It is that time of year again.... School is starting back up, soon to be some peaceful silence in our home for 6 or so hours each weekday but more importantly as a re-seller we are coming out of that dreaded SLOW SUMMER SALES SLUMP! Anyone who is in retail knows all about the summer blues.... the time when we do anything just to try to make a couple nickles.... and mostly find ourselves prepping for when the day comes that the customers return from the beaches, parks,vacations etc. and start SPENDING in our stores again.
A couple weeks back we all of a sudden had a day where our phone kept going crazy with CHA-CHING sound. Everywhere we went we sounded like a cash register, sometimes awkward when sourcing and trying to stay under the radar ha ha. We didn't care though, of course we were just thrilled to hear the sound over and over instead of a couple here and there through the week. However we thought it could just be all the promoted listings we had been doing and sales. So we did not get too excited just yet. The following weekend was okay, nothing to do cartwheels over but at least it was steady. Following that we had one pretty slow day and since it has been steady for us with a few spikes here and there. So I feel confident now announcing BYE BYE SUMMER SLUMP & BRING ON THE 4th QUARTER!
In reality there is still all of August to prepare for the "true" 4th quarter sales. I know personally we are working hard trying to continue to keep our store growing each day. We are really looking forward to this year as in years past every time that wonderful last quarter of the year came around we were never prepared. As a matter of fact it always fell during some catastrophe or hurdle making it very hard for us to really give it our all. NOT THIS YEAR! This year we are going full speed ahead. I will admit that catastrophe keeps trying to strike us down but I say bring it on... there is no way we are going to stop our effort to make this the BEST 4th QUARTER EVER FOR US! Our goal is for this to be the BIG "turn it up" moment for our business that has been growing more than ever in this last year. Yes we are super excited and ready to work our butts off!
I would LOVE TO HEAR FROM OTHER SELLERS so please LEAVE A COMMENT! SHARE -
1. HOW WAS YOUR SUMMER?
2. DID YOU USE SUMMER TO PREPARE FOR 4th QUARTER?
3. DO YOU FEEL LIKE THE SUMMER SALES SLUMP IS OVER
4. ARE YOU READY FOR 4TH QUARTER?
Well I better get to eating my lunch real quick because I have a bunch of packages that wont pack & ship themselves. I hope everyone else is seeing the Summer Slump in their rear-view too!