I typed “holiday” in quotation marks somewhat tongue-in-cheek.
Call it what you want–“Happy Holidays”, "Happy Hanukkah/Chanukah,
“Happy Kwanza”, Happy “Whatever”, most retailers would be DEAD IN THE
WATER without Christmas! I may make cover payroll, rent, expenses, &
my personal salary throughout the year, but CHRISTMAS is where I make
the majority of my profits for the year.
So I’m curious–how are the rest of you doing? In all honesty &
sincerity, I hope all of you are doing well & up over last year. But
speaking for myself, my sales are significantly down from Black
Friday to today. Interestingly, as objectively as I can be, I would
say that I’m fully stocked w/ the right products at the right price,
but yet I’m still down. I’m certain that traffic is down, but
not-so-certain that traffic is down to the degree that my sales are
down. Why my sales are down to the degree they are I don’t know. Real
estate market? War? Oil? Uncertainty of upcoming presidential
election? Unseasonably warm weather? I haven’t a clue…
Regardless, I’d be curious to hear how the rest of you around the
country are doing…
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all!