Gifting industry players need to address smartphone users; here’s why!

While devising their marketing and branding strategies, gifting companies must make note of the continuing growth wave in respect of Smartphones and tablets. They need to take steps to address this space because this is where the large majority of target audience is shifting – both B2B and B@C. Continue reading

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Buy gold for Diwali, now

If you are planning to give away gift in gold – say a shiny new necklace for someone dear to you or a gold coin as a corporate gift or a gold-plated statue for branding’s sake – do not wait till Diwali. If gold is there on your mind for this festive season gifting and the upcoming wedding season, you may do it now.

If a Hindustan Times news report is to be taken into consideration, you may have to spend something close to Rs. 40,000 per 10 gm. Here are the scenarios and reasons behind it as stated by The HT staffer Manish Pachouly:

If you were taking heart in the minor fall in the price of the yellow metal in the first week of September – Rs. 31,700, experts say this slide is unlikely to last. The fall of the rupee against the dollar has already driven the price of the precious metal up from Rs. 28,270 on August 1 to Rs. 33,265 on August 28, amid a crackdown on imports by the Central government which is desperate to curb the outflow of foreign exchange.

Rising prices have already hit import volumes, with the amount of gold brought into the country dipping from 162 tonnes in May to just 47 tonnes in July. After the curbs, imports dropped to about 5 tonnes in August. Customers, meanwhile, are recycling old jewelry rather than buying fresh gold. “There is currently zero demand for fresh gold,” said Kumar Jain, spokesperson for the Bombay Bullion Association and owner of a Mumbai-based jewelry store.

In November, as demand soars further during Diwali – especially on Dhanteras which is considered the most auspicious day for buying gold — and ahead of the wedding season, experts say the price is expected to breach the psychological barrier of R40,000 per 10 gm. Since the curb on imports will most likely stay in place until February — in other words, all through the wedding season — the short supply could boost prices further.

“During the festive and wedding season, there will be a supply crunch and that could further increase the prices,” according to the All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation. With imports curbed, he said one key source of gold is sale by customers and investors.

 

Mega Giftex show in Bangalore, the countdown begins

Another keenly awaited and successful edition of the Giftex show will take place in Bangalore in the first week of this month. It will provide exhibitors with an excellent opportunity to reach out to new buyers and also renew old contacts as well as business associations.

With its highly targeted promotional drive and focused marketing initiative, the B2B event provides a valuable exhibition experience. Just take a look at the product profile, and you will realize the vast canvas with endless varieties of gifts and novelties on offer, including:

•    Stationery, Jute Consumer Products, Handmade Paper & Handicrafts, Albums, Artifacts, Bags, Ball Pens, Pens, Briefcases, Calculators

•    Calendars, Diaries, Indexes, Cameras, Caps, Promotional Clothing, Clocks, Watches, Crockery, Cutlery, Crystalware

•    Desk Top Accessories, Dining Tableware, Corporate Embellishments, Photo Frames, Home Appliances, Home Furnishings

•    Idols, Statuettes, Key Chains, Lamps, Luggage, Leather Products, Packaging, Torches, Toys and so on.

The list is literally endless. The event reflects the mission and motto of Giftex, launched more than two decades ago: to create a common platform as well as a meaningful meeting place for sellers and buyers of Gifts and Stationery courtesy Trade & Technology Exposition Co. (India) Pvt. Ltd., an exhibition organizing company.

Now you know why the upcoming Giftex show is sure one not to be missed. Ensuring value for your time and money, it’s definitely the most cost effective avenue to make real headway in the domain of corporate gifting. The best of the gifting industry is going to be there, so wouldn’t you like to be a part of it?

Note down the details and make it a point to be part of it!

Mumbai venue:
Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai
Dates:
21st to 24th March, 2013

Mumbai office:
Trade & Technology Exposition Co. (I) Pvt. Ltd.
FGP Centre, Commercial Union House,
3rd floor, 9 Wallace Street,
Fort, Mumbai – 400 001, India
Contact details:
Tel: +91 22 2207 5256 / 57 / 58
Fax: +91 22 2207 5231

E-mail : admin@giftex.in
Website : www.giftex.in
GIFTEX, STATIONEX & JUTEX 2013
Venue:     Koramangala Indoor Stadium, 80 Feet Road, Bangalore – 560095, India
Date:     Sep 6th – Sep 8th, 2013
Timing: 11.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.

Bangalore Office :

Trade & Technology Exposition Co. (I) Pvt. Ltd.
9,Auto Towers, 1st Floor,
J.C Road,Bangalore – 560 002, India
Tel. : +91-80-22270211
Fax. : +91-80-22257539
Mobile : +91 9900523614 / 7259560900

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Diverse product portfolio of Supremum Exports

Established in 1989, Supremum Exports is now considered amongst the most renowned and trusted exporters, manufacturers and suppliers a gamut of superior 3Dimensional Products and some precisely finished and customized promotional items. They are available in different sizes and specifications. More importantly, it’s a name that you can count on for aesthetic appeal and beautiful prints.

Capitalizing on its sound infrastructure and a team of skilled professionals, the group has been able to serve its clients with a quality range of 3Dimensional Products and Promotional Items.  What has helped it to serve them better is staying tuned to prevailing market conditions and trends apart from making sure that it incorporates the research inputs while developing its product range.

The company further facilitates its clients servicing efforts by providing its exquisite range in diverse customized forms and at competitive prices. All these attributes have enabled it to successfully cater to the varied needs of its customers spread across the globe.

We are a reckoned manufacturer, supplier and exporter of an extensive range of 3 Dimensional Products and Promotional Items. It is made using quality material, which is obtained from reliable vendors based across the market. These products are manufactured in compliance with international quality standards. They can be availed, as mentioned above, in a different variety of sizes, shapes and specifications to suit the clients’ specific requirements. Its range is comprised of the following key products:
•    3D Thermoformed Posters
•    Medical & Non Medical 3D Posters
•    3Dimensional Magnets
•    Promotional Cubes
•    3D Lenticular Posters. cards & rulers
•    3D Thermoformed Pen Stands
•    Promotional Mugs
•    Promotional Pens

Committed to be a quality-conscious organization, Supremum Exports strives to provide a internationally proven products range. For this, it has put in place stringent quality control measures at every stage of its business operations and has made sure that only high-grade raw materials are used for manufacturing purpose. Moreover, it has in-house quality inspectors who rigorously test the products at every level of production for their conformity with international standards and norms that include parameters of durability, finish, polish and design.

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Quick tips to select economical, albeit quality gifts

Although there’s a wide variety of corporate gifts available in the market, brand managers need to select the one which will meet parameters like promotional value, utility, quality and most importantly, costing. It is pertinent to know some of the key norms – dos and don’ts of corporate gifting – generic or those given on special occasion- so that they leave behind a pleasant memory. Here are a few tips that will enable you to select the most economical, albeit quality gifts: (more…)

Revive feel-good factor and hope with ‘self-help’ books

The lingering economic recession and prolonged slump globally has left quite a many qualified professionals struggling, sowing seeds of doubts and insecurity about their careers. Why not consider giving one of your close business friends or associates a worthy self-improvement book or innovation & change management guide that will make apt gifts in the current challenging market and job conditions. You only need to glance at the new releases to see that the right choice is made.

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