3 Christmas dates online sellers need to know


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As Christmas rapidly approaches, this week’s video is about the three dates online sellers need to pay attention too.

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– Hey guys, Neil Waterhouse. Just in Melbourne about to do a presentation for beginners about how to sell on Amazon Australia. But for this week’s video. I just want to talk about three dates that are coming up that you’ve really gotta take into account if you’re an online seller. Whether it’s on eBay, Amazon, or your own independent website and the first is if you’re a dropship seller.

Make sure you get in contact with all your suppliers

Make sure you get in contact with all your suppliers to make sure and find out what dates they’re closed. And don’t automatically assume just because one seller’s closed between Christmas and New Year. That all of them are going to be that way because it’s very often not the case. Now, the next one is if you’re an importer. Make sure that you get your orders in very soon because China’s New Year will be here before we know it.

Make sure that you get your orders in very soon

China’s New Year. It’s the first day of the first lunar month of each year and in this case for next year it’s February five. So from February five, China pretty much shuts down for 15 days. From the first to the 15th but many suppliers actually take another week. As well including many of our suppliers who will shut down for three weeks. Obviously make sure you take that into account.

Australia Post Picnic Day

And the next one I just wanted to bring attention is the Australia Post Picnic Day. And this catches out a lot of people. The Picnic Day it’s an unofficial day when Australia post pretty much shuts down again for that day. As well and the thing about it is most of your buyers will not realize this is happening. So they might order on Christmas Eve and then three days later they say, “Where’s my parcel?” And of course we always get those emails, we’ll always get ’em every year where people don’t take into account the holidays.

Be proactive rather than reactive

It’s always better to be proactive rather than reactive. If you’ve got any sales going in that period, let ’em know that it is Australia post picnic day on December 28th and they’re not delivering so they must take that into account. So that’s all for this week. Just a quick video. Please scroll on down and leave me a comment below. Until next week, list more, sell more, this is Neil Waterhouse.

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4 Responses to 3 Christmas dates online sellers need to know

  1. K says:

    Great info Neil, it’s still new to me ebay hasn’t pop up or notice section for seller can’t address on listed items about delaying delivery during busy period time. I used to add notice with html on to listed items for delaying postage with one click. lol

  2. Anonymous says:

    short but sweet, thanks Neil

  3. John says:

    …. You may as well say no mail will move from Monday 24/12/18 till Wed 02/01/19 !
    We are considering whether to close the entire eBay operation down and save the inevitable issues as customers generally dont seem to read listing descriptions and this miss – or ignore this sort of notification.
    What are your thoughts Neil?

  4. Tracie says:

    Thanks for the vid. Neil can you let us know what is happening with the new payment method sellers will be required to add from 2019 .. what it is.. how it works etc. I read something about ebay holding funds .. I didnt really understand it, you always tell it better,. cheers, Tracie

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