It’s official! There is exactly one month to go until Christmas gets here! Undoubtedly, there are many excited children all across Canada and the rest of the world. But, of course, to them, a month still feels like a lifetime. To business owners, a month isn’t that long at all. It’s unquestionable that a heavy push towards growing your sales is a must in the four weeks to come.
What can you do to maximize sales now that you have only a month to go until Christmas?
What can you do to separate your store from its competitors? Think about it. Nearly every retailer in Canada is likely holding a sale of some kind right now. It’s important to make your sales events stand out from the rest. Can you offer larger discounts? Can you bundle products together so that customers enjoy bigger savings?
On TheBalanceSMB.com, Susan Ward recommends that you offer big discounts (30% or more) on some of your well-known items each day until Christmas gets here. In addition to offering a new sale each day, she stresses the need to offer worthwhile discounts. “Shoppers are used to being spoiled,” she believes, “So puny little 5, 10 or even 20 percent discounts aren’t going to cut it unless you do something like a 20% off storewide sale.”
It’s likely that there will never come a time when the internet is obsolete. Then again, with the rapid-fast ways in which technology continues to advance, these days, you never know! For now, social media marketing is an especially integral part of a company’s growth. Reaching out to online friends and followers is a key way to inform members of your target audience that your store is a go-to destination for all holiday gift shopping needs.
“Social media — such as social networks and blogs — present another opportunity for advertisers,” writes Elizabeth Wasserman on Inc.com, “Keeping customers engaged about issues using a blog is one good marketing tool. Alerting them to last-minute sales via Twitter feeds might also be useful when it comes to the last few days of the holidays — and unlike so many other promotions, it won’t cost you anything.”
The tried-and-true practice of festive decorations is a must during the holiday season. But it’s important to make your window display more eye-catching than the others around it. Well-made Christmas-themed displays tend to stop people in their tracks.
“What you want is something unique that’s going to draw the eye,” insists Ward, “And incorporating some kind of movement can really draw a crowd. One of the most successful Christmas displays I’ve ever seen involved a train that ran around a track.”
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