I’ll start this post by sharing last weeks numbers (12/28/14 – 01/03/15)
Total Items in Store: 217
Items Sold: 10
Total Sales: $225.49 (plus $40.74 Amazon)
Average Price Sold: $22.54
Cost of Items Sold: $21.50
Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $102 (We bought something in large quantity…not sure if we made the right decision or not..will let you know in the future. They were $.25 each). It’s one of those things that you list it once and keep selling. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
Last week wasn’t too shabby for this part-time eBay and Amazon seller.
What can we learn from a similar listed items?
This Nutcracker is included in the above totals. I’ve been experimenting a little bit with auctions and knew this would be a good item to list that way. Why? Well, I was going to list this at $49.99 plus shipping. This particular one isn’t as desirable as some of the others, but I didn’t want to sell it for less. So I started the auction at a price that I would have sold it BIN anyway..but perhaps I could squeeze a few more dollars out of it? Not much more, but I did get a few buck extra.
So this is my item.
There was another one already listed before I listed mine. And it’s still listed! Here it is:
This person is asking $50 for his. I think I had started my auction at $49.99 because I wanted a quick sale and only paid $3.99 for this guy. I actually bought 3 of then at a Goodwill, the other two sold just recently. One went for $29.99 and the other at $79.99. Keep an eye out for unusual nutcrackers. All of mine sold AFTER Christmas!
What can we learn from this person’s listing? I think my photos are a bit better and I noticed that he didn’t have returns. For those of us that are serious about reselling, we know that even if you have returns turned off, a buyer can still request a return. So why not offer returns? Although my photos aren’t that great, I think they are much better than this persons. My background is not distracting and I’ve taken a photo of every angle of the Nutcracker. Potential buyers can’t go to a store and pick up your item to inspect it..give them as much info as possible. Helps with returns..that’s for sure!
These pics were taken at night, so I’m not thrilled with them, but they’ll do. I used to have a setup at home with lights, etc…but we took it down as I don’t have room for it right now. So the natural light ones come out better. But I don’t want the lack of light to keep me from getting work done. So these may not have been ideal, but they were good enough. Edited: I just remembered too, that these pics were taken at night with my Iphone..I just wanted to get them photographed and listed asap and didn’t grab my regular camera cause it doesn’t do so well in lower light situations.
I just came across the following photo that I once saw on ebay as I was doing research. I hope this doesn’t belong to any one of you! LOL
How are things going with you guys and eBay? I had my best listing day ever yesterday. Listed 15 items. I’ve never listed that much in one day. I usually don’t list that in a month..LOL