December 19, 2019
By this point in the peak season, most of us who work in fulfillment need an extra sales surge about as much as we need a hole in the head. After all, order volumes are already at their highest and our fulfillment centers are usually working overtime and at full capacity already.
But just like the Grinch couldn’t prevent Christmas from happening, we can’t stop these extra surges from coming – especially not if our marketing departments are effectively doing what they were hired to do: generating as much extra business as possible through seasonal ads, catalogs, coupons and direct mail campaigns.
Here at Verst, we feel your pain, because over the years, we’ve partnered closely with numerous companies who experienced major sales spikes late in the holiday game. And, while we can’t make ALL of that pain go away this holiday season, we can at least recommend a few practical remedies. For example:
Want to know more? Give us a shout, and we’ll be happy to get back with you (even if it’s after the holiday rush rather than before it).
Read other blog posts from this 12-part series entitled "The 12 Days of Peak Season":
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