We had the good fortune of connecting with Chizoba Onabanjo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chizoba, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
Most people typically do not consider gifting as a complex process, and therefore are sometimes shocked when pricing comes up. Most people want a beautiful custom gift, but sometimes are not ready to pay the cost. Custom gifting requires a lot of behind the scenes work, from gift design, to sourcing, to delivery, there is so much required to achieve those pretty and thoughtful gifts.
What should our readers know about your business?
Favornirs is an online full service gifting business. We specialize in both ready-to-ship gifts as well as work with clients on custom orders for all types of events. Favornirs will be 3 on March 31, 2022 and the business has evolved tremendously from inception. We initially began running the business solely focused on high minimum custom orders, and then pivoted to incorporating ready-to-ship gifts a year later. We love that we are able to offer both services to customers that want one off gifts without meeting minimums, while still catering to clients wanting a more personalized touch to their gifting experience.
Just like any business, it’s never been an easy process and each day we keep learning and tweaking our process and models to better cater to our clients and also streamline the process for ourselves.
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learnt thus far is realizing that you honestly can’t please everyone. Truly figure out your niche and tailor your offerings to that niche and keep pushing. It’s not always going to be easy, especially at the beginning, but as the famous saying goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, #Don’tGiveUp.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Gift Box Babes – this group is created by Torrance Hart, owner of Teak & Twine. She has been a great mentor directly and indirectly via our Facebook group created for other gift curators. This group has been simply amazing for newbies, sharing resources and uplifting one another.