Day #110 - Creating a Promotional Calendar

Creating a Promotional Calendar

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now” ….. anonymous quoteHave you ever shopped in a store that was dull and boring? You may not even recall the name of the shop because it was simply that uninteresting. As a retailer, you don't want your store to become one of those lackluster shopping experiences. A great way to avoid becoming mundane is by strategically planning promotional events for your retail store.This isn't the twice-a-year markdown sale your store has when you place all the season's leftover items on a table and smack a "Reduced" sign on the front. No, what I am referring to is a specially orchestrated promotion that can have a significant impact on product demand and sales. By planning exciting events over the  year, you're giving customers a reason to return to the store on a regular basis.What events did you have as part of your February Promotional Calendar?

Here are some ideas:

  • Valentines' Day
  • Ground Hog Day
  • Family Day
  • Was it's your store's  Anniversary
  • Your Birthday
  • Are you still clearing winter product
  • Is there something going on locally that you tagged into
  • Did you launch a new product
  • Was there a special interest event, like evening yoga classes

You should have 1 to 3 events happening each month.  Start with putting  a promotional calendar  together then send  the message out thru Constant Contact. This process  will Increase Awareness =  which Increases Traffic  = which Increases Sales.