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5 Tips on Staffing for the Holidays

How your staff operates during the busy holiday season can greatly affect your company’s success. Prepare them for the rush before it begins. Small-business owners share pointers on how to build team morale, hire seasonal staff and equip permanent employees with what they need to confidently perform when the busy time hits.

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Jump-Start Your Holiday Sales With Social Media Marketing

Social media is key to communicating with loyal and frequent customers, attracting new audiences and stimulating additional business over the holidays. We talked to small-business owners about the ins and outs of producing effective content and using social media tools such as paid online advertising and influencer marketing to build business awareness and bring in more revenue.

Increase sales

Phillip Ashley Rix, FedEx Small Business Grant Contest finalist and owner of Phillip Ashley Chocolates

Keep Your Holiday Shipments Fresh

Shipping perishable products is a science. Shippers must consider factors such as the type of packaging to use, whether temperature-controlled materials are needed and how fast the shipment must arrive. Phillip Ashley Rix, owner of Phillip Ashley Chocolates and an experienced shipper, dishes on how he packs his designer chocolates for the holidays so they arrive on customers’ doorsteps in picture-perfect condition.

Improve packaging

Apollonia Poilâne, owner of Poilâne Bakery in Paris, France, stands in front of store window filled with baked goods.

Sharing a Grandfather’s Bread-Baking Legacy

Imagine opening a package and smelling freshly baked bread that was delivered straight to your door from hundreds of miles away. Since 1932, the Poilâne family has been satisfying the bread cravings of Parisians. Now, Apollonia Poilâne, granddaughter of the bakery’s original entrepreneur, has expanded the company’s reach online and is shipping freshly baked loaves and other goods to customers worldwide.

Get a taste of tradition

Small-business owner talking with FedEx courier while handling boxes of candles from her store.

Keep Your Imports on the Move

If your business depends on imported goods, rather than relying on a third-party vendor to manage your shipments, you can help facilitate the import process — and avoid delays at customs — by becoming part of it. Feel confident knowing the status of your imports without giving vendors access to your FedEx account number. Find out how, plus get helpful import tools and resources.

Gain more control

Man and woman in a warehouse looking at a computer screen

Price, Book and Track With One Tool

Before settling on a freight shipping service for your less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments, use our new online tool, LTL Select, to feel certain you’re getting the best option. This free tool not only lets you compare carrier rates, you can also create Bills of Lading, track your freight shipments and more. It’s a fast and convenient way to help you make decisions about your pricing so you can get back to other business. See the video to learn how it works.

Save time and effort

A man and woman walking out of a lobby with poster prints displayed on the wall.

Create a Colorful View of Your Business

Posters attract attention — that’s what makes them so essential to your business. They help highlight sales, communicate messages, decorate office space and much more. From three types of posters, choose the one that showcases your project best. Each poster type has different qualities, is better for specific purposes and varies in shelf life. These descriptions will help you select the right posters for your business projects.

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