Folksy Ltd

When do you close for christmas?

(Diane Mc Kechnie) #1

Just wondering when you are all closing for the christmas holidays.
I am thinking of closing week before Christmas to try and get my house organised and opening after new year but I’m not sure. Last
year I kept my shops open but put a notice to say orders wouldnt be posted till after new year. Then I wonder if people would notice the notice!

(Eileens Craft Studio) #2

Personnally as I will not be going away expect for odd days and people know that there’s no postage on Bank Holidays I will not be putting mine into holiday mode.

I also will not be answering any emails enquiries on the bank Holidays either.

(Pauline Hayward) #3

I won’t be putting my shop on holiday mode either but I don’t expect anymore sales now. I won’t be listing anything in the new year till at least August, depends how I feel, seen as my sales have been very poor.
My sales are still happening on Facebook, I had one only this morning after putting my video on there.
I’d rather stick to somewhere that I know I can get sales.

(Kim Blythe) #4

I will probably stay open too, although I will hide my personalised stocking from this Thursday as getting them made up and in the post in time would be pushing it a bit after that…particularly if they wanted a few!

(Sonia Adam) #5

Yes, same here - probably not not going to put on holiday mode but have already ‘hidden’ all my personalised items & just doing anything that is ‘ready to post’.

(Roz) #6

All my items are ready to post and although I try to send orders out asap I set my dispatch time to 3-5 days anyway to deal with any unexpected delays and my postage details are available for people to read so I will leave my shop open over the Christmas break as I can still fulfil any orders in the time stated - whether or not items will arrive in time for Christmas I cannot guarantee, that is down to the customer to order in sufficient time!

(Sara Leigh Thornton) #7

I never close over Christmas - lots of people have time on their hands and money that they have been given and would like to spend.

(Lowri of Twinkle and Gloom Art) #8

This year I’ll be closing my shop next week. I’ve had a really tough few months with family illness , Im mentally drained and I’m going to go and stay with my boyfriend for a week before the week of Christmas when it’ll be family time. I’m not expecting orders, but I don’t have to stress about it if it’s closed. I’d love the extra sales but I think I’ll value the time off more.

( Carol ) #9

I’ve never closed over Christmas. I would have lost out on the sale I’ve had on Christmas Day if I had done!

(Minerva) #10

I will not be closing. I probably won’t be very active, will definitely keep an eye on my shop and check emails. I’ve had people shopping / emailing me after Xmas, before NY’s eve, the first few days of January and even had a sale on Xmas day. You never know!

(Sarah Lambert) #11

I don’t close, I had a sale on Boxing Day a couple of years ago from someone in the USA.

(Susan Mochrie) #12

I hardly ever close and will be open all this Xmas!!

(Denise Milward) #13

I shan’t be closing though I doubt there’ll be loads of shoppers. I’ve never gone into Holiday mode though maybe that’s because we’ve not had a break (as in going away somewhere) since 1998…

(Heather De Gruyther) #14

I will close my shop on 19th and won’t re-open until term starts again. The 19th will be my last posting day and then I will have some well earned time off. It means that I can keep a peaceful end to advent and then enjoy time with my family.

(Julia K Walton) #15

I’m staying open over Christmas and New Year. I always post out orders as soon as the Post Office reopens. As has been mentioned, people have quite a lot of time on their hands over the holidays, so you never know…

(Qteacup) #16

I will keep my shop open, it’s up to customers to order in time, and it has never been a problem. In previous years I have had sales just after Christmas, but as things are so slow this year I don’t expect that will happen.
Certainly won’t be putting anyone off buying though.

(Diane Mc Kechnie) #17

quite a few of you are staying open, I will see how I feel nearer the time . I have been really busy (not here I’m afraid) and maybe a short break from it all would be a good idea! But by keeping shops open I won’t lose any much needed sales

(Jan Ryan) #18

I’ll be keeping my shop open for most of the holidays, I may put it in holiday mode for the odd day or so when I’m spending time with family, that way I won’t feel the need to check on my shop.

(Linda Wild) #19

My shop will be open all over Christmas. I’ve never had a sale over the holidays, but you never know!

(Pauline Hayward) #20

I’ve decided to have a 20% OFF sale from 26th December to the end of January so my shop will be staying open.
You must use my Discount Code which is JAN2015.