4 Holiday Promotions To Ring In Sales

Was that an advertisement for Christmas deals in your local department store—in September?! You’re not imagining it–holiday sales start earlier and earlier each year. Don’t be left behind: here are 4 sales tactics that will get customers in the shopping mood and jumpstart your holiday sales season.

Holiday Promotions

4 Holiday Promotions To Ring In Sales

#1 Cross selling and upselling

Two classic marketing strategies, cross selling and upselling will help you boost sales. Cross selling encourages customers to buy more products by suggesting complimentary but non-competing items. If your shop sells cell phones, use a “Customers also bought” section to suggest the matching case or car charger.

Upselling persuades customers to spend more money by adding features to the same product. Using the same cell phone example, upsell customers with increased storage, product personalization, or even hardware upgrades.

#2 Bundled products

The holiday season is the perfect opportunity for bundling products into gift packs. Although your margin per product is reduced, bundled products increase your average cart value. To create a gift pack, select a group of complimentary products (or even 2 of the same product), gift wrap them like a gift basket and offer special pricing. Bundled products encourage purchases by taking the guesswork out of gift giving. Promote your bundled products through a dedicated “Find the Perfect Gift for…” page, or upsell customers through the original product pages.

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WordPress and AjaxThe WordPress and Ajax e-book is now available for free download. The combination of WordPress and Ajax can create wonders, and with some worthy Ajax plugins you can enhance it much more. The WordPress and Ajax book will provide you a firm foundation on using Ajax with WordPress.

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3 Professional Tools To Design And Edit PDF eBooks

eBook publishing is a great way to earn money online and if you are a good writer or you want to print your experienced work, you can make a good amount of money by designing and publishing an eBook. Here I have collected 3 best tools to create eBooks in PDF format based on my own experience. These tools are easy to use and very helpful for eBook designers as well as a non eBook designer who want to create his eBook himself. You can also try these online tools for doing stuffs with PDF.

#1 – Serif PagePlus X5

Serif PagePlus

It is my favorite software to design PDF eBooks due to incredible design options. Designing and editing an eBook using PagePlus is easiest for me and it allows users to build a high quality and professional looking eBooks. Personally I love PagePlus as I am designing my own personal eBook using it.

Main advantage: Incredible designing options,inbuilt Logo creator and graphic designing tools,convert web page to PDF and more.

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#2 – Foxit PDF Editor

Foxit PDF editor is the lightest and easy application to design and edit an eBook. With Foxit PDF editor we can create PDF page layouts,insert images,resize and position images and can also design graphics. Summarily we can design a professional eBook without any special skill.

Main advantage : Light,easy to use and professional PDF designing

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#3 – Adobe Acrobat Suite

It is the most popular tool and widely used to create PDF and for many other works. After all, this Adobe application does not need any reference as it is a complete desktop publishing software. Personally I have observed that it works awesome but it is a little bit more expensive than others.

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Note: These three tools are efficacious in the purpose of  creation of professional or amateur PDF eBooks and flawlessly used to create professional PDF eBooks.

No one is a perfect geek so don’t forget to share any other PDF designer and editor tool which would be capable to create a professional PDF document.

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Digging Into WordPress by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr is one of the most comprehensive ebooks available to conquer WordPress. This massive ebook contains almost 400 pages with hardcore stuffs about WordPress.

The book has 8 chapters which are color coordinated to allow you to quickly find the reference and it also has a number of example images to help you to get the correct part and accurate result.

This stunning ebook contains all the major stuffs including how to secure WordPress, Theme design and development, Search engine optimization of WordPress blog and more.

Digging into WordPress

This ebook has good typography and a creative cum attractive design. This book covers everything from basic to advanced WordPress set up. The book is filled with useful sidebars that gives more detail on several important topics.

Design-wise, Digging into WordPress is a beautiful book: every page of the book is printed with stunning digital-color precision on gloss-finish paper, with each of its eight chapters color-coded to provide quick and easy navigation. With its large, clear typography, each page is easy on the eyes and easy to read.

Digging Into WordPress authors Chris and Jeff have made over 100 WordPress sites and they have vast experience with WordPress. Even WordPress experts will get few tips from them.

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