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November 2013

It's time to get holiday items moving from your online shop. Read below for this month's tips on how to get those sales moving.

As you're getting your holiday crafts together, consider posting some in our marketplace! There's no reason not to, and it just might reach the audience you're looking for!

Happy selling!

FNO Newsletter Editor

5 Tips to Maximize Online Holiday Shopping Sales
By Jon Skulemowski

Consumers will be logging on ecommerce sites searching for holiday gifts and deals very soon. The traditional kickoff for holiday buying is Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving. Last year, Black Friday sales through the following Monday, 'Cyber Monday', accounted for 18% of total online holiday sales. U.S. online sales topped $1 billion on Cyber Monday alone. Perfect your marketing and delivery plans as the year's most lucrative shopping season draws near. Here we have created a few tips to be get the most from this season:

  • Consider Free Shipping - Users are more inclined to buy, especially around the holiday season, if shipping is free. Many people are expecting to pay a few dollars more for shipping, but they will show their thanks for free shipping by taking advantage of the promotion and buying a few extra items.

  • Send Holiday Themed Email - Try sending newsletters with holiday-oriented content. Timely, holiday-oriented content is generally well-received by the general public. This is a way for you to showcase features products and give customers additional visual gift ideas. Inform them the promotions are available for a limited time and don't forget to mention the gift cards!

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Word of mouth is the best form of advertising, and we'd like to thank you for spreading the word about FNO. You could be earning extra cash just by referring fellow vendors or festival participants to FNO.

Quick info about our affiliate program:

  • We pay $5 for each new pro member you send our way.
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