Safely Scaling Up for the Holiday Retail Season

As we are in the holiday season, how can you ensure that you scale-up safely?

Even in regular holiday seasons, there is so much for you to work through. Analyzing staffing requirements, in-store planning, and allocation of responsibilities are just a few things that need to be done.

COVID-19 adds another layer of complexity. If your stores are open, depending on their locations; there are added safety precautions that need to be put into place, more cleaning than usual is required, and you have to implement strict protocols for physical distancing.

In a situation like this, an experienced merchandising partner can help.

As you’re probably working with tighter budgets, we can help you with your seasonal staffing requirements so that you don’t have to incur massive recruitment and training costs yet are able to deliver your customers the experience they expect.

Some of the benefits of working with a merchandising partner who specializes in retail are:

  • The temporary staff they send to you are their employees, so they have already gone through background checks and trainings.
  • You can get experienced retail staff to join even on the shortest notice.
  • As these staff members are there to support, your core team can focus on other things like ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Most importantly – you can save costs and time when it comes to hiring and training.

This is not all, we can also support you with your e-commerce initiatives, particularly during the second wave of COVID-19, as some buyers are choosing to make their purchases online.

To prepare for the uncertainty it is critical to ensure that your e-commerce solutions are up and running. During the early days of the pandemic, companies that had e-commerce solutions in place were able to weather the storm in a better way.

Statistics Canada also shares that by the month of June, the proportion of e-commerce out of total retail sales was above the pre-pandemic share observed in February. In fact, on a year-over-year basis, retail e-commerce increased by 70.6%!

We offer complete e-commerce solutions from build-out all the way through to the fulfillment of orders. Our solutions are scalable, so you can easily ADAPT to a higher volume of online orders or a lower volume.

So, during this holiday season – we have your back!

We can help you deliver stellar customer service while maintaining a strong bottom line. Contact us to learn more about our solutions. Call 1-877-421-5081 or visit

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