| 8:04 am on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Since your site is relatively new, I assume you are not getting more than 100 visitors per day. With such low traffic, conversion rate cannot be calculated accurately. You should calculate your conversion rate based on an average of a minimum of 1000 visits to have a semi-meaningful result.
Having that said, it is normal to have less sales in February. A lot of people are still trying to pay off their credit card debts from Christmas and New Years. Sales should be back to normal in late March or April.
| 8:43 am on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Your products are a very niche market item. Not sure how big the novelty knife market is, but I bookmarked your site in case I need to commit hari kari or behead someone.
| 10:21 am on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
It seems like sometimes there is just no accounting for dips in purchases. This February was my best month in three years, but I still had 2 days with absolutely no orders, which has not happened in almost two years. Days like that you can check your cart to see if it's working, check your site to see if it's up, check your stats, check whether there are any problems with routers out there, check the news to make sure a war hasn't started,:) and yet not find anything that is problematic. It's just one of the mysteries of retail, IMO. That for you it is two weeks instead of a day seems to me to be because you are just starting out. I try to remember not to panic about short-term events in retail and just keep working.
| 9:49 pm on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Thanks everyone for your help and input. Broke my no order record now lets see if it keeps up.
| 8:50 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I notice the same slump at this of the year each year but it always picks up again after the income tax refunds or (ouch!) payments have been made.
| 5:34 pm on Mar 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I always like to know who I'm dealing with if I make a purchase over the web. I looked at the site for about 2-3 minutes and saw no information on the subject. May help in the long run.