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Hello Amazing Community Members,

Happy first day of December, and congratulations on surviving the official start of peak season. We know that this year has definitely come with some new challenges and new fears for merchants and customers alike during the holiday season.

Did you know that peak season or holiday season is also known as the ‘Golden Quarter’? It is often the most challenging time for retailers due to increased demands, changes in consumer behavior,and delivery expectations. This year is no exception especially with 58% of consumers planning to cut back while 50% of merchants are expecting increased online sales, leading to a bit of a mismatch of expectations coming into the Golden Quarter.

This information comes directly from our Holiday Shopping Trends Report. This report not only provides statistics and information that might help your holiday strategies but also provides ways that you can adapt and win this year.

There is much more amazing content where this came from, and this new monthly content series will be here to make sure you don’t miss a thing. At the beginning of each month we will round up webinars, important social media content, videos, blogs, community content, events for the upcoming month, and any other bits of valuable content from the previous month.

November New Members

This month we had over 130 new community members joining us. We are so grateful for all of our new members this month. Join us in welcoming the following new members:

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Community Blogs

2022 US Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Release Notes November 18 -25

Release Notes October 31- November 11

Webinars and Videos

Articles & Resources

Ship & Sip November Recap

New UPS Ground Discounts through ShipStation

Backorder Meaning, Causes, and How to Reduce Temporarily Out-of-Stock Items

How to Process Returns For Holiday Orders

4 Ways to Reduce Shipping Costs for Small Business

Shipping Deadlines

2022 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Canada

2022 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for USPS, UPS, and FedEx

December Events

Finishing Strong: How to Succeed in the Peak Season Home Stretch

Dec 7, 2022 11- 11:45 AM CT

Register here

Alongside panelists from ShipperHQ, Constant Contact, and JustUno, ShipStation will host a conversation focused on:

  • Exclusive data about 2022 peak sales
  • Tips to push through the remaining weeks
  • What you need to know about ecommerce in 2023

We hope all of these resources will help you to have a successful holiday season. Feel free to share any resources you think that might be helpful to your fellow community members.

-Erin: Your Friendly Neighborhood ShipStation Community Manager