NEW SERVICE PROVIDER PAYMENT SENSE

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The Giftware Association is proud to announce new service provider Payment Sense. Established in 2010, they have grown from a small two-person operation into an enterprise with over 250 employees with offices in London, Hull and Belfast.

Their mission is to support small businesses by helping them meet the growing demand to accept card payments. From card machines to online payment gateways and virtual terminals, they provide a range of merchant services to over 60,000 independent businesses across the UK and Ireland.

PAYMENT SENSEFor our members they are offering:

  • Free review of all merchant services costs on sight of a recent merchant statement
  • Guaranteed savings on your current supplier
  • Rock bottom rates for Giftware Association members
  • Half Price terminal for the first 12 months
  • Cancellation fees with your current provider paid by us (effectively buying you out of the contract)
  • We are 8 or 9 out of 10 on all major review sites for service and have 70,000 happy customers.

If you would like to find out more, then get in touch with simone.rose@ga-uk.org

 

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TK MAXX MEET THE BUYER

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The Giftware Association is excited to announce their next Meet the Buyer event working closely with buyers from the TJX Europe, more commonly known as TK Maxx or Homesense across its 600 UK Ireland and European stores. The GA are creating a more curated event and we are specifically targeting Gift Food products to be stocked across many of these stores. The event will be held in Birmingham on 6th June and will cost £125 +VAT.

Gift food products of interest are:

  • Relishes, sauces and jar food;
  • Salts, seasoning, rubs, relishes;
  • Curing and cheesemaking kits;
  • Festive and gift hampers;
  • Speciality teas and coffee;
  • Any other non-perishable gift food.

TJX Europe is part of a wider group with over 3000 stores across the globe, they are a fast growing organisation and are looking for suppliers who can provide gift food products and interested in finding a way of working with suppliers that works for parties.

 

The only requirement for anyone interested in taking part, is that the products need to be exciting, and by exciting we mean great quality, interesting and fairly priced. TJX Europe believe in brands, recognising the effort that goes into creating and evolving brand, which is why the stores don’t sell own brand products

Speaking to a buyer from the upcoming event about what they are looking for “ Because we are trying to keep things simple and efficient we do look to get a great price from you (I know, who isn’t?) and we do not work on huge mark-ups so the customer should get a great value which  helps us sell through quickly so that we can talk again about the next order.”

If you are interested in this event or would like to find out more information, then please get in touch with simone.rose@ga-uk.org or fill in the attached form for you to complete.

MANTA GIFTS LOOKING FOR A PERMANENT MEMBER OF STAFF

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Since 2002, Manta  Gifts have specialised in design gifts and decoration products. Bringing together international designer gift brands, They impose themselves as one of the market leaders by offering both original and high-quality products.

With an emphasis on diversity,  their network of sales outlets ranges from independent boutiques to major retailers, websites and museum shops. With the aim of establishing a relationship based on deep respect and a desire for transparency, they are committed to their responsiveness, professionalism, and boundless enthusiasm. It enables them to assert ourselves as an indispensable source for your designer gifts and they are looking for someone to join them on their adventures.

 

They are currently looking for a member of staff to join their team on a permanent basis, A Sales Tiger is required for the UK and Ireland markets. have you got what it takes?

Please see below for full ob spec, if you are interested or know anyone that would love this role then please contact Carolien on Carolien@mantagifts.com

Manta Gifts Job Advert

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