3 New Year’s Resolutions for Retail Businesses in 2017

As 2017 rapidly approaches, people from all over the world are finishing their new year’s resolutions. Some people will plan to lose weight, others will try to stop smoking. However, making new year’s resolutions is not just for individuals. Businesses can make them too! Here are some new year’s resolutions for retail businesses in 2017.

1. Give back to society in some way

If your retail business has been experiencing success, then giving back can be a great new year’s resolution for your company. This can be done in the form of a charitable contribution, or by having your employees volunteer in some capacity, etc. Giving back is a great way to express gratitude, and to also help the community. As far as new year’s resolutions for companies go, this is one of the best that your company can have.

2. Prioritize omnichannel optimization

Omnichannel retailing is one of the fastest growing retail industry trends. Omnichannel retailing involves creating a seamless customer experience across all different types of purchasing channels. For example, with omnichannel retailing, retail businesses would have their brick and mortar store, their website, their mobile site, any apps, and any other channel completely synced and compatible with each other.

The reason why this is so important is because more than ever, retail customers are using a variety of channels to purchase products. So why not make one of your business’ near year’s resolutions to capitalize on this growing retail industry trend?

3. Solve problems you have been avoiding dealing with

With every new year comes a fresh start. So, the new year is the perfect time to tackle those long existing problems that you have been deliberately avoiding. For example, perhaps you need to update your liability insurance policy, perhaps you need to fix a broken window at your office. Whatever the case may be, there is likely to be at least a few problems that your company has been putting off dealing with.

You want your fresh start to be as fresh as possible. Fixing nagging and long-standing problems is a great way to pave the way for a great start to the new year.

Karin Jakovljevic

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Karin Jakovljevic

Karin Jakovljevic is the head of marketing at Ximble, a powerful, cloud-based workforce management system, simplifying employee scheduling and time tracking for retailers, restaurants and small businesses.

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