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Joe Davies

Quarantine Stories - Elite Gifts

As we continue with our quarantine stories, today we check out Elite Gifts, which has seen a boom in trade since the lockdown

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CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY?
Elite Gifts Ltd is a small e-commerce business mostly selling on eBay. Run by two disabled adults, a dog and two cats, we operate from home. We have been going a little over three years since our previous company became insolvent and died. 

WHAT ARE YOU ENJOYING ABOUT LOCKDOWN?
Since lockdown our sales have almost doubled, despite very little shifting for weddings and christenings. The disadvantage is the massive holes in supply network and many of our bestselling lines we have run out of are behind closed doors. Still its forced us to try new suppliers, new types of stock. 

FUTURE BUSINESS PLANS?
We are looking to expand our business and focus on stuff people want currently and items they will want after lockdown is eased or over. Some of the plans we have had in the works for a couple of years we can bring forward thanks to the boom from lockdown.
We are looking forward to being able to browse at suppliers again - several don't have full range online or sites are hard to search. 

TOP LOCKDOWN TIP?
Life goes on. People will still want to buy for friends and relatives again - especially the ones they cannot go see.