The holiday season is fast approaching. I’m seeing stores with Christmas decorations up already and hearing reports that people are hearing Christmas music in stores. And it’s not even Halloween yet.
Hopefully you’ve done some work on gearing up for the holidays. If you haven’t, now is not the time to procrastinate. Poor economy aside, people are shopping already.
What you need to get done depends on the kind of business you’re running. Some will need more preparation, others less.
This is the time to spend more on your advertising, for example. You want to get those shoppers who are already buying for the holidays. Shopping early is an easy way to spread out the expenses of holiday gifts for many families.
You should also make sure that any holiday themed merchandise is easily found. This is the time of year it will get moving.
If you write about products, now is the time to start thinking about what products will sell well for you through your articles. What do people need to know in order to buy through your links? What’s going to capture their attention?
What else do you do to get ready? How early do you start planning?Tags: holidays, marketing, preparation