Summer is almost over.
For retailers, that means preparing for the holiday season. In fact, holiday sales can account for over 30% of a retailer's annual sales.
This is because many shoppers wait until the end of the year to make their purchases. For example, 55% of consumers plan to visit stores on shopping days like Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
Preparing Yourself for the Upcoming Holiday Season
So how do you make sure that you're prepared for the upcoming holiday season?
The truth is that it's all in the preparation.
In our line of business, we've seen that the most successful retailers start preparing as early as August.
The first step in preparing your warehouse for holiday fulfillment is deciding on a warehouse management system (WMS) that fits your needs.
Once you select a suitable WMS (or if you have one already), follow the timeline below to ensure that you're ready to reap the rewards of busy season:
BONUS: Before you read further, download our Warehouse Management Software Whitepaper to see how Logiwa uses real-time data to help you get up to 100% inventory accuracy and execute advanced fulfillment strategies like wave planning.
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Written by Erhan Musaoglu
Erhan Musaoglu is the CEO and Co-Founder of Logiwa.