Roundtable: Planning In-Store Operations for the Holidays

Roundtable: Planning In-Store Operations for the Holidays (August 31, 2021)

It is no secret that 2021 holiday seasons will look different than they did in 2019 and 2020. During this discussion, booksellers can begin laying the groundwork for the in-store operations of their 2021 holiday seasons, which can include back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the 2021/2022 winter shopping season. Examples of ideas that may be discussed are shipping, staffing, in-store shopping, personal shopping, and appointment scheduling.

Roundtable: Planning In-Store Operations for the Holidays

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