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According to the National Retail Federation, the holiday season accounts for 20-40 percent of retailers annual sales. Independent merchants must prepare to take advantage of the biggest retail event of the year, being prepared and planning ahead for the holiday season is the best way to ensure a successful one. We’ve created a printable calendar with all the key holiday shopping dates in 2016 with tips to help you take advantage of the busiest shopping time of year.

Download your free calendar of key holiday shopping dates, print it out, and get it up on the wall so everyone in your team knows when things are going to get busy.

Some of our customers have been preparing for the upcoming holiday season since before the last one. If you haven’t already, don’t delay any longer, it’s time to get your holiday season plan in place and prepare yourself for what will no doubt be some very busy months. As it’s such an important time of year for a lot of retailers it’s essential to make sure you have a good campaign setup, you don’t want to feel like Scrooge if the festive period gets off to a bad start. 

Here’s all the key holiday shopping dates you need to be getting ready for:

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Don’t miss out on vital sales because you left it to the last minute and you’re underprepared, get a copy of your calendar today and start getting ready for your most successful holiday season yet.

If we’ve missed any important dates or events which you plan for, or you have any tips you'd like to share please tell us in the comments section below. Happy retailing!

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About the Author

Grainne is the Head of Campaigns at Brightpearl and leads the execution of Brightpearl's global campaign strategy. Having worked in the retail tech space for five years, learning more about how technology can help retailers grow is a huge topic of interest.