Recovering from Cyber Monday

I know I have been MIA for a few weeks.  There was the week long trip to Disney with the Inlaws.  Then there was Thanksgiving.  THEN there was the chaos of Black Friday/ Small Business Saturday/ Cyber Monday/ Coma Tuesday.

I will be posting my further adventures in Disney in a different post.  I am going to gloss right over Thanksgiving – It was a nice lunch and we all took a nap.  What I want to talk about is Cyber Monday.

I put everything on both of my sites on sale 20% off from the Tuesday before to the Tuesday after.  I am not going to lie I had very few hits on my stores and no sales on Thursday, Friday or Saturday; I was discouraged and a bit depressed about it.  Sunday perked up and I got a few on Amazon.  Monday I had a lot of things favorited but no buys.  Then another couple came in on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Across the two sites I met the goal I had for the weekend ( I am so counting the ones on Tues & Wed).  But I realized something.  I have a lot of Made To Order items in my shops.  Note to self: next year focus the sale on things I have in stock.  I made each of the things ordered over the last week and just got the last one in the mail today.  Don’t get me wrong I loved every minute of it.  I am just thinking that it would be less pressure for some of them to be ready to ship.  I know that I have a decent amount of time listed to make each item.  Not so little that I have to stay up till 3 am to finish a order and not so long that people have to wait a month to get what they ordered.  I just feel guilty if I go to the end of that time line – especially at Christmas time.  Who knows they might need it early for a gift exchange that is going to happen before Christmas and no one needs the stress of watching for a package everyday when they are getting down to the deadline.

What do you think world?  Should I focus the sales in the future to things that I have in stock?  Or just rely that I can get them done in the in the time frame I have listed on my sites?


5 thoughts on “Recovering from Cyber Monday

    1. It’s not easy! I have been trying for years. I have an Amazon handmade site and one on Etsy. And they take a while to build up successfully.
      The only way I can find the follow button is on my laptop!


      1. I did find your follow button but only on my WordPress notifications sidebar. Since I have to advertise anyway, I thought it would be better to do it on my blog since it’s free and eternally mine. Plus I can write all I want. I know some do very well on Etsy, but I’m not sure if I’m ready for it yet. I want to get my blog store going first. Thanks for writing back.

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