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Free Guide:How to Create Custom Boxes

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A new free guide was just added to the Vervante website and we’re excited to share the details with you here. It’s a step-by-step guide that walks you through how to create customized boxes f­or welcome gifts, VIPs, subscription boxes, and product launches.

(*Click here to download the guide right away*)

These unique products have become one of the most versatile, income-boosting and business-building ideas. Here at Vervante, we can prepare and send your customers a box fi­lled with products for everything from pets, beauty, and crafts to gardening, food, and fi­tness.

In this new guide, we’ve shared an easy-to-follow checklist that takes you step-by-step through the process from A-toZ, including:

  • STEP #1: Choosing your box’s theme and core product.
  • STEP #2: Adding complementary products, ideas and examples.
  • STEP #3: Presentation matters – inside and out.
  • STEP #4: Options for boxes: Dimensions, printing, stickers, etc.

For all the details, steps, and strategies, you can download the full expert guide for free from our website or by clicking on this link.

If you’re ready to create a box that provides an extra special experience for your customers, and would like quotes or questions answered, we’re ready to help you make it happen.

How to sell more on Amazon Prime Day

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Mark your calendars and get ready, Amazon Prime Days are just around the corner! This is a great opportunity for everyone – whether you sell on Amazon or not.

If you haven’t started planning yet, it’s not too late. Here are a few ideas to help your business get some attention during Prime Days this year.

#1 Offer a special "prime" deal for your audience
Nobody promotes quite as well as Amazon. Shoppers are excited and anticipating epic deals as Prime Day gets closer, so why not take advantage of the excitement and offer your own “Prime” deals for products you sell on your website, too?

The best way to do this is to reach out directly to your loyal customers and fans. This means sending emails to your list and posting updates to your social media.

  • Offer special "prime day" packages where for a limited time several products are bundled for one low price.
  • If your clients love packages, take it a step further by creating a subscription service and launch it on Prime Day with free extras or a special reduced rate that will catch people's attention.
  • Record a special audio podcast or video tutorial as an extra for one of your books or products and offer it as a special bonus on Prime Day.
  • Offer a special personal coaching session or limited-time memberships to your masterminds or coaching groups, with any Prime Day purchase.

#2 Get attention with “free-plus-shipping” specials
"Free-plus-shipping" offers are great for getting attention during Amazon's Prime Days. It’s the process of offering your book or product for free for a limited time, and the customer only needs to pay for shipping. (This is a very powerful way to build your email list, too!)

(Learn more about how Vervante can support your free-plus-shipping offer by clicking HERE.)

#3 Build anticipation with sneak peeks
Here's one more tip to give your Prime Day deals some extra oomph: Be sure to share "sneak peeks" of the specials you'll be offering in your newsletters, social media and emails. It's a great way to spread the word, build anticipation and join in all of the Prime Day fun everyone is having. Get started soon, though, because Prime Days will be here before you know it.

The key here is to be creative - and add value. You don't need to reduce your prices, just give in a way that will excite your customers and make them feel like they got the best prime deal out there!

5 Stress Busters for Writers and Entrepreneurs

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No one likes to be stressed, but it's a big part of life and we all have to deal with it. Work, health, relationships, politics, community, neighbors, friends and family - they can all throw curve balls that cause stress, which then roll on to affect all other areas of our life. Learning to deal with stress is important for both mental and physical health, so we wanted to take a break from talking about printing products and focus on something that we can all benefit from right now. 

STRESS BUSTER #1: Prioritize
Avoid letting everything you need to do swirl around like a big bunch of stress-balls in your brain. Prioritize. Do the things first that have the most impact and spend less time on less urgent matters. Here's a tip you don't often hear when people talk about prioritizing: When you're making your lists, zero in on the things that are really out of control and remove them from the list totally. Feels so good!

STRESS BUSTER #2: Set realistic deadlines
Try not to set unrealistic deadlines for yourself. Writing a book? Instead of saying you'll have it done in a month, instead say you'll write for 1 hour per day. If someone else is giving you harsh deadlines, see if you can negotiate.

STRESS BUSTER #3: Know Your Peak Performance Times
Are you a morning person? A night owl? We all have certain times in the day when we're more productive. Try to adjust your hours to fit your peak performance times. For example, if you are best during early morning hours, head to your "office" at 5 a.m. for a few hours of creative writing before the kids get up, then schedule exercise, conference calls, social media and other breaks from work for later in the afternoon.

STRESS BUSTER #4 Get Outside / Get Active
Fresh air does wonders for your mind. A little bit of cardio will do even more. Take breaks from work by stepping out into your backyard to soak up some sun, or taking your dog or kids on a quick walk. Mother Nature gives us plenty of space to breathe and surroundings that are bound to make you feel at peace. Plus some of the benefits of exercise include boosting energy, creativity, focus and productivity.

STRESS BUSTER #5: Give yourself a break
When we say give yourself a break, we mean it literally. Take some time for you and do something that gives you joy or peace. Art, exercise, sipping a caramel cappuccino in the park, reading a lighthearted novel, crafting, cooking, whatever it takes. It's easy to get caught up in trying to go-go-go and do everything for everyone else. Stop, breath, and take a moment for yourself. It'll do wonders.