The holidays are upon us and so is the year’s biggest shopping season. While the influx of shoppers looking for the perfect holiday gift will likely increase your company’s sales on its own, there are a few extra measures you can take to increase sales even further. Below are a few simple ways to increase sales during the holidays and see a higher year-end profit.
Give products a holiday makeover
The holidays wouldn’t be quite so festive if it weren’t for the abundance of snowflakes and sparkles. When decorating your business for the holidays, be sure to also give your products a seasonal makeover. Debuting exclusive products and holiday-themed product packaging is a great way to draw consumers’ eyes and increase holiday sales. Giving your products a holiday makeover will not only help them stand out from the competition but it will also help them stand out from other products your company offers year-round.
Host a holiday giveaway
The holidays are a time for giving, and hosting a holiday giveaway is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. This holiday giveaway can be as big or as little as you’d like. For a smaller giveaway, you might consider offering a small discount to shoppers willing to take a survey. A larger-scale giveaway may include a nationwide raffle offering products of various value, conducted via social media. Regardless of size, hosting a holiday giveaway can increase brand recognition and overall holiday sales. It will also help broaden your audience base, as loyal customers will likely tell their friends and family members about the giveaway.
Winterize your social media presence
Adapting your company’s social media presence for the holidays is a simple change that will help keep your brand relevant throughout the entire season. Incorporating holiday products and imagery into your company’s social media posts will help you reach consumers who are still on the hunt for the perfect gift. Social media can also be used in tandem with a holiday giveaway and will provide you with a fast, free, and easy way to promote exclusive holiday products.
It may seem counterintuitive, but one of the best ways to increase sales during the holidays is by offering discounts. Reducing the price of popular items or offering buy-one-get-one deals will incentivize shoppers to buy more, therefore increasing overall sales. When shoppers feel they’re receiving a good deal on products, they’re more likely to purchase items in a greater quantity in order to maximize on the sale. In addition to reducing the cost of items, you can also offer free shipping or gift wrapping, or you can include a free sample product with every purchase. This incentivizes shoppers to buy more while also providing them the opportunity to sample a new product that they may not have purchased otherwise.