I was looking back at my sales for the year and was analyzing my alternate selling platforms: Bonanza and Truegether.
I started my Bonanza store in August, and I had 5 sales from 08/02 – 08/15. I only sold 3 more items the rest of the year on Bonanza, for a grand total of $212 for the year. I think at the beginning they give you some type of “traffic boost” to help your sales, but then they want to sell you a subscription after that. It seems like Bonanza is mainly set up just to nickel and dime you through subscriptions and fees. I’m thinking of shutting it down completely, as it hardly seems worth it. I even set it up to advertise on Google shopping (at their basic free level), but sales are still slow. Either I’m thinking to shut it down, or give it a try with the “Premium” version and see if its really worth it. Has anyone tried the Bonanza premium subscriptions? Did you have any luck?
Truegether I started using in 2017 and for 2018, I have sold a little over $2,900. I’ve been pretty happy with this site. It has no fees, except for the fee for Google Shopping promotions, so I offer a small 5% discount on all my items for this platform, then I set my cap for Google Shopping at 10%. It’s not amazing sales, but it doesn’t cause me too much additional work or time.
I’m a little worried all these platforms with my identical listings are competing with one another. Are my eBay, Truegether, and Bonanza listings all bidding against one another for the best spot for my (admittedly very niche) items on Google Shopping?