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Are you seeing a drop off yet?
Ho Ho Heck!
jsinger




msg:628671
 6:51 am on Dec 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

Our site isn't very Christmas oriented. We've had a good December so far. But we're starting to see a reduction in traffic and sales which is earlier than I expected.

How's your holiday business going?

 

travmed




msg:628672
 8:00 am on Dec 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've been pushing free guaranteed shipping by Christmas and various coupons until Dec 19th. I have seen a steady increase. I'm hoping that after the 19th things will slow down a little so I can sleep again.

RailMan




msg:628673
 8:24 am on Dec 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

approx 10% down on last week, but last week was very good, nearly 3x higher than july/august/september, so it's only a slight drop

otnot




msg:628674
 1:39 pm on Dec 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

We are up 300% from last week and I know that the 19th is going to rock our world.

TRex




msg:628675
 4:39 pm on Dec 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

We are also up 3x more than this time september and we are still rising.

HRoth




msg:628676
 6:36 pm on Dec 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

My site is geared to non-Christians, and December is usually pretty quiet. This past weekend was dead, Monday was slow, but yesterday was twice the usual sales and today looks like it should be the same. Go figure.

corbing




msg:628677
 5:11 am on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Every day this week we've broken an all-time company high for daily gross revenue...by far. It's nuts (in a good way). 'tis the season to make some money! I've got every employee on a holiday bonus plan so everyone is hearing the "cha-ching" of cash and working their asses off. Lots of fun.

fiu88




msg:628678
 5:43 am on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Corb....congrats...Exciting isnt it!
We've seen a 50% increase over last Dec. thus far..OK, but not earth shattering...
oUr products have seasonal highs march-sept. so xmas isnt really a big rush, although I wish it was....
All of you that depend on this time to make money...do all you can to nake all you can then rest after new years...may you all make a tonne of $$ !

jsinger




msg:628679
 6:51 am on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

I started this thread after a disappointingly slow Monday and Tuesday. Must say today was excellent, tho.

For the last month, we've seen mostly great days with a few really awful ones sprinkled in. Very odd. Have about one day a week where I'm convinced our cart must be broken, but it isn't.

rise2it




msg:628680
 7:12 am on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)


Doing ecommerce for 7+ years, I could predict any day/week/month of the year and only be off by maybe 10 percent, if that. I knew exactly how many employees to schedule, packaging supplies to order, etc.

...at least for the first six years.

Over the last year, it's all over the place. Days which were always good sometimes suck, and days which were our down days now sometimes boom. Holidays seem to have an almost opposite effect from before.

It's as if all the patterns have completely vanished. I've stopped driving myself nuts, and simply accept there is no rhyme or reason to which days are better than others.

fiu88




msg:628681
 6:39 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Tonite really sucked..seeing alot of frantic shoppers that appear to have hit the credit wall...january will be a very trying month for US retail....

ridgway




msg:628682
 6:52 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

has been a very good december, today was slower than the average of last week or so. getting very close to the "must select 3-day or 2-day shipping to make it by christmas" banners for many products. that's when sales will drop off and i'll get ready for a nice month-long slumber, then awaken, yawn, stir around, and get ready for springtime.

goals for 2006:
1. better conversion
2. more traffic
3. more products on sites

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