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« on: April 05, 2010, 08:55 »
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Its spring break here in the US.
Should we expect slow sales this week?


« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 09:25 »
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Spring break is mostly in March.

ShadySue

« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 09:26 »
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Its spring break here in the US.
Should we expect slow sales this week?
Friday and/or Monday is a holiday in many countries. so this weekend has been quiet for many.

« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010, 10:37 »
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Spring break is mostly in March.

We just got back from being away for the Spring break week - schools in different parts of the US have different vacation schedules. Some others are on vacation this week. I'm guessing it'll be a bit slower than usual.

« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2010, 10:50 »
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Yeah, my college age daughter was off last week.
But my high school age son had half of last week and all of this week off.

« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2010, 16:42 »
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Good Friday and Easter Monday in the UK....Feels like four Sundays in a row. Dead slow on sales.

vonkara

« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2010, 17:20 »
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Same... I want to calculate how many real selling days we get in one year. Here is a estimation.

(weekends) 365 - 104= 261
(holidays) -1 week xmas - 2 weeks vacation - 2 weeks sickness ect - random holidays like easter 10 days... = 216

This is only a average estimation of a designer off days, it can be more or less but,

That make 60% of real selling days

lisafx

« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2010, 17:28 »
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April has always been slower than March for me.  I assume it is related to Easter Holiday/Spring Break.  Can't think of another reason for it. 

ShadySue

« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2010, 17:42 »
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Its spring break here in the US.
Should we expect slow sales this week?
Friday and/or Monday is a holiday in many countries. so this weekend has been quiet for many.
I'm a teacher; we're off this week and next, but I hardly expect that will affect sales.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2010, 17:47 »
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Grandson returns to Maryland tomorrow, returning to classes on Wednesday after spending his break with grandparents in Texas.  I hope that is a reason for my depressingly low sales.   ???

« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2010, 17:52 »
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April has always been slower than March for me.  I assume it is related to Easter Holiday/Spring Break.  Can't think of another reason for it. 

Yep. My records indicate that April tends to be about the same as Feb in earnings. The kids are off school for two weeks in the UK (and most of Europe too I think) and its a popular time for families to vacation.

« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2010, 18:29 »
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Last year, April was the start of a dip that didn't recover til August.

« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2010, 18:59 »
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Last year, April was the start of a dip that didn't recover til August.

I hope that was an anomoly and not a trend that will repeat itself this year.

« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2010, 19:47 »
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Last year, April was the start of a dip that didn't recover til August.

Tell me about it - that happened just as I went exclusive ... d'oh!

« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2010, 20:10 »
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Last year April was my worst month... not in terms of revenue but in decline from previous month.  Sales went south leading into Easter weekend and remained low for about two weeks following, which I attributed to vacations.  (My elementary school aged kids are off the entire week after Easter.)  This year seems to be a repeat of last year so far.  I'm probably off my March numbers by about a third so far.  Trying to comfort myself with the fact that last year May recovered nicely from a lousy April... hoping that repeats this year.

(Last year May and June were good, then July was flat to June.)

« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2010, 03:22 »
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Total earnings 1/09 - 2/10

« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2010, 12:50 »
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Anyone else seeing a quick rebound to the Easter slump?

I had a pretty awful first five or six days of April, but the last few days have been roaring back.

Today will be my BDE thanks in large part to 3 ELs at SS!  But even without those, this would be a strong day... back to where the great days of March left off.


ap

« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2010, 13:09 »
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for me, the rebound started yesterday, with ods and  and one el at ss. even dt joined the party, a little.

rubyroo

« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2010, 14:39 »
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Yes, I'm really surprised too.  Things picked up yesterday and today has been terrific with more ppd sales than subs.  I thought this whole week was going to be bleak.

« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2010, 22:29 »
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Anyone else seeing a quick rebound to the Easter slump?
Yes: sub sales down at DT and large credit sales up. It started wednesday.

« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2010, 17:19 »
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What sales? LOL!

I mean what slowdown?

;-)

lisafx

« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2010, 17:49 »
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What sales? LOL!

I mean what slowdown?

;-)

Uhm...  I'm afraid I am totally missing your point - if there is one.

This thread is a month old.  Spring break is over and won't rear its head again for another year. 

« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2010, 03:52 »
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Hahahahaha!

Spring break, summer slowdown, Halloween break, Christmas and new year holidays, few natural disasters, weekends and one day holidays  etc.

After that we have maybe cca 30-50 normal working days  ;D ;D ;D  :P

lagereek

« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2010, 05:51 »
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Yep!  the end is near!  soon its time for all buyers to take their snotty nosed kids into their delapedated caravans, drinking beer and whiskey, red-eyed and smelly they open their laptops.  Bah!!  buying shots?  piss off!

best.

« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2010, 12:01 »
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Hahahahaha!

Spring break, summer slowdown, Halloween break, Christmas and new year holidays, few natural disasters, weekends and one day holidays  etc.

After that we have maybe cca 30-50 normal working days  ;D ;D ;D  :P


Are we trying to blame everything else but ourselves for the lack of sales?


 

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