Mistakes are inevitable but some mistakes are common and easy to avoid - especially in the run up to the Black Friday weekend and Christmas. When you’re running seasonal sales, you are sure to gain an increase in traffic and sales to your store - it’s important to make sure your back office can keep up with this increased demand. One of the best and easiest things you can do to ensure you are able to cope with this demand is to start planning as early as possible. Build in contingency plans - when your offers are so time sensitive it’s important to have a solid backup plan!
Having positive relationships with your suppliers is always important, no matter what the time of year is. When approaching the festive season, this relationship becomes even more crucial, and the earlier you start planning your seasonal stock, the better! Talk through your plans for Black Friday with your supplier - they may be able to offer you stock and deals you hadn’t thought of.
Having a reliable system in place which can help you automate time consuming processes, allows you to focus on the more strategic level of your business. The whole process, from an order coming in, checking the stock is available and sending out a delivery note can take as little as 6 minutes with the right tool in place. This allows you to provide great customer service and ensure customers remember your brand in the future!
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