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With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday now only days away, the beginning of the Holiday Shopping Season rush is upon us! As the discount days mark the start of holiday season shopping, we’ve gathered 5 last minute articles to help you succeed this holiday season.

According to the National Retail Federation, sales are expected to rise 3.7% to $630.5 billion in November and December 2015, making it increasingly important to be ready to bag extra sales this holiday season.

From tips on Black Friday to Small Business Saturday, shipping to inventory management, we’ve got advice for everything you need to help you increase your sales this holiday season.

Are you ready for our Holiday Season Round Up? Brace yourselves, here it is…

 

Black Friday Retail Trends 2015

Black Friday is finally (almost) here! The build-up and anticipation surrounding Black Friday has been huge this year with nws circulating of who’s participating and who’s giving it a miss. This blog wraps up everything you need to know about Black Friday including:

  • Breaking Away from American Tradition
  • Are UK shoppers already bored of Black Friday?
  • What are independent retailers doing for Black Friday?
  • Black Friday 2015 Retail Trends & Predictions
  • 5 Top Tips for Black Friday

Check out the top tips for a useful last minute checklist before Black Friday!

 

Small Business Saturday: What it is & How you can Participate

Small Business Saturday falls the day after Black Friday in the US and the following weekend in the UK so here is all the last minute tips you need to take part including:

  • What is Small Business Saturday and When is it?
  • The History of Small Business Saturday
  • How can you participate?
  • 5 Top Tips for Small Business Saturday

It’s not too late to join in with Small Business Saturday. Find out how you can involved and use our top tips to celebrate your small business!

 

3 Ways to Optimize Inventory Management for the Holiday Season

Staying in control of inventory management is important to ensure you maximize sales over the Holiday Season. This blog offers 3 ways to optimize your inventory for the busy period including:

Find out more about avoiding stock outs and overstocks this holiday season in this blog!

 

Last Minute December Shipping Tips

Our shipping integration partner, Shiptheory, wrote a great piece on last minute shipping tips for December. The blog offers you shipping advice for the busiest shopping month of the year including:

  • Whether it’s beneficial for your business to offer free shipping
  • Offering customers various choices of shipping
  • Shipping with the right carriers

The blog also includes the most important shipping dates you need to know for the holiday season!

 

3 Ways to Avoid Fraud This Holiday Season

Our partner, SIGNIFYD, protects ecommerce businesses from fraud and they offer their advice in this blog on how to avoid fraud this holiday season. Read SIGNIFYD's advice on the pros and cons of:

  • Hiring more staff
  • Using an order review tool
  • Having a 3rd party handle the process

Protect yourself from fraud this holiday season with this advice!

 


After reading these tips, you should be ready for the looming holiday season! Do you have any more tips or advice you'd like to share? Comment below!

 

 

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About the Author

Danielle Ricketts is the Senior Global Content Manager at Brightpearl where she spends her time following her passions of writing, retail and social media. She can be found writing away about all things retail or engaging with followers online.