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August 14, 2008 | eCommerce , Resources and Tools | WineDirect Admin

What are your holiday plans?

Did you know that search engine spiders may only crawl your site every month or so? Sometimes it’s even longer! If you want to make your products “searchable” come holiday season, it pays to start thinking about it now. Determine when your first promotions are scheduled and count back, you’ll need to update both product descriptions and keywords way before the holiday shoppers hit your store. When updating your information, make product descriptions relevant to holiday buying. Add enticing verbiage to your teaser and descriptions. “Staff favorite”, “Great gift idea”, and “Ships in a separate box” help the buyer picture your wine as a gift. An appealing description that is optimized for search can make the difference between a sale and a missed opportunity.

Are you planning to do corporate gifting? Determining what product(s) you’ll offer, your decorative packaging, and gift pricing are all factors to start thinking about early. But, coming up with your gift presentation is only half the battle. You also need to consider your targets: companies you already have relationships with, a purchased target list, your own DTC customers that own/operate businesses, etc. How are you reaching out to them? A nice printed piece, a personal visit? Companies often look for corporate gifting options far before the holiday arrives, so have your prep done early and be ready to sell, sell, sell.

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