August can be the most challenging for spas, clinics, and wellness retailers because there are really no holidays to promote and budgets are allocated toward summer vacations and back-to-school. Here are a couple of ideas on stimulating business as kids, parents, and teachers get ready to head back to school:
- Teachers – Mail an offer such as “Save X percent on your skincare and make-up needs,” to each teacher at school and have it waiting in their inboxes.
- Kids – Travel sized products are ideal for backpacks and lockers. So stock travel sized versions of “kid friendly” products.
- Moms – How about an “I survived the summer” promotion offering a spa escape or home spa products like The Scandle Body Massage Candle for stress relief? Send out people (family, friends, whatever!) to hand out coupons, flyers, etc. at bus stops or car pool lanes where moms congregate.
These are just the tip of the iceburg when it comes to ideas to tie your sales/revenue into back to school dollars. Have any of your own? Feel free to share below.:)