In the countdown to Christmas, we've been sharing top tips, eCommerce facts and general pearls of wisdom each day via our twitter account @ReBOUNDreturns.

The eCommerce Countdown to Christmas. Follow us on twitter @ReBOUNDreturns to open your advent window each day in December 2014

 
It goes without saying that the Christmas period is the biggest time of the year for retailers and let's face it, you've got more important things to worry about than hitting refresh on your social newsfeeds, so we've been keeping things simple around here by taking one bite-size chunk of e-retail advice to share with you each day throughout the peak period.

 

Let's take a look behind a few windows on our eCommerce Advent Calendar so far...

Day 3

Did you know that Saturday 20th December is the last recommended posting date before Christmas for 1st Class & Royal Mail Signed For?

 Day 4

Don't forget that 89% of consumers will shop elsewhere if your customer service isn't up to scratch. 9th September 2014, Social Media Today, '5 stats every Ecommerce business should know'

Day 5 

Are you a Prepared Pam or a Last Minute Larry? 44% of us will finish our Christmas Shopping before or during November, whilst 2% will finish shopping on Xmas Eve. - Smart Focus, 3rd Dec, 2014. Check out their infographic for more consumer shopping habits during the Christmas season.

Day 6

The John Lewis Christmas advert this year drew in 7 million views in only 24 hours after it was released. The world fell in love with Monty The Penguin in a matter of hours. Via The Media Octopus.

 Day 8

eCommerce growth is always thought to be rapid, but did you know that the online retailing giant Amazon launched in 1995 but didn't actually turn a profit until 2003?

Stay tuned for more tips in our #eCommerce #AdventCalendar @ReBOUNDreturns.

By Monk Chipman