Caroline and Kelly talk #allthingsholiday for getting your shop ready! Yes, it is only October, but it is never to early to be prepared!  Is your shop ready!?  Are you ready?  No worries!  In this episode Caroline and Kelly will help you get your holiday shit together by giving you great tips for preparing your etsy shop!

Assuming that your product line is done, Kelly and Caroline give great tips on how to update your online shop by giving it a holiday makeover!  Etsy shop owners be sure to click on the link below to grab the new updated holiday merchandise guide!

Etsy-Holiday Merchandising Guide

Give Your Listings a Refresh!

Caroline and Kelly give great tips to help you get the most out of using tags and give great examples of keywords to use for this holiday season. Setting up collections for the holidays are a great way to help your customers find what they need for their special someone!  

Brainstorm, Brainstorm, Go to Etsy and see what’s popping up -Caroline

Line up Holiday Help

How do you tackle the busy holiday season and stay sane while running your shop?!  Kelly gives great tips on how you can recruit help during the holiday season without having to hire someone! Be prepared in advance and do not be afraid to ask for help from family and friends.  Dont stay up all night packaging your orders….GET HELP!!!  Do you have kids home with you during the day?  Caroline talks about how lining up extra care for your kiddos is necessary to get work done!

People can do things, just show them the way -Kelly

Stock up on supplies

Kelly and Caroline talk about how important it is to not run out of supplies this holiday season!  You don’t want ot have to make a supply run and pay more for them!   Check out Kelly’s  Holiday Stock Up Checklist below to make sure you have what you need for your shop!  Kelly also talks about her favorite label maker!!  It is the shipping tool that has changed her life!

Holiday Stock Up Checklist

Setting your order/shop deadlines

How do Kelly and Caroline handle the Christmas rush and their shop deadlines?  Kelly and Caroline give great tips on setting up shop deadlines and why having these deadlines in place is so important.  For help on setting those shipping date deadlines, visit USPS, FedEX, and UPS to see their holiday deadlines and adjust your shipping times to fit your needs!  Kelly talks about the different shipping options she offers for her shop, how they work, and how she has them set up.  Caroline gives great tips on using sliders on your website and what important information should be included on them.

You have got to put boundaries on holiday time -Caroline

I had to immerse myself in a sugar cookie comma -Kelly

Give Your Customers A Little Holiday Magic

Who doesn’t like a little holiday magic or surprise?!  Kelly gives great tips how to spruce up your holiday packaging and give it that WOW factor!  Do you offer something special with your packaging?  Kelly and Caroline talk about the different ways they thank their customers with a little gift in every package they send out!  A little change can make a big difference! It is important to talk to your customers and find out what they need!  Find out what big piece of advice Caroline has to offer to keep her shop and life running smoothly!

Links/Websites Mentioned

Dymo Label Maker

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