Back in August when we put in an order for shirts
we didn't know what sizes
people would want, so I looked around online and made some guesses.
Now that we've sold a bunch of shirts and are looking at putting in
another order I can look at our sales and have a much better idea of
what's likely to sell in the future:
Going by sales isn't perfect: in addition to the noise inherent to
small samples sizes there were also a few times when someone wanted to
buy a shirt but we didn't have one in their size, and this was a bit
more common in the more popular sizes.
Here's how well this matches our initial order:
The main issue is we overestimated how many people would want shirts
in the largest sizes, which is especially unfortunate because those
ones tend to have surcharges due to the extra material. But since
we're continuing to order shirts it's not much of an issue: we'll keep
bringing them to dances until someone the right size wants them.
You might be wondering how the "sold" line could possibly be higher
than the "ordered" line? It's because "sold" includes both shirts
we've sold at dances and ones people requested in the Kickstarter and
that will be in the upcoming order, while "ordered" is just the
initial order from last year.
Separately, if you're interested in a Kingfisher shirt in an unusual
color, let me know! It's generally possible to add one-offs to an
order that wouldn't normally be economical.
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