In a word, yes. These products sell extremely well without any pressure or pushing. Can you think of one person who would not appreciate receiving a quality gift that was thoughtfully selected and personalized just for them? The Personal Touch business opportunity and product line was specifically designed to fulfill the vast demand for quality personalized gifts. Precisely the type of gifts that you will be able to offer your customers. Your job is to simply show your customers some sample gifts and convey to them your ability to create a personalized gift for them in just a couple of minutes! And because personalization is all about what you do, there is absolutely no extra charge for personalizing their gift. Due to the variety, quality, convenience and reasonable prices, you can expect to build a strong following of repeat customers.
There are many. Using your computer and our personalized gifts software and supplies, you will be able to create a host of truly beautiful gifts including: First Name Meaning gifts and Personalized Poetry gifts. Unlike fad items, Personal Touch gifts are thoughtful gifts that are usually kept forever. From family members to friends, from acquaintances to business associates, your customers are certain to find an appropriate gift they will be happy to give the special people on their list. This is a product line with year-round appeal that will build a very loyal following. Here is a partial list of personalized items you will be able to create.
The personalized gift marketplace is absolutely enormous! And the Personal Touch Products business allows you to create appropriate personalized gifts for everyone you can think of: men, women, girls, boys, old and young. And there are so many occasions where this type of gift is just the right thing to give. If you can, imagine for a minute how often people purchase greeting cards for special occasions. Birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, weddings, new babies, graduation, Mother's Day, Father's Day, love, friendship, thank you, recognition, inspiration, bereavement. The list seems endless. Now imagine for another minute that your business provided beautiful keepsakes for those very same occasions, at very reasonable prices, with a high perceived value and personalized at no additional cost too! I hope you can see the potential. Continuing with the greeting card analogy, there are of course significant differences. Although greeting cards can be very thoughtful and appreciated too, more often than not, they wind up in the trash. On the other hand, a Personal Touch Products gift is kept and treasured forever!
You will need a Windows-based computer and we suggest an inexpensive laser printer. We will provide you with our proprietary software, specialty art backgrounds and personalized gift supplies. That`s it! We also provide you with a list of additional wholesale suppliers for items such as acrylic items, ceramic items etc. that you may wish to sell.
How long does it take to create a personalized gift?
Approximately two minutes! Of course your customer can take as long as they wish to choose their gift but the actual time it takes for you to create a gift can be as quick as 1 or 2 minutes.
What printer do you recommend?
We recommend using laser printers. You can search for the word "printer" in the FAQ section of our website for our most recent recommendations.
How do you personalize the smaller products like jewelry boxes and 5x7 frames etc.?
Creating any of the Personal Touch specialty gift items is as simple as inserting an art background into a picture frame. All of our specialty products are personalize-able in the same way. Each item is specifically designed to accommodate the paper art background. For instance, the jewelry box has a compartment to accommodate a 5x7 art print. Accordingly, you would trim your personalized art background to the appropriate size and simply insert it into the special compartment. A personalized 5x7 frame is also created in a similar fashion... you simply insert the trimmed-to-size art background into a slot, and you`re done. No glue, no heat presses, and no time-consuming or expensive specialized equipment. But instead you`ll be able to create high quality personalized gifts in just a couple of minutes. And yes, even the other specialty items such as personalized mouse pads and key chains are created in the same way. Designed for personalizing, all of the recommended specialty gift items can be personalized by inserting a personalized art print into a special compartment. The only other tool you may wish to purchase is an inexpensive paper trimmer.
What kind of profit can I expect to make?
The following examples can be used as a guide to determine your retail price and therefore your potential profit. The suggested minimum mark-up is 300% to over 4000% depending upon the item you are selling. Your local demographics as well as selling location will more accurately determine the actual selling price and therefore your actual profit.
Personalized Family Tree Gift
- Cost: $0.45 to $0.60
- Retail price: $19.95
- Mark-up%: Up to 4000% +
- Profit: Up to $19.50
- Total Time: Approx. 5-10 minutes
Personalized Poetry Gift, First Name Gift
- Cost: $0.45 to $0.60
- Retail price: $7.95 to $12.95
- Mark-up%: Up to 2900% +
- Profit: Up to $12.50 Total
- Time: Approx. 2 minutes
Personalized Poetry Gift, First Name Gift - With Double Fancy-cut Mat
- Cost: $3.30 (based on $2.85 mat, + $0.45 art)
- Retail price: Up to $19.95
- Mark-up%: Up to 500% +
- Profit: Up to $16.65
- Total Time: Approx. 3 minutes
Personalized Poetry Gift, First Name Gift - With 8.5x11 Wood Frame
- Your cost: $6.45 (based on $6.00 frame, + $0.45 art)
- Retail price: Up to $29.95
- Mark-up%: Up to 400% +
- Profit: Up to $23.50
- Total Time: Approx. 4 minutes
Personalized Poetry Gift, First Name Gift - With Mat & 11x14 Wood Frame
- Your cost: $11.30 (based on $8.00 frame, + $2.85 mat, + $0.45 art)
- Retail price: Up to $44.95
- Mark-up% Up to 400%
- Profit: Up to $33.65
- Total Time: Approx. 5 minutes
Personalized Poetry Gift, First Name Gift - With Beveled Glass Frame
- Your cost: $10.45 (based on $10.00 frame, + $0.45 art)
- Retail price: Up to $44.95
- Mark-up%: Up to 400% +
- Profit: Up to $34.50
- Total Time: Approx. 3 minutes
Where are the best places to sell personalized gifts?
There are many great places to sell Personal Touch Products. Here is a list containing some of the more popular
- Malls inline stores, carts and kiosks
- Swap meets & flea markets
- Craft fairs & county fairs
- Gift basket insert
- Christian bookstores
- Consignment stores
- Hospital gift shops
- Wedding stores, tuxedo shops
- Baby stores & shops
- Hair salons & beauty shops
- Flower shops & funeral homes
- Churches & church bazaars
- Military bases
- Fund raisers, schools, sports, etc.
- Home parties, friends, family, neighbors and co-workers
- And, of course, the Internet
Is this a seasonal business?
Yes and no. There is a definite surge of business during major holidays such as Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's & Father's Day, graduation, wedding season, etc. And some people choose to concentrate their efforts during the peak holiday seasons. But gift giving occurs throughout the year. You`ll be able to create gifts for just about EVERY possible occasion you can think of. Here`s a list of the more common occasions:
- Mother's Day
- Valentine's Day
- Special People
- Brothers and Sisters
- Holidays & Special Occasions
- Father's Day
- New Babies
- Thank you
- Get Well
- Aunts and Uncles
- And many more
What are first name meaning gifts?
First name meaning gifts are extremely popular personalized gifts. People love seeing their names in print, and that`s what this feature is all about! Personal Touch Products has taken the first name gift concept to its ultimate potential. Using our Gifts on Art Software you will be armed with the most flexible, easiest to use, most feature rich and all around best personalized names program available.
First name software features:
- Over 250,000 first names with the ability to instantly create gifts for unique names or any name in the world!
- Complete flexibility to change fonts & graphics. Five completely definable template sizes.
- Designed for lightning fast name search with the least possible number of key strokes. Create a typical name gift in about 10 seconds!
- Easily create name gifts that display the origin and meaning for both the First name and Middle name
- Easily change any part of the text including the meaning, origin and personal descriptions
- Easily combine any number of names, poems, text boxes or photos on the same gift.
- The first name personality descriptions are designed to uplift the recipient. They read much like a poetic list of positive virtues (and not at all like a horoscope, so it`s safe for your customers of faith).
- Choose from multiple origins when more than one origin exists for a name.
- English and Spanish translations are included. Easily add names with international characters.
Here is a sample of a first name gift:
Below is a sample of a Double First Name Gift for a couple.
Combining more than one first name on a gift is a very popular personalized gift concept. You can easily create appropriate gifts for couples or create a gift with 3 or more names. For couples of all ages, including married couples, dating couples, even brothers and sisters. You can even create a first name meaning gift, which includes the names for entire family! We recommend charging $2 more for each name beyond the first name.
What are Personalized Poetry Gifts?
The Personal Touch Gifts on Art software includes our copyrighted collection of personalize-able poetry, verses and inspirational messages that are one of the essential ingredients required for success selling personalized gifts. All are modern-day thoughtful, personalize-able poems written specifically with your customers in mind. You`ll be able to find an appropriate poem for just about every possible occasion and every kind of relationship. Each poem can easily be personalized to recognize a special occasion such as a birthday or wedding. You can also add a special sentiment that will serve as a memory for a gift given on a special holiday such as "With love all my love always, Valentines Day 2009". Your options are unlimited. The Personal Touch software was also designed to allow you to easily add your own poetry, or create custom poems for you customers. Click here to view sample poems.
Here is a sample of a personalized poetry gift:
How many poems and verses are included with the Personal Touch System?
There are over 400 poems (200+ English and 200+ Spanish poems) in the Personal Touch Poetry Database. Here is a partial list of occasions and relationships included:
- Bar Mitzvah
- Other Father
- Love & Marriage
- Special Occasion
- Bat Mitzvah
- Special People
- Other Mother
- Thank You
Here is a sample of a unique Family Tree gift that combines a poem with the first names for an entire family:
Note that each first name includes a meaning and origin.
Here is a sample of a Family Tree gift.
What's so special about Personal Touch software?
Personal Touch Gifts on Art software was developed specifically for the personalized gift business. Simply stated, it is the most feature-rich, flexible and easy to use personalization software available anywhere at any price. Designed with the novice in mind, the Gifts on Art First Name Software allows you to quickly and easily personalize, revise, and size each poem or name gift any way you choose. The art backgrounds can be viewed from within the software while you`re creating the gift. This valuable feature will allow you to see precisely how each poem or first name will line up on the art background before you press print. This valuable feature will save you time and money, not to mention headaches too. You can easily add your own poetry, verses or quotes to the Personal Touch software as well. Using our Gifts on Art software, you can create truly unique gifts. Combine any combination of first names, poems, quotes, verses and even a small photo, all on one gift, and limited only by the amount of available space on an 8.5x11 art background and your imagination. Examples: Combine a nice graduation poem with a first name... no problem. Combine more than two names on the same gift... easy to do. Create beautiful wedding gifts that include all of the following on one gift: First names meanings of the couple, a wedding poem, a famous quote on love, and an appropriate bible verse. You can even save gifts like a template so you can quickly recreate them for future customers. If you can appreciate the flexibility of creating unique gifts that you design using a simple drag and drop interface, Gifts on Art stands alone in the marketplace.
Can you give me some idea about how this all works?
Because the Personal Touch Gifts on Art Software was designed exclusively for this business, it contains numerous highly specialized yet simple to use proprietary tools that allow you to create personalized gifts quickly and easily
Here is an overview of a typical sale:
- Your customer selects any art background from your "Master Art Book."
- Your customer selects name, poem or verse from your "Master Poetry Book."
- Your customer decides how they would like to personalize their gift. For example "Dear Mom" for an opening, and "I love you very much" as a closing.
- Now you take over using the Gifts on Art Software
- Select your customer`s chosen art background, and it will then display on your computer.
- Select your customer`s chosen poem or first name, and it will then display right on top of the art background ready for you to personalize it.
- Personalize the poem or name gift for your customer.
- Insert the "specialty art background" into your printer and press the PRINT button.
That's it! Your Personalized Gifts on Art gift is now complete and ready for framing or can be inserted into a host of other personalize-able gift items!
How long does it take to learn this business, including using the software?
If you are reasonably familiar with any word processing program you will be creating gifts within minutes of installing your personalized poetry and first name software. The Personal Touch software is extremely simple to learn. I would say within 1 day you can honestly expect to be able to create a typical personalized gift from start to finish in less than 2 minutes!
How long has Personal Touch Products been in business?
Personal Touch Products celebrated it's 20th Anniversary in 2009. Proud members of the On-line Better Business Bureau:Click here to view their BBB report
. The founder and President of Personal Touch Products, Inc. utilized his knowledge of computer programming, project management, retail sales, and appreciation for art and inspirational verses to create the company's product line. His experience includes over 20 years of software development and IT project management combined with over 10 years of personal retail sales experience selling personalized gifts in a variety of venues. His personal retail experience spans numerous markets including: Swap Meets, Flea Markets, Craft Fairs, Christian Book Stores, as well as Major Malls
What is the total investment and what will I receive for my investment?
Top 10 Reasons that make the Personal Touch Opportunity a great one:
- Personalization has universal appeal: People just love giving and receiving personalized gifts. The proof is in the numbers. Our customers have sold millions of Personal Touch personalized gifts worldwide. This is NOT a passing fad. You will build a loyal following of happy, repeat customers who love to give personalized gifts to the people they care about.
- High quality supplies: We offer you quality supplies at competitive pricing. You`ll be able to create gifts that anyone would be proud to give or happy to receive. You won`t believe the outpouring of positive feedback you`ll receive from your customers.
- Flexible Location: Run your business from home or at a retail location. It`s totally up to you. The system is portable, making it easy to move to temporary retail locations such as fairs, swap meets, and home parties. Makes a perfect Internet business, too.
- Flexible Hours: Full-time or part-time, hands-on or absentee ownership. It`s your choice. Operate year-round or make a substantial income working only during the holidays. This business makes a great sideline, too!
- High profit margin: This is the best kind of business: One with low investment and high profit margins. How would you like a markup of 300% (minimum) to over 4000%! And that`s not all. Each start up kit includes more than enough art inventory to earn back at least two times your initial investment (at suggested retail). That`s an unheard of return on investment!
- A company with a solid reputation: Founded in 1989, Personal Touch Products is a family owned and operated business whose core values include providing their customers exceptional service and support along with the highest quality products and supplies available. We truly care about our customers and that shines through with everything we do. With an untarnished BBB record, we take our excellent reputation seriously and strive to maintain it.
- The finest personalization software available anywhere at any price: The Personal Touch Gifts on Art software is truly the most advanced, flexible and easy to use software available for creating personalized gifts, period.
- Gifts that are in demand year-round: Naturally, the holidays are the lifeblood of this business. But these are tried and true products that people buy for all occasions from new babies to weddings and everything in between. Throughout the year, these products sell themselves and they sell extremely well!
- An enjoyable business: If you have the heart for making people happy, combined with a desire to make money using your computer; get ready to wow your customers with thoughtful gifts personalized for their special occasion, designed by your customer, and created by you less than two minutes! A truly simple and enjoyable business that builds a loyal following.
- Save a bundle on your own gift giving: You`ll find yourself creating and giving these thoughtful gifts to your friends and family members for just about every occasion you can think of. No need to stress out trying to find that "perfect gift" ever again!
Click on the following link to get started today.
Your start-up kit will include our exclusive 5 in 1 Personalized Gift Software, which is actually 5 programs in 1: First Name Meanings, Personalized Poetry, Family Tree, Popular Bible Verses, and Famous Quotations. Begin creating the most popular personalized gifts with just a couple of minutes work. And each kit includes more than enough supplies to earn back your initial investment. You'll have everything you need to begin creating the most popular personalized gifts. And remember, there are absolutely no franchise or royalty fees. And because this is your business, you`re in charge, and you decide exactly where and when to operate your business
Feel free to contact me if I can assist you in any way.
To your ultimate success!
Personal Touch Products, Inc.
2187 Vista Court
La Verne, CA 91750
(877) 593-1249 or (909) 596-1166
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