It’s that time of year again when consumers across the world are going into present buying mode. This means you’ll be busier than ever and have a lot of demand to meet.
The key to maximizing your success this winter is to make sure your online shopping experience is top quality. And that includes making sure your checkout process is streamlined and lets customers complete a purchase with the minimum of fuss.
And, well… we’re in the Christmas spirit here at FasterPay! So, we’ve put together a list of tips for boosting your sales this Christmas.
To keep your supply chain free from any snags, be prepared for a holiday season rush.
Mailing systems across the world slow down a great deal over Christmas as the influx of extra packages leads to a backlog.
That means customers can be left disappointed on Christmas Day if they make last-minute purchases.
To get around that, let everyone know to get their orders in early! Send out newsletters to existing customers and leave a banner up on your website.
The sooner customers get their orders in, the sooner they’ll receive their goods. It’s important to avoid disappointment and to ensure you don’t receive any backlash for late arrivals out of your control.
Part of your Christmas strategy will also include stepping up your processing, packaging, and shipping of goods.
You’ll need extra time and effort (plus, potentially more staff) to get all the extra orders done in timely fashion.
The more time you have for this, and the better your strategy, the better you’ll be able to keep up with customer demand.
With online shopping shooting through the roof, you need your online shop to perform well during the Christmas rush.
So, check your system is ready to handle the level of transactions you’re expecting to face.
You need a dependable platform, one that’ll manage your transactions quickly and securely. With competitors locally and worldwide, it’s important to ensure you’re delivering a high level of shopping satisfaction for customers.
Seamless one-click ordering, supporting global alternative payment methods, and fast payment speeds. You’ll need the lot! And that’s where we can help you out.
FasterPay is an excellent option if you’re looking for a totally seamless and effective payment processing platform for the winter rush.
You can easily integrate our payment platform into your website. Seriously, you don’t need any coding experience! All you have to do is add an API to your site and you’re good to go.
And you get lots of great features like:
We have a full FasterPay for business guide if you need further help this Christmas. That’s free to read. On the house!
But let’s have a look at a few more Christmas business tips to get you prepped for the month ahead.
Want to get customers excited to make more purchases? Then a nifty sale or two is a great start.
Whether it’s goods or services you’re offering, think big about what your customers are looking for. Consider new subscription packages, for example, to entice Christmas shoppers to commit to a long-term plan.
Or just wow them with discounts on your goods to get stock out of the door and into homes.
But the trick is to be smart about it! Don’t just hack 10% off for the sake of it. Think about what works for your target audience and take it from there.
Had a great Christmas run? Don’t let it stop there! Channel your success into the year ahead with even more promotions and even better service.
Think big! Ramp up your social media efforts to win more attention, introduce new stock, excite your customers with new opportunities, or expand into new markets.
Opportunity is on the horizon and Christmas is a fantastic reminder of just that! So, get your ideas in check and hit the New Year in style.
To take advantage of FasterPay’s merchant services, all you need to do is create a free FasterPay business account now and get started.
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