Treat and Deniser thanks for your input. I sell vintage clothing.
Kulture, when I did my research there seemed to be a mixed response on here, Most people said January , november and august are slow.
Thats fair enough. Each market has its own up and down months and it was impossible to accurately answer your initial post without knowing what you were selling. I will bow out as I know nothing about the seasonal nature of vintage clothing. I do not even know if it mirrors standard clothing shops, which have seasons ending in sales.
Considering the freezing cold weather I'm please to report that not only have I had the best Thursday of the week, I've also had the second best day of the month.
You just have to remain positive.
Well done Banned (still no gritted teeth smilie?) - it's been rubbish here today in Doodle land. Had a good few days from Saturday to Tuesday tho, and January this year was better than January last year (no snow though, which helped!)
:redface:Just like business, I am a bit slow today ..... 2nd best day of the month sounded really impressive, wouldn't have twigged if you hadn't pointed it out! Now that I HAVE got it though ..........We've had the second worst day of the month today. Ho bloody hum..:redface:Read it again and you will realise the gritted teeth are not required
It's been dog poo day today.
:redface:Just like business, I am a bit slow today ..... 2nd best day of the month sounded really impressive, wouldn't have twigged if you hadn't pointed it out! Now that I HAVE got it though ..........We've had the second worst day of the month today. Ho bloody hum..:redface:
Um, yes, it is. We are having the best February of the year so far though .......... is it getting silly now?:|Isn't the 2nd best and 2nd worst the same on the 2nd? It's getting confusing now
I didn't want to really upset you and tell you we had the best January of the year as well
Positive thinking, aka denial
unfortunatly, i think shops on the high street is a dieing trade.
its all about internet shopping - its cheaper its easier, its quicker - internet shopping percentage has seriously increased over the past 5 years - do you have an online shop?
if not its well worth investing in one and SEO.
Here we go again..... it's cheaper, easier quicker, more prone to fraud, less condusive for building relationships, harder to find new customers who have no product knowledge, less personal. and on and on and on...
Are we to assume you do not have an online presence?
I didn't say that, we do have an online presence but do not have a transactional website - been there, tried it, pulled it because it was only about competing on price, something we have never done, and don't need to do.
We use the internet a hell of a lot for targetting our customers and keeping them informed, but we do not go anywhere near selling on line, quite the reverse in fact as we activly encourage people to NOT shop on line.