Boost Your Holiday Sales with these
It's the Holiday Shopping Season so how do
you get holiday shoppers to buy from you? Here are some
#1) Mystery Holiday Hostess Party! Kick off
the shopping season by having a Holiday Mystery Hostess Party at
your home! Make sure you have plenty of holiday themed products
available for them to see & touch along with a lot of holiday gift
ideas! Set up a table with under $20 gifts and then another one
for under $5.00 stocking stuffers and so forth! Make sure you set
them up in a festive holiday display to get your guests into the
holiday spirit! Play holiday music in the background and serve
holiday themed refreshments!
Now on your invitations state this is a Holiday mystery hostess
party! Everyone who attends gets 1 entry....for each guest they
bring they earn another entry! For every $20 they spend they get
another entry and for every party they book at this party they get
3 entries! At the end of the party you draw a name...the winner
then becomes the Party Hostess! They earn all of the FREE hostess
gifts & credits for this party! Its a great way to gear them up
for the Holiday season and a great way for you to get sales &
#2) Hire yourself some Santa Sales Helpers! Give your friends &
family members biz cards and catalogs...have them gather orders
for you from their circle of friends, co workers and
family....(this works well for those who don't want to host a
party)....then reward them with a FREE thank you helper gift and a
discount on their personal order for helping you out!
#3) Hold a open house party for charity! 'Tis the season for
giving! Invite your guests and tell them the profits or proceeds
from this party will be donated to such and such charity for the
holiday season! This is great to do year after year! A lot of
people donate to charity during the holiday season...this way they
get something in exchange for their donation!
#4) Buy Holiday Themes Postcards or recycle holiday greeting cards
you received the previous year...cut off the backside that
contains wording and turn them into postcards to reuse! Mail them
out to everyone in your neighborhood letting them know they can
shop from you this holiday season instead of fighting crowds at
the local mall! If your recycling cards (free) and postage for
postcards is a lot cheaper then first class stamps! Its also a
GREAT way to introduce newbies in your neighborhood to your home
#5) Contact ALL past party hostesses and customers....offer
additional incentives for them to hold a party now....make sure
you tell them to SAVE their hard earned money and earn their GIFTS
for free with a party! For customers....offer them FREE gifts with
purchases or discounts! A lot of people are tired of fighting the
#6) Contact all the Senior Citizens or shut-ins in your town/city.
Its hard for them to GET OUT and do holiday shopping! Offer them
your personalized service! Show them your catalogs....you can even
offer gift wrapping service to them! A lot of seniors get
depressed at this time of year because they are not able to get
out like they want too...so they can be GREAT sources of extra
business for you! You are offering a GREAT service for them and
they appreciate the companionship too!
#7) Offer gift wrapping and shipping services to your customers
for a FEE. Men really like this service!
#8) Print up a Gift Ideas Sheet....section it off into the
following sections & include with all your catalogs!
a) Stocking Stuffers under $5.00
b.) Gifts under $10
c.) Gifts under $25
d.) Gifts over $25
e.) DREAM GIFTS (your most expensive items)
Limit yourself to listing ONLY 10 suggestions per each of those
categories. You will want to make 3 sections...one for Gifts for
the Ladies, Gifts for Men and Gifts for Children!
Customers can use this for ideas in their price range! You could
offer an additional special or discount if they purchase items off
your Gift Suggestion List!
#9) Offer Fundraisers if available from your business to those who
seek out fundraisers at this time of year! A lot of charities hold
#10) Donate items for Holiday Contests! Include a catalog, contact
sheet or business card and a discount coupon with the prize you
#11) Donate items to charity! Have a few items left over from a
kit or did a customer stick you for payment? Donate it to Charity!
Again, include your business card & info with the donation!
#12) Make a mission to leave your contact info & business info
with Every One you meet, greet, see, etc., this holiday season!
Maybe they don't need your services right now....but in the future
when they do, they will know who to contact!
#13) Make yourself available as much as possible during the
holiday season otherwise you could loose business & customers! If
you are going to be unavailable leave a automatic response on your
email stating when you will be available again....same with your
business answering machine & voice mail. Return calls & contacts
asap....a delay means your customer could go elsewhere!
#14) Holiday Themed Home Parties! Offer a themed party to your
holiday hostesses! One that I love is the Secret Santa Party!
Invite all of your gal pals to your secret Santa party...hold your
party as normal but tell your guests they are NOT buying for
themselves! You have them all write their names down and then each
guest draw a name....they then have to buy something from your
party for the guest whose name they had drawn. Set a limit for the
gift at an economical $15.....of course they can also decide to
purchase for themselves too! When the delivery comes in, you wrap
the gifts and label them....from their secret Santa...but in with
the gift you will put the person who was their secret santa....invite
all your guests back for a cookie exchange or a little
party....hand out the gifts! When the guest opens their gift they
will see who their secret Santa was and they get to keep the gift!
There are a lot of ways to make this Holiday Shopping Season Fun &
profitable! Be creative! Don't offer the same old thing as every
one else! Do your own FUN Creative Parties!