Articles & News

Preparing for the Holiday Season

Who needs check out lines when you have a check out button right in front of you? With the holiday season right around the corner be prepared for the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping. Are you ready for your customers? Over 35 percent of consumers are expedited to be buying gifts online instead of physically going to a store. Have no fear with fulfilling your hyped-up-holiday-cheered customers orders.

Your customers will now more than ever shop online for their holiday gifts. Customers are looking for the easiest solution for shopping during the holidays and that’s where you come in. Your e-commerce business can either keep up or struggle to keep up with the holiday demands. Orders upon orders will rush in when the time gets closer to the holidays. Being that Thanksgiving is just over a week away you might see the holiday rush already starting.

Make sure to plan for the holiday orders, busyness and demand in the coming month. Customers will continue to think that their packages will be processed and delivered as if it was in a slower season. Planning to make sure that packages are being sent out in a timely manner will save you a lot of time in the end. It will also leave your customers satisfied and ready to order again.

How you can plan for a smooth holiday season:

  1. Give realistic transit times.
  2. Process packages faster by investing in a better system.
  3. Reach out to e-commerce shipping companies that will be able to assist you in sending out parcels.
  4. Predict and plan for what kind of demand you might see in the coming month.
  5. Hire additional help or management.

Your e-commerce business will need to set up the right process so you know how to manage for the holiday madness. Prepare and plan your e-commerce business for the holiday ordering season. You want your customers leaving happy and ready to make another order.

 

Sources:

https://dupress.deloitte.com/dup-us-en/industry/retail-distribution/holiday-retail-sales-consumer-survey.html

https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/consumer-business/articles/holiday-retail-sales-consumer-survey.html