For consumers, thinking about the holidays a week after Labor Day can seem a bit nonsensical. But in the world of online retail, holiday planning in the fall is just part and parcel of the industry (pun intended).
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are only about 10 weeks away. And if this year is anything like 2017, you can expect online sales to once again have year-over-year double-digit growth. So if you want to get your share of the billions shoppers are projected to spend this holiday season, you need to get all of your shipping ducks in a row — now.
Without further ado, here is the ShipStation 2018 Holiday Shipping Deadlines infographic:
Note: We’ll be updating this graphic once we have the finalized dates from USPS.
“Don’t agonize. Organize.”
– Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
If you use our holiday shipping deadlines infographic to start your holiday prep now, you’ll have plenty of time to calculate your own shipping cut off dates. And once you know your shipping schedule, you can start optimizing your shipping workflow to handle increased order volume. Plus, you’ll have more time to decide on which shipping promotions are best for your business and your customers.
As an added bonus, posting your 2018 shipping deadlines on your homepage can encourage consumers to start thinking about holiday shopping a little early, as well.
Speaking of …
Hey there, shoppers! Feel free to take advantage of our holiday shipping deadlines infographic, too. Because let’s be honest: even consumers need to have a holiday strategy these days.
Be sure to keep an eye on the ShipStation blog over the next couple months. We’ll be sharing expert advice on how to make this year’s holidays your most profitable ever.