Holiday Sales Contest Ideas for Retail Stores
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The holiday season is just about to begin. This season is definitely the most busiest and profitable time for retail stores. During this time, retail stores are heavily crowded with people shopping for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas, and New Year. This makes the retail staff work restlessly for extended hours which might lead to them experiencing burnout.
You can reduce their work stress and motivate them to give their best during this exciting season by gamifying their work activities and creating a game-like environment in your retail store. Here are some sales contest ideas which are perfect to run during the holiday season in order to fire up your retail staff to actively sell and bring in great sales outcomes for your store
1. Black Friday Bonanza
Goal: To get your employees to compete with each other in selling more number of units of various products in your store on Black Friday
Duration: One day
Points: 100 points per product sold
Prize: Amazon gift voucher
Winner: The rep who succeeds in selling more number of products than the others in the store on Black Friday
How to run this contest? Run this contest on the day of black Friday. Encourage your sales reps to actively sell as many products as they can to all the customers who walk into your store on Black Friday. At the end of the day, reward the reps who sells more number of units of the products than the others
2. Black is the color of profits
Goal: To get your reps to compete with each other in generating huge amounts of sales for your retail store
Duration: One day
Winner: The rep who brings in the highest amount of sales on Black Friday
Prize: A family vacation to an exotic holiday destination
How to run this contest: Organize this contest on Black Friday and encourage your contest participants to try to bring in huge amounts of sales. Keep a track of the amount sales made by each employee on a live leaderboard. At the of the day, the person who makes the highest amount of sales wins the contest
3. The Upsell Spree
Goal: The goal of this contest is to encourage your store staff to upsell to the customers
Duration: One day
Winner: The person who makes the most significant upsell or highest number of upsells
How to run this contest? Conduct this contest for a day on Black Friday and encourage your reps to try to make upsells to the customers. At the end of the contest period, calculate the number of upsells that each rep has made and reward the one who has made the most significant upsell or the highest number of upsells
4. Holiday Bonanza
Goal: To promote the sales of the products which are under special offers for the holiday season
Duration: Throughout the holiday season
Points: 50 points per holiday promotional product sold
Winner: The rep who succeeds in selling more number of promotional products than the others
Prize: A huge cash bonus
How to run this contest? You must be having some products in your store which are under special offers during this holiday season. Run this contest throughout the holiday season and encourage your reps to increase the sales of these products. Keep a track of your reps progress on a live leaderboard and reward the rep who succeeds in selling more number of units of the promotional products than the others in the store
5. A bunch of turkeys
Goal: This contest is suitable for larger retail stores where each square foot in the store is occupied by one kind of product. Like: One section for apparels Another section for electronics etc Now the goal of this contest is to get your store staff working in various sections of the store to generate as much sales as they can in their respective sections
Duration: One week
Winners: All the employees in the section which generates the highest amount of sales
Prize: Give the winner a huge cash bonus and get a turkey delivered to their house for thanksgiving
How to run this sales contest? Organize a sales per square foot sales contest here and encourage your reps to try to increase sales in their respective sections. By the end of the contest period, calculate sales in each square foot in your store. Select the square foot/ section with the highest sales as the winner and reward all the employees who are working in that section
6. Jingle all the way
Goal: To get your reps to generate huge amounts of sales profits for your store by Christmas
Duration: From the start of the holiday season until Christmas
Winner: The top 3 reps who bring in huge amounts of sales revenue for your store by the end of the 25th December (i.e Christmas)
Prize: A basket of exciting Christmas goodies
How to run this contest? Organize this contest and encourage your reps to compete with each other in bringing in a huge amount of sales for the store by Christmas. Track the amount of sale that each rep makes on a live leaderboard. Reward the top 3 reps who appear at the top of the leaderboard by making the largest amount of sales.
7. Ho-Ho-Holiday feast
Goal: The goal here is to get your reps to promote the sales of the products which are Christmas-specific like Christmas trees, Christmas decorative items, candies, Santa costumes, Christmas gifting items, etc
Duration: Two weeks
Winner: The rep who succeeds in selling more number of units of the Christmas-specific products
Prize: Cash bonus + Christmas feast for the winner’s family at a five star restraunt
How to run this contest? Organize this contest two weeks before Christmas and encourage your reps to actively sell the Christmas-specific products. Track the progress of each individual on a live leaderboard and reward the top 3 reps who appear at the top of the leaderboard by selling more number of units of the Christmas specific products
8. Store of the Season
Goal: To get your stores in different locations to compete with each other in generating more sales
Duration: Holiday season
Winner: All the employees of the store which has generated the highest sale during the holiday season
Prize: Huge cash bonus and special holiday gift hampers for everyone in the winning store
How to run this contest? Run this contest throughout the holiday season between your retail stores in various locations. Encourage the employees in those stores to try to make as much sales as they can during the contest period. Track the progress of each store on a live leaderboard and reward the store that generates the highest sales by the end of the contest
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Published on Wed Nov 24 2021