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I'm just wondering what's up with this month. I bought my site a month ago and was making about 5 sales a week. Now in the last 2 weeks, 1 sale. Anyone else having a down month? I would guess that it was because I wasn't offering free shipping anymore, but the sales stopped about a week before free shipping went away.<br><br>
Do you have any good suggestions about what I could do or if there's a reason behind the drop in sales?<br><br>
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Any changes in where you're advertising? Any changes in search engine rankings?<br><br>
I've also noticed that sometimes my sales drop or surge for no perceptible reason. (???)
 

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I think that with summer here now, most people are out and about and with the kids getting out of school you may find that the internet business may be a bit slower. I find that even the groups, ect get slower during the summer months!
 

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I have slower sales during the summer too. I am actually hoping it slows down as it warms up so I can spend more time in the yard with my kids!<br>
And Dang Traci, I ordered from you a few days ago and didnt know there was a mdc code! LOL next time...
 

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thanks that's good to know about the summer sales slump. I have actually increase our advertising. Google rankings did drop from 4 to 3, but we're still pulling up in the top 10 of the google searches that bring us the most business, so I'm not sure why the drop-off. I've been fooling around with the site to see if I can get some more good google searches.
 

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Okay Traci - I have to ask:<br><br>
What scent is Monkey Farts?<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/whistling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="whistle"><br>
Anyway, my thoughts on your question: I think that our businesses (in general) run largely on word-of-mouth. Because of this, you never know when people are going to talk, where they are going to talk (a big internet forum, a friend or two, etc.) and what they are going to say (exactly how persuasive they are). I am guessing it is because of all these different elements that my business also fluctuates immensely.
 

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this is part of the slow cycle for retail--esp June/July/Jan they are called the dreaded J months. (I know it's not quite June yet)<br><br>
When the weather gets nice people are not on the computer or spending as much money buying stuff.<br><br>
Ebay is slow, retail is slow etc. It's just how it goes. When things pick up, make sure to squirrel away some money for the slow times.
 

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I have to agree with the others'. This is getting to be the slow time of year for retail. It should pick back up in Aug/Sept.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: the start of the warm months are slow.
 

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Sorry about the MDC code Angie, my site is set~up a bit different that you have to use the link in my sig to get the 10% not a code in the check~out. So be sure to save it under that link so you always get the discount <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
You never smelled Monkey Farts :LOL , actually the description is like this: Blend of bananas, strawberries, grapes, and other delicious fruity fragrances!! It smells soo good.
 

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Have you cleaned out the "wealth" corner of your home lately (a la Feng Shui principles?)<br><br>
Tracy or Tracey at Spirituality has some killer Feng Shui threads.
 

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I'd just like to add that I've noticed the warm weather slump for years on message boards. It is especially noticable on small boards where every post counts. You end up with lots of complaints about how slow things are. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I'm noticing that it's the same in my business as well. Which is really not half bad, cause I'd rather be outside smelling the roses myself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I am in direct sales and it is happening here too with some killer specials for hostesses and guests i am totally shocked. This usually doesnt happen til june or july for me and i am going on 5 yrs.<br><br>
May is also graduation and wedding time so a lot of people are looking at spending money on others instead of themselves.<br><br>
good luck in your business.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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