All posts tagged: seasonal demand

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TouchOfModern and the Art of Attainable Design

Like many online retailers, TouchOfModern experiences two key challenges during the holiday shopping season: volume and timeliness. Not only do a lot of people want to buy a lot of things from the home decor site, they need those things delivered by a specific date. We caught up with TouchOfModern’s Jonathan Tzou to learn more about how they go about navigating the craziness of December — and how TaskRabbits are helping them do it. What is the mission of TouchOfModern? “TouchOfModern believes truly excellent design can be attainable and affordable for the everyday consumer. We pride ourselves in curating the highest quality designs at the best prices for our loyal members. Good modern design shouldn’t be so hard to come by; TouchOfModern sets out to prove this by performing all of the legwork in bringing said design to customers at unbeatable prices.” How do TaskRabbits help out the TouchOfModern team? “When things get extra busy (and they often do), our fulfillment team relies on trusty TaskRabbits to help get orders packed and shipped out to customers in a timely manner. The help has given TouchOfModern a …

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Dealing With Seasonal Demand

The holidays are time for families to come together, people to celebrate, and business operators to wake up in cold sweats, panicking about how they will manage the seasonal rush. If you’re a retailer, you’re faced with a larger than average influx of customers (a good thing), that may be standing around waiting for someone to help them because you don’t have enough employees in your stores (a bad thing). Even if you’re not a retailer, this is the time of year you add more and more items (holiday parties, client gifting) to your usual 5,000 item To-Do list. I know what it feels like, I’ve been through it. [pullthis]In the Fall of 2010, I ran a digital camera rental company and spent at least 10 hours a week cleaning, packing, and shipping cameras to satisfy rapidly expanding seasonal demand. You know what I wasn’t doing during those 10 hours? Running my business. I’ve learned a thing or two since then, like how to prevent my customers (and bank account) from feeling the burden of …