Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2011 Expected Retail Sales to Rise 4%!!!

Business & Technology Forecast: Group sees 2011 retail sales up 4 pct Seattle Times Newspaper

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Customer Testimonial

"We decided on a gift basket for a relative who turned 90. Jill put together a great gift basket with moisturizer, lotion, and tons of other things. She loved this basket and told us she uses lots of lotion! She had flowers all over her bedroom and dining room, so we were very glad we decided on a custom made gift basket just for her. Thanks Jill, keep up the good work."

~ Judy

Monday, February 07, 2011

Love is in the air!

While gearing up for Valentine's Day at Wicked Wicker, I read an interesting article on what people were saying they planned to spend on the day Cupid gets free range. Most of the stats that I read had me nodding my head, saying "sounds about right" ($116.21 on their significant other), but others I just found interesting. Examples? The average person is planning to spend over $5 on the family pet, only a few cents less on classmates, and less than $3.50 on coworkers. One that I was happy to read was 18.1% of people buying gifts are planning to shop online.  Well its back to working on those Valentine's Day orders for me!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Who Else is Putting an End to the "Slow Months"?

We all know the drill when New Years finally comes around--we make those resolutions, cut back on spending, and start saving. This time of year is considered to be the "slow months" of spending especially when compared to the Holiday season.  Lucky me, I've had the best Holiday season at Wicked Wicker yet, and I'm looking forward to the coming year like a kid looking in the window of a candy-store. And I know that I'm not the only business owner who's looking forward to a good year! All around, this year is supposed to have the strongest business growth that we have seen in the last four years.  Anyways, for me at least the holiday season isn't quite over. Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away and the new year has started off better than ever!

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