Valentine’s Day is 14 February and while some stores are feeling the financial love others are waiting to hear more register bells ringing. Trisha’s Roses sales representative Maudlyn Christie said it’s a good thing not only for their bottom line but for those on the receiving end of a special present from that special someone.
“We worked late last night. We were here until 3 a.m. trying to get our orders out and we have to work late again tonight (13 February) so it’s really busy. It’s our busy season and we are filled with orders, people are coming in lining up to get their roses for there females for Valentine’s Day, so it’s a regular thing for men to get ladies their presents,” said Ms. Christie.
Kirk Freeport sales representative Latoya Elliott said things haven’t been that positive, but she’s confident it will pick-up soon.
“It’s been a bit slow for the last couple days, but I know tomorrow (14 February) local people will come in because they are last-minute shoppers,” said Ms. Elliott.
Sales representative over at Victoria Secret and The Mac Store Lisa Evans said customers are coming in with a specific plan in mind.
“In the past couple weeks people have been coming in for makeup, for different gifts, at victoria secret you’ll find that a lot of people are coming in to get panties and lingerie,” said Ms. Evans.
As Valentine’s Day closes in, many stores are hoping their registers will feel the love too.