No one wants their Christmas presents to arrive late. Keep your customers informed about your company's shipping dates so their gifts arrive on time, and you will boost customer satisfaction. A quick SMS, email or voicemail reminder to customers (and a bonus discount marketing campaign for holiday shopping) keeps them up to date in the always hectic holiday season.
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Green Monday, December 9: This day falls on the second Monday in December. If you're shipping items by traditional mail and not express post, you will want to have them in the mail by Green Monday in order for the items to arrive in time for Christmas. Send out a reminder text message or email to your customers to ensure that they don't miss this date.
Free Shipping Day, December 12: On this day, the majority of online stores provide free shipping for items purchased, with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. Each store will have its own restrictions, so be sure to check with the individual retailer before you make a purchase. If you have an online business, it is a great idea to offer Free Shipping Day. It is an incentive for customers to purchase, and customers will also purchase more if they know they do not have to pay for shipping costs.
December 11-18: If you're sending packages to rural areas, ship them by these dates to ensure that they reach their destination before Christmas. Check with the individual shipping company to see what their specific cutoff date is.
December 20-22: If you're sending packages to main urban centers, the cutoff date is usually between the 20th and the 22nd. Check with the shipping company for exact dates.
On December 24th and 25th, some major shipping companies do offer express services if you're desperate.
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