I sold 108 items in October – randomly, exactly the same number as last month.
I barely made it half way to my listing goal in October. I can’t even remember the last time I hit a listing goal. This month I am shooting for 150. That’s only an average of 5 new listings a day. Slow and steady, right?
Part of what is really slowing me down with my new listing is keeping up with my old listings. I got rid of all of my GTC listings months ago. I have around 700 items in my store at any given time, with listings expiring every day that I need to “sell as similar”. It can take up a lot of time.
A couple months ago I started dabbling with OBO. I’ve never been a big fan of the idea – it seems like telling potential customers that you don’t really think an item is worth what you are asking. But, I decided to add it to some of my old listings, and it’s gone alright. Most of the offers come in at about 2/3 of the asking price, which for an old listing, I am pretty happy with. A few have come in that would barely pay for the cost of shipping, and those I just decline. As I’ve been “sell as similar”ing the last couple weeks I have been adding OBO to even more of my older listings.
I am also trying to get all of my Christmas and new-in-box items into my store. Hoping for a busy November!