As summer comes to a close it’s time to start thinking about, and planning for, the busiest time of year at many wineries.
With the busy OND season fast approaching, are you prepared for the uptick in sales and the increased order volume in fulfillment operations? Whether you self-fulfill, or use a 3rd party fulfillment partner, we’ve put together an OND checklist that includes wine eCommerce best practices as well as practical steps you can take now to ensure that nothing is left to chance when processing and shipping your holiday orders.
Here’s a sneak peek of what's included:
Make sure your packages arrive on time for the holidays!
For your reference, you will find the WineDirect 2016 Holiday Shipping Schedules here. Make sure you communicate your schedules to your customers and post on your website.
Don’t forget to coordinate closely with your fulfillment house and/or shipper
- Coordinate with your 3rd party shipper inventory requirements and setup in September
- Make sure your wine shipping provider is prepared to keep up with holiday volumes
- Consider pre-built gift bundles as an option for ease in fulfillment
Plan your holiday offerings early
Whether you’re creating an online holiday sale page, or planning for holiday emails to your customers to promote sales, creating these in advance will pay dividends as the days become more hectic.
Ready to nail OND? Download our checklist today!