February 7th, 2008
Do you know that Christmas starts right in June or July? You don’t believe me? Then read below.
The situation is like that: it is the middle of summer in the country (may be the beginning of Autumn). The weather is still warm and everyone enjoys sunshine, barbecues and short nights under the sky full of stars. It would seem that Christmas is the last thing on people’s minds.
Nevertheless, there are certain people who worry and sweat when they hear Christmas mentioned even now. They are Product Manufacturers, Wholesale Suppliers, and Retailers.
Why? Have you ever noticed that at this time of the year almost all the manufacturers introduce their new product lines for the next year. The goods like swimwear are replaced by sweaters and winter-wear on shop counters.
At the same time the celebrations of the holidays are a long way away, but the manufacturers and all the other parties involved into sales get ready for the season. Wholesalers prepare their warehouses for new products that are to come a little later. Retailers start planning advertising campaigns for the new collections and products.
Holidays are coming much faster than you expect, and for the sellers it is even more obvious.
Home-based business is in no way different. If you own an Internet store you have to think about Christmas in June If you don’t want to miss the Holiday Season Sales Blitz.
Keep in mind that up to 40% of all purchases are made during these short two weeks before the December Holiday vacation. This is the time all the sellers look forward to.
Moreover, in some industries over 60% and 70% of products are sold at the given time. The purchases come as Gifts. Gifts for the people who buy them. When they have got some extra cash during the year, they are eager to spend the money on themselves.
The sales of products are not uniform. They sharply rise at the end of each year (read: the time of Christmas) and then fall. But they do not fall to the level that was before Christmas, they stay higher. That means that each year retailers gain more and more money from their clients. Another tendency is the following: up to 75% of online sales are made by the owners of Internet stores who do not have their own warehouses (like you and me). And that sounds great!
Moreover, the area is growing rapidly, at the moment up to 40% of all Internet users already purchase products online.
To sum up, note the following facts:
- Internet sales are growing fast
- Up to 40% of purchases are made during the Holiday Season
- Start getting ready for the season long before it comes so that when it comes you are ready to deliver first-rate goods and services to your customers