Holiday season is going to be a little different this year. Due to COVID-19, a lot of retail owners are struggling to keep up with orders. Companies like Dean, Samsung, and Fender already have items on backorder until after the holidays, and product availability is only going to become more scarce as the holidays draw nearer. Luckily, early holiday shopping has other perks! Read on to found out why.
1.You Get First Dibs on Marked-Down Items
Retailers typically start rolling out holiday offers and discounts this time of year. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to score all the marked down items before they’re gone! Now is the best time to begin clicking “add to cart” to ensure you get the gifts, and the discounts before it’s too late.
2. You Save a Lot of Money
Last-minute shoppers usually have to pay expedited shipping costs for online purchases. Avoiding this can save you A LOT of money. This is especially true this year, because a bunch of items might be on backorder, so you’ll want to order as soon as possible if you don’t want to shell out the extra shipping cost. Even if you only start your gift search now, it could help you keep on top of stock availability and discount tracking.
3. You Avoid Stress
It likely goes without saying that last minute shopping is stressful anytime, let alone during the holiday season. Trying to find the best possible gift, at the best possible price takes time. Not to mention all the additional responsibilities: cooking, hosting, wrapping, oh my! If you check shopping off of your to-do list early, then you can focus on enjoying the spirit of the holidays with friends and family.
4. You Can Wrap Your Gifts ASAP
We’ve all been there. Wrapping Christmas presents on Christmas Eve is a nightmare. When you’re surrounded by many gifts and a limited time to finish wrapping them, the task can feel unending. If you get wrapping out of the way early on, you’ll have enough time to personalize your gifts and maybe actually enjoy wrapping them. Holiday season should be a time to make our loved one's feel valued and thought of, getting a head start can make your life easier, and their holidays that much more special!
It is never a bad idea to do your early shopping. Retailers usually put their merchandise on sale before the holidays.to get rid of current inventory and make way for the next season’s items.. Price tags could increase a hundred dollars if you shop at a later time.