Are you ready for Black Friday?

Already retailers are preparing for Black Friday, the most competitive sales event ahead of Christmas. There’s been lots of successes on Black Friday for retailers over the last few years, but careful planning is a must. So how can companies ensure they are prepared for the rush of Black Friday?

Are you multi-talented? Companies should start thinking about training employees in multiple skills on the warehouse floor, to ensure that the demand for delivery times is met.

Ease the demand. Lots of companies are now engaging with Black Friday by holding sales for the entire WEEK of Black Friday, under the same banner. By making sales periods longer, companies can avoid the rush of a one-day sale which can put massive strain on the supply chain.

Value your employees! It’s a busy time of year, which can be made worse by employees leaving due to pressure. Companies should keep an open culture of good communication, and maybe consider employing temporary workers to support the team – they’ll appreciate it!

The key to success on Black Friday is good planning, preparation and flexibility – and in today’s competitive market, companies must make it count!

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