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How South Wales retailers can free up their employee’s time to deal with the Christmas and New Year sales rush

It’s the most magical time of the year. For South Wales retailers, it’s also the most stressful!

The average Briton spent £748 on Christmas in 2016.

Research by Statista showed that the average person spent:

  • £134 on clothes and accessories
  • £107 on toys
  • £299 on gadgets and technology
  • £83 on video games
  • £92 on entertainment or party supplies
  • £251 on mobile devices

Other categories included gift cards, cars, sporting goods, experiences, and the home.

Whether you’re an online retailer or a High Street store owner, this time of year can feel brutal.

Busy stores can see hundreds of people visiting every day. Online stores will see a spike in orders.

It can feel like you and your staff don’t have a minute to do anything other than process orders, ring up purchases, or put more stock out to display.

That’s before we get into the post-Christmas sales.

Like any other business owner, retailers should be looking to outsource functions which eat into the time they and their staff have to deal with their customers and core business.

One of the simplest ways of doing that would be to outsource the shredding of confidential waste paper and media such as USB sticks and hard drives.

 Why think about it now?

It’s tempting to forget about the basics until after the festive rush – but that could cause problems.

Paperwork can soon bog down any retailer and you’re more likely to make potentially costly mistakes with data when you’re busy and distracted.

Dealing with confidential waste regularly is a must for any busy South Wales store.

Hiring an outsourced confidential waste handling firm is a key way that retailers can take the pressure off over the busy Christmas period.

It’s an easy way you could free up your staff for the pre-Christmas rush and the sales.

No more spending hours shredding old orders, old card slips, letters, staff rotas, contracts, and old staff handbooks.

It also means you’ll get certificates of destruction, your waste will be handled by vetted staff, and you’ll have the peace of mind that you’re complying with data protection legislation.

Why you should choose Taclus Confidential – a South Wales secure shredding company

We offer confidential paper waste and hard drive destruction services at affordable prices.

Taclus Confidential holds the accreditations for ISO 9001:2015 for quality management and ISO14001:2015 for environmental management, and has been certified by independent auditors IQS for both.

Taclus has also been selected as the confidential waste management partner for Keep Wales Tidy.

Are you looking for an affordable and secure shredding service in South Wales? If you need advice on dealing with the secure destruction of confidential waste, call our friendly and efficient team on 02920 676 714, or email

Here’s wishing all our customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!