10 Tips for Business Cheer!

‘Tis the season for #BusinessCheer! Don’t fall behind! Start preparing for the holiday shopping season now! Learn how to boost your holiday sales during the busiest time of the year with the tips provided below:

TIP #1

Provide complimentary treats for your hungry shoppers. 85% of people will pay more for face-to-face customer service. 1

TIP #2

Include wrapped goodies with customer purchases. Providing a special experience for your customer will add value to your products. 2

TIP #3

“Only 20% of marketers plan for their peak-season email campaigns more than three months in advance, according to our State of Email Production report.” Don’t wait on creating holiday headers for your e-marketing campaigns! 3

TIP #4

Customers are already spending a lot of money during the holiday season, so put yourself in your customers’ shoes and give them an incentive to shop at your #smallbiz! Make your discounts festive, too — like 12 days of discounts. 4

TIP #5

Bring the holiday icon to your store! Attract new customers and give a photo opportunity for the children. Make sure the customers share their pictures on social media and tag your store! 5

TIP #6

Stand out during the holiday season and get creative! Update your company logo or website to embody the holiday spirit — this will make more memorable to customers. 6

TIP #7

Spread some holiday cheer with an eGreeting! Include a few promotions and a personalized message to each customer to stand out from other businesses. 7

TIP #8

Show off more holiday spirit with a festive store or website if you are an online business. Put up decorations, add some snow to your website, decorate a tree — grab your customers attention during the holiday season! 8

TIP #9

Now that the holiday season is winding down, make sure that your customers leave good reviews for your business online on sites such as Yelp and Facebook! Many prospective customers rely on existing customers’ reviews, so ask your customers to give feedback on your business. 9


New year, new products and services! During the beginning of the year, the desire to change is a reoccurring theme with people — and business. 10

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