As of this posting, there are exactly 125 working days until Christmas.
Let that sink in for a moment, eh?
It may seem like a long time, but we all know how quickly time passes! Before you know it we’ll be in the thick of the Back to School season, and then Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the biggest shopping season of the year!
Is your business ready?
Take some time this month, during the lazy days of summer, and make a plan. Put together a list of new products you want to have on your shelves (virtual or otherwise!) for the holiday shopping season. Pull out a list of older products you want to promote, color combinations you want to use, and anything else that inspires you.
Then put it on your calendar and figure out how much you need to do each of those 25 working weeks between now and Christmas in order to make your plan happen. How many products do you have to make each month in July, August, September, and October? How many supplies do you need to order? Do you want to have special holiday cards or gift wrap to include with your orders? When do you need to get that in stock?
Making a plan now means you’ll have more time for celebrating when the season arrives, and less time wasted on panicking.