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Coronavirus: How are your sales affected?
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Coronavirus: How are your sales affected?

Have your sales been reduced or increased during this time?

Have your sales been reduced or increased during this time?
  1. Have your sales been reduced or increased during this time?101 votes
    1. Sales increased
      23.76%
    2. Sales decreased
      43.56%
    3. Remains the same
      32.67%

Comments

  • How adversely are your sales affected? A little bit or by a lot?

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  • deankdeank Member, Troll

    She's gonna have a good time here, I reckon.

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  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    Most hosting providers I've talked to are either flat or up a bit.

    Jon Biloh
  • @deank said:
    She's gonna have a good time here, I reckon.

    yes, having good time with your dad

  • rcxbrcxb Member
    edited March 29

    Our (retail products) sales have dropped by around 1/3rd. I suppose if we had massive stocks of hand sanitizer and canned food we'd be doing record business right now. But we're similarly having difficulty sourcing many products and dealing with absenteeism... can't get enough employees to show up to fulfill even this lower order volume. Not in a hard-hit area or anything. Fortunate the pandemic didn't hit in November and derail Christmas sales, because then the US/EU economies would really be in desperate trouble.

  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    rcxb said: Our (retail products) sales have dropped by around 1/3rd. I suppose if we had massive stocks of hand sanitizer and canned food we'd be doing record business right now. But we're similarly having difficulty sourcing many products and dealing with absenteeism... can't get enough employees to show up to fulfill even this lower order volume. Not in a hard-hit area or anything. Fortunate the pandemic didn't hit in November and derail Christmas sales, because then the US/EU economies would really be in desperate trouble.

    What type of industry are you? Just curious.

    Jon Biloh
  • jhjh Member

    Software dev shop. Business down quite a bit but it's sustainable at the moment. If things get worse, we might need to furlough staff and claim 80% from the gov.

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  • HostSlickHostSlick Member, Provider

    Just received some SFP Transceivers and Fiber Optic Cables etc, to do some network upgrades :smile: just saying.

  • NeoonNeoon Member
    edited March 30

    The sales of shoes have been going up.

  • lentrolentro Member, Provider

    Some people cancelled paid small sites from my company. It's pretty sad. You'd think people would spend more time developing at home, but instead they just move to their own computers or to the free plan.

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  • SplitIceSplitIce Member, Provider
    edited March 30

    Sales are more sporadic and down slightly (tentative 5%) but that could just be a normal fluctuation. Appears to be primarily in the cheaper product ranges. Attacks are significantly more frequent (40-50 attacks a day, often with multiple patterns / attempts) so costs are up. Nothing too concerning yet.

    The other side of my business is consulting. On that side I am fairly insulated because I primarily deal with R&D for startups. No one is throwing millions of investment down the drain yet and cancelling / abandoning those. Business as usual there, if not more active as it's not like there is a lot to do recreationally at the moment.

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  • HostEONSHostEONS Member, Provider

    Sales have increased a bit, since people are staying at home they are working on developing websites, using VPN etc... but I've a feeling this is temporary as overall economy is going downhill and soon sales will be going down for almost everybody

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  • MariomkMariomk Member

    Business decreased slightly, some recurring SEO clients cancelled and new quotes have not been approved, so far the issue is manageable but already taking some hits, would be glad if I can keep it even by the end of the crisis but unfortunately it seems like it will take longer than I could imagine in the beginning.

    I'm a small company (software development, web design, graphic design studio) with about 10 employees, but it's hard to keep up the salaries (even in a cheap environment as mine), employees become almost family so I'll keep up as long as I can.

    Good luck to all of you on these times and stay safe.

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  • Vova1234Vova1234 Member, Provider

    The result of the month. I bought all the Hetzner FI servers.

    I also sold a lot of servers for several years at once.

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  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    @Vova1234 congrats on the strong sales numbers.

    Jon Biloh
  • Hetzner_OLHetzner_OL Member, Provider, Top Provider

    @Vova1234 Sounds like things for you are booming. We're happy that you're using our EX62-NVMes. :D --Katie

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  • vfusevfuse Member, Provider

    Sales are up but 2 clients directly effected by the corona crisis, we've been able to help them with a payment plan. I think we'll only see the real effect of this crisis in a couple months.

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  • MatthiasMatthias Member, LIR

    Music licensing company here. We've actually seen increases in streaming numbers since a lot of people are working from home and listening to music there.

  • SynatiqSynatiq Member, Provider

    We've gone up unexpectedly despite making it clear we won't have Asian locations anytime soon. Completely sold out, waiting for new servers with a ton of understandably angry customers..

  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    Matthias said: Music licensing company here. We've actually seen increases in streaming numbers since a lot of people are working from home and listening to music there.

    So I assume that probably means more subscriptions, aka better revenue for you?

    Jon Biloh
  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    Synatiq said: We've gone up unexpectedly despite making it clear we won't have Asian locations anytime soon. Completely sold out, waiting for new servers with a ton of understandably angry customers..

    Now that's a WIN! Congrats on the strong numbers. Really happy to hear that some hosts are seeing positive surges in sales activity.

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    Jon Biloh
  • MatthiasMatthias Member, LIR

    @jbiloh said:
    So I assume that probably means more subscriptions, aka better revenue for you?

    We mostly license music to companies like Spotify and charge the artists/labels a percentage of revenue. So essentially the more their music is streamed and the more revenue they make, the more we get as well

  • SkuraSkura Member

    @Vova1234 WOW vova!!!

  • dfroedfroe Member, Provider

    @HostSlick said: Just received some SFP Transceivers and Fiber Optic Cables etc, to do some network upgrades

    SFP transceivers for network upgrades?! yeah, it's definitely time to get rid of 100Base-FX. :lol: SCNR

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  • HostSlickHostSlick Member, Provider
    edited April 1

    @dfroe said:

    @HostSlick said: Just received some SFP Transceivers and Fiber Optic Cables etc, to do some network upgrades

    SFP transceivers for network upgrades?! yeah, it's definitely time to get rid of 100Base-FX. :lol: SCNR

    :lol:

    "Upgrades"
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  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    @Matthias said:

    @jbiloh said:
    So I assume that probably means more subscriptions, aka better revenue for you?

    We mostly license music to companies like Spotify and charge the artists/labels a percentage of revenue. So essentially the more their music is streamed and the more revenue they make, the more we get as well

    Very nice, glad to hear some optimism these days.

    Jon Biloh
  • Our sales boomed compared to Jan and Feb 2020. Really weird.

    Specially 4 U | Not Throttled
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  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    @jonesolutions said:
    Our sales boomed compared to Jan and Feb 2020. Really weird.

    How big of a difference? Just curious.

    Jon Biloh
  • @jbiloh said:

    @jonesolutions said:
    Our sales boomed compared to Jan and Feb 2020. Really weird.

    How big of a difference? Just curious.

    About 50% increase :)

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  • vncouponvncoupon Member without signature

    About 50% decreased, :(

  • jikjikjikjik Member

    Number of orders increased, but the total amount incoming money is the same!

  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    @jonesolutions said:

    @jbiloh said:

    @jonesolutions said:
    Our sales boomed compared to Jan and Feb 2020. Really weird.

    How big of a difference? Just curious.

    About 50% increase :)

    That's very impressive. Congrats.

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    Jon Biloh
  • @jbiloh said:

    That's very impressive. Congrats.

    Thank you :) I hope it will continue.

    Off topic: The saddest part is that I can't go out riding my harley bike :(

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  • hostworldhostworld Member, Provider

    We’ve not really noticed any difference. If anything sales have increased comparing January to February. I think it effects people in different ways, whilst some are looking for something to do something others are just happy with the provider they are with and wouldn’t consider moving providers at the minute.

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  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    I've now heard from more providers in the vps and hosting space that sales are up. Not up huge but modestly.

    Jon Biloh
  • My main activity is preparing some test sites for potential clients. But I was using separate meaningless domain names to do many of them. I have now dropped about 25% of my spare domain names, but I have retained most hosting accounts and using sub-domains more. Living under "stay-at-home" rules is tough, but OK.

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