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!
FILL THE SPACE
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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).
Rwenzori Alpine Blossom Harvest BasketRwenzori Alpine Blossom Harvest Basket
Rwenzori Moonlight Lobelia Harvest BasketRwenzori Moonlight Lobelia Harvest Basket
Rwenzori Mountain Sky Harvest BasketRwenzori Mountain Sky Harvest Basket
Rwenzori Lightning Bolt Harvest BasketRwenzori Lightning Bolt Harvest Basket
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
Rwenzori Tiny Trove Basket with Flat LidRwenzori Tiny Trove Basket with Flat Lid
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
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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 BasketYellow & White Garland Warming Basket
Cool Tone Dots Warming Basket Default TitleCool Tone Dots Warming Basket Default Title
Prismatic Pixels Prayer Mat Warming Basket Default TitlePrismatic Pixels Prayer Mat Warming Basket Default Title
Lemon Dipped Warming Basket Default TitleLemon Dipped Warming Basket Default Title
Striped Pink Warming Basket from SenegalStriped Pink Warming Basket from Senegal Default Title
Black Prayer Mat Warming BasketBlack Prayer Mat Warming Basket Default Title
Teranga Triangles Warming Basket from Senegal Default TitleTeranga Triangles Warming Basket from Senegal Default Title
Black, Silver & White Striped Warming BasketBlack, Silver & White Striped Warming Basket Default Title
Aqua Prayer Mat Warming Basket Default TitleAqua Prayer Mat Warming Basket Default Title
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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
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
Sienna Whisper Light Cotton Shawl from EthiopiaSienna 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...
Kenyan Wild Olive Wood Heart Salad Server SetKenyan Wild Olive Wood Heart Salad Server Set
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
Kenyan Wild Olive Wood Bunny Rabbit Salad Servers Default TitleKenyan Wild Olive Wood Bunny Rabbit Salad Servers Default Title
Kenya Wild Olive Wood Archer Salad Servers Default TitleKenya Wild Olive Wood Archer 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 Helping Hands Salad Servers Default TitleKenyan Wild Olive Wood Helping Hands 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 Brass and Cow Horn Keen Eye EarringsKenyan Brass and Cow Horn Keen Eye Earrings
Kenyan Brass Kindred EarringsKenyan Brass Kindred Earrings
Kenyan Brass and Cow Bone Inverse EarringsKenyan Brass and Cow Bone Inverse Earrings
Kenyan Brass and Dark Cow Horn Inverse EarringsKenyan Brass and Dark Cow Horn Inverse Earrings
Kenyan Coexistence Ring in Brass and Light Cow HornKenyan Coexistence Ring in Brass and Light Cow Horn
Brass Illusion Ring from KenyaBrass Illusion Ring from Kenya
House of Cindimini Brass Rune EarringsHouse of Cindimini Brass Rune Earrings
House of Cindimini Brass and Turquoise Maven EarringsHouse of Cindimini Brass and Turquoise Maven Earrings
House of Cindimini Brass and Turquoise Exponent EarringsHouse of Cindimini Brass and Turquoise Exponent Earrings
House of Cindimini Brass and Turquoise Daydreamer EarringsHouse of Cindimini Brass and Turquoise Daydreamer Earrings
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Small Wooden Sculptures

You can also fill hampers with beautiful decorative hand-carved sculptures.
Kenyan Jacaranda Wood Jumbo Trumpeting ElephantKenyan Jacaranda Wood Jumbo Trumpeting Elephant
Kenyan Jacaranda Wood Giraffe SculpturesKenyan Jacaranda Wood Giraffe Sculptures
Kenyan Jacaranda Wood Jumbo RhinoKenyan Jacaranda Wood Jumbo Rhino
Kenyan Jacaranda Wood Jumbo HippoKenyan Jacaranda Wood Jumbo Hippo
Kenyan Jacaranda Wood Jumbo Water BuffaloKenyan Jacaranda Wood Jumbo Water Buffalo
Kenyan Jacaranda Ledge Lounging GiraffesKenyan Jacaranda Ledge Lounging Giraffes
Kenyan Jacaranda Ledge Lounger ZebrasKenyan Jacaranda Ledge Lounger Zebras
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
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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!