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Many brands find themselves burdened with excess inventory at the end of the year. Generally, the aim is to clear out this surplus to make way for the new year.
Some focus their Black Friday/Cyber Monday (BFCM) sales exclusively on this excess inventory. However, this is generally a mistake. 🛑
BFCM is the opportunity to offer the best discounts on your top products. If certain items haven’t sold throughout the year, they’re unlikely to drive sales in the fourth quarter.
Advertising unwanted inventory wastes money, and you’ll struggle to drive significant revenue during the most profitable quarter of the year. 💰
But don’t despair, we wouldn’t present a problem without a solution!
The Pilothouse team suggests creating a sense of urgency and value for the items you want to sell while promoting your top-selling products.
Here are a few strategies to effectively sell excess inventory: 👇
🚀 Create a separate landing page
Develop a distinct landing page showcasing the excess inventory with attractive offers or discounts. Run Meta ads to this lander featuring product images and ‘last chance’ messaging. This approach can effectively draw attention to the items you aim to sell.
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If you haven’t noticed, things are getting a little competitive out there… News flash: a “good enough” customer journey won’t cut it anymore. Consumers crave and deserve tailored experiences, and your brand can deliver this with the right data.
A recent study from Coresight Research highlights customers' willingness to exchange their data for personalized experiences, especially among younger generations.
Personalization doesn’t just mean adding ‘Hey, <%FIRSTNAME%> into your emails. Here’s five tips to get you started:
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3️⃣ Leverage dynamic content.
4️⃣ Enhance website browsing.
5️⃣ Nurture post-purchase relationships.
Personalization in the world of DTC is no longer an option. Learn about your customers — what they like, want to see, respond to, and interact with — and give them the best possible touchpoints with your brand.
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