Can I Do This From Home?

                            Can I run my gift basket business from home? The short answer is yes, thanks to the internet and UPS.  The exception is, and it is rare, is when you are expecting to have this be a very large, very profitable business.  Generally, you can make a comfortable living with a home gift basket business.  Having a good relationship with your gift basket wholesaler or distributor can also make running this business easier for you.

                            You also want to make sure that you have the space to run this business from your home. You may not be able to do it if you live in a one bedroom apartment.  But then again, it is not impossible. It really just depends on how organized you are and how much space you are willing to devote to the business.

                            The micro gift basket industry from Japan is trending up in the U.S. and Europe. The typical scenario there is to have your inventory in a spare bedroom or your basement/garage.   If you have inventory in the basement,  make sure to have a separate area that is brighter and cleaner for the basket assembly operation.

                            There is enough flexibility with the gift basket business that you can start small and grow when you desire.  You can also opt to open a retail store if you enjoy mingling with your customers.  Mall mini-carts are also a good option, that require less overhead than having a store.

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