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06/27/2018 at 10:40 am in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 366: How To Run A Small, Local Business #43708
Nope. I think it is same as normal. I’m a little surprised that we had a couple of days that are so slow recently (had a few this time last week too), but this happens this time of year.
I always wonder a bit if some of the technical glitches affect sales (keeping buyers off the site), but buyers don’t shop online as much in the summer. They are on vacation, hiking, camping, at the beach…like they should be! Getting on the phone or computer to shop is not on their minds.
Come August, when back to school is coming, then Halloween, then Thanksgiving and Christmas…then buyers are in the mood. Then in the winter, they shop online to avoid going out in the cold and snow. Then they get out for fun in the sun.
Happens every year.
Good idea. Since it is a Podcast format, he can have people send him their issues, he takes the most popular, and answers them in the Cast…
Not surprised. Sometimes some good info, but too much fluff.
I still listen, but on 1.5x or 2x speed…06/27/2018 at 10:18 am in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 366: How To Run A Small, Local Business #43702
Habnab: It is just so random right now. We have averaged $268/day in product sales this month, yet…
The roller coaster is real..
The saving grace for me is our numbers. I track STR (on quantity) and ASP all the time, but I also track ASP on Dollars. I look at what percentage our rolling 30 Day Product Sales are to our Inventory in Dollars.
June 2016 – 12%
June 2017 – 11%
June 2018 – 10%
Some slight degredation (long tail items and some slow movers we need to purge), but basically the same rate.
This rate will be 15%+ in Q4. Just have to trust it will come back if we are buying good items at good prices.
As my Mom always said: “This too shall pass”
Of course, I always added: “Yeah. Like a kidney stone…”06/27/2018 at 9:53 am in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 366: How To Run A Small, Local Business #43699
Retro: “This was definitely geared to a certain demographic of people with more money than sense.”
How often I see this in daily life… That’s is what happens when you are a Scavenger!
On the Sold emails and iPhone notifications, it has been intermittent lately. Sometimes we get them, sometimes we don’t. I have been getting the PayPal notification well before the sale, which bugs me because I don’t know if that is a Bonanza/TrueGether sale or not.
I’m wondering if they do updates behind the scenes during the summer, since that is the slow time all around and they get these things done before Q4…
No worries on the quarter-end. I’m an accountant. We have quarter end in our blood…
Yep, I’m sure they will start working it in. I’ve done implementations before, so the thinking will be absolute control testing up front. I’m sure they are working in test environment now, running transactions through to see how they are working.
Actually, the second half of 2018 starts on July 1… 🙂
Also, I would guess they would use a very small audience, and I would bet it is a corporate seller that can put people on watching the transactions and reacting if things go awry…
Jay: that system is a couple years out yet…
fireguy: I agree.
I also look at how many items I have to sell before I recoup my investment, and how fast they are selling on eBay (checking the current listings compared to the sold listings).
Christine: “I like the forums for sharing observations and evidence since Ebay is not always transparent. It’s up to the reader to make their own assumptions or conclusions and maybe experiment with potential improvements.”
My thought on search isn’t that eBay does a negative in any way. I don’t think they hide things, or rolling blackouts, or anything that would intentionally hide or push down listings.
I think it is how eBay promotes some listings higher in search. So the race to the top of search. So if we don’t have listings that are checking some of the boxes that Cassini is looking for, we place lower in search.
And totally agree with you Jay. Unique, weird, totally one off items will ALWAYS be lower in search and have low impressions and page views. It is the more commodity items that have to deal with this: clothing, shoes, electronics, etc.
Since that commodity world is a world I play in, it is something that I have to learn and consider to be successful.06/26/2018 at 10:12 am in reply to: Not to Be Missed- Your Item Specifics- Fill Them In #43581
Sigilini: Yes, customized item specifics show up as keywords for search.
Retro: We actually get the Impressions per listing on the Seller Hub / Performance / Traffic and Seller Hub / Performance / Impressions pages. I’m just not sure if it is accurate. I know that the Page Views on these pages are not always accurate, so it gives me pause that the other information is accurate.
There are some listings showing 0 page views, but when I click on the listing, the page views are there. These listings also show 0 Impressions. How can you have page views with no Impressions?