Celebrating 25 Years of Innovation: GiftsforEurope Reflects on its Ecommerce Journey

GiftsforEurope, the premier international gift delivery website for Europe and the UK, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Founded in 1998 by Nathalie and Benny Sintobin, GiftsforEurope was created to make it easy for customers to send gifts to Europe from abroad.

Mr. Sintobin, now the company’s General Manager, discovered the difficulty of sending gifts home to Belgium while earning his MBA from Kenan-Flagler in 1995. This inspired him to launch the website with the goal of ‘bridging the feeling of distance when a good friend, relative, or business partner lives on another continent.’

GiftsforEurope initially delivered to Belgium, France, and the Netherlands, but quickly adapted to meet requests for delivery across Europe. Today, the company ships tens of thousands of gifts annually to more than 30 European countries and the UK. Germany (23%) and France are the largest delivery destinations, and 57% of sales are from outside the EU.

Corporate orders account for 54% of the business, and the B2B team have the capacity to tackle very large and unique requests, such as an annual cheese tasting event in over 15 countries for 5,000 people on the same day. The company sells world-renowned brands such as Veuve Clicquot and small local brands, and every gift is still packed by hand in Belgium.

Bringing people together through the art of gifting has always been the DNA of GiftsforEurope, with relationships built with their very loyal customers. Benny Sintobin, reflecting on the success of GiftsforEurope in the next 25 years, said, “Gosh…I will be 80 then!”

GiftsforEurope is confident that it will continue to grow and thrive over the next 25 years by avoiding Internet hypes and staying loyal to their core DNA. Sustainable packaging and practices are also a priority for the company.

To find out more about GiftsforEurope and their convenient international gifting solutions, visit their website www.giftsforeurope.com or follow them on Instagram at @GiftsForEurope and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/giftsforeurope/.

This year marks a milestone for GiftsforEurope as the company celebrates its 25th anniversary. Founded in 1998 by Nathalie and Benny Sintobin, the Belgian-based website was created to make it easy for customers to send gifts to Europe from abroad.

Mr. Sintobin, now the company’s General Manager, was inspired to launch the website while earning his MBA from Kenan-Flagler in 1995. Discovering the difficulty of sending gifts home to Belgium, he set out to ‘bridge the feeling of distance when a good friend, relative, or business partner lives on another continent.’

Since then, GiftsforEurope has adapted to meet requests for delivery across Europe, shipping tens of thousands of gifts annually to more than 30 countries and the UK. Germany (23%) and France are the largest delivery destinations, and 57% of sales are from outside the EU.

Corporate orders are now 54% of the business, with the B2B team having the capacity to tackle very large and unique requests. One such example is an annual cheese tasting event in over 15 countries for 5,000 people on the same day. Every gift is still packed by hand in Belgium.

GiftsforEurope is confident of its continued success over the next 25 years, staying loyal to their core DNA and prioritising sustainable packaging and practices. Benny Sintobin, reflecting on the milestone, said, “Gosh…I will be 80 then!”

To find out more about GiftsforEurope and their convenient international gifting solutions, visit their website www.giftsforeurope.com or follow them on Instagram at @GiftsForEurope and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/giftsforeurope/.

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