Can you hear them? Not too far away you can faintly hear the jingle of approaching sleigh bells. Yes, the holidays are on their way! The holiday season is an important time of year for most companies. Many depend on these next few months to generate a large amount of the total yearly sales numbers.
Rather than stress and worry, get started now taking advantage of these seasonal opportunities. Consider this…
* The holiday season has already begun. Take advantage of the building momentum by offering discounts and specials now. Capture the spirit of the upcoming season by being proactive and capturing a sale before your consumer has a chance to look elsewhere.
* Prepare for the holiday rush by involving everyone in the planning process. The holidays can be stressful at work and at home so lay the groundwork now that will help see you, your business associates and your family through the holiday season. Feeling a part of the team can be a great energizer.
* Offer holiday specials. Bundle poorer performing products with something new and fresh. Clean out inventory to make way for the new. Everyone is looking for a bargain, especially this year. Think creatively for a win-win offering.
* Strengthen your business and personal relationships by sending holiday cards. Reconnect, strengthen or form new partnerships by remembering associates, customers, friends and family with the simple gestures of thoughtfulness holiday cards can bring. Buy them personalized with pre-printed envelopes to save time and effort and for a professional look.
* Remember to keep your priorities straight. Recognize what is important and don’t stress the small stuff! The holidays should be enjoyable as well as productive.
Let the Holidays begin!