Overwhelmed is a major understatement to describe the past two weeks for us at Times Circle.
Not only did we see a surge of activities at our stores as the Christmas holiday and the year came to a close, we also managed to launch our brand new online watch store one week before the new year! To everyone’s surprise, traffic started to trickle in and by the end of the week, the traffic had already gone up more than three folds.
Since this is our very first stab at running our stores on the world wide web, we didn’t really have much expectation in terms of traffic, sales and software issues. When we saw the first (real) order notification on the fifth day of our launch, we were somewhat stunned and kind of lost for a second. An order for a Citizen AT4025-01E on the fifth day! Thank you Google, Googlebot worked overtime during the holidays! In fact, we later found out that there were actually two more orders made before that “official” first one, but
we I forgot to turn off the sandbox mode for Paypal, and the orders never made it through the system.
As the days passed by, traffic, inquiries and orders started to increase steadily. We also started to see trends from the traffic numbers and user behaviors, and our online strategy is going to get modified accordingly in the near future. It definitely wasn’t the smoothest start, but it has already surpassed our initial expectation. We are still in the process of uploading our products into the system, so if you don’t see your favorite brand on our site yet? Don’t freak out, it will be there soon.
Anyway, that was just a quick update for you guys. 2 weeks down, and many more to come!