Monday July 11, 2011
Special gift boxes that promises good experience
By FAZLEENA AZIZ
WHEN the idea of a niche gift named Originalo came about, people were more than curious to be part of this new concept.
It was the brainchild of Tengku Datin Paduka Setia Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, the Sultan of Selangor’s daughter and her husband Aubry Rahim Mennesson.
Both Tengku Zatashah and Mennesson have gone to the ground to test their products, to ensure that people gained the best experience from the custom-made gifts.
The Originalo gift boxes start from RM180 and goes up to RM1,800.
There are many gift boxes to choose from such as the Spa Beauty, Spa Indulgence, Spa Relaxation, KL City Breaks, Charming Retreats, Beach Getaways and Luxury Getaways.
Mennesson said that since its launch in November last year, Originalo has been a hit among most people, who found it an easy and smart gift concept.
He added that by using social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter, they were able to garner much support and recognition for the product.
“We also promote our products in selected Borders bookstores. We have many corporate bodies buying the gifts as a way to reward employees or give encouragement as well as boost sales.
He added that they have also collaborated with their gift partners to give customers a good price and make the gift boxes affordable.
“For example, one popular item is the spa package, which is delivered free to people locally,” he said, adding their that their concept was to be chic and innovative.
Tengku Zatashah said they were thinking about increasing the gift categories in September by including among others bungee jumping and paintball.
She said they were also looking at children and family package deal gifts.
“Our idea is to offer choices to our potential buyers because people often do not know what to get. So we give them plenty of options.
“At the recent Malaysia International Gifts and Premiums Expo 2011, the feedback and response from walk-in customers and corporate staff was very encouraging. They loved it,”
She added that it was easier to promote Malaysia since the country has many good things to offer.
“We have great hotels, spas, restaurants.”
Mennesson said that in Europe, Malaysia was still not as well known as Thailand or Indonesia.
“So we are here to promote the wonderful wonders.
“We have a lot of friends constantly asking us which is the best place or where to eat, so we have the answers to the questions,” he said.
For additional information on the gift boxes, log on towww.originalo.com.my