I have composed this post from my perspectives of businesses that generate more money from increased sales at Christmas periods. Whether you just want to start up a new business or thinking of expansion, the buzz of activities during yuletide and New Year season would create a big market for your business.
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1. ==> Beauty, Hair Dressing And Barbing Saloons
Most people want to look good during holiday season. Barbing saloons, hair dressing saloons and make overs shops are often packed with people who want to give themselves a better look as they travel to meet loved during the celebration seasons. Often times we hear people telling one another, 'I'm going to make my Christmas hair, 'What hairstyle do you want to barb for the New Year? There is increased in sales of beauty items such as braids, weave-on, wigs and attachments, make ups, hair extensions, pedicure and manicure items etc.
2. ==> Tailoring And Fashion Designing
The increased in patronage of tailors, seamstresses and fashion designers is due to the desire to have new clothes for the celebrations. Many people in Nigeria buy yards of 'cut and sow' lace, guinea brocade and ankara cloth that are then sewed into traditional styles. Even Nigerians buy ready made clothes, they may still need to go to the tailor for slight adjustments. Many tailors have a lot of jobs during this period that they work overnight. This is why if you don't book with them on time, your clothes may not be ready when you need them.
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3. ==> Transportation Business
Both intra and inter-state commercial drivers, transport lines, ferries, railways, airlines, flight reservations and ticket business and websites make a lot of money from the increased traveling activities during holiday season. Many people travel long distances just to celebrate Christmas and new year with their loved ones. Between the 22th of December to the 5th of January is when these businesses record most sales.
4. ==> Sales Of Food Stuff
Sellers of food items also make great profit during holiday periods. Items like live and frozen chicken, turkey, rice, vegetable oil, condiments and food flavours, drinks and wines move very fast during Xmas and new year celebrations.
5. ==> Selling Cloth, Shoes, Bags And Jewellery
Some years back, I was of the opinion that only children desperately crave for Christmas clothes but I was wrong. Adults too purchase cloth for xmas and new year festivities in order to look good and admirable. Many shops that sell watches, ready made dresses, earrings, new and used/okrika bags and shoes etc are often jam-package throughout this season.
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6. ==> Farming: Food Crops, Poultry And Livestock
Because of the increased in household purchase of food stuff items, meat, chicken, turkey, many farmers make cool money of this season. Poultry farmers sell spent layers, eggs and produce broiler chicken, livestock farmers supply goat, sheep and cows while fish farmers produce catfish. Most homes have doubled in number and so demand for food items like rice, beans and yam is greatly increased during christmas and new year festival. Buying Christmas fowls is a must in many homes.
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7. ==> Relaxation Spots And Tourist Centres
During holiday season, many busy individuals take leave off work and business in order to relax and hang out with family, friends and colleagues. Tourist centres like game parks, amusement parks, zoos, botanical gardens serves as relaxation spots where people can enjoy their time appreciating nature when having Christmas picnics.
8. ==> Musicians, DJs, Music Promoters, CD Sellers, Music Shows
Many artistes prefer to drop their albums during the end of the year season because they understand the need for track popularity as their music would be played more frequently during the holidays. Most people have more time for radio and televisions and people are more inclined to buy music CDs and DVD films during this season. Music adds flavour to the celebration. Without music the whole area would be dull. As people have more funds at their disposal, they are more likely to visit cinemas and attend film and music shows.
9. ==> Sales of Electronics
Because people have savings at the end of the year, many people use this holiday season to buy their desired electronics like blackberry phones, latest android phones, flat screen LCD televisions, washing machines, toasters and microwave, sound systems, woofers and home theatres, digital cameras, laptops and video games. For teens that acquire latest gadgets to prove they are cool and classy, they buy these products to impress others when they travel for the holidays.
10. ==> Event Planning
The end of the year season is usually filled with events from weddings, annual general meetings, reunions, end of the year parties and carol nights. Businesses that involve the planning and execution of events usually witness increased patronage during the end of the year season. Examples of the business ideas are event centres, catering, interior decoration, photographers, rentals of plastic chair, tables and tents, MCs and DJs.
Other items that sells fast during Christmas and new year include: fireworks and knockout bangers, alcoholic drinks and fruit wines, fast food, recharge cards, Christmas greeting cards, perfumes, bakeries, fuel, beverages and building materials.
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