Archive for Sarah Gifford

What ever happened to Phoenix Trading?

Flamingo Paperie launches from the ashesFlamingo Paperie emerges from the ashes of Phoenix Trading

Phoenix Trading closed for business back in August 2017 after an unsuccessful and costly launch into the American market place. The story of this popular British business, however, did not end there. A new, stronger business has risen from the ashes thanks to  the tremendous support of its customers and the UK Greeting Card Industry as well as the undying determination of its traders and Directors. Flamingo Paperie was hatched in February 2018 by Robin Bradley, Original Founder and Art Director of Phoenix Trading and Sheila Shaw, Operations Director.

A new management team and business structure

Phoenix Trading’s most successful trader, Stuart Millar joined Robin and Sheila as  Sales Director to launch the new business. Stuart was Phoenix Trading’s most successful trader. He had a team of 200 business leaders and 6000 fellow traders and a wealth of direct selling experience. The new streamlined management team has taken all of the lessons learnt from the failure of Phoenix Trading. A fabulous new business has been created that is more suited in format to the working practices of this century. There is no longer a costly head office to run with hundreds of staff. The Directors now work remotely and all of the major business functions are contracted out.

The same strong ethicsFrom Britain With Love

The business structure has changed but the philosophy and ethics that attracted me are still the same. Currently 100% of Flamingo Paperie’s products are designed and printed in the UK.   The business continues to apply best practice to all issues that affect the environment such as sustainable paper sources, biodegradability and recycling.

Artists' PaletteUnrivalled Heritage

The Directors can draw on Phoenix Trading’s 22 year history and the many relationships that they have established with artists and manufacturers. Thanks to this heritage, Flamingo Partners have access to some of the best greeting card artists in the business. They have a top quality and unique product range and an unrivalled earning opportunity.

Exciting Business Opportunity

We are looking for new Partners to join us on this journey. Are you a self confessed “Paper Stationery Addict”? Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to earn an additional  part-time income? Then please request a business information pack using the contact form below. Alternatively, please follow this link.

It’s Launch Time at Flamingo Paperie

It’s Launch Time at Flamingo Paperie

flamingo paperie launchHip Hip Hooray! The Flamingos have flown!

It’s been a long time coming but our fabulous new range of Flamingo Paperie products are now designed, printed and ready to dispatch. If you would like a printed brochure, please message me via the Contact Form below. Alternatively you can browse the new Flamingo Paperie online catalogue.

You can order direct with me, Sarah Loves Cards by :

Phone : 01202 823330

Email : sarah.l.gifford@gmail.com .

Or post, delivery will cost £2.80 unless you live in my home town of Verwood, Dorset where delivery is FREE.

Order Online Now

If you prefer to shop online you’ll be delighted to hear that my Flamingo Paperie E-Commerce Website is LIVE now too. The company will deliver all online orders directly to you from the company warehouse. Please be aware that, during this launch period, orders will take more than the normal 3-5 working days.

FREE delivery for Online Orders over £30!

There will be no delivery cost if your online order comes to more than £30.

Product Discounts

Flamingo Paperie Greeting Cards still offer fabulous value at £2 each. When you buy 10 or more you will pay just £1.60 per card! That’s a saving of 40p per card!

Order a Flamingo Paperie Brochure.

If you’d prefer to have a brochure delivered to you, please either contact me through Facebook or complete the Contact Form below.

Would you like me to bring my stock to your home or work place?

Invite your friends around to take a look and earn a commission as a thank you. Or I could visit your work canteen and donate a percentage of takings to your chosen charity.

Welcome to Sarah Loves Cards

Sarah Loves Cards

Thank you for visiting my website and blog. I have been operating as a Phoenix Trader for the past 13 years and was therefore, as you can imagine, devastated when the company had to cease trading due to the failure of its International Expansion Programme.

Thankfully the Greeting Card Industry (Printers and Industry Experts) rallied round and have helped breath life back into the UK operation. On 1st February the business will  relaunch as Flamingo Paperie and I have already signed up as a Pioneer Partner so that I can continue to supply you with their fabulous products.

The Flamingo Paperie business will focus on cards, wrapping paper and notecards plus, of course, our famous advent calendars at Christmas. Whilst Flamingo Paperie products will represent at least 90% of my product range. I will also offer you a small range of complimentary products under my umbrella company Sarah Loves Cards – both paper stationery and other giftables.

Sarah Loves Cards Championing British Art and DesignI will continue to fly the flag for British design and my entire range will have been designed and manufactured in the UK.