Major Holiday Shopping Dates for eCommerce business in Q4 of 2015
Have you saved the Important Holiday Shopping dates in your calendar? All of us know that online shopping demand is increasing during special holiday such as Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Hanukkah, Free Shipping Day, Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve etc. Basically, an astute eCommerce merchant would set special notification in their calendar of such days to plan how to boost the online sales accordingly. This is because these special days and occasions require planning, your stock in advance.
There are several ways in which you can nurture the impulsive buying sensations of your customers that is by marking the demand dates, jazz up your store, update your catalogue, offer freebies and discounts, create a time period for the cart, engage more on social media platforms. These tips without a shadow of doubt help you in gearing up your online eCommerce store for the holiday shopping dates and mark your date book.
Highest sold gifts and stuff during important shopping holidays
- Tech Products
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Sporting Goods/Gears
- Gift Cards
- Video Games
- Food and more.
What retailers must add in their online store during the holiday shopping season?
- Multiple Shipping options
- Free/discounted shipping
- Ability to create an account
- Guest shopping facility
- Flexibility of delivery options
- Easy return policy
- Uncomplicated Checkout
- Live customer service
- Online tracking facility
- Easy exchange
- Variety of brands/ products
Which are the special upcoming eCommerce Shopping Holidays?
The below mentioned are power shopping days, which are exploding sales of the whole kit and caboodle. Did you know that retail eCommerce holiday sales grew approximately 7% in 2014, sufficient to push the total to $101.9 billion? Moreover, the days with the major year-over-year profits in eCommerce spending were 32% on Thanksgiving Day, and 26% on Black Friday, while Cyber Monday saw a comparatively lesser gain of 17%, likely because there was more order by device on this day. So, the mobile optimized eCommerce site will be a huge game changer for the shopping holiday season 2015.
Halloween: (31st Oct’ 2015)
Halloween is a big time of year for specialty and niche eCommerce retailers. It’s most popular in North America as it is traditionally a night to reminisce the dead and was aligned on autumn harvests or feasts. Nowadays, Halloween is a commercialized non-official holiday where kids and adults dress up in bizarre costumes, go trick or treating, do Halloween parties, visit ghostly house attractions, and watch scary movies etc. So, for preparation that goes into Halloween such as costumes, food, drinks, decorations and more a lot of retailers now create exclusive promotions.
Thanksgiving: (26th Nov’ 2015)
The Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November marked by spiritual observances and a customary meal including turkey. This day is also centered on shopping as it indicates the formal start of the holiday shopping season with great shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
During this day, there are high online sales of electronics, apparel, home appliances and personal care products and more
Black Friday: (27th Nov’ 2015)
Black Friday has been labeled one of the demanding shopping days of the year since 2005 as it created a record in the history of shopping. It befalls the day after American Thanksgiving, which is the fourth Friday of November. A lot of retailers offer special deals and discounts to attract buyers into their stores. There is a huge deluge of online shoppers the entire day and night as well to grab the best deals offered.
During this day, there are high online sales of clothing, accessories, handbags, electronics, books, furniture, cookware, food & beverages and a lot more.
Cyber Monday: (30th Nov’ 2015)
This Monday is an unusual day than usual Mondays with blues. Cyber Monday is entitled as one of the largest online shopping days of the year. A lot of online merchants had observed a tremendous increase in sales on the Monday from a trend of big discounts and promotions being launched online. Cyber Monday has rapidly grown in popularity over the last few years across a number of countries. Once a single day, now Cyber Monday and Black Friday has combined to become a mega-shopping weekend for merchants, giving discounts and promotions that continue the entire weekend.
During this day, there are high online sales of clothing, accessories, handbags, electronics, books, furniture, cookware, food & beverages and more.
Hanukkah: (6th Dec – 14th Dec’ 2015)
Hanukkah is a time of family closeness, celebration, and reminiscence. A representative of the phenomenon of the oil that continued eight days, Hanukkah is also known as the festival of lights and is enjoyed for eight days and nights. The majority of the Jewish families gift each other on Hanukkah. Some celebrate one day of gifting while others give gifts on each of the eight days. If you are shopping for the perfect gifts, think about these ideas like Menorah, Dreidel, Gelt, gift bags and baskets, toys, Gifts for the entire family, books, electronics and more.
Free Shipping Day: (18th Dec’ 2015)
Free Shipping Day is a synchronized one-day, online shopping event in which thousands of merchants partake and offer free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve. Did you know the number of chipping in the retailers in the Free Shipping Day event increased 10 times in just 3 years? And, combining the last 2 years, spending on Free Shipping Day has surpassed $1 billion. Everything from the pin to the plane is purchased on this day.
Christmas Day: (25th Dec’ 2015)
Christmas is one of those holidays is filled with cheer, joy, and surprises. Whether you are celebrating a secular or religious Christmas, your day is filled with happiness, Christmas Day used to be the time for the family to sit around the TV screen previously, but more and more families are likely to spend time on Christmas Day shopping online.
During this day, there are high online sales of things like Electronic gadgets, Jewelry, Watches, teddy bears, greeting cards, photo frames, chocolates and more.
Boxing Day: (26th Dec’ 2015)
Boxing Day is the day of sharing, caring and loving, it is one such occasion when the most ‘prosperous in society’ get a chance to show appreciation to the people who serve them. It is a token of gratitude or you can say, a way of revealing acknowledgment for their service.
During this day, there are high online sales of things such as candy favors, wine, food items, clothing and a lot more.