I forget what car commercial has that song as its catchy tune. Maybe it’s not even a car commercial. But it certainly is a great time to have an online store. This is my 3rd Christmas season with my stores and it’s looking pretty good so far. I have had about 60 orders this month already. Most orders are coming on weekends. I have to admit that it’s a great feeling. I woke up this morning and had 5 orders. I ate lunch and had 2 more orders. I got 3 more orders while at the gun range. I had 5 more orders as I watched Sunday Night Football.
Last weekend I had 33 orders and this weekend I had 25 orders.
I have learned from years past so I talked to my main suppliers last week to see if there were many products in danger of going out of stock. They told me “no”. One thing I forgot was to ask all my suppliers. I only asked the two that I do the most business with. My other suppliers I may order from maybe 5 times a month. And of course, they are the ones who are missing stock this year. Honestly, it probably wouldn’t have made a difference because if they told me they were low on stock, I probably wouldn’t have pre-bought anything anyway just because I don’t sell much of their things.
But still, it always sucks to lose money when you have orders in hand and can’t fill them. I have a potential order that will cost me $125 in profit since my supplier doesn’t have it in stock for 3 weeks. I’m trying to find a replacement item for the customer now, but it’s not looking good.
Still… It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!