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
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
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Smaller Lidded Baskets

If you're really stuck on baskets, a few smaller lidded baskets can definitely fill the void.
Lidded White Warming Basket Default TitleLidded White Warming Basket Default Title
Miniature White Warming BasketMiniature White Warming Basket Default Title
Lavender Fields Lidded Storage BoxLavender Fields Lidded Storage Box
White with Leafy Green Squares Lidded Storage BoxWhite with Leafy Green Squares Lidded Storage Box
White Lidded Storage Box with Shades of Blue Dots Default TitleWhite Lidded Storage Box with Shades of Blue Dots Default Title
White Lidded Storage Box Basket Default TitleWhite Lidded Storage Box Basket Default Title
Silver Lidded Storage Box Basket Default TitleSilver Lidded Storage Box Basket Default Title
Black Lidded Storage Box Basket Default TitleBlack Lidded Storage Box Basket Default Title
Sable Swirl Warming BasketSable Swirl Warming Basket
Yellow & White Garland Warming BasketYellow & White Garland Warming Basket
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Textiles

Beautiful handmade textiles are a great way to fill hampers. Think gabis, scarves, pillow covers, throws...
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
Midnight Whisper Light Cotton Shawl from EthiopiaMidnight Whisper Light Cotton Shawl from Ethiopia
Light Blue Waha Cotton Gabi Heirloom Linen from Ethiopia Default TitleLight Blue Waha Cotton Gabi Heirloom Linen from Ethiopia Default Title
Rose Pink Waha Cotton Gabi Heirloom Linen from Ethiopia Default TitleRose Pink Waha Cotton Gabi Heirloom Linen from Ethiopia Default Title
Hora Ethiopian Cotton TowelHora Ethiopian Cotton Towel
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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 Olive Wood Looped Salad ServersKenyan Olive Wood Looped Salad Servers
Kenyan Olive Wood Slatted Salad ServersKenyan Olive Wood Slatted Salad Servers
Kenyan Olive Wood Salad Forks with Etched Bone HandlesKenyan Olive Wood Salad Forks with Etched Bone Handles
Kenyan Olive Wood Petite Etched Salad ServersKenyan Olive Wood Petite Etched Salad Servers
Kenyan Wild Olive Wood Spiral Salad Server SetKenyan Wild Olive Wood Spiral Salad Server Set
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
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
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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
Kenyan Cow Bone Ripple EarringsKenyan Cow Bone Ripple Earrings
Kenyan Cow Bone Cirrus EarringsKenyan Cow Bone Cirrus Earrings
Kenyan Cow Bone Block Print EarringsKenyan Cow Bone Block Print Earrings
Kenyan Brass Duara RingKenyan Brass Duara Ring
Kenyan Brass Sambamba RingKenyan Brass Sambamba Ring
Kenyan Brass Wavy Dot RingKenyan Brass Wavy Dot Ring
Kenyan Silvertone Brass Wavy Dot RingKenyan Silvertone Brass Wavy Dot Ring
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Small Wooden Sculptures

You can also fill hampers with beautiful decorative hand-carved sculptures.
Large Hunu Decorative Wooden Sun Wall MaskLarge Hunu Decorative Wooden Sun Wall Mask
Large Aadoo Decorative Wooden Wall MaskLarge Aadoo Decorative Wooden Wall Mask
Small Aadoo Decorative Wooden Wall MaskSmall Aadoo Decorative Wooden Wall Mask
Jacaranda Wood Female Mallard SculptureJacaranda Wood Female Mallard Sculpture
Jacaranda Wood Drake Mallard SculptureJacaranda Wood Drake Mallard Sculpture
Jacaranda Wood Crested Crane SculptureJacaranda Wood Crested Crane Sculpture
Jacaranda Wood Guinea Hen SculptureJacaranda Wood Guinea Hen Sculpture
Small Jacaranda Wood Owl SculptureSmall Jacaranda Wood Owl Sculpture
Large Jacaranda Wood Owl SculptureLarge Jacaranda Wood Owl Sculpture
Set of Four Bird Magnets - AssortedSet of Four Bird Magnets - Assorted
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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!