Shhhhh...do you hear that? No, not the sound of after-Thanksgiving moans and groans due to stuffing not only the turkey, but our bellies as well.
Nope, that's the sound of the holidays approaching. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the new year are all rapidly approaching; is your website ready for this festive time of the year?
Luckily, we've got all the info you need to get your Atwill Media website ready for the season of joy, giving, family, and of course, shopping.
You want the images used on your website to reflect the season or holiday. So, change up your website images, such as those in your slider or your header image, to go with the holiday theme. You can update your images in a number of ways, such as by logging in to your website, and then changing your images through Site Tools >> Edit Website Appearance, or by clicking the pencil icon to edit the current content boxes on your page. You can also add images by going to Admin Dashboard >> Image Library.
We have a ton of fantastic background images that can spruce up your website for the holidays! You can add a snowflake or Christmas ornament pattern to your background by going to Site Tools >> Edit Website Appearance >> Colors, and clicking on the background image to change it up.
Do you have a fun holiday-themed video that you want to put on your site? Simply go to Add To Page >> Media >> Video, and you can easily add a hosted video to your webpage from places like YouTube or Vimeo!
The holiday shopping season is all about finding the best deals out there. That's why you need to make sure your customers know what your promotions and specials are, and how they can take advantage of them. More and more people are looking online to find out the best deals, so don't be left behind, by remembering to update your promotions!
Most likely, you're going to have new or expanded inventory for the holiday season. Whether you sell handmade Christmas ornaments, or holiday-inspired apparel, it's important to keep your online inventory as up-to-date as your brick-and-mortar store inventory! You can change your inventory by editing your content boxes, or by adding new inventory through the Add To Page option on the Toolbar.
Have a picture of the office Christmas tree, or one from the ugly sweater party? Upload those suckas! Customers love seeing that, hey, maybe your company does have holiday spirit! Placing a group shot of your employees with the caption "Merry Christmas, from your friends at _____" is an easy way to show some holiday cheer!
Contributor Caleb Hennington is a 23-year-old writer, who manages the Atwill Media and FGmarket blogs. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in journalism.
When not writing, Caleb enjoys camping, running, collecting comic books, and binge-watching shows on Netflix.