The Holiday season is upon us. Time to start featuring products for Christmas. Only 9 days until Thanksgiving. Then the shopping really begins!
Here are some categories that are usually popular:
– Games and Toys
I have a client that fits perfectly into the Jewelry category. The site is http://www.discountwatchstore.com/. They have over 2,600 watches from over 25 name and designer brand.
Any other categories or web sites that have caught your eye?
How do you feel coupons work for merchants as we enter into the Christmas season?
Coupons will always enhance sales. The question is, how much of a discount do you need to give during the months of November and December? Most sites don’t realize that this is the perfect time to generate more sales, but make more profit. For exmaple, the usual discount might be 10%. For November and December, the discount can be lowered to 5% to save on the bottom line. There are many quality coupon sites that could help take advantage of the increased holiday traffic, no matter how much the discount may be. This being said, merchants still need to keep an eye on what their competitors are doing. This might alter what I mentioned above.
Coupons are great at generating sales through affiliates. A couple of bits of advice: Pick and choose your coupon affiliates carefully and work with ones that will add impact. There are thousands of them and it’s best to focus on some biggies and ones that have reach inside your product niche. Try to accomplish something with the coupons. See if you can drive up your average order by offering ” free shipping on orders over $50″ or ” buy 3 shirts, get one free” Happy Holiday Selling!Wade Tonkin