10 Important Dates for every E-commerce Business

We are now officially in Autumn and Q4 and for every retail or e-commerce business, this means work levels are escalating fast.

If you have had your head in the sand about it then it isn’t too late. Here are 10 important dates coming up to make sure you are focused and ready to maximise on this busy time of year.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

October 31st – Hallowe’en Run some spooky promotions to encourage early shopping for Christmas

November 1st – World Vegan Day Veganism is growing, not just in food but also fashion

November 4th – Diwali Hindu Festival of Lights where families decorate their homes, get dressed up and celebrate the victory of good over evil, light over dark

November 5th – Bonfire Night. Best time to sell cosy beanies and gloves as we all commemorate Guy Fawkes

November 19th – International Men’s Day. Less known than the Women’s version but useful for male-focused brands

November 25th – Thanksgiving Mainly US-based where retailers reward their customers for their loyalty

November 26th – Black Friday The day with no rules in retail – crazy prices and deals abound

November 27th – Small Business Saturday A lovely celebration day encouraging people to shop small and support local businesses.

November 29th – Cyber Monday The biggest online shopping day – often with the best deals of the year.

December 26th – Boxing Day – the day the sales begin although often they start on the 25th now

Once you have these dates you have the framework for your promotions. It’s unlikely you will run promotions on all of these dates so choose the most relevant ones for your business. Take a deep breath and dive in! Remember, if you need help with your e-commerce ad activity on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest, get in touch