Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Dust Has Cleared!


Thanks everyone! Last weekend was a HUGE success for the Blair.com Affiliate programs. I'll be releasing our newest promotion sometime tomorrow that will take us through to the holidays. In the meantime, I thought I'd share a picture of my son with all of you. This was the first year he was old enough to go hunting in Pennsylvania. Needless to say, the only deer he saw were in his dreams.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Black Friday Through Cyber Monday: 20% OFF Everything at Blair.com

It's that time of the year again. As online marketers, let's start the debate. Is Black Friday important to us, or does everyone hit the malls this weekend and start making their online purchases on Monday?

You know what? It does matter one darned bit to me. As long as the shoppers come to Blair.com at some point, I don't care whether it's a Friday, a Monday or the whole weekend long.

To make sure shoppers get a deal whenever they choose to shop, I'm going to run a 20% OFF Sale all weekend long! Yup! From Friday morning at 12:01am to Monday night, shoppers can save 20% OFF on all their purchases at Blair.com, including clearance items.

Once the smoke clears later next week, I'll stop back here and let you folks know whether Black Friday or Cyber Monday was bigger here at Blair.com. Or... maybe it will be Saturday or Sunday. If it is, I guess we'll need to think up a cool name for them, too!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Women's Festive Holiday Fleece Sweatshirts -- Only $9.99!


Shoppers don't need to wait until after the holidays to get these sweatshirts for 50% OFF! They're available right now at Blair.com for only $9.99.

They're made from cozy-soft cotton/polyester fleece with a ribbed neckline, cuffs and bottom. Plus, they're available in 5 colors/styles and 6 sizes. At this time, all colors and sizes are still available, but I'm betting some might disappear quickly as bargain shoppers snatch up this great deal.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Coffee, Harleys & Smack!

Since it's Friday, I figured I'd take a break from the Blair.com affiliate program and simply share with all of you. Did the title get your attention? Those are my 3 current addictions. Throughout the day, I usually have somewhere betwen 48 and 64 ounces of coffee. And... with the weather getting colder and the western Pennsylvania getting hit with it's 23rd day of rain out of the last 25, I'm REALLY jonesin' to get my motorcycle out of the garage. The third addiction requires a bit more detailed explanation.

I get my daily dose of Smack from Jellyfish.com. Every day at 1pm Eastern, Jellyfish.com posts a new Smack Shopping deal. Past "Smacks" have been Nintendo DS Lite, Bose SoundDock, MS Zune, and many more. The deal usually starts at the suggested retail price, and then, second by second, the price ticks down while the savings go up. At any time before the product sells out, you can click the "Buy" button and get the Smack at whatever the price was at the time. Here's the kicker, though. You don't know how many of each Smack Deal Jellyfish starts with, you don't know how many have been sold, and you don't know how many are left. If you buy early, you're harrassed for overspending. Wait too long and you miss out. Oh! That's another great thing about Smack I forgot to mention. There's a message board below where the deal ticks down for people to chat about the deal. Watching people discuss/argue is half the fun!

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, go to Smack Deals today a few minutes before 1pm Eastern. And don't say you weren't warned! THIS Smack is equally addicting!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

As a Blair.com Affiliate, Are You Ready?

It's crunch time here at Blair.com. And I'm excited! At this time of the year, I find myself checking the numbers a few more times each day, and logging into CJ and Performics before I go to bed each night. And, as a Blair.com affiliate, you should be doing it, too.

Why? Because we're getting into the time of the year when Blair.com shoppers begin buying. I don't know whether they simply wait to start shopping for the holidays until around Thanksgiving, or if they get most of their other shopping done, and finish up with their Blair.com purchases. I really don't care, as long as they come!

Here are some stats that should get you as excited as I am! In 2005, 17 of the top 20 sales days for the Blair.com affiliate programs happened between November 26th and December 13th. Yep! You read that right. In that span of time, every single day except for one was in the top 20! For those of you who are wondering, the missing date came in at #21.

Oh! Don't forget! Black Friday and the following weekend are only 8 days away, so be on the lookout for emails from me in the very near future.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Current Top 20 Retail Products at Blair.com

Wow! Hiya folks. Did you miss me? I'm sorry for the long time in between posts. I've been busy, but not THAT busy. No excuse for not posting for this long.

Anyhow... here are the Top 20 Retail Products on Blair.com over the past 30 days.

30071 Embroidered Fleece Sweatshirts
32219 Chenille Sweater
39352 Satin Shell
47320 Mock Turtleneck
16305 Knit Ponte Pants with Pockets
15386 Blair Boutique® BouclĂ© Cardigan
12406 Scandia Woods® Full Elastic Sport Pants
43462 Velour Mock Turtleneck
45956 Scandia Woods® Turtleneck & Mock
32747 Solid Knit Fleece Jacket
41789 John Blair® Acrylic Flannel Shirt
34805 Cotton Corduroy Pants
42294 Corduroy Shirt-Jac & Tee Set
43467 Zip Front Embroidered Fleece Set
39207 Emboidered Fleece Set
19920 Original BendOver® Pants
31789 Silhouette Slimmer® Pants & Skirt
12949 Stirrup Pants
45965 Irvine Park® Broadcloth Dress Shirt
37478 Stretch Denim-eze™ Jeans

OK. Let's take a look. I see that "corduroy" and turtlenecks have made a big showing in the Top 20. That's to be expected this time of the year. But... just in case my kids are reading this, I want to drop a hint. I don't like corduroy, and I'm just not a turtleneck kind of guy. So stick to the basics. I can never have enough broadcloth dress shirts!