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During weekdays Monday - Friday I would guess most orders are done either early in the morning (before work), during lunchtime (while at work) and then mostly 7-11PM.
The remainder of the orders I guess would be spreadout over the weekend, with the bulk of them on Sundays.
Keeping in mind that since this is ecommerce, and people can be from potentially different time zones, purchase patterns might be slightly skewed depending on the demographics of the store.
What have you guys experienced?
We know this because we frequently have people in to the store and say "we want to buy item ABC123, I'd do it through your site but I can't because I'm at work." So instead of using company Internet resources use the phone resources, that's concientious.
We have peaks Thursday - Sunday, then again Monday mornings, drops off, picks up again Thursday-ish. Our guess is Mondays are rather depressing, so people buy themselves something to lift their spirits to get them past Hump day.
Another site which is sells to consumers seems to get orders pretty much evenly from 8am - 11pm, with a few overnight. Weekends are stronger than the other site, but are still lower than weekdays.
Both sites sell entirely within 1 timezone.