Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year. You can also expect an increase in sales starting on the Monday before Black Friday and extending to Cyber Monday. This is known as Black Week or Cyber Week. Online shopping has been consistently increasing in the past few years. Over 100 million consumers do their holiday shopping online during Black Week. Is your eCommerce store ready to handle this increase in sales?
Here are 3 areas you will want to make sure are ready for the holiday shopping season.
- Payment Options
- Shipping Methods
- Inventory Management
Offering multiple payment options is a great way to boost sales. Buyers may cancel their purchase if they can’t pay in the way they want to. If you sell internationally, you will want to consider what payment methods are popular in other countries. PayPal is one of the most popular mobile payment platforms with 429 million users. Teapplix ActionShip integrates with PayPal giving you Instant Payment Notifications. Be sure to check that your payment platform is running smoothly. With so many stores offering sales, buyers will leave if your checkout process has any issues.
It’s important to meet customer expectations with shipping and delivery. With so many stores offering two-day or next-day shipping, buyers won’t tolerate any delays. Teapplix ActionShip can help you speed up your shipping. Avoid costly shipping errors with Address Validation and Print & Scan. Teapplix integrates with multiple domestic and international carriers. Ensure fast delivery by automating your shipping with Teapplix ActionShip.
Teapplix customers can save even more money this year! This holiday season, there will be no holiday price increase on the most popular weight and zone ranges for Teapplix USPS Priority Mail shipping.
Inventory management is especially important during the busy sales season. Knowing how much product you have available lets you be strategic when ordering more products. It’s also a good idea to track what your most popular items and top sellers are. That way you can stock up before the increase in sales. This helps you maximize profit. Teapplix ActionShip lets you manage multiple internal and external warehouses. With QuickBooks integration, you can easily track your inventory and get the latest quantity data.
Now is the time to prepare for Black Friday and all of Cyber Week Each year, millions of consumers turn to online shopping for their holiday shopping needs. Is your eCommerce store ready to handle this increase in business? Take a look at your payment options and checkout process. Make sure you can meet customer delivery expectations. Automating your shipping with Teapplix ActionShip can help you ship faster and more accurately. Carefully track and monitor your inventory. Don’t run out of popular products and lose out on sales. By preparing for Black Friday now, you can maximize profits this holiday season.