News Release

Maritz Warehouse Gears Up For Busiest Season Ever

December 01, 2014

St. LOUIS, MO (Dec. 1, 2014) -­ While they are far from the North Pole, employees in Maritz Motivation Solutions’ Fenton, MO warehouse are shipping gifts and wrapping packages sure to fill stockings and be piled high under the tree this Christmas. According to a recent study, 42% of Americans use loyalty points to fund their holiday shopping.  With Maritz being one of the leading reward providers in the loyalty, recognition and incentive space, the holiday season is traditionally the busiest time of year for the fourth generation family-owned marketing services company founded in St. Louis in 1894.

Thousands of online purchases from its ecommerce reward sites are shipped across the country and around the world. Never before has Maritz opened its doors to media during this busy time for a chance to see the hustle and bustle of the warehouse during the holiday rush. Through analytics, we can see in real-time how many people are shopping, what they’re searching for and what the most redeemed items are. Heading into the holiday season, our stats tell us that iPads, headphones, Kindles, watches, and laptops are the top picks people are redeeming their points for. Our analysts and workers in the warehouse can see first-hand what’s filling boxes as they’re shipped from the warehouse.

Orders placed on the Maritz reward catalogue site and boxes shipped from the warehouse hit their peak on cyber Monday when online shopping everywhere reaches a near frenzied pace. Maritz’ own merchandisers and buyers research trends throughout the year anticipating what consumers are shopping for. According to merchandising strategist Casey Epley, “We listen to social media and use big data to inform our merchandising, buying, messaging and really every aspect of our business.”

Twitter Campaign Features Top Holiday Gifts: #Maritzwishlist
Starting today, Maritz Motivation Solutions will announce 12 of the most redeemed gifts from our online rewards collection this holiday season. The “12 days of #maritzwishlist” social media campaign will also encourage people who have points through their consumer loyalty, employee engagement or sales incentive programs to redeem them by using the #redeemyourpoints.  One study found about 33% of the 48 million reward points earned by American consumers go unused each year. #redeemyourpoints will be a reminder to consumers to use your points to help fund your holiday purchases. The Maritz Motivation Solutions twitter account (@maritzmotivates) will share a picture of the most popular item each day on twitter. The campaign may feature the most redeemed item on the site overall, or the most popular health and beauty item, housewares gift, woman’s handbag, etc...  Check in each day for ideas on what’s trending this season.

About Maritz Motivation Solutions 
Based in St. Louis, Maritz Motivation Solutions is part of the Maritz family of companies. It offers consumer loyaltyemployee recognitionsales incentive and channel loyalty programs to U.S. and global companies. Maritz Motivation Solutions provides best-in-class program design, and rewards and fulfillment services, including purposefully chosen merchandise and experiences that excite, motivate and recognize people around the world. The people who work for Maritz Motivation Solutions are dedicated to being the best in the business, fun to work with and their clients’ most valuable ally. For more information, visit www.maritzmotivation.com, subscribe to our blog, follow us on Twitter or call 1-877-4-Maritz (1-877-462-7489).