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    Traffic and sales tanking so far today.

    Is Xmas (shopping online) over?

    Anyone? How are you all doing today?

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    Even worse than yesterday. I guess shopping over for the year now.

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    There we go, complaining seemed to help a little. A few more transactions posted 2 hours late.

    Not fun like yesterday was though.

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    I'been wondering the same thing, except my site traffic has increased the past few days and sales have tanked.

    Of course when you have a merchant like Toywordtoo and they plaster this on top of their pages:
    "Note: WE ARE UNABLE TO MAKE DELIVERIES BEFORE CHRISTMAS" in big, bold, colourful letters, it's hard to hope for any kind of sale.

    I've been busy checking all my merchants for similar statements, just in case this is the reason.

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    delivery is now a concern and sales will slow down no doubt. Some like magazine subscription type gift sales have shown up, and the odd straggler will show up I am sure until the end of the week.

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    Since my websites never sell anything gift/Christmas related, this time of the year is always slow for me. The other 11 months just feel like Christmas

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    I don't know what to blame the slowdown on because our servers have been ed up for almost a week.



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    I'm still seeing very strong sales.

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    If it's over - I did more than 2X in Nov.


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    I had two slow days (Saturday and Sunday) and thought the shopping was over, but I rebounded yesterday. I'm hoping that now with all the last minute shipping options, the last minute shoppers will start to come out. Afterall, Hanukkah is Friday so this is crunch time for that holiday.

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    seems odd here sales are down a little but traffic is up? oh well just gotta wait...

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    Looks like the sales are picking up today after I complained. Thanks everyone.

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    My sales suck today (complaining seemed to work yesterday)

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    Sales suck big time here today, but up until today it was pretty good. God I love these kinds of threads

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    Sales are fine here!

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    they plaster this on top of their pages:
    "Note: WE ARE UNABLE TO MAKE DELIVERIES BEFORE CHRISTMAS" in big, bold, colourful letters, it's hard to hope for any kind of sale.


    That would suck!

    Having a lot of merchants who know what Express Delivery is helps keep things rolling until the very end...

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    I know a few major online merchants whose best sales day all year is the 17th ... it isn't over, no way baby!

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    Ahhhhh, the coincidences are working again 3 sales since I whined

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    I have read that online top days are 10 - 14th, but 15th was my record, and 16th seems to be a little slower, so I think that online sales are slowing down, early shoppers already shopped, and last minute shoppers will shop too late to be online...

    Anyway, I saved quite big this year to make my biggest campaigns this decemeber, and hit jackpot, I am quite shoked about earning almost the same in the first half of decemeber than in the first half of the year

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    There will be another burst. Remember USPS has Priority mail and UPS abd Fedex over night. The procrastinators are still lurking.

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    quote:
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    I know a few major online merchants whose best sales day all year is the 17th ... it isn't over, no way baby!

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    Going great guns here!

    Mr.Merchant, if you do business in any way what-so-ever with parasites, your products will not be sold on my sites!!

    Farewell, CJ! I loved you when you were young and pure. I will try to remember you that way. Disclaimer: Comments are to be interpreted as opinion unless otherwise noted.

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    It's been building up all month for me..... getting better and better every day... and finally, today, I actually had a sale!! I got a $4 commission!! First I would like to thank the Google gods......

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    There are a lot of merchants with backed-up warehouses right now. An order placed on the 10th at Hobbytron, for instance, only today, had the origin scan at UPS. That's a long time from order to shipping.

    If there are any merchats who aren't reporting until shipment, we could see some late orders pop-up. KBtoys took 5 days from transaction date to reporting on CJ if that's any indication.

    I know of 2 linkshare merchants that don't report until shipment, and I heard from one AM today, saying they are backed up in their warehouse - I haven't seen a sale reported for them since the 9th, but she assures me there are sales coming in from my site.

    My kids dad (he's stationed in Korea) ordered 8 things from Wal-mart on the 10th, they've come staggerd in 6 boxes so far, the last one isn't due for delivery until the 23rd.

    As a side note, speaking of wal-mart. 2 of the 6 boxes we got, both came via Fed-Ex and delivered on the same day. In the 1st box was 3 packs of AA Batteries, in the second box - 1 pack of 9volt batteries - that's it, nothing else, just batteries and styrofoam peanuts. Now why on earth couldn't they ship the batteries together along with the other items that came the second day, 1 from fed-ex and one via UPS. This was all from ONE single order. No wonder shipping has slowed to a crawl with this type of waste.

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    Yesterday was a record day for us - $1278 in sales (about 56% of that affiliate-driven)!

    I'm also happily surprised that USPS Priority mail hasn't seemed to slow one bit, and shipments all the way to the west coast (we're in North Carolina) are STILL taking as little a 2 days! God bless the USPS !

    Needless to say....Santa's going to be very good to the wife this year

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