Yes sales (and worryingly also views) are very low this year. I have been doing slightly more promotion and even so my views counter shows less views for some months than the same time period last year. There always seems to be a slump during July and August but May this year was terrible.
Some people are putting it down to the weather, but that should not affect my sales, or indeed sales of things like homeware. People’s birthdays are still coming around and so there should be parity in theory.
I have a feeling that the problem is that the “economic recovery” has only benefited a few people. Large businesses look like they are doing better but in general ordinary people still do not feel like they have a lot of money to spend on things which aren’t necessities.
It still remains to be seen how much worse “Brexit” might make this situation. During the week following the vote my views dropped to 0 and have only started to pick up this week just gone. That can’t be a coincidence as 0 views for 7 days in a row just doesn’t happen if I am promoting. Hmm.