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Yeah a lot of OUR customers shop at work. We do a lot of B2B. But I'm not sure that's true in many fields. And how much shopping will be done the day after returning to work from a 4-day weekend? I actually work...then! LOL
Anyone have traffic/sales results at hand for last year at this time?
I've always seen that holidays kill online traffic/sales for several days before and AFTER any major holiday.
Kepping checking my rank to ensure ive not dropped and its still the same, I really dont know whats up.
Weird really, weird.
So far tonight Ive had 8 yes 8 page views! ROFL.
I had more than when I started the started the site.
Interesting - my lad works for a certain very large Swedish furniture retailer and they are really really busy.
I wonder if people have decided to spend their hard-earned on the home instead of buying things for other people?
Maybe they are desperate to sell their houses and have watched too much house doctor!
I haven't got traffic results from last year (server wiped them out by accident), but I just compared this past week's sales to the same week last year, and this year was 7% more. So I guess I forgot how bad it was this time last year.:)
I'm here in the US and we're doing amazing amounts of business right now (more than 200% increase over last year and last year was up 120% vs. previous). A few associates that I know that are also in the ecom biz in the US are also doing crazy business right now. This "black friday/cyber monday" weekend is going to be record setting and we've had to hire temps just to try to keep up next week.
I wonder if there is something going on in the UK economy and/or SE's that is causing a less than desirable result?
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November was shaping up to be soft but on Thanksgiving (11/24) I sent an email offering a one-day sale. Sales spiked for the one-day. Then I sent another email extending the sale through the weekend and as a result November numbers are now very respectable.
I definitely have to work it all a bit more than usual. The lesson I learned this year is that the double email over the Thanksgiving holiday = more sales and larger pre-order amounts.
Fingers crossed for December!
Good luck to all.
I reckon that when December 1st hits, it will all kick off as people realise they only have 25 days left!
sorry folks the noveltys worn off