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Xmas sales dropping off?
Mine are how about yours?
Essex_boy




msg:623032
 7:35 pm on Dec 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Im finding that xmas sales boom is slowing down although some of the orders Ive received appear to last minute presents.

I say that because they are way bigger than normal, or have my Nigerian friends received a new credit card!?!?

 

martyt




msg:623033
 8:00 pm on Dec 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

We were on a record pace through the first 12 days of the month. It's dropped to a trickle since then.

Not sure what's going on, but I have a feeling that Christmas falling on a Saturday is playing into it - folks are looking at the calendar and thinking there's no way for an order to get shipped in time for Christmas. If it was mid-week, I think they'd see the calendar differently.

flobaby




msg:623034
 8:55 pm on Dec 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Just yesterday it finally slowed down. Thanking my lucky stars that Yahoo's latest update waited till then or else I would have had a very unmerry christmas.

tolachi




msg:623035
 4:43 am on Dec 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Same here I think we peaked on the 14th. Any ideas for conteracting this?

TNJed




msg:623036
 4:45 am on Dec 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

There's always Festivus :)

nipear




msg:623037
 5:17 am on Dec 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Slowing Down? We're still on the up. Next Tuesday is our last shipping day for Christmas and we'll be rockin until then.

As for the Saturday Holiday, it's the best day of the week! We can ship on Tuesday and get it there by Friday. Last year it slowed down on the 18th. This year I'm hoping to take it to the 21st.

Essex_boy




msg:623038
 10:53 am on Dec 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Festivus - Whats that? A diease?

tigger




msg:623039
 10:59 am on Dec 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

my sales started well, but are slipping now as people realise it could be hit or miss if the goods turn up before xmas ;0(

lloyd




msg:623040
 4:03 pm on Dec 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Nope, still going strong.

Can't wait till Monday morning to see what sales we have.

The crazy thing is the traffic is still going strong and I thought that it would have started to drop away.
Luckily it hasn't.

Rugles




msg:623041
 4:09 pm on Dec 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Festivus

A Seinfeld reference from a classic episode.

"a Festivus for the rest of us"

nate_king1




msg:623042
 10:56 pm on Dec 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thats why I think you should put a "4 days left in order to receive this by Christmas Eve", this way they are not "researchin" a product then buying them instores.

mcneely




msg:623043
 10:12 am on Dec 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Don't any of you watch the evening news?

Said that it was the slowest Christmas shopping season since 1988

Figures no one wanted to spend their money I guess, as they may have been saving it for the stock market, which, by the way, has been doing a very brisk business of late

Really though.
Either people didn't want to spend their money, or they didn't have any money to spend.

topr8




msg:623044
 11:43 am on Dec 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Don't any of you watch the evening news?

Said that it was the slowest Christmas shopping season since 1988

but surely that is high street retailers who are moaning? i think online sales were a record high.

breedersk8r




msg:623045
 8:50 pm on Dec 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

I just started my online business less than 3 months ago and have found that business is better online than it was in my physical store.

I think the moaner and groaners are just that, BIG STREET BUSINESSES.

I find that I have faired the season well and am counting my blessings, as well as my profits.

Essex_boy




msg:623046
 2:31 pm on Dec 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

better online than it was in my physical store - Amazing! Doesnt that bring the web into its own?

lorax




msg:623047
 2:33 pm on Dec 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

>> Doesnt that bring the web into its own?

sshhh.... ;)

larryhatch




msg:623048
 2:47 pm on Dec 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

Nobody should be surprised if Christmas sales are down when its almost January.

Essex_boy




msg:623049
 9:22 pm on Dec 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

hey January means they only have a further 11 months until the next one......

luckychucky




msg:623050
 11:27 pm on Dec 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm a wholesaler, so my customers stock up in advance before the holidays. August thru October, sales were spectacular, very strong indeed. November was just OK, and December very sleepy- for whatever it's worth.

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