For many SMBs, the Black Friday Weekend is a difficult sales holiday, not least because of the challenge of competing against the larger eCommerce players. Realistically, most SMBs cannot afford to match their price cuts and deals, nor gain the same levels of increased traffic over the weekend.
UK Black Friday sales reached £1.23 billion in 2016, a 12.2% increase on the £1.1 billion spent on the same day in 2015. Despite this success, however, the Black Friday Weekend harbours a plethora of challenges for retailers to tackle, from traffic spikes to high return costs.
If you have a website and use it to sell goods or services, then you'll be aware of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two of the biggest eCommerce holidays in the marketing calendar.
It’s not easy being an eCommerce retailer. It seems there’s always a new online shopping holiday to get ready for and it can be difficult to keep up. We’ve all heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but do you have a strategy in place for some of the lesser-known eCommerce events?