We’re nearly at the end of July now. In fact, we only have about a week to go in the month. Not that we really want to admit this but…summer is already reaching its halfway mark. It’s a bittersweet time for Canadian business owners. Merchants all over the country are well aware that the warm and sunny weather brings more people out of their homes and more people into their stores.
But, it’s important to come up with ideas to boost sales before the summer is through. Here are four ways you can heat things up before the summer is over:
1. Run a “summer holiday” contest.
Contests are always great ways to excite customers. Set one up that offers all entrants the opportunity to take a “holiday” from paying you! Offering prizes that include a month of free service or a free item up to a particular dollar amount is bound to add to your customers’ summer fun. In addition, to building your client base, incorporating the season in your new promotion will help rid people of the blues that come with knowing that summer will soon be winding down.
2. Host a barbeque.
One of the things people love the most about summer are barbeques. The glorious smells along with the wondrous sights and sounds of outdoor summer parties simply can’t be beat. If you attach your brand image to such an event, you will have the makings of a great sales-booster on your hands. Encourage the members of your local community to endear themselves to your business while the weather still provides you with the opportunity!
3. Offer discounts on summer-based items.
As per usual, people buy summer-themed items before summer starts. So, chances are that most will be looking for autumn-themed items in the coming weeks. With less people spending money on summer-based products, it will be wise to drop the prices on the summer inventory you still have left. Not to mention, let’s not forget there’s actually still plenty of summer left! Lowering your prices on select items will certainly help sales.
4. Secure some extra working capital.
No matter what type of business you own, you’re bound to require financing to help you implement any of the above mentioned ideas. Promoting a business always requires money. But money isn’t always easy to come by. That’s why Canadian POS Corporation offers Canadian business owners the opportunity to get extra working capital within 24 hours! Our merchant cash advance program has a very quick and easy application process that requires very little paperwork.
To be approved, you simply need to be processing credit card and debit card sales. Allow us to review your monthly statements so that we can determine your average monthly sales. We will then be able to give you a free, no obligation quote for a merchant cash advance.