We certainly think so, and according to all indicators out there from the last 30 days, so does the Australian Public.
How do you measure number 1? Who knows? You can start by measuring traffic, for example how many unique visitors come to the site on a daily basis.
According to sources like Hitwise.com.au and Alexa.com we have had a massive September, in which we were the number one most visited Australian Department store on many days.
We can certainly see it in our internal reports with traffic to our site growing by 20% throughout September, and sales are growing accordingly. We shipped a record number of 139,937 items in September. If you do the math that is one item every 18.52 seconds. Every 20 seconds, someone in Australia purchases something from CatchOfTheDay.
How do we do it with times being tough out in retail land?
It’s all thanks to you, our members. Nothing is better for the growth of a company than word of mouth. We work hard to present unbelievable deals, and you have obliged us with some fantastic word of mouth. As a result in September an average of 500 new members joined the site every day, with some days bringing as much as 4000!
With the number of members and traffic growing, suppliers are coming on board as well. Some of the brands featured on the site recently include: Ralph Lauren, Sony, Senheisser, Airwalk, Adidas, Reebok, Asus, Logitech, HP, Maybelline, Loreal, Colgate, Samsung and the list goes on.
We’ve come a long way in the last three years, once again, thank you.
Our birthday is coming up in a week. Be ready for some surprises.