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Oct 5, 20218 min read

How to use Klarna to sleigh the holidays.

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by Klarna

The holiday season is often described as the most wonderful time of the year—but, let’s be honest, it’s also the most hectic. From get togethers to gift-giving, there’s probably plenty on your plate. Looking for a little help? Let Klarna show you how smooth your holiday shopping can be.

How can you use the Klarna app to “sleigh” the holidays? Let us count the ways! Our all-in-one shopping platform allows you to enjoy a seamless shopping experience from store to door while paying for your purchases in a way that fits with your budget.

Inspiration found here.

Whether you’re looking for footwear or front-row seats, bronzer or a brand new phone, you’ll find all the inspiration you need inside the Klarna app where you can explore online stores or browse our curated collections, hand-picked by our shopping experts.

Not quite ready to buy? No problem. Save your faves in your very own Collections. How? Simply, use the ‘Saved’ icon and then organize your finds.

The holidays are all about giving and receiving. Klarna makes it easy to share your Collections with friends who may also seek a little shopping inspo this season. Wondering what to buy for your besties? Have them share their Collections with you so you can select the perfect present. Gift-giving simplified yet inspired!

Check back with Extra ‘O’ throughout the holiday season for gift guides that’ll help you wow everyone on your list.

Get the best deal possible.

Waiting and hoping to get a better price for those potential presents? Klarna has you covered. You can keep an eye on sales by turning on price-drop notifications to receive real-time updates when your top picks go on sale. Here’s how to get started: Simply click the ‘My Klarna’ tab in the Klarna app. Go to settings via the cog icon in the top right corner and select ‘Notifications.’ Then update your preferences and you’ll be the first to know when prices drop. You can also browse exclusive deals from our retail partners.

In our The State of Smoooth: 2021 Holidays Unwrapped Report, we found that the majority of shoppers (72%) are starting their browsing and buying earlier this season to take advantage of sales and deals.

Spend consciously, shop confidently.

Once you’ve picked out the perfect presents, you can choose to pay for your purchases in the way that best suits your budget. If you’d like to split the cost, take advantage of Klarna’s Pay in Four interest-free option, which helps you manage your cashflow by allowing you to divide the cost of your purchase into four interest-free installments.

As we’ve learned and our Holidays Unwrapped Report confirms, younger generations are turning away from traditional credit in favor of debit and other smarter interest-free options at checkout. Gen Z, Millennial, and Gen X shoppers are more likely to pay with debit (59%) over credit (50%), and the majority also seek out flexible payment options, like Klarna’s Pay in 4 solution, when shopping this holiday season (Gen Z: 75%, Millennials: 76%, Gen X: 60%). 

Manage payments in the app.

With so much going on during the holiday season, we know how easy it can be to overlook a bill or two. With that in mind, we always remind you when a payment is due. Don’t want to risk it? Simply enable ‘autopay’ within the app and you won’t need to manually confirm the payment amount each month. Just, sit back, relax and your monthly payments will automatically be debited from your account. Should you miss one, you may be charged a late fee of no more than $7.

Enjoy the perks of membership.

What if you could get a little something for yourself while shopping for others without blowing your budget? Join Vibe, Klarna’s rewards club and earn 1 Vibe for every $1 spent with Klarna. Then, turn those Vibes into rewards you can redeem with world-class brands. 

Vibe currently boasts more than 2 million members in the US who’ve claimed nearly $2.8 million in gift cards to use at their favorite stores, including Amazon.com, Sephora, H&M, and Target. How do you join? Download the Klarna app. Tap ‘My Klarna, then tap Rewards. Shop, pay, and get rewarded.

Track packages all in one place.

It’s natural to wonder where your purchases are as the holidays approach—especially with shipping delays and supply chain issues in the news. With Klarna, you can receive instant updates, giving you the ability to follow your package from store to door. No more flicking back and forth between email, texts and various websites to find where your items are.

Our report revealed that 45% of shoppers hope to get a head start on shopping to avoid shipping delays.

Need to make a return? No problem.

Having second thoughts about a purchase? No worries. You can report returns in the app and we’ll pause your payments. Only pay for what you keep.

Let Klarna streamline your holiday shopping so you have more time and less stress this season. Think of it as a gift to yourself.