Tricks and Treats for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Beyond PART 1

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    Erin E.

    Hi Pierre,  

     

    You are so welcome and I so happy this helped you out. I know that you are a Black Friday Pro yourself, do you have any tips or tricks for our Community going into the Holiday Season? 

     

    Also, keep your eyes out as I will be posting the final part of the series tomorrow. In the meantime,  you can check out part using the link below

     

    Tricks and Treats for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Beyond PART 2

     

    I hope you have an amazing day yourself!

    -Erin

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    Pierre Gagnon - Logistics

    Thanks Erin for the reports suggestions. I'm pulling reports right now and compiling data to make sure we have enough stock for everyone.

    Have a wonderful day !

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    Pierre Gagnon - Logistics

    Sure why not. It's not exactly about Black Friday, more about respecting the shipping deadlines for the holiday season.

     

    For this trick we use a Canada Post grid (called the Delivery Standards) that lists the guaranteed shipping delays to every postal code in Canada. https://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/manual/PGdeliverystds-e.pdf

    We also use a set of Wikipedia pages that list all Canadian postal codes prefixes : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_postal_codes_of_Canada:_H

     

    With that, we build automation rules to apply tags (ex : ABSOLUTE DEADLINE DECEMBER 12TH) to every order based on the postal code prefixes, according to the specific shipping delay for that specific location.


    Obviously there can be shipping delays out of our control that could prevent the orders from reaching the customers right on time, so we try to always ship BEFORE that absolute deadline. Still it does help up sort of prioritize the orders, not just based on the order age, but by the actual urgency of the order. This ensures smooth and consistent shipping expectations for all of our customers during the Holiday season.

     

     

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    Erin E.

    Pierre, 

    That is an amazing tip and a great standard to carry into the Holidays, thank you for contributing that!

     

    Actually, on that note, If anyone needs a refresher here are links to all of our Shipping Deadline Blogs: 

     

    Shipping Deadlines US 2019

    Shipping Deadlines UK 2019

    Shipping Deadlines AU 2019

    Shipping Deadlines CA 2019

     

    Thanks again for your tip and for all of your contributions!

     

    -Erin: Your Friendly ShipStation Community Moderator.

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