holidays

2017 “Uncommon” Holiday Calendar

Keep these whimsical and traditional holidays on your radar to liven up your store’s promotions all year long!

Back by popular demand, we’ve updated our “uncommon” holiday calendar for 2017. Leverage these lesser-known, playful observances for creative promotions that will enhance your customers’ in-store experience and boosts sales!

FEBRUARY

Cherry Month:
Who knew the month of February was Cherry Month? To give the typical Valentines Day displays a little variety, or simply to start the red-and-pink displays extra early, pull together all cherry-scented products in one place for the ultimate sweet spot.

Shoppers Want to Chat With Brands on Mobile Devices

A recent study of more than 2,100 U.S. residents found that 62% of them expect live chat to be available on mobile devices, and 82% would use it. The survey, which was commissioned by Moxie Software, also identified the rising trend of live online chat for sales and support assistance and found that 75% of survey respondents would prefer to use live online chat versus calling to speak with an agent.

Multitudes Expected to Shop Day After Christmas

Up to 60% more shoppers than last year are expected to walk through retailers’ doors on Dec. 26 this year. According to ShopperTrak—a provider of retail and mall foot-traffic counting services—consumers will shop in droves the day after Christmas because it falls on a Monday for the first time in six years. Dec. 26 is expected to rank third in foot traffic for the holiday shopping season, surpassed only by Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and Super Saturday, the Saturday one week before Christmas.