Its Never to Early to Get Ready for Holiday Sales in Your Direct Sales Business

Copyright Chris Carroll and DirectSalesTalk. If you see this on any other site without my byline, please let me know.

I know it is scary to think about it, but the Holidays are really right around the corner. With October knocking on our door, 3rd quarter is when direct sales and party plan businesses can really make an impact on sales. Starting to plan your sales now means you can make some serious cash and take your business to the next level.

Many of the direct sales businesses have their holiday books out or shipping very soon. One of the first things you want to make sure that you do is to purchase any demos you need now, before they are sold out. Holiday product are in limited supply since your company does not want left overs so your demos are in limited supply too.

Next, get your calendar ready. Mark out your party days, plan your Open Houses and get prepared to sell. Check your supplies and work ahead in the next few weeks gathering items for drawings or special promos that you may want to incorporate into your parties or Open House.

Get your lists ready for invitations to your Open House and any special events that you are attending or holding. Work on any special mailings needed for post card or flyer announcements and order supplies for that or work on your graphics, if you are printing them yourself. Also place your holiday card order so those can go out early to remind people of your services.

Order your cello wrap for gift baskets and products so you can wrap purchases as gifts, if that is a service you offer.

Start booking your Holiday parties now before the crush in on. Let your hostesses know that booking now will guarantee them the perfect spot and some great gifts too. Lots of new items to excite them! Get your new catalogs in to the hands of your customers now so they can be excited too and plan their purchases.

Talk to people about starting their business now in time for the holiday sales. By adding recruits before the holiday is here, you are setting them up for success. Big sales during the holidays help make it harder for people to leave or slow down after the holiday is done, not to mention they love making money for Christmas!

By taking some time now to plan for your busiest sales quarter, you are going to be ahead of schedule and have no stress going into the big Holiday push. Plan your work and work your plan will mean serious success in growth and sales in your direct sales party plan business this holiday season!

copyright Chris Carroll 2011

Holiday Sales Techniques for the Direct Seller

Since we right in the middle of the holiday push, I thought it would be a great time to send out some tips on getting your special Holiday products seen and sold!

Holiday Sales Techniques

Capitalizing on holiday sales is an important function in your direct sales business. Holidays are an important time in the year for anyone in Retail, even the big conglomerates. Everywhere we go we are blasted with ads to buy this or that. You cannot live without it, whatever It is. So how can a work at home business get a piece of the pie?

Here are a few things you can do to sell your product this season.

First of all, you need to market yourself correctly. Are you focusing your ads on the correct customer base for your business? This may seen like a simple concept, but the tighter you market your products, the better your ads will work. You will see a higher return on your ads.

Write an effective ad! Focus on a few items instead of the whole book. Use catchy titles. Create the need and be descriptive. What service are you offering? Product, shipping, wrapping?

Look for something to set your business apart from the masses. Find a niche with respect to your holiday line. Does your company have special lines, or scents for the holidays?

Create special groupings and price them accordingly. Do gift baskets and market them to men for their wives. Wish lists work well too for wives to hint to their hubby’s of their desires. Dress up regular items with holiday flair.

Craft shows are an excellent way to make a hit. Open houses are an Awesome way to treat your customers to some time with you and some great items as well. Don’t forget church bazaars or get together with other vendors and do your own show.

Do a special sale by flyer or phone. Check out consignment shops. Carry product with you and some cute wrappings and have gifts on the fly.

Put on your thinking cap! Each of our businesses is unique because we are all unique. Capitalize on that and do something out of the norm. Remember the phrase, expect the unexpected? That’s how you need to look at your business and you will become the unexpected! What an awesome business you will create!

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Chris Carroll is a sales professional that has made direct sales her business of choice and enjoys sharing with others. You can sign up for tips on managing and increasing your business at her site DirectSalesTalk. You can also find her at her business site Beauty On A Budget. If you would like to use this article for your newsletters or website, all links must be live and clickable.