This week on eBay has been interesting as always.
I’ve sold items internationally for the 10 years that I’ve been selling on eBay, but recently it seems like I’m getting more and more international sales. I’m not exactly sure what the increase is due to, but I take any sale that comes my way.
For some reason, I went a few days this week without any sales. No sales, no offers, no questions. That’s something that hasn’t happened to me in almost 8 years of selling online. It can be discouraging, but I try to keep myself focused. I try to use slower times as an opportunity for uninterrupted listing, revising and marketing.
My Amazon sales are increasing, so that’s always encouraging. I haven’t made it “big” on Amazon yet, but I keep experimenting and learning more about what sells best there.
I’m busy getting my store stocked up for Christmas. I’m keeping my eyes open for toys and gift items and trying to snatch them up and get them listed right away.
I hope your week has been great!
I’ve been finding some great items lately, it’s always so hard for me to narrow down my favorites to five for you, so here are some new listings that I’m really excited about.
#1 These shoes are adorable. I wish they were my size.
#2 I’ve never seen a before. He’s so adorable!
#3 This is perfect for Fall.
#4 This skirt is so pretty. Corduroy with embroider and extra details. Another fabulous item for Fall.
#5 This is adorable!
In my quest to get my store inventory up to 900 items, this month, only 10 items that I listed during June sold the same month.
Partially that’s because I’m already working on listing coats, sweaters and other winter items to get ready for the season change and that’s not what customers are buying this month.
Here’s June’s list:
*Shoreshapers swimming suit
*Croft & Barrow sun dress
*Izod school uniform skirt
*Merona white top
*31 Purse (x2)
*American Girl dress
*Soybu Tank top
I buckled down this week and got busy listing, listing, listing for the first time in several weeks I’ve been consistently listing on a daily basis. Guess what? It’s also brought my sales back up. I’m convinced that sales are a direct result of listing. If you don’t list consistently, your sales won’t be consistent.
Not only were my eBay sales up, but I had several Amazon sales this week. For some reason, when I have Wilton cake pans, they seem to do really well for me on Amazon.
This week, I was able to get my eBay inventory up to 860 items and 5200 positive feedback. It’s taking me longer than I thought it would to rebuild my store, but I’m hoping to be back around 900 soon. Of course listing items and then having items sell is a good problem to have, but it makes it harder to reach my inventory goals. I’m busy trying to stock up for the Christmas season already. I’d like to have 1,000 items by then…..we’ll see what I can do.
Consistently sending about 15 items a week to auction has helped increase sales too.
My selling tip for you this week is: Do what works for you.
There’s tons of information on the internet about selling online. While there are tons of successful sellers, not every business model works for every seller.
Only you know your family, schedule, budget and your resources for finding inventory.
Take bits and pieces from what you learn online and make it work for your business.