Tagged: Promoted Listings
09/09/2017 at 3:36 pm #22666
I sell vintage everything, varied – so only have 1 of each item (over 1k listings). Sales have plummeted since August 1, otherwise a great summer. Should I try promoted listings? Anyone try this, with this kind of inventory?
09/09/2017 at 6:37 pm #22667
I’ve sold 3 items so far with promoted listings, but I’m really not sure if it really has helped or was just a coincidence. I am also still waiting to see the credit…my store is suppose to have a $30 credit each quarter for promoted listings. If I understood what I read correctly you are charged the promoted listing ad fee from your sold item one month and then credited for same the following month, but my credits from last month have not posted yet. Maybe it’s not credited until the end of the month when they run your invoice? I think it’s worth trying, even more so if you’re alloted a certain amount each quarter for your store. Best of luck!
09/09/2017 at 10:52 pm #22669
I just ran a markdown Manager/Sales Event 10% off sale on most of my fixed price items, while also running about 10% of the FP listings as Promoted Listings….I did sell some stuff (none of it promoted listing stuff, but all of it discounted stuff).
As northernpine said, it’s not really possible to say this was cause and effect or just coincidence, but I figure it didn’t hurt.
I’m going to launch another sale, probably not as many items, and keep running some PLs along with it. I like the combination. My theory is that the PLs help drive traffic to the store, where the buyers then see the 10% off promo. It doesn’t take a lot of time to set up, so I’m willing to do it and see what happens.
09/10/2017 at 7:54 pm #22690
Great idea mycottage. I also like markdown mgr., and currently have a sale, but have not tried promoted listings. Let us know what happens.
PS. August was slow for me, also, but sales seem to be picking up again.
09/13/2017 at 1:34 pm #22806
Thanks for your responses. I’m still thinking about what to do – I use markdown manager to run sales throughout the year. I finally paid off the PayPal loan (they take a % of your sales until paid off) and was looking forward to not having to give PP or Ebay any more $. But since the hurricanes (Florida and Texas are my most frequent buyers) sales have dropped about 90%. No end in sight.
09/13/2017 at 2:01 pm #22810
I tried promoted listings for the first time a few days ago. I had 3 of the same items to sell. One sold thru the promoted listing (and I was charged) but the other two sold thru my standard listing.
When I searched for my item on ebay I was already on the front page so in my case I don’t think the promoted listing really mattered.
I plan to try it again though since we are supposed to have $30 credit each month.
09/21/2017 at 9:20 pm #23083
I started to use promoted listings. I started with items that I happen to have multiples of. Unfortunately, a lot of other people have multiples of the same thing and the market is saturated with these items (a deadstock Kohl’s stuffed animal & an under-the-counter water filtration system). It didn’t really do a darn thing there because folks are not looking for these items. So, I tried it on my one-of-a-kind inventory. I started with the category of women’s shoes. I plan on ceasing buying women’s shoes anyway, so it seemed like a good idea. First, I increased the price of all my women’s shoes by 25%. Then I put the entire category on promoted listings with an advertisement rate of 20%. So, that works out to be almost the same amount of cost as the amount I increased the price by. It’s a wash to me. I didn’t have my shoes priced terribly high anyway since I view them as a commodity item. I sold the first pair under the ad price within a couple of days. So, I threw up a few more categories. Let’s see how it goes. It won’t cost me anything since I already jacked the prices to offset the ad costs.
09/22/2017 at 10:47 am #23093
Right before your post came in last night, I had just decided to try promoted listings. I did mostly items over $50 at 5%. Sold two items but not through promoted listings (it would list it there, correct, where they list clicks, impressions etc?) I’m giving it a week. So I’ll keep you posted.
You mentioned a way to bulk raise all your listings by a %? Is that through bulk editor?
Business is still terrible, so unexpected, after a great summer.
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