The holiday selling season is mission critical for e-commerce businesses. With holiday sales predicted to increase by 15.3 percent this year, you need to make sure you’re not only attracting increased traffic, but also taking advantage of those extra eyeballs to make more sales.
Hiding your head in the sand not only means you’ll miss out on a boost in profit, but also that you’ll risk losing customers to competitors that are embracing the biggest gift-giving season.
The team at Shippo is sharing their advice, tips, lessons learned, and more—all to help you see the dollar signs this holiday season.
You can check out all of the content over at our brand-new holiday central, complete with useful blog posts, how-to videos, downloadable checklists, etc.
Here are a few things from the center that you don’t want to miss.
The Ultimate Holiday Selling & Shipping Checklist
The team at Shippo put together the ultimate checklist, broken out by month, so you know what you should be doing now, and all the way into December, to take advantage of the holiday season.
For example, do you know when you should be hiring seasonal help, or when is the best time to post those holiday ads? Our checklist makes sure you’re covering all of your bases, so nothing falls through the cracks as you gear up for the holiday season.
Webinar Series to Help You Prepare for the Holiday Selling Season
Last week we announced the first webinar in our series to help you prep for the holiday selling season! We’re partnering with experts from other e-commerce solution companies to bring you the best tips and tricks for every aspect of your business.
First up is the webinar, “Give Customers What They Want this Holiday Season: How to Optimize Inventory Management for Faster Delivery,” on Tuesday, September 18 at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST).
As you may know, Amazon has enabled consumers to want (and receive) items at the snap of their fingers, especially during the holidays. Expectations of e-commerce businesses are skyrocketing; yet, businesses simply can’t build a massive fulfillment ecosystem like Amazon’s. The good news? There’s another way to delight customers this holiday season.
In this 30-minute webinar, hear from Shippo’s Director of Business Development, Richard Garcia, and FLEXE’s VP of Operations, Megan Evert, on how to offer faster delivery without breaking the bank.
Stay tuned in to our holiday shipping and selling central. We’ll be regularly updating it with new articles, webinars, e-books, and more throughout 2018. We look forward to helping you sleigh your holiday sales.