Christmas is the busiest shopping period, and can be especially stressful for small online businesses, so we are putting together a series of tips to help you through the Christmas chaos - an Ecommerce Advent Calendar!
Last Christmas online sales increased from £14.93 bn in 2013, to £17.37bn in 2014 , and this year only 5% of people say they will not be shopping online at all this Christmas.
We want to help you make the most of the pre-Christmas shopping rush, and take advantage of the huge numbers of people looking to purchase presents online.
We will be posting a helpful tip every day in the countdown to Christmas on our Ecommerce Advent Calendar page, plus to our Twitter and Facebook accounts. If you don't already then why now follow us now and you won't miss a single day.
Coincidentally we published a guide to Social media for eBay sellers a while back, you can read it here.
Each week we will give you detailed advice on a few of the key areas that can make this Christmas better than ever for your online shop!
We will be covering things like when to do a stock check, how to market your online shop for Christmas and those all important last posting dates.
If you’re feeling under prepared for the festive season, you can treat our Ecommerce tips advent calendar as a checklist - a simple way to make sure you’re on track to have a successful Christmas.
A few important things to get started are:
- Make sure you have sufficient stock for the busy period
- Ensure you have enough staff on hand to deal with an increase in orders
- Have the right amount of packaging materials for everything that you have in stock.
And, as it’s the giving season, if you think these tips are useful, then please share them with others on social media! We also love to hear any of your tips and tricks to cope with Christmas, so feel free to leave a comment.