Is world cup affecting your IM business?

by supersonic 8 replies
Hi, I discovered a serious drop in the number of visitors from the day World Cup started. The sales has also decreased.

Just want to know, is the same happening to you also or its me only?

If its me only, then I would like to investigate the reasons behind it.

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Sammut
    Fair point, you can count our Americans, as they do not like cricket.

    But for Aussies, Brits and Indians then definitely.

    But I would say the vast m, majority of people on here are from the U.S and Canada
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by Nick Sammut View Post

      Fair point, you can count our Americans, as they do not like cricket.

      But for Aussies, Brits and Indians then definitely.

      But I would say the vast m, majority of people on here are from the U.S and Canada
      While I'm in the U.S., I do get a fair number of customers from the Commonwealth countries, and I've noticed a slight drop-off this weekend. Nothing overly drastic, but noticeable nonetheless.
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Murphy
        The only World Cup that matters to me happened in June 2010. That affected m performance big time..lol
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    Hasn't happened to me yet, but then many of my customers are not inclined to watch.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    Yeah little bit. People from Australia, India, Pakisthan, New Zealand, England and Sri lankans are watching matches. Even i'm from sri lanka.
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  • Profile picture of the author samuelarnold
    This issue occurs in some countries only, like Ausis, India, England etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Milburn
      You will find that sales could drop or dip in some countries (or world wide) depending on major sporting events or major news events.

      For example let us say you were promoting a product to New Zealand, and you had everything set to go, and pressed the send button and within hours the world hears about the dreadful eathquake, your sales will drop to zero, that is just a fact.

      Another imprtant thing which I tell my clients, is mark on their calenders, important sporting events around the world, and do not sell into those markets when these events are on.

      But, and as in life there is always a but in business too. You can also see a climb in sales too. This is due to the fact that people have seen and heard about say Rugby. And they go online and do some research and find your product that helps them understand or improve their game of Rugby.

      So yes major events can and will impact your sales, but as explained above it could also improve the sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author lildevil07
    The world cup will definately affect your business as people in india, pakistan and england are crazy for cricket.....
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