Small Business Saturday is this weekend! Because you are a smart and resourceful business owner, you have everything organized. You have your great Small Business Saturday deal to offer, and you are as prepared as possible for the weekend shopping rush. But, no matter how prepared you are for this holiday shopping season, there will inevitably be some logistical speed bumps along the way. Today, we are covering some common holiday hiccups to watch out for and tips on how to deal with them.
What Could Go Wrong?
Specifically, for this year, there are a lot of challenges that are facing small businesses. Every industry has been affected by the nationwide worker shortage. This has resulted in a domino effect. Possible outcomes of this could be supply shortages, delays in services, or delayed product orders. So, how do you deal with this?
Stick To Your Plan!
The best way to cope with these unexpected holiday hiccups is to stick to your plan, try to prepare as well as you can, and communicate with your clientele.
If you have the opportunity, try stocking up on your inventory now. It is not too late! Yes, supply chains have been affected due to the pandemic. But there is still a week left. Call your fulfillment centers and get quotes on delivery times and make sure you know your inventory limitations now before the holiday rush.
The next step is to make sure you communicate with your clientele. One way to do this is to create a landing page for your website. Maybe you can not do anything actively to deal with delays or supply shortages. Having something up where clients and customers can see it will give them more confidence in you.
The bottom line is, hiccups happen. The best way to deal with them is to take advantage of this coming week to get as much inventory together and as organized as you can be. If there are issues that are out of your hands, make sure you are communicating effectively with your clientele.