5 Quick Holiday Tips for the Busy Retailer

Santa’s elves are busy at work and they know you are too! So we want to make this special edition short, sweet, and to the point. Here are 5 quick tips to make the most of your holly, jolly 4th quarter.

Tip #1 – Gifts for everyone on their shopping lists

Help your customers remember all those people they need to get a special gift for this holiday season. And have that list posted throughout the store. CLICK HERE to download 2 PDF options that you can print off that will help your customers remember who to shop for. Print off Option 1 on white cardstock paper and fold in half to create a tent card. Or take Option 2 to your local printer and have a few printed with an easel back so you can easily display the signage on your shelves and tabletops.

Tip #2 – Feed your staff

Cater a staff lunch on Black Friday or on Saturdays during December. Their renewed energy and the support from you will speak volumes. They will appreciate your gesture and acknowledgement of them. A happy staff will perform better for you and provide better customer service to your patrons. Do you have connections with local caterers? Consider promoting their business in your store if they will consider offering you a special discount

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Tip #3 – Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 29th

This special day is all about you and is great opportunity to spread to message about shopping local. Visit the Small Business Saturday resource page for information on promoting your business with flyers, signage, and much more.

Tip #4 – Host a one day only Flash Sale

Looking for a way to surprise and excite your customers this holiday season? Then consider hosting a one day only Flash Sale in your store. Whether you offer a one-time discount or a free gift with purchase, you will create a real sense of urgency with your customers that will help drive traffic to your store. Make sure to utilize your email marketing and social media outlets to promote your Flash Sale. Send out an email the day before and on the day of your event to your customers. Use a catchy Subject Line to draw their attention. Plus use your store’s Facebook page to post updates about your event along with pictures of customers taking advantage of your sale

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Tip #5 – Wish you had an elf to help you out this holiday season?

Do you need an extra hand with stocking shelves, greeting customers or gift wrapping? Or maybe you need help with a holiday open house and other special event. Then consider your OneCoast Territory Manager(s)! They are here to help you out this holiday season to help lighten your load. < Contact your Territory Manager(s)today orCLICK HERE to find your rep.

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