Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What eBay sellers should expect from 11/20 to 12/15

  1. If it is a Christmas / holiday item it should be listed.
  2. Auctions should be listed with Buy it Now.  Buyers may not want to wait for an auction to end and are willing to pay a little more for their treasure.
  3. Have all your shipping supplies on hand.  Nothing worse than a last minute order and you have to search for mailing supplies like a box or priority envelope.
  4. Expect buyers to be anxious for delivery.  Ship quickly and offer 2 ways to ship with one of them being an expedited service (priority or priority express).
  5. Some sellers shut down around 12/15 until the beginning of the New Year.  It is important to remember that many people are off work, out of school, on vacation, may be stuck inside because of weather, etc. and have time on their hands to browse and hopefully buy.  Many may scale back on their business activity but are readily available to answer questions and to ship sold items.
  6. Sales slow drastically after the 15th so that is a perfect time for sellers to get ready for the 1st quarter onslaught of sales.
  7. January has always been a very good month for sales. Folks may not have gotten what they wanted or they have money or gift cards to spend.  It is the time they buy for themselves and fulfill their collections, jewelry, media or clothing.
  8. And finally enjoy the ride.  This is the season sellers work towards all year. Learn from it and plan accordingly for the next holiday selling season.
  9. And please visit our eBay store.  Thanks


papel1 said...

Great tips Louise. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.

Brenda said...

Thanks for all of the great tips! That's a good thought that they may not want to wait for the auction to end, so offer a buy it now.