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Peak Planning

 

Planning for the holiday season is no easy feat. That’s why we’ve gathered the latest research, trends and best practices to help you as you plan for before and after the holidays.

Planning for Peak

The peak holiday shopping season is fast approaching with many retailers still figuring out how to welcome back customers within the constraints of our new normal. This year’s peak season will see very different trends and surges than previous, with the most notable being earlier than normal shopping volumes. However, consumer behavior is still largely unpredictable given the uncertainty surrounding COVID–19 and vaccinations. Planning for peak season now is of the utmost importance.

To have a successful peak, retailers and brands will need to have a robust omnichannel infrastructure with plans in place for fulfillment, supply chain, inventory optimization, and customer care. As part of our mission to help clients succeed, we’ve put together resources to help you plan for peak.

Preparing for Holiday Shopping Season 2021

Holiday shopping can be a little unpredictable, especially with current events. Here are our 5 predictions for this peak season.
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How to Prepare for Peak 2021

Learn how to strengthen last mile operations to ensure delivery windows are met and customers are happy with our latest Tech Guide.
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How to Prepare for Peak 2021 Pt. 2: Technology

Consumer purchasing behavior is showing an uptick in ecommerce sales. Here’s how you can win the holiday season with a digital-first strategy.
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How to Prepare for Peak 2021 Pt. 3: Associate Shortages

This peak there’s predicted to be an employee shortage. We explore 3 solutions to combat the shortage.
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5 Holiday Shopping Predictions for 2021

Holiday shopping can be a little unpredictable, especially with current events. Here are our 5 predictions for this peak season.
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Last Mile Solutions: Building the Right Tech Ecosystem

Learn how to strengthen last mile operations to ensure delivery windows are met and customers are happy with our latest Tech Guide.
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Winning Peak Season with a Digital First Retail Environment in Mind

Consumer purchasing behavior is showing an uptick in ecommerce sales. Here’s how you can win the holiday season with a digital-first strategy.
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How Predictive Analytics Can Help Prepare You for Peak

When it comes to planning, data is king. We look at three key areas predictive analytics can make your holiday strategy planning easier.
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2021 Holiday Retail Forecast Report

See responses from 100 retailers and view how they plan on leveraging online shopping and omnichannel services this holiday season.
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Managing Post-Peak

Peak season doesn’t end after the holiday rush is through; in fact, that’s when the third phase of peak season begins and the focus shifts from fulfillment and inventory optimization to reverse logistics and implementing lessons learned. From January through early March, it’s just as important to have a plan for maintaining peak season operations as it is from September through December.

Post peak planning will need to account for extended return periods, gifts still arriving weeks after the holidays, determining how long to keep seasonal employees, and training customer service representatives to handle the aftermath of holiday deals.

Below, we’ve curated resources and advice from Radial’s experts to help you navigate a successful post-peak season.

The Cyber 5 Holiday Report

Find out how retailers fared during the busiest time of the year, in the middle of a pandemic. You’ll also see fulfillment strategies to carry into 2021.
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Post Holiday Returns Management: How to Handle the Influx

Returns are predicted to scale more than 70 billion dollars this year. That’s a 73% increase over the current 5-year average. Here are the 4 ways to handle the influx in returns.
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Battling Return Fraud and Other eCommerce Fraud

Fraud is more prevalent than ever in eCommerce. Find out the 3 most common fraud tactics fraudsters are using against you and your shoppers, and how to prevent them.
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A Look Back: Experiences Retail Shoppers Want

Wondering what experiences your customers want to keep around post-pandemic? We explore 4 experiences to keep in mind and possibly add to your 2021 customer plan.
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Opportunities for Retailers in 2021

There are plenty of lessons learned from the 2020 peak season. Here are 9 emerging trends that retailers can take advantage of as we embark on 2021.
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4 Ways Retailers Can Navigate a Post-Covid-19 World

To navigate 2021, omnichannel experiences are required. Here are 4 ways you can implement an omnichannel experience.
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