This is the week that the Summer Slowdown™ started for us. We made half as much money this week as we have been the past five months. It’s been especially painful because our average price per item has been only about $22. All our low price items are selling.
For anyone new to selling on eBay, this is the time of year when retail sales plummet for almost any business you can think of? Walmart, Amazon, book stores, clothing, etc. There’s not much any of us can do about it. Americans can’t be buying stuff all the time! Let them enjoy their lives a little. Jeez.
We’ve posted in past years about how we handle quieter eBay sales during the Summer:
Tips include focus on listing in preparation when sales pick up in the Fall. Try scavenging in different locations to break up routine. Cut down on expenses so slower sales don’t cramp your style. Or just go out and enjoy the summer. Stop working so much.
Anyway, sales will come back again on the big Merry Go-Round-of-Commerce™. Hope you had a good week.
Our Store Week May 7-13, 2017
Total Items in Store: 5,633
Items Sold: 47
Cost of Items Sold: $254
Total Sales: $1,003.53
Highest Price Sold: $75 (suitcase)
Average Price Sold: $22.07
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $20
Number of items listed this week: 200
Sold 0 items for $0
Total Items in Store: 1291
Items Sold: 13
Cost of Items Sold: $41
Total Sales: $499.95
Highest Price Sold: $175 (box of brass flatware)
Average Price Sold: $38.45
Number of items listed this week: 0