If your email inbox is anything like ours, you’re probably already getting ads for holiday décor and gift ideas. Admittedly, it feels a little earlier than usual. And for good reason. Supply chain issues are still dogging most every industry—from cars, to coffee, to computer chips. That includes the branded merchandise and apparel industry, too.
Truth is, if you have plans for Q4 or holiday gifting, you really do need to think and act on them now. And not just because the holiday promotions seem earlier and earlier each year. With a little bit of planning and flexibility, your holidays can still be merry, bright, and a lot less stressful.
We get it. It’s hard to think about holiday gifting when temps are still in the 80’s and 90’s. But getting your holiday gifting orders placed now will ensure you’ve got the most product selection, plenty of time for customization, and enough time to get your product delivered in advance of your event, holiday gifting, etc.
Consider your options
Got your heart set on a particular product, brand, or style? We get it. Sometimes it’s hard to look at other products once you’ve got something particular in mind. Especially when there are seemingly endless other products. Be open to looking at several different items to maximize the opportunity you’ll get what you want when you want it.
You’ve found the product you want, add it to your order, only to find it’s gone before you can complete the transaction. It happens with our suppliers, too. Our recommendation is that once we’ve found what you’re looking for, confirm the order immediately. While the price quote may be good for days or weeks, someone else may swoop in and make their order before you’ve approved yours.
As always, the team here at The Dunstan Group is here to help. Make your holiday and Q4 plans less stressful – and a whole lot more creative! Connect with us now, and let’s get to work.