We know, Christmas in July might seem a bit cliche…but we actually find it’s never too early to start planning and shopping. In fact, with our experience, we highly recommend that you start shopping early for the holidays.  The reason being is that there are many factors that can impact the availability of products and shipping times, including inventory issues, production lead times, and shipping delays. Here’s why it’s important to start your holiday shopping early:

1. Avoid Inventory Issues:

Holiday gifting has become an integral part of recognizing employees hard work throughout the year.  Remember the ongoing supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic? Although things are much better now, we still see items with longer lead times as manufacturers work to keep up with demand especially during the holiday season.  By shopping early, you can avoid the frustration of finding out that the item you wanted is out of stock.  With more lead time, you also have more options for customizing your gifts & packaging.  We’re here to help you create a great gifting experience for your recipients.

2.Production Lead Times:

Another factor to consider is the time it takes to produce the custom products you want to buy. Many manufacturers are facing challenges with production due to staffing shortages, shipping delays, and material shortages. This can result in longer lead times for product delivery. By shopping early, you can ensure that you have time to choose what you would like from a variety of options and receive your items on your schedule and in time for the holidays.  Much better than waiting until October to select your gifts and finding out that what you really want is not available.  You don’t have to settle for less, we’re here to help you plan ahead.

3. Shipping Delays:

Shipping delays are another issue that can impact the delivery of your holiday gifts. With the surge in online shipping, carriers are facing a significant increase in demand. This, coupled with ongoing supply chain disruptions, can result in delayed delivery times. By shopping early, you can avoid the stress of waiting for your gifts to arrive at the last minute. Nobody needs more stress, especially during the holidays.

4. Stress Free Shopping:

Planning ahead will help you avoid the stress that comes with last-minute shopping. We all know the holidays are a busy time, and trying to navigate crowded stores and long lines can be overwhelming.  Instead, why not rely on our product knowledge and custom branding capabilities?  Promotion, Motivation and Recognition Programs | Minneapolis, St Paul Mn (one2onemktg.com

Do you have an idea of what you’d like, but no time to look for options? That’s what we’re here for!  We can share trends and offer customizable packaging solutions that make a lasting impression. We’ll help you plan ahead to find just the right gift for your recipients.  Our custom packaging options are a great way to create an experience, set your gift apart, and make memories tied to your brand.  And heck, save you lots of time and stress along the way, it’s a win-win!

It’s never too early to start planning and shopping for the holidays. Let’s ensure that you get the products you want, avoid shipping delays, and enjoy a stress-free shopping experience.

LET’S GET PLANNING! :  info@one2onemktg.com  or call: 952-567-2750

Make it memorable.