DiabeticHampers.co.uk is the largest retailer of sugar-Free gift hampers in the UK.
I decided to start the business when I couldn't find enough products for a Christmas gift hamper for my uncle.
Online niche retailing with affiliate scheme and partner sales.
Online organic food stores and sugar-free retailers. Some high street stores have also been known to put out the odd diabetic hamper.
A large range of sugar-free hampers suitable for the ever-growing diabetic population
I initially started the business at 17 year old using money I had made from selling collectible books
I had a couple of smaller enterprises producing greeting cards and specialist book retailing while I was at school.
Most of my family are diabetic and I have grown up knowing the disadvantages and the lack of available foods on the open market. I decided to start the business when I couldn't find enough products for a Christmas gift hamper for my Uncle.
Linking up with industry specialists and publications, they help me target my niche and speak directly to potential customers at next to no cost.
Shelling out on an expensive advert in a national newspaper, which didn't come close to paying for itself.
Sugar-free, of course!
Notonthehighstreet.com - a fantastically simple and profitable idea, connecting cottage industries with clever marketing.
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