Just over forty years ago, we stumbled across the promotional products industry, and we’re so glad we did. What a journey it’s been! We’ve been inspired by our peers, made lifelong friendships, given back and grown tremendously. Over the years, we’ve learned a lot of valuable lessons, so we want to share them with you. Read on for five key do’s and five key don’ts to succeed in the industry we call home!
October 15, 2020
How and where we work have an enormous impact on performing our duties, achieving our goals, and creating what each individual, business or organization deems as “success”. Just as in our homes and personal lives, our basic professional needs require accommodation to effectively function, and move forward, unfettered by distractions, annoyances, or negativity. A sort of “feng shui” approach to our workplace can dramatically improve our attitudes and satisfaction and facilitate a successful mindset.
October 8, 2020
Over Maple Ridge Farms’ 40+ years of business, we’ve become experts in providing stellar service—including extras you may not know that we offer. One of those hidden gems is individual shipment. Find out why individual shipping with us is as easy as 1-2-3, and how it can smooth your holiday gift-giving and allow you to focus on building relationships instead of stress over shipping.
September 28, 2020
The last few months certainly have been uncharted territories for almost everyone. We can look at this in many ways, but I like to think of it as freedom to be innovative, inspired, and compassionate. September 17th, 2020 was the first day I traveled for work since March 13th and I can’t express the excitement I felt. To interact and see our customers has often been the main way of connecting and educating. I looked forward to engaging and listening to our customers in a one-on-one setting to take in what all of their challenges and triumphs have been.
September 10, 2020
The world is an ever-changing place. Fads go in and out, companies adapt, and nothing stays the same for very long. Gourmet food gifts are no different. Customers are less inclined to simply make decisions based on price alone. Instead, they’re looking for an experience, a way to interact with the product beyond consuming it and being done with it. You might be wondering, “How can I accomplish that?” Well, an easy way to do it is with kitting and other custom-designed gifts from Maple Ridge Farms!
August 27, 2020
The time has come again to get those holiday orders placed and taken care of! While some are pushing the holiday season to the back of their mind, and possibly even dreading the mere thought of it, others are taking advantage of placing their orders early. Here are just some of the reasons why: Ordering Early May Mean Significant Discounts
July 23, 2020
Here at Maple Ridge Farms, we love this time of year for one big reason: It's when all of our new products launch! Get to know our new gifts for 2020 with this scavenger hunt for 10 of our new items. Read each clue and find the item it's referring to in the New section of mapleridge.com. (Click the link to the left to have it open in a new tab.) Each clue will have one correct answer, so read them carefully!
June 18, 2020
You just registered for an event, and you can’t wait to meet the attendees, online or in person. What should you do with your space? How can you stand out at the event and encourage buyers to engage with you? Whether you’re planning for an upcoming virtual event or a future in-person event, people are looking for more than products and services today: they want an experience. Here’s how to create an immersive experience at your next virtual or in-person event that attendees will love—and remember.
June 11, 2020
One of the hardest things we must do as salespeople is to always make sure to stay positive and upbeat, even when the times are challenging. One of the biggest things I have learned to adapt is Positive Mental Attitude (PMA). In simple terms, that means to leave your baggage aside when you start work for the day. That may sound a lot easier than it is! Below are some simple steps that can help you start with a positive attitude the very moment you wake up in the morning, and keep it throughout your day:
May 21, 2020
You’ve educated your clients on the power of promotional products, so they want to use them in their next marketing campaign or promotion. They’re looking for quality products, so you need name brand products. Right? While we love name brand products, we also recognize the quality of brands that may not be widely recognized and other private label products – especially in our industry. Let’s talk about how to fit promotional products (and food gifts) into your client’s budget without sacrificing the quality they want.
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