Prepping for the Holidays: eCommerce Shipping, Management, and Branding

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With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to get your seasonal game plan together.


With the holiday season upon us it’s time to get your seasonal game plan together.

Holiday retail sales are expected to be between $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion this November and December, thats an increase of 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017, according to the National Retail Federation.  With that being said the time to plan is now!

We’ve enlisted the help from our partners noissue & Bonanza to bring you all the tips you need for a successful holiday season. From prepping your shipping area to inventory & packaging and everything in between. Let us give you the tools to tackle the holiday season head on!


What we’ll cover:

  • Important shipping deadlines to know
  • Prepping your fulfillment area
  • How to create a memorable unboxing experience that will make your products pop
  • Everything you need to know to have your packaging designed, delivered and looking great
  • Some common mistakes and things to watch out for in preparation for the holiday rush
  • Inventory & listing prep
  • Best advertising practices for the holiday season
  • Getting your customer service ready for the rush

Meet Our Guests

Cody DeArmond

Cody DeArmond, Director of Sales at ShipStation

Tim Instone, Director of Strategic Partnerships at

Tim Instone is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at His main areas of expertise consist of all things packaging and eCommerce and in his spare time, he enjoys watching sport and traveling. Tim floats between Toronto and New York and can be reached at [email protected]

Mark Dorsey, VP of Business Development at Bonanza

Mark helped launch Bonanza to the masses in 2008. Mark's upbeat, get-stuff-done attitude was exactly what Bonanza needed to field the many inquiries being generated by Bonanza users each day and put together one of the most acclaimed support teams in eCommerce that continues to "wow" customers each day. Prior to joining Bonanza, Mark founded Dorsey Floral LLC, which was named one of Deloitte's Fastest Growing Companies in Washington State.
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