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.
Set of Three Lavender, Green, and White Nesting Storage BasketsSet of Three Lavender, Green, and White Nesting Storage Baskets
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
Sable Swirl Warming BasketSable Swirl Warming Basket
Aqua, Silver & White Warming BasketAqua, Silver & White Warming Basket
Aqua & White Prayer Mat Warming BasketAqua & White Prayer Mat Warming Basket
Silver & White Prayer Mat Warming Basket Default TitleSilver & White Prayer Mat Warming Basket Default Title
Aqua & White Garland Warming Basket Default TitleAqua & White Garland Warming Basket Default Title
Miniature Aqua Warming BasketMiniature Aqua Warming Basket Default Title
Miniature Pink Warming BasketMiniature Pink 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...
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
Ivory Handspun Cotton Gabi Heirloom Linen from Ethiopia Default TitleIvory Handspun Cotton Gabi Heirloom Linen from Ethiopia Default Title
Taytu Ethiopian Cotton TowelTaytu Ethiopian Cotton Towel
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 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
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 & Cow Horn Orchid BraceletKenyan Brass & Cow Horn Orchid Bracelet
Kenyan Hammered Brass <i>Sanctuary</i> RingKenyan Hammered Brass <i>Sanctuary</i> Ring
Kenyan Hammered Brass <i>Prosperity</i> RingKenyan Hammered Brass <i>Prosperity</i> Ring
Kenyan Brass <i>Petali</i> Earrings with Batik BoneKenyan Brass <i>Petali</i> Earrings with Batik Bone
Kenyan Brass <i>Kipeo</i> Earrings with Glass Focal BeadKenyan Brass <i>Kipeo</i> Earrings with Glass Focal Bead
Kenyan Tiger's Eye and Silver Stretch BraceletKenyan Tiger's Eye and Silver Stretch Bracelet
White Cow Bone & Brass Ark Earrings from KenyaWhite Cow Bone & Brass Ark Earrings from Kenya
Assorted Batik Cow Bone & Brass YoYo Earrings from KenyaAssorted Batik Cow Bone & Brass YoYo Earrings from Kenya
White Cow Bone & Brass YoYo Earrings from KenyaWhite Cow Bone & Brass YoYo Earrings from Kenya
White Cow Bone & Brass Regent Earrings from KenyaWhite Cow Bone & Brass Regent Earrings from Kenya
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Small Wooden Sculptures

You can also fill hampers with beautiful decorative hand-carved sculptures.
Jacaranda Wood Little Chicken SculptureJacaranda Wood Little Chicken Sculpture
Set of Four Bird Magnets - AssortedSet of Four Bird Magnets - Assorted
Hand Painted Perched Bird Trio Hanging OrnamentHand Painted Perched Bird Trio Hanging Ornament
Bird Duo Natural Wooden Flower StakeBird Duo Natural Wooden Flower Stake
Assorted Bird Garden StakesAssorted Bird Garden Stakes
Set of Three Kenyan Wooden Bird Holiday OrnamentsSet of Three Kenyan Wooden Bird Holiday Ornaments
Single Kenyan Bird Swing Decoration - AssortedSingle Kenyan Bird Swing Decoration - Assorted
Double Kenyan Bird Swing Decoration - AssortedDouble Kenyan Bird Swing Decoration - Assorted
Double Kenyan Bird Swing Decoration - NaturalDouble Kenyan Bird Swing Decoration - Natural
Hand Painted Perched Wooden Bird Ornament - AssortedHand Painted Perched Wooden Bird Ornament - 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!