Eid is the name given to two very important festivals for muslims around the world. Eid Al-Fitr celebrates the end of Ramadan and Eid Al-Adha is a celebration of the Prophet Abraham.
With the festival looming, we thought we would suggest some ideas on how to celebrate Eid at your store. This can go a long way towards making your muslim customers and staff feel welcome.
Let’s go through some simple Eid celebration ideas.
1. Social Media Posting
This is the most obvious item on this list. Make a social media post with festive greetings on the day itself.
This is a good way to be part of the conversation on the day and to attract attention to your shop. You could take this a step further and post a series of posts leading up to the day.
This can be a great way to promote a sale or new products or offers you may have planned, which leads us to the next tip.
2. Eid Promotional Sale
Eid is a time for lavish celebration and festivity. Sometimes, Eid also creates a sense of renewal and change among some people.
Offering sales and special promotions in time for Eid is a great way to get people spending. A good promotional sale, especially on items that might be useful around Eid, such as gift items or cooking supplies, or ingredients, etc, could attract a lot of positive attention.
An Eid promotion is also a great way to move some unsold products from your shelves and still make something back.
3. Eid Decorations
Whether it is simple or complex, any display of festive mood and celebration in the form of decorations are a nice gesture. It also stands out for being visual and easy to spot
Decorations for Eid usually involve moons, stars, fireworks, flowers, and/or geometric shapes. Look online for some cool ideas.
Another aspect to consider is that your decorations can also encourage muslim customers to come in, even if they might have otherwise not noticed your store.
4. Eid Bonus
One group that should not be neglected on a day of celebration and joy is the staff that work hard to keep your store alive. So this Eid, why not give something back to them?
In Islam, Eid is about both celebrating and appreciating what you have. A portion of the Eid feast must be shared with the less fortunate, for instance. So taking Eid as an opportunity to show your staff that you appreciate them is very much in the spirit of Eid.
While something like a financial bonus for Eid would be ideal, something as simple as closing early so they can be with their families goes a long way towards making your staff feel cared for and valued. Something to think about.
We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Eid Al-Adha this year. We hope you have a great one and take this opportunity to celebrate it at your store as well.
While you’re here, why not check out Ewity?
Ewity is our easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, cloud-based POS system. It comes with many features designed to help you and your staff with your store. Ewity also comes with a robust inventory system that can handle variant products with ease.
If you’d like to learn more about Ewity, please head on over to our website today!