When do you close your shop for Christmas? I dont know whether to keep my shop open and put an announcement that orders wont be processed till a certain date or just close it completely to save any confusion
I plan to keep mine open this year as I am staying home.
I have had a few sales in the past between Christmas and New Year, so might aswel .
I’m wondering about the same thing Diane,
I might keep my shop open but state on the shop front the date when orders will be processed.
I always worry folk won’t see the message though.
I got next to no orders last January after a nice Christmas, as such I don’t anticipate much shop activity & reckon I can keep it open & a still relax
I am happy to keep open. I go back to normal day job anyway a soon as Christmas is over .
No don’t close! I’ve had my three largest multiple sales in late December/early January.
Why would you close when so many people are off work between Christmas and New Year with time on their hands to shop online. They’ll have Christmas money to spend too, don’t you want them to be browsing in your shop during that time?
Last year I shut up shop because I was going travelling. This year I will be staying at home so the shop will stay open.
As long as you are available to process any orders then why close? No one would expect things to be posted out Christmas Day and Boxing Day as post offices are shut then anyway. If you are going away thats a different matter - you would either need to adjust your despatch times or close as you would when you go away at any other time of year. Just for the record I also got orders between Christmas and New year last year - January was quite a busy month for me which was a surprise but I guess there are people with Christmas money to spend.
Last year I closed my shops week before xmas day as had been so busy and needed time to get things ready for xmas but stay opened over new year. I think I might do the same this year and feel as if i am needing a break myself
I’ll be staying open.
I’ll be staying open too
I don’t think I’ve ever closed my shop over the Christmas period.
I stay open, orders naturally trail off as Christmas approaches, but most years I have made a few sales between Christmas and new year, or in early January.
As others have said, people have time to browse.
I don’t close for the holidays. I will leave it open and just keeping an eye on it. One year I had a sale on Christmas Day!
I won’t close for the hols this year
I’ll be staying open.
I only close my shop , when I go away on Holiday x
I don’t think that I need to close my shop. My sales projections suggest that I will be able to cope with the number of orders I receive over the holiday period.
(OK, I have 2 sales to date, so I guess if I have 1 more between Christmas and New Year that would be as much as I get!)
Just butting in on this thread as I may have to close my shop, as I need to extend my leadtimes and I don’t have time to change every listing one at a time.
Please @folksycontent can you add a function for us to extend leadtimes in bulk so we don’t have to close our shops.