Originally Posted by shinybrite
Yes I am seeing the same thing as well!! Hope everyone has a good day tomorrow. I have a question that maybe someone can hopefully answer. XMAS365 you might know this one, when do stores start doing their buying for the next Christmas Season? I make vintage style plaques that would fit well in a Christmas type shop or in a in place that sells unique things. I have sold them to a lady who has such a store and I just give her a call in November. I have been encouraged by friends to " get them out there" to other places. I was told that some places know what they will have in their stores by March. Any input on this would be so helpful.
A friend of mine that had been in business for years says they set thier budget and make buying decisions for the year in January. By that I mean major ones, room is allowed in budget for new items that come out later in the year, but most is decided already in January.