Stories from our clients: Kaboodle Hampers
I find it a privilege to work with so many interesting and diverse clients ranging from organic farmers to brain surgeons. We even work with a few retired Accountants who have more colorful stories than one could ever imagine would come out of the mouth of an Accountant.
I have often thought it would be great to interview a few people and share their stories.
Sydney couple Scott and Kirsten Leys have been receiving financial advice from us over the past few years and over the past 12 months, they have worked very hard to launch their online gift shop business – Kaboodle Hampers.
We ask Scott and Kirsten 7 business and personal questions and hope that you enjoy reading.
I also encourage you to check out their website www.kaboodlehampers.com.au as it has many great gift ideas! There is also a promo code in the article for a 15% discount on your next order.
1 – Tell us about what your business does?
Kaboodle Hampers is an Australian online gift shop specialising in premium gift hampers designed to make someone’s day.
Our gourmet food & wine hampers and luxury pamper gift baskets are the perfect solution for anyone looking for unique gift ideas – whether it’s for your mum, best mate, top client or entire staff. And new parents will love our gift hampers filled with top-notch baby products.
Browse our online range of quality hampers at www.kaboodlehampers.com.au, place your order and have the hampers delivered to any address in Australia.
We deliver Australia-wide for only $9.95, dispatching orders daily from our Sydney office.
Need stylish hampers for your company or event? We offer branding options, gift customisation and bulk discounts. We’ll gladly source other products you’d like to include. See our corporate orders page.
2 – Why did you want to run a business in this field?
My ideal field of business would be one that has a positive effect on people, giving gifts to people always puts a smile on ones face. Combine that with an online business as online shopping is becoming increasingly popular, with 85% of Internet browsers purchase online these days.
After many months of research I decided I wanted to design and create hampers. I knew it was a competitive market though if I aim for quality in our products, service and customer service we would do really well.
3 – What do you enjoy most about the business?
The creativity of designing beautiful gifts for your families, friends, business colleagues and clients and knowing we are making people happy each day.
4 – What is the greatest opportunity and challenge that you currently face?
The door of opportunity opened for us Christmas 2014 which confirmed we had the winning ticket for opportunities with our hand picking quality products, and beautifully customised gift boxes. Our clients were very impressed!
The biggest challenge for Kaboodle Hampers is marketing and sales. There are so many ways to marketing a business and choosing what works for your business and in budget is our greatest challenge.
5 – What business advice can you give to others?
In all business you need qualified people in certain areas and finding those people is hard. Do your researches ask loads of question and maybe ask for trials. It did take some time though I’m now extremely fortunate enough to have a great team of professional who help in those areas.
6 – Can you provide any special offer to our readers?
Use Promo code ADVISOR to receive 15% of your next order. Valid 1 use per user.
7 – If you could spend one day as an animal, which animal would it be and why?
I would be a bird because their main duties are searching for tasty food and sightseeing. I have a great love for finer foods and after travelling for 4 years in my younger days, I continue to enjoy sightseeing and travelling the world.