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I think demand has increased from last year, the problem is that supply has increased more. So we are all now getting a smaller piece of a bigger pie.
Also, more users have now been stung by rogue websites, leading to people generally being more picky about where they are buying from.
Amazon is the lazy man's Christmas shopping mall trip. Keep in mind, that alot of those amazon boxes could be attributed to them splitting up packages all willy nilly.
Remind me to buy stock in Amazon before next Holiday season if everything stays constant.
Traffic slowed down for me starting Dec 24 - go figure!
One of the web's few certainties is that traffic (and sales) slow on holidays. Christmas day is probably the internet's slowest day of the year. Our traffic plummeted around Dec 18th and is just now starting to pick up. Sadly New Years Day and Eve will be dead again.
That is all quite normal, although the degree of slowdown for us right at Christmas was worrisome. But as with almost everyone else, yesterday was excellent. We're going to have a nice December gain over our weak '08 numbers.