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Old 10-30-2012, 11:50 PM   #21
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I ordered BG products from an online retailer and was still waiting for the new colors over a month later. I remember a lot of consumers being quite unhappy! I ended up canceling my order.

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Old 10-31-2012, 06:43 AM   #22
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We haven't heard from most manufacturers yet about what % off we can do, but what would you all like to see? I'm coming up with a list of black friday special ideas (that are within the limits of our retailers agreements), but would love to hear what you all would like to see (well, besides my whole purchase is free...lol... ).
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We haven't heard from most manufacturers yet about what % off we can do, but what would you all like to see? I'm coming up with a list of black friday special ideas (that are within the limits of our retailers agreements), but would love to hear what you all would like to see (well, besides my whole purchase is free...lol... ).
Personally, I like stackable deals; getting a sale price on something and a bonus like free shipping or something else free. I also like sales that are straightforward and easy to understand. Kind of like the special section on your site. :-)
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:23 AM   #24
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Personally, I like stackable deals; getting a sale price on something and a bonus like free shipping or something else free. I also like sales that are straightforward and easy to understand. Kind of like the special section on your site. :-)
Ahh.. thank you
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Yes...easy to understand. In the past, I've had to read some of the deals 2 or 3 times to get it straight in my head. I'm sure Mommy Brain isn't a factor at all!
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We haven't heard from most manufacturers yet about what % off we can do, but what would you all like to see? I'm coming up with a list of black friday special ideas (that are within the limits of our retailers agreements), but would love to hear what you all would like to see (well, besides my whole purchase is free...lol... ).
Specials on Grovia's Kiwi Pie line? (wishful thinking, I know, I've just been dying to try one and the new elephant prints are adorable!)
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I ordered BG products from an online retailer and was still waiting for the new colors over a month later. I remember a lot of consumers being quite unhappy! I ended up canceling my order.
I ordered my BG products on Black Friday and didn't get them until February.

ETA: They were meant as a Christmas gift since we were supposed to get them in the middle of December
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I ordered my BG products on Black Friday and didn't get them until February.

ETA: They were meant as a Christmas gift since we were supposed to get them in the middle of December
That is just NOT okay!
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:19 AM   #29
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I would love to see something that approaches 20% off (with discount/ freeebies/ shipping all accounted for). As a consumer, anything less than a 20% discount doesn't really make me move any differently than I was already planning to. As a business owner, I have also seen this to be true from people who shop from me.

So, any combination of fun things that brings it close to 20% less than retail is great - buy 5 get 1 free, 10% off plus freebies (I think its GREAT when you offer people a choice on their freebies - 2-3 choices so they can get something they really like!). I don't really like it when freebies are a surprise. That wouldn't move me to purchase more.

I personally don't like sales that give me a discount off future purchases b/c I usually do most of my shopping all at once (I am not a cd addict though making multiple purchases - much more of a minimalist - so you may not wanna take my opinion on that). Plus, I always forget to use my future discounts - so when I see those types of specials, I don't use them. That being said, I do think that a lot of other mamas like that. I think I may be in the minority here.

I don't NEED free shipping, but I do really enjoy it - but any shipping that falls under $5 works for me. Like a flat rate shipping - all orders ship for $3.95 or something like that. If shipping goes over $5, I typically won't buy it (unless I am placing a really large order)

Personally, i don't do anything with "points", but I know a lot of people really like that.

I like discounts on multiple quantities too.

I am shopping for fuzzibunz one size elite, wet bags (name brand), swim diapers (I am sure those WONT be on sale ha ha ha), wipes warmer replacement pads, and little soap cubes for wipes.

Hope that helps! Thanks for asking for feedback on your sales!

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I would love to see something that approaches 20% off (with discount/ freeebies/ shipping all accounted for). As a consumer, anything less than a 20% discount doesn't really make me move any differently than I was already planning to. As a business owner, I have also seen this to be true from people who shop from me.

So, any combination of fun things that brings it close to 20% less than retail is great - buy 5 get 1 free, 10% off plus freebies (I think its GREAT when you offer people a choice on their freebies - 2-3 choices so they can get something they really like!). I don't really like it when freebies are a surprise. That wouldn't move me to purchase more.

I personally don't like sales that give me a discount off future purchases b/c I usually do most of my shopping all at once (I am not a cd addict though making multiple purchases - much more of a minimalist - so you may not wanna take my opinion on that). Plus, I always forget to use my future discounts - so when I see those types of specials, I don't use them. That being said, I do think that a lot of other mamas like that. I think I may be in the minority here.

I don't NEED free shipping, but I do really enjoy it - but any shipping that falls under $5 works for me. Like a flat rate shipping - all orders ship for $3.95 or something like that. If shipping goes over $5, I typically won't buy it (unless I am placing a really large order)
I agree with everything she said, especially the flat rate shipping.
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