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How dare you report strong sales and make some people in England feel bad. We don't want to hear from highly successful people here.
Thank you for saying what I wanted to say. The original post requested people to report on their sales, I was not aware that you were only allowed to comment if your sales were weak.
The product is one that is not generally available in the UK and has always sold better to our friends across the pond than it has to our US folks. but, the increase is certainly unusual.
Are you (UK) guys noticing decreased google traffic? Either google.com OR google.co.uk?
(not trying to start flame war-I don''t want to see geo-centric commerce bias either)
Extremly quiet for several days without any apparent reason. Then going up again. Then down and after a few days up again.
In between it was so quit that I was spending half of my working day checking if something was broke in the shopping system, or ads down or something.
It's getting on my nerves...
Sales have been average, but traffic has been high.
Hoping some of the users that experienced check out problems will come back and convert to buyers.
You would think all these providers would build in extra capacity during this season instead of testing their capacity live.
Penny wise dollar foolish. I should be able to make a few site mods, charge 4x more for the same service to my clients, and we will all be ahead, considering the loss of sales.
Another project. : )
Bek - nobody is rubbing anyones nose in anything. Being able to see global economic changes is good for everyone. The UK traffic and sales will go up and maybe there is a lull.
Time will tell if the US sales hold up. Good luck to all corners of the globe.
It seems to really be going in spikes intead of a consistent stream, but I guess it's the overall sales that matter.
Got my fingers crossed that this will be a good season for us :)
I'm here in the USA and sales are up nearly 850% over last year. Granted, we have grown our business a lot in the last year, but it looks like this holiday season will be a good one. Conversion is right around the same as it was last year, but traffic is way up. We do a lot (200K+) of PPC advertising.
Good to hear that ecommerce is doing well. Gives us all something to shoot for.
My company has been in business for 21 years (9 on the web) and this weekend (Fri - Mon) was the best in the coimpany's history. Not just as a whole, but each day was a record and the succeeding day broke the previous day's record....it was absolutely amazing. As a matter of fact, our Cyber Monday results were just included in today's IR newsletter.
We haven't made ONE web site sale in 2 years, ever since our site went up.
I get compliments on the web site all the time. It has very good traffic, and recently I posted a contest and so far have received 1,200 entries! Not one sale, though I have received many compliments on the site and our products. Over a 100 people have bookmarked the site.
It gets tough to pay for a site, overhead and supplies when it isn't making any money. I wish I knew why.
This year has started out very, very well for my current company. And like the previous poster Dec. 19th or 20th or even 21st will likly be our biggest day. But that is mostly due to our 3 day shipping. And of course it all depends on your marketing. It's amazing what a 100,000 emails on the 20th to your past customers will do for sales....