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Tips to Prepare for the Holidays

Consider how people's buying habits change this time of year

The year-end months of November and December are typically dominated by consumers scouring stores for deals and discounts on holiday gift purchases. This surge in holiday spend can comprise as much as a fifth of merchants' annual sales.

Retailers should prepare for the all-important fourth quarter that can make them profitable for an entire year. Here are a few tips that can be followed to make the holiday season run smoother and become even more profitable for merchants.

Order Holiday Merchandise in Advance

It is critical at this time of year to have available stock for consumers. Ordering it early means it has a better chance of being available at the right time.

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