If you take a walk outside this afternoon, chances are it’s a warm day where you are, and maybe the sun is shining. Blink your eyes, though, and the weather will be colder, and the holiday peak season will be upon us.
Depending on your business and product focus, the annual mad dash from Thanksgiving to Christmas can make up a third or more of your yearly sales. So how well you execute in that brief period is crucial to your success, and there’s no such thing as being over-prepared.
But never fear – Multichannel Merchant has the summertime antidote to the impending annual shopping rush. Our first-ever Peak Season Summit 2017: Optimizing Black Friday through Cyber Monday and Beyond, will be held this Thursday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST.
The virtual event will feature merchant speakers from Shopko, The Golf Warehouse and Godiva Chocolatier addressing a range of issues, from synchronizing your demand forecast with labor needs and hiring, to maximizing the use of your DC space, working with partners and vendors, and handling all that comes after – breaking down operational performance, processing returns, etc.
[Related: see how The Golf Warehouse prepares for peak season, including demand and labor planning]
So no matter where you are in the peak season planning process – or how mature your operations – you’ll benefit from the insights and best practices shared at The Peak Season Summit 2017.
Attend as your schedule permits; the summit gives you flexibility to come and go throughout the day, and you can access on-demand sessions afterwards. You can also visit our virtual networking lounge to meet other attendees, and stop by the Summit Resource Center to view articles and reports addressing peak season.
So as you’re gearing up your operations ahead of the rush – lining up temp hires and readying your space before the temperatures drop – carve out some time on Thursday to join us at the Peak Season Summit. Hope to see you all there!