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03/12/2023 at 4:35 pm #99551JayKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Let’s talk numbers. We have about 9300 items for sale on eBay. 18 items sold this week. 5 of those sold items were over $30. This week is a new week.
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03/12/2023 at 9:37 pm #99556Mark SParticipant
03/05/23 – 03/11/23
Total Items In ebay Store: 4730 (was 4723)
Total Items In Etsy Store: 698 (was 675)
Total Items listed: 5428 (was 5,398)
ebay Items Sold: 17 items for $ 739.73 Net $ 497.85
Etsy Items Sold: 1 items for $ 54.81 Net $ 39.99
Total Gross Sales: $ 794.54 (last week: 758.5 / including eBay\etsy fees, shipping, and taxes)
Net Sales: $ 537.84 (last week:563.89 / minus shipping, and taxes)
Items Sold: 18 items
Highest Price Sold: $ 100 (Golf club bag / 2 Pairs of pants)
Average Price Sold: $ 29.88
Money Spent on New Inventory: $ 221
Number of items listed: 25 ebay, 25 Etsy
Gut Sales Report for the week: Sales were slow, but consistent. Nearly identical to last week.
Focus for the week : Working on coding my cross-listing and other projects.
Scavenge of the week: Just normal stuff.
Thoughts for the week: I became an Etsy Star Seller on March 1st. Only .5% of Etsy sellers are Star Sellers, so it’s kinda a big deal. But, it didn’t really help. As LukasTreasure stated, Etsy sales were non-existant.
03/13/2023 at 7:48 am #99558TemudginParticipant
- Location: Jacksonville FL
Week of 3/5 – 3/11:
Total items in Store: 338
Items Sold: 6
Gross Sales: $65.85 (w/o eBay fees, shipping, or taxes)
Cost of Items Sold: $2.50 (including consignment commissions but not the original cost of family castoffs)
Highest Price Sold: $12.99 plus shipping (USAF Sr. Force Protection Badge)
Average Sales Price: $10.98 (not incl eBay fees, shipping, or taxes)
Money Spent on New Inventory: $0
Number of new items listed: 26
A busy week listing but getting nickels and dimes for sales. I had some interest in higher value items and sent out lots of offers, to no avail. I’ve been using promoted listings for a while at the “recommended” percentage (what does that even mean, when there is no specific measurable action eBay must take to earn it?) but the last couple weeks I have tried waiting at least a couple days to promote a new listing. That way if someone’s got a search out for the item and it sells right away, I haven’t paid the extra to promote. I’m rethinking that now since only a couple all my new listings this week have gotten any views at all yet, and most of those just one view. Correlation does not equal causation, I know.
I also don’t allow best offer right away for most items, so that person who’s been looking for that exact thing will pay full price hopefully. If someone wants it badly enough but my price is too far off, they can always email me and ask, which has happened.
03/13/2023 at 10:09 am #99559Retro Treasures WVParticipant
I only promote items quarterly. That gives me 90 days to sell items before I start promoting them.
03/15/2023 at 9:13 am #99591LukastreasureParticipant
- Location: Chevy Chase, MD
@Temudgin – I do basically the same regarding waiting to promote and to allow offers. I usually wait two weeks, I figure that is enough to allow someone with a search to find and ponder at the original price.
I cap my promoted listings at 5%. I’ve noticed that the recommended percentage is very fluid and changes regularly for categories. Lately, I’ve noticed that a smaller percentage of my items sell via promoted listings. It used to be I averaged about 60% of sales were promoted, but now I average around 40%. Wonder if that is unique to me or if others see the same.
03/13/2023 at 10:18 am #99560Retro Treasures WVParticipant
Items in Store 2090
Items Sold 20
Total Sales $1,116.00
Total Profit $855.00
Average profit $42.75
Average sales price $55.80
New Listings 5
Items scavenged 7
Listing 2023 weekly Avg 28
I had a monster $700 Tuesday. The rest of the week was ‘meh.
Man I hope spring weather settles in soon. This wishy washy bullcrap in the weather has just zapped the life right out of me. At least we have daylight in the evenings back now. I soooo hope that is made permanent this year.
03/13/2023 at 11:02 am #99562ChristineRParticipant
- Location: Southern California
Total Items in Store: 691
Items Sold: 6
Gross Sales: $215.05 (including eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)
Net Sales: $120.09 (minus eBay fees, shipping, and taxes)
Cost of Items Sold: $36
Highest Price Sold: $54 (Set of 4 used Williams Sonoma side plates)
Average Price Sold: $35.84
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $53 (Rummage Sale)
Number of items listed this week: 12
Slow sales here. Did not list until the end of the week. I’m hearing on a podcast that sales are significantly slower for them even though using promotions, coupons and the works.
The rummage sales dormant during Covid are all popping up here at once. I did attend but had a few talks with myself while there. The first chat was about how I can always find more things to sell, even things that are easy to list with barcodes. For example, I passed on a Toyota cargo net, some new in box Costco stuff, etc. I just am not excited about listing that stuff. My store has been getting a little more generic and I have mixed feelings about that. I also found some vintage tablecloths with stains. I have a number of these on hand and those 60 year old stains are pretty tough to beat. I made myself put them back and someone else quickly scooped them up. I mainly am talking to myself about my time being valuable and what I want to put up in my store. Not to mention the piles.
This week some personal stuff should calm down and I hope to complete all of the recent purchase pile next to my desk (two bankers boxes).
The rummage sale was charging $20 to get in an hour early. Totally worth it for me as a scored some new in package items and some vintage. It’s been raining a lot here in California and all of the stuff was absolutely crammed outside under tents. It was super claustrophobic once everyone else got in and I checked out. I had to keep making rounds in the same tent to see everything. I noticed the hard core dealers refused to pay that high of an entrance fee.
03/13/2023 at 1:01 pm #99572ChristineRParticipant
- Location: Southern California
On the same podcast they also mentioned that Ebay gross sales volume is down for the last quarter of 2024. They are making more money on fees but had lower sales last year, I believe they also said. Seemed like a net 2022. https://www.reuters.com/technology/ebay-forecasts-first-quarter-revenue-above-estimates-2023-02-22/
03/13/2023 at 12:48 pm #99570SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
Week of Mar 5 – 11
Total Items in Store: 1775 eBay, 30 Etsy
Items Sold: 16 eBay, 1 Etsy
Cost of Items Sold: $3.00 + $90 Commission
Total Sales: $333.19 eBay, $26 Etsy; includes fees but no shipping
Highest Price Sold: eBay $62 for Vintage Sperti Sun Lamp
Average price: $21
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0
Number of items listed this week: 0
03/14/2023 at 1:59 pm #99583Steve ListParticipant
- Location: Richmond, Calif.
Monthly numbers: 02/1 – 01/28
Total listings: 1472
Items sold: 53
Highest price sold: $125 – Two 1955 Marksman’s Plaques (2 sales/same buyer)
Average price sold: $19.76
Cost of items sold: $126.72 / average cost: 2.39 each
Spent on new inventory: $7.00
Number of items listed: 51
Sales seem to be slowing down, but a few high-value sales let me break my monthly y $1000 goal. So far, March has been very slow, almost halfway through the month and I’m only at about $350 in sales.
03/15/2023 at 9:37 am #99592LukastreasureParticipant
- Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Week Ending 3/11/23
Gross Sales(w/o shipping $ tax): $282.54 (eBay: 187.64 / Etsy: 94.90)
Net Sales: $238.57 (eBay: 157.04 / Etsy: 81.53)
Total Items Sold 10 (eBay: 8 / Etsy: 2)
Total Items in Store: eBay 1170 / Etsy 492
Cost of Items Sold: $14.81
COGS Percent 6.21%
Highest Price Sold: $79.95 Dakin Gorilla
Average Price Sold: $28.25
Money Spent on New Inventory: $0.00
Average Days Listed: 290
Longest Listed: 1513
New items listed: 22
New Listings Value $2,750.95
You know things are bad when even Jay and Ryanne’s sales are below $1000. I’m hoping for a stronger spring, but with these bank failures looming I’m waiting for the next shoe to drop.
I really had only 6 sales last week, but one sale was a combined sale where buyer asked for a deal if they bought 5 of my ornaments so I created a single listing for her and canceled the original 5. Third time this buyer has done that, and she promises to be back next month again. Listing so many ornaments at once I am starting to see more return buyers than I normally do. I guess you see that more when you specialize.
Had another week of family issues getting in the way of listing but managed to pull out my 20 items anyway. Value is way up as I listed a piece of art for $2000 – the Archangel Michael tile art that I posted about a while back. I hesitated to list it because it was so heavy and large. Really concerned about breakage, but finally decided to bite the bullet and list it anyway. That’s what insurance it for. I imagine it is going to take a while to sell.
03/19/2023 at 2:42 am #99607dwashncParticipant
I remember when you got a helper and went up to 8000. 9000 is impressive!
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