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Have the Euros, weather and referendum affected sales?

By Chris Dawson June 13, 2016 - 9:47 am

FootballSo the Euro’s have started, Tamebay’s own Ecommerce Football Cup managed by Genie and The Geek kicks off next month. How’s it affecting your sales?

The High Street and Supermarket sales numbers are down pretty much across the board. Much as people would like to blame it on Amazon, the truth is at least for food sales that the majority of these are still with traditional supermarkets. It’s just that there are people like Aldi and Lidl taking a cut of the market.

The uncertainty surrounding the EU Referendum may also be playing a part. Uncertainty is never a good thing to persuade shoppers to loosen their purse strings. And then there’s the good old English weather which has at the same time been unseasonably warm at times while chucking enough rain down to flood London underpasses and other areas of the country in foot high deluges.

How has this added up to sales? We’d love to know. Did you see a dive as soon as the footie started on the TV, or was there an influx of shoppers turned off by football?

Today, being a Monday is always a good bellwether of Internet sales as there’s three days worth of orders to pack. Are you busy or are your sitting reading this twiddling your thumbs and wishing things were a bit busier?

  • 1 year ago

    The referendum is having an affect, but not on sales I don’t think.
    We spend a lot of € in Europe every week and the slipping exchange rate is pushing up the price we have to sell things for, so that won’t be helping.

    • 1 year ago

      I hear you, a weak pound is great for exports but it’s not as good when you have to import stock :-(

  • SAM
    1 year ago

    Well my EU Amazon sales have been really good a lot better than UK Amazon sales and ebay has been pretty strong this year. I get a better price by going into the EU than the UK in my sector anyway, the UK is a real battle to the bottom. it is just getting ultra-competitive out there, a new player seems to appear in my sector every week. Distribution houses going B2C pushing prices and value down.
    We are from Scotland and our “Scottish weather” is always rubbish so that does not bother us.
    We have referendums shoved down our throats 24/7 so we are well used to that, you can’t stop doing business because of politics.
    The Euros is great as it gets females clicking on them ipads. There is just a lot of players out there these days. The traditional areas of retail are just traditional that is their issue.

  • 1 year ago

    I am fully confident that the Referendum will provide the right result. That is a resounding Leave. Does not matter o me I have just agreed to buy a Building(not a house) for £150,000 which will be absolutely nothing to do with either Amazon or ebay. In fact my involvement with ebay is being reduced daily.

    In regard to my Book Sales I hope in the very near future that I will have my own website up and running. So here’s to a Right to Self Determination outside of the EU.

  • tinker
    1 year ago

    we cant keep up with the demand for tear gas canisters

  • Robert
    1 year ago

    Our sales are down 5% comparing with May.
    Weather is always major factor when it comes to sales.
    But I just think that Ebay made such a mess from cassini that it doesn’t make any sense any more.
    We have products with over 8000 sales (premium service) where they appear in the middle of page behind 3 x more expensive items (without premium service) and no sales at all.
    We do everything by the book. I just lost confidence in Ebay.

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