VIDEO: Estate Sale Haul To Resell On Ebay!

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There is a new video up on my SeeAnnSave YouTube channel, which you can also watch below! Check out everything I bought this past Saturday to resell on Ebay.

Need help choosing supplies to run your own Ebay business? Check out my Amazon Store to find everything you need!

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VIDEO: Weekly Ebay Sales + Inventory Room Makeover!

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There is a new video up on my SeeAnnSave YouTube channel, which you can also watch below! See what sold for me last week on Ebay, and get a tour of my made-over inventory storage area!

Need help choosing supplies to run your own Ebay business? Check out my Amazon Store to find everything you need!

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5 Tips for Dealing with the Ebay Summer Slowdown!

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If you sell on Ebay (or Amazon or Etsy), you may currently be experiencing the dreaded “summer slowdown”! I certainly am; my sales for June are quite a bit less than my August-May averages, and I anticipate July to be just as bad. While every seller is different (and there’s always that one person who loves to brag that they are having the best summer sales ever – bye, Felicia), most online retailers are experiencing slow sales.

Actually, ALL stores, both online and brick-and-mortar, have a sales slump in the summer due to families being on vacation and people spending more time outside. Folks just aren’t shopping much right now. If you are in the retail business – and selling on Ebay IS having a retail business – then dealing with slow summer sales is a reality you need to become accustomed to.

So how to you get through the summer slowdown? Here are my top five tips to deal with slow Ebay sales in June and July:

  1. HAVE A SALE! If you have an Ebay store, you can utilize Markdown Manager to discount your items in an effort to drive sales. Now, you need to be careful of this as if you offer free shipping, a sale can effectively wipe out your profits or even end up costing you money. However, if you know your margins and are confident that you’ll still earn a profit by marking things down, then even offering 10% off can help you move some inventory.
  2. ORGANIZE YOUR INVENTORY! Slow sales mean you aren’t bogged down with shipping, so it’s a great time to go through your inventory to better organize it. This also gives you a chance to make sure items haven’t dropped off and are no longer listed (I just found two things that somehow got deleted out of my store!). I’m currently in the middle of adding shelving to my Ebay storage room so that I can expand my inventory, which is giving me the chance to get better organized.
  3. PURGE STALE LISTINGS! If sales, best offer, and/or free shipping haven’t moved a listing that’s been up for over a year, it may be time to pull that item and donate it or sell it at a garage sale. While sitting on high-dollar items for awhile makes financial sense, if you have lots of under $10 things clogging up your store, now may be the time to purge them. Setting up your own garage/yard/tag/rummage sale (why are there so many different names for the same thing?!) is also a great way to bring in some extra cash.
  4. REVIEW YOUR MARKETING! If you aren’t utilizing social media to promote your Ebay listings, take advantage of the summer slowdown to devote some time to developing pages for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. All are free and easy to use; and sharing your listings to these sites is a great way to drive traffic to your store. And speaking of your Ebay store, use the downtime to freshen up your site by reviewing your categories and playing with keywords. Simply go to the “Manage My Store” section to see all of the tools available to spruce up your store.
  5. PREPARE FOR NEXT SUMMER! I always approach the summer months knowing that my Ebay sales are going to be slow. So if this is your first summer selling online, you need to take note of your numbers and start thinking ahead to next year. Once sales pick up in the Fall, you’ll want to start putting some of that extra money aside to get your through the slow months. Don’t blow all of your fourth quarter profits; save some of it so that next summer you have enough cash to not only pay the bills but to also source. Because while the summer Ebay sales are slow, June and July are the prime sourcing months. You want to make sure you have enough cash to grab the deals at the garage and church sales even if you aren’t bringing in much money.

How are your summer sales going? What are you doing to get you through until things pick up in the Fall? Hopefully you have the money to source, are getting organized for fourth quarter, and are also taking some time to enjoy the nice weather! For me, the summer slowdown means I get a bit of a break from work in order to be refreshed in time for the busier months ahead. 🙂

Need help choosing supplies to run your own Ebay business? Check out my Amazon Store to find everything you need!

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VIDEO: Haul To Resell On Ebay!

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There is a new video up on my SeeAnnSave YouTube channel, which you can also watch below! Check out everything I bought last week to resell on Ebay.

Need help choosing supplies to run your own Ebay business? Check out my Amazon Store to find everything you need!

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Looking for more help selling on Ebay? Check out my Ebay books:

 

VIDEO: Update On Papa, Weekly Ebay Sales, and Scaling Up My Business!

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After taking a couple of weeks off, there is a new video up on my SeeAnnSave YouTube channel, which you can also watch below! Get an update on Papa, see what I sold for me last week on Ebay, and hear about my plans to scale up my Ebay business.

Need help choosing supplies to run your own Ebay business? Check out my Amazon Store to find everything you need!

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Looking for more help selling on Ebay? Check out my Ebay books:

 

Check Out My New Amazon Store!

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I get a lot of questions about the supplies I use in my Ebay business, so to make it easier for me to link all of the items I use, I have created an Amazon aStore! This is simply an Amazon “store” where I can put links to the specific products I use. And in addition to the Ebay supplies, I also have categories for the things we use in our home (such as the Cuisinart ice cream maker I use to make my icees), pet supplies, and a “favorites” section with the books, music, beauty products, and more items that I love!

I’ll be adding to my Amazon aStore when I find other things to recommend to you. All of the items in the store are things I have purchased and used myself, so you can trust that it’s a product I have actually tested out. CLICK HERE to check out the selection of items currently highlighted!