What’s Hot for the Holidays? 2016 Edition
We are in the home stretch of another Holiday Season! Each year at Next Level Performance we see large spikes in redemptions by incentive and engagement program participants on our Rewards Mall, and 2016 is shaping up to be no different. With over 40,000 merchandise items to choose from, we truly have something for everyone. In fact, in the last three months, we’ve had redemptions from over 500 different brands.
There are some key items, brands, and categories, however, that stand out above the rest.
One of our hottest items right now is the Amazon Echo. Echo connects to a cloud-based voice service, Alexa, to provide answers to questions, play music, check the weather or sports scores, and more. If you haven’t had a chance to “Ask Alexa,” you don’t know what you’re missing!
Bluetooth speakers and headphones continue to be another hot category in electronics. Our top brands by far are Bose and Beats by Dr. Dre, with our top item being the SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III from Bose.
Laptops and Chromebooks from brands such as Dell and Samsung, as well as the Microsoft Surface (which can be used as a laptop or tablet) are strong sellers this year. And speaking of tablets, the Apple iPad is definitely getting some competition from the Amazon Fire, the Samsung Galaxy, and the LG G Pad.
As prices continue to drop and features such as the ability to stream services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime are more important than ever to consumers, we are seeing increases on redemptions of 4K HDTVs and Smart TVs.
Fitness Wearables continue to be a best seller. Leading the way are new Fitbit models, Charge 2 and Flex 2. We are also starting to see more redemptions for Garmin models, as well.
Drones are still a holiday season favorite! We are now offering over 50 different models. Our top seller is the Eagle Pro 6-Rotator Drone with a built in Wi-Fi Camera from Sky Rider.
One new brand that we are very excited to offer is YETI! We recently expanded our assortment of YETI coolers and accessory pieces. YETI coolers are exploding in popularity and we believe this will soon be one of the top brands in our Outdoors category.
Finally, if you are a shopping procrastinator like I am, one of our most popular options for last minute shopping is eGift Cards. eGift Cards are delivered almost instantly via email after an order is placed and can immediately be redeemed on-line, at stores, at restaurants, and more!