FAQ

General Questions

What can you do for me and my business?

With over 15 years of buying experience, we have a real passion for product. Both commercial, as well as individual product, that will set you and your business apart from the rest. Whether it is a one off buy, or something more long term, we can help you source the ideal range of products, to help drive sales.

What is the process?

Initial Consultation by phone
Proposal / meeting
Invoice / payment
Work begins

Is there a set time frame for selection?

All businesses have different requirements, and the time scales are dependent on the seasonality of the range, as well as the size of the range. For example, if sourcing a range to launch for Spring Summer (in store January / February), sourcing would ideally start in June of the previous year, and orders placed by end of September. If buying for an Autumn Winter range (in store August / September), sourcing would ideally start in January, and orders placed by the end of March. But each supplier is different, and works with different cut off points, so it really does vary. It may also be the case that you are looking to source a smaller range of products, or an individual product, that can be sourced continuously throughout the year, dependant on supplier availability.

What product areas do you specialise in?

Our specialist product area is home fragrance, gifting, home decor, and also cookshop. We also have knowledge and contacts within the gardening and houseplant industries. We welcome new challenges, and due to our extensive list of contacts, we are confident we can source almost any range to fit your needs.

Is there a minimum size of range, or minimum spend?

Not at all. We understand that each business has different requirements and we are happy to work to whatever space or budget you have. Whether it be full ranges to fit a designated space, or simply one product that you are keen to offer your customers, but don’t know where to start sourcing it, we can help.

Can you help me identify what ranges to sell in my shop?

Absolutely! It’s a very daunting task to evaluate what products you want to sell, and what your customer actually wants to buy. Many factors play a part in this decision process e.g. your demographic base of customers that shop in your store, who the target customer is, what your company strategy is. All of these questions we can help answer, and we work together with you to propose the most commercial ranges, to put the customer at the heart of what you do.

Can you source and develop own label products for me?

Yes – having a range of own label products gives your business the authority of understanding your customer and their needs. We have experience in this area and welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you further.

How much will this cost me?

Again, this is completely dependant on your business requirements and how big or small the project is. We charge either an hourly, or daily rate which can be discussed on application.

Rates

I offer a free initial telephone consultation to discuss how I can add commercial value to your business – 1/2 hour. There is either a fixed project fee, or an hourly / daily fee. Our services are based on time and materials.

 

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