. How did you start out? I gained a BA (Hons) Graphic Design (major in Illustration) and worked in industry as a graphic designer for...

A Beginners Guide Guerrilla Marketing

Yorkshire Pokemon Master
This article was originally published in Greetings Today Magazine by Chris Fox from the greeting card and gift shop Wishes of Cudworth. If I said to you ‘Guerrilla Marketing’ what would instantly spring to mind? A monkey playing the drums to Phil Collins to advertise chocolate? Maybe someone running down the high street dressed as an ape...

5 Spring Fair Gift & Home Show Survival Tips

Spring Banner Advert
It’s nearly time for the Spring Fair, the UK’S No.1 trade show for the gift, greeting card and home suppliers plus buyers. On the 5-9 FEBRUARY 2017 some 60,000 visitors will be rushing through the doors of Birmingham NEC to join the party (it is a celebration after all, of all things wonderful in...

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6 Ways Gift Shops Can Use Online Marketing to Boost Sales...

Charlotte Biggs from the Card & Gift Network looks at 6 ways gift shops can use online marketing to boost sales in 2018… Just before...