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I'm guessing that people waste less time surfing nowadays. The novelty is wearing off. But they still go online to buy and save. Our traffic has slowed but the cash register is ringing nicely.
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.
High dollar ticket items for the homeowner/home improvement. Sales about the same as last year. Traffic up considerably over same period last year. Slow period sets in around the second week December until second week of January.
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