The holiday season is upon us—a time of festivities, family, and friends; of giving, gratitude and grace! At no other time during the year is the spirit of giving and sharing more alive in people’s hearts.
With festivities all around, there’s a surge in gift shopping as millions of Americans turn to retail outlets and online stores to buy holiday gifts for their loved ones. Check out how holiday shopping looks like in 2021 and how brands can enable timely delivery of gifts this season.
Clothing, electronics, toys, gift cards, and wellness products are the most popular gifting categories of this holiday season. (Statista)
Americans plan to spend roughly $998 on gifts, food, and decorations in 2021. (National Retail Federation)
Although in-store shopping gains some traffic, online shopping continues to rule this holiday season. More than 60% of US consumers prefer to buy their holiday gifts online. (Deloitte)
With a busy festive season on the horizon, holiday shopping begins earlier this year. (Deloitte)
of retail executives are worried about not receiving inventory on time.
of shoppers are concerned about stockouts.
of shoppers plan to begin shopping before Thanksgiving vs 61% in 2020.
Managing inventories effectively
Identifying faster fulfillment methods
Planning order dispatches smartly
Speeding up last-mile deliveries
Improving transparency with customers
Order scheduling and automated dispatching
Cost efficient and optimal route planning
Real-time tracking and last-mile visibility
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