MAXIMIZE YOUR SHIPPING COSTS
Filling Empty Hamper Space
Why is it important to fill hampers?
Shipping costs for large hampers have always been high, and continue to rise as fuel surcharges increase. We want the shipping charges you pay to be in balance with your merchandise total. 
Since the size of a box strongly influences the cost of shipping, filling the empty space inside large baskets with smaller items is smart.
Can I just add more hampers to balance shipping costs?
Adding more hampers increases the shipping-to-merchandise-total imbalance. Most hampers cannot be nested inside one another, so we end up just adding additional large boxes with empty space to your order. Problem NOT solved.
I only want to buy baskets. I'm not interested in adding other types of items.
We definitely understand basket obsession (we have it, too). With a variety of smaller baskets (think small lidded baskets, sisal bins, grain bowls...), you can certainly stay true to baskets while still filling the empty interior space of a large hamper. When adding smaller baskets, pay attention to the diameter of the hamper you're hoping to fill, and don't try to add baskets with a larger diameter.
Is it possible to add too much to a hamper?
Yes, it's possible to add so many small heavy items that shipping increases due to weight. Once again, balance is key. Our order fulfillment team does a fantastic job of packing items together for maximum safety during shipping. Their goal is to maximize empty space so you can profit more!
Still have questions?
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Don't throw away money!
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Shipping Costs are a Pain

Believe me, we get it. Rising shipping costs for containers and air shipments from Africa are hard for us to swallow, too. Working together thoughtfully to maximize every inch of shipping space isn't just about profits. Efficient packing shows our respect for the environment and our commitment to conscientious business practices.

Here are our suggestions for categories of items that are great for filling empty basket space:

Grain & Fruit Baskets

They nest together, don't add too much weight, and you can fit quite a stack inside a hamper (keep dimensions in mind).
Ugandan Flower Garden Raffia Coil BasketsUgandan Flower Garden Raffia Coil Baskets
Ugandan Lake Wamala Raffia Coil BasketsUgandan Lake Wamala Raffia Coil Baskets
Ugandan Moon Mountains Raffia Coil BasketsUgandan Moon Mountains Raffia Coil Baskets
Ugandan Sweet Potato and Sorghum Raffia Coil BasketsUgandan Sweet Potato and Sorghum Raffia Coil Baskets
Green Meadow Raffia Basket from UgandaGreen Meadow Raffia Basket from Uganda
Blue Meadow Raffia Basket from UgandaBlue Meadow Raffia Basket from Uganda
Rose Meadow Raffia Basket from UgandaRose Meadow Raffia Basket from Uganda
Mini All-Natural Raffia Fruit & Grain BasketsMini All-Natural Raffia Fruit & Grain Baskets
Rwenzori Small Kindness Basket with Pointed LidRwenzori Small Kindness Basket with Pointed Lid
Rwenzori Big Kindness Basket with Pointed LidRwenzori Big Kindness Basket with Pointed Lid
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Smaller Lidded Baskets

If you're really stuck on baskets, a few smaller lidded baskets can definitely fill the void.
Red & White Garland Warming BasketRed & White Garland Warming Basket
Yellow & White Garland Warming Basket Default TitleYellow & White Garland Warming Basket Default Title
Sugar Swirl Warming BasketSugar Swirl Warming Basket
Lemon Dipped Warming Basket Default TitleLemon Dipped Warming Basket Default Title
Black Prayer Mat Warming Basket Default TitleBlack Prayer Mat Warming Basket Default Title
Aqua, Silver & White Warming Basket Default TitleAqua, Silver & White Warming Basket Default Title
Aqua & White Prayer Mat Warming BasketAqua & White Prayer Mat Warming Basket
Cookies & Cream Warming Basket from SenegalCookies & Cream Warming Basket from Senegal
White Lidded Gourd BasketWhite Lidded Gourd Basket
Multicolor Striped Lidded Gourd BasketMulticolor Striped Lidded Gourd Basket
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Textiles

Beautiful handmade textiles are a great way to fill hampers. Think gabis, scarves, pillow covers, throws...
Grey Mudcloth Organic Cotton Open Weave ScarfGrey Mudcloth Organic Cotton Open Weave Scarf
Indigo Mudcloth Organic Cotton Open Weave ScarfIndigo Mudcloth Organic Cotton Open Weave Scarf
Black Mudcloth Organic Cotton Open Weave ScarfBlack Mudcloth Organic Cotton Open Weave Scarf
Indigo Cotton Cloud Scarf from MaliIndigo Cotton Cloud Scarf from Mali
Soft Indigo Shawl from Burkina FasoSoft Indigo Shawl from Burkina Faso
Ethiopian Stella Shawl with Coral BorderEthiopian Stella Shawl with Coral Border
Ethiopian Stella Shawl with Gray BorderEthiopian Stella Shawl with Gray Border
Ethiopian Stella Shawl with Blue BorderEthiopian Stella Shawl with Blue Border
Midnight Whisper Light Cotton Shawl from EthiopiaMidnight Whisper Light Cotton Shawl from Ethiopia
Latte Whisper Light Cotton Shawl from EthiopiaLatte Whisper Light Cotton Shawl from Ethiopia
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Wooden Serving Pieces

These bestsellers are always right at home tucked into a hamper. Think salad servers, spoons, bottle stoppers...
Wild Olive Wood Guitar Salad Server Set with Bone HandlesWild Olive Wood Guitar Salad Server Set with Bone Handles
Wild Olive Wood Guitar Salad Server SetWild Olive Wood Guitar Salad Server Set
Wild Olive Wood Salad Servers with Assorted Golden Bone HandlesWild Olive Wood Salad Servers with Assorted Golden Bone Handles
Kenyan Wild Olive Wood Leaf Salad Servers Default TitleKenyan Wild Olive Wood Leaf Salad Servers Default Title
All Natural Spork & Spoon Wild Olive Wood Salad Servers Default TitleAll Natural Spork & Spoon Wild Olive Wood Salad Servers Default Title
Olivewood Salad Tossing Claws Default TitleOlivewood Salad Tossing Claws Default Title
Kenyan Wild Olive Wood Ginkgo Leaf Salad Servers Default TitleKenyan Wild Olive Wood Ginkgo Leaf Salad Servers Default Title
Kenyan Olive Wood Spade Salad Servers Default TitleKenyan Olive Wood Spade Salad Servers Default Title
Wild Olive Wood Bident Salad Server Set Default TitleWild Olive Wood Bident Salad Server Set Default Title
Kenyan Wild Olive Wood Lemongrass Salad Servers Default TitleKenyan Wild Olive Wood Lemongrass Salad Servers Default Title
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African Jewelry

If your shop has a more eclectic mix, lightweight jewelry pieces can easily increase your order's merchandise total.
Kenyan Cow Bone Gray Half Moon EarringsKenyan Cow Bone Gray Half Moon Earrings
Kenyan Cow Bone and Wood Half Moon EarringsKenyan Cow Bone and Wood Half Moon Earrings
Kenyan Cow Bone Gray Comb EarringsKenyan Cow Bone Gray Comb Earrings
Gray Cow Bone Sliding Disc NecklaceGray Cow Bone Sliding Disc Necklace
Black Beaded Leather Bracelet from KenyaBlack Beaded Leather Bracelet from Kenya
Brass Talon Bracelet with Black BeadsBrass Talon Bracelet with Black Beads
Brass Talon Bracelet with Red BeadsBrass Talon Bracelet with Red Beads
White Beaded Leather Bracelet from KenyaWhite Beaded Leather Bracelet from Kenya
Silver Beaded Leather Bracelet from KenyaSilver Beaded Leather Bracelet from Kenya
Brass Talon Bracelet with White BeadsBrass Talon Bracelet with White Beads
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Small Wooden Sculptures

You can also fill hampers with beautiful decorative hand-carved sculptures.
Kenyan Jacaranda Ledge Lounger LeopardsKenyan Jacaranda Ledge Lounger Leopards
Kenyan Jacaranda Ledge Lounger ElephantsKenyan Jacaranda Ledge Lounger Elephants
Cobalt Blue Jacaranda Wood Giraffe SculpturesCobalt Blue Jacaranda Wood Giraffe Sculptures
Lemon Lime Jacaranda Wood Giraffe SculpturesLemon Lime Jacaranda Wood Giraffe Sculptures
Watermelon Jacaranda Wood Giraffe SculpturesWatermelon Jacaranda Wood Giraffe Sculptures
Small Pink East & West Jacaranda Wood Giraffe SculptureSmall Pink East & West Jacaranda Wood Giraffe Sculpture
Small Red East & West Jacaranda Wood Giraffe SculptureSmall Red East & West Jacaranda Wood Giraffe Sculpture
Tall Red East & West Jacaranda Wood Giraffe SculptureTall Red East & West Jacaranda Wood Giraffe Sculpture
Kenyan Jacaranda Double Giraffe SculptureKenyan Jacaranda Double Giraffe Sculpture
Kenyan Wooden GiraffesKenyan Wooden Giraffes
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Get the general idea?

We hope you're understanding some of our best practices for filling up empty space inside baskets. If you still have questions or concerns, we're always here for you. Just give us a call (541-684-0688) or drop us an email!