Black Friday 2010: Social Networking Tips for Increasing Sales

With the holiday season just around the corner, and important shopping dates on our calendars such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, now is the time to start thinking about fun, seasonal promotions and discount deals to pull in the present customers plus new ones.

When we think of American events throughout the year, we tend to think about Thanksgiving. The months of October and November can be equally important for the retail industry. November holds events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday in which shoppers can pick up some great bargains and watch their money stretch a little further. Present indications have shown that many Facebook fans get equally excited about holiday themed promotions. There are many ways to spread your offerings and we have listed just a few. Firstly with most things word of mouth is always encouraging. Why not hold the “Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner.” According to Wildfire, running a sweepstake would be a good idea. Try out two Thanksgiving feasts including the usual turkey, pumpkin pie etc, promote one for the winner and one for the friend that recommended the sweepstake in the first place.

To encourage social networking at these busy times, try out a Thanksgiving Recipe Contest. People can send in their famous family recipes using photos. Include everyone by way of a Thanksgiving themed virtual gift, such as a hilarious image of a turkey, or friends and family poised around the dinner table. For every gift sent, a donation of $1 could be given to a hunger-relief charity of your choice. With Black Friday fast approaching, think about trying out a Black Friday coupon especially designed for your items. Offer high value discounts either individually or as a group. For instance, to reel in more people, a reduced product could be available to a certain amount of consumers on the understanding that they have to buy before it expires.

Using a similar resource for Cyber Monday, aim at offering unique online coupon codes, or try out a lucky dip of “mystery codes” ranging from 10% off items, free shipping or 70% taken off on presentation of a coupon.

What are you doing to promote your goods? Let us know. To check out more on this log onto Wildfire.