THIS IS A RESEARCH PROJECT --
We will be visiting Taipei somewhere between 7/5 - 7/16, and are looking for someone resourceful to help us source wrapping papers for flower bouquets and find somebody skilled in Hong Kong style floral design to teach us how to wrap flower bouquets.
GOAL # 1
For our floral shops, we are always looking for lower cost flower bouquet wrapping materials. Please note: when reviewing the attached pictures, we are not looking to source live flowers. Instead, we are looking to purchase the packaging, wrapping, and/or any other materials to wrap flower bouquets. Ideally we are looking to develop a relationship with a retail shop that may allow for large qty discounts (so we can start with small quantities, scale up is necessary, and have them ship product to USA). It is important for us to be able to visit the physical location and look at samples of their materials. Any recommended location should be within Taipei.
GOAL # 2
We are interested in learning the Hong Kong style of flower bouquet wrapping and will need to find individuals within Taipei, Taiwan to learn from (whether from a flower shop in Taipei, a teacher from a floral design school in Taipei, etc.).
SUMMARY OF DELIVERABLES
For completion of this project we will need the following:
1. A list of all shops in Taipei which sells flower wrapping materials. I am including the "List of Shops" Excel spreadsheet with the column labels identifying the information we are looking for. Each store listed should allow us to only buy one piece, allow us to scale up for discount if necessary, and must be able to ship to the USA. We must be able to go to the physical store to look at product. Please list as many as you can. We are looking for a minimum of 5 stores in SEPARATE AREAS within Taipei - to qualify as a store, the business should have a wide range of floral wrapping products. A concentrated area (whether it is a shopping mall or street full of these stores) should only count as 1 of the 5 separate stores needed. Even in concentrated areas, please list all stores. When listing concentrated stores, type "Yes" in the "Concentrated" column. When listing stores that are not concentrated, please type "No" in the "Concentrated" column.
2. We will need to find at least 5 individuals, who each know how to wrap the majority of styles shown in the pictures (pictures are included showing the bouquet wrapping styles we would like to learn). I am including the "List of Flower Trainers" Excel spreadsheet with the column labels identifying the information that should be filled in. If possible, sample work pictures would be great (not required). When showing the pictures to the potential flower trainers, please ask which styles they do not know, and make sure to track and record this information in the "Doesn't Know" column. Background info would be helpful - ie: floral design school, experience, etc. Flower shops that are willing to teach us would be ideal, but any teacher, trainer, or any skilled individual willing to train us in a public location within Taipei would work. These florist trainers will be compensated for their time (type in cost in "Price/Hr" column). We most likely will be going to Taipei between 7/5 - 7/16, so they must be available during this timeframe.
We will need project deliverables by 7/2/2010. In the spreadsheet, if any important columns are missing please put them in for us.
Also, during our trip to Taipei, we may need some add'l research, and may need to be in contact with you by phone. After bidding on this project, send me a message with your hourly bill rate to do research. Most likely, this will not be needed, but it is just for backup in case we aren't able to find the products we are looking for from the list above.
1 freelancer is bidding on average $150 for this job
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