If you haven’t come across cellophane basket bags before, let us introduce you to what they are, why they're useful and how to shrink them using a heat gun.
Cellophane shrink wrap bags are designed to quickly and easily seal the contents of your hampers and give them the expert finish.
Made from thin heat-sensitive cellophane, once placed over your hamper basket gift trays, they can be heat shrunk using a hot air gun in order to keep contents snug and protected whether they're being sent through the post as mail-order hampers or displayed in-store.
Learning to heat-shrink does take a bit of practice. When you get it right, it offers a really professional finish and allows you to display hampers on their side, which is great for merchandising, especially when you have limited countertop space.
Remember the perceived value of a hamper is key when it comes to what your customer will pay. You can curl the end of a ribbon, but compare that to a beautiful handmade bow and see which looks more expensive! With all the right professional tools you can start to see your profits rise, and if you master this you'll be on your way to master hamper status!
All you need to get started is a hot air gun and a basket bag (please don't try this with a regular cellophane basket bag, make sure it's listed to shrink)