What Sold On eBay
On Sunday, April 7, 2019, I sold one item on eBay.
1. I sold an Undated 2012 Christkindlmarket Chicago Boot Mug via a 30% off sale and a 1% Promoted Listing.
These are something that I find regularly at our local thrift stores so I keep the photos on hand for easy relisting. Two of these were listed in January 2019. Selling Christmas items all year long is a consistent thing around eBay.
Specific to this mug, they started releasing updated versions so you could start a collection and not have to worry about the previous years. Thus it does take some research to pin down which year the undated mugs are from.
2019 Q2W1 (Week 14) Sales Recap
When it rains it pours.
We only sold 13 items last week on eBay out of 1,213 unique listings and with 2,182 total items available.
That sell-through rate on the week is horrific. Based on everything you’re told, we should be selling 12-21 items per day (depending on which inventory number you choose to use) on eBay, i.e. 1% of our inventory.
For us, a one-third of a percent (1/3 %) sell-through rate has typically been the average day, which for what we sell on eBay I don’t have an issue with. In the past, 7-8 items per day have been a good day for us.
As a reference point, we averaged 3 sales per day in January. That is actually good for us in January as that’s usually one of our slowest months of the year. But then we hit February (1.64) and March (1.52), typically excellent months, and everything just took an unexplainable nosedive.
What’s The Plan (This Week), Stan?
At this point, I’m taking it a day at a time to see what headway I can make.
First, I’m going to move some of our new clothing items over to Fazoom.com and cross-post them to Poshmark. I’ve talked about clothing numerous times and my take is that if it’s going to be long tail, it can sit on platforms that don’t cost me anything to list on. I tried Poshmark a few years ago and didn’t have any luck, but I’m willing to give it another try. It can’t be any slower than what we’re seeing right now. Right?
Second, I’m going to list a minimum of 10 items on eBay each day this week. Most of this will be hard goods, but I am going to throw some more used clothing into the mix as I’ve not listed any used clothing on eBay since October and I have a lot of it just sitting here.
Third, I’m going to list a minimum of 10 items on Fazoom.com each day. This ties into the first goal of moving new clothing over.
What did you sell yesterday and on what platforms? How are your sales going?