Holiday shopping is likely to look different this year. Between global supply chain challenges, increased consumer demand, and worldwide staffing shortages, online shopping has become more difficult than ever before.
That means it's essential to order your holiday gifts as early as possible before retailer inventory is thin or you have to wait extended periods for shipping.
Retail giants have already started offering holiday promotions earlier than usual to encourage shoppers to start early. Amazon even rolled out its "Black Friday-worthy" deals the first week of October, the earliest holiday start in the online retailer's history.
The holidays are the perfect time to connect with your team and customers and make them feel extra special!. So here's why it's best to plan your gifts well in advance this holiday season.
1. Raise morale during the busy holiday season
Keeping your team motivated ahead of the holiday season can be quite a task. The holidays are an exceptionally busy time of year, so it’s more important than ever to keep your team motivated and make them feel appreciated for all their hard work. Sending a holiday gift in mid-November during the hectic holiday months can go a long way in boosting team morale, avoiding productivity slumps, and strengthening business relationships. And with fewer companies than usual organizing holiday parties and events - a gift is a great way to spread a little bit of holiday happiness.
2. Remove the stress of last-minute gifting
If you wait until December, your gifts might not arrive until well after the holidays have passed. Scott Price, the President of UPS, recently said he half-jokingly tells people to "order your Christmas presents now because otherwise, on Christmas day, there may just be a picture of something that's not coming until February or March."
Make the best impression on your team and customers and remove the stress of last-minute gifting by getting a head start on their gifts, so they arrive in plenty of time for the holidays.
3. Give your recipients the best possible experience
Your employees and customers deserve the best possible gifting experience. The best way to ensure your recipient's favorite gift doesn't go out of stock and arrives on time is to send it in advance.
We highly recommend sending holiday gifts starting mid-November to ensure the best gift recipient experience! With Snappy, you can send one gift or 10,000 in seconds with no recipient address needed. Snappy has a dedicated Holiday Collection with gifts to suit every budget from $25 to $500, and we ship to 75+ countries.
Book a demo now to get a head start on planning for the holidays!