Saturday, January 5, 2013

Selling Christmas Items After Christmas

Yes Yes and Yes like Beth said we all need to keep listing and I have Christmas items that didn't get listed before Christmas so I am putting them up now.

Last week I listed some vintage Swirl lights that sold and I have many more to check out and get listed. I have found that I sell Christmas items all through the year so keep listing those items.

I love Christmas and always buy vintage items when I see them but the hard part for me is actually listing them and not keeping them. I probably have enough vintage ornaments to decorate about 10 trees and really need to list some of these. They are all so pretty and unique I have keep thinking maybe I will use them next year. I did manage to list 7 boxes of vintage glass ornaments this year and sold all of them so that is good incentive to list some more.  You can check out the items I have listed in my eBay store now and more will be going up shortly.

I have also been listing some Christmas items at auction on my other eBay id and this one ends tomorrow night. I found 2 boxes of vintage Gurley candles in great shape. They include Santa, Angels, Choir Boys and Girls and a Christmas Tree. I was so tempted to keep these but unless I am going to buy another house to decorate next year some of my Christmas items need to go. You can check out this auction of vintage Christmas Gurley Candles but you have to do it soon.

It's NOT Vacation Time...

So I've heard a lot of BS about how this is the time to take a vacation and this is the "slow" time of the year for eBay, Amazon sellers and ecommerce in general.  I"m here to say BULLSheep!!

THIS is the time of year, from  now til the bills come in at the middle to end of the month, when people have money and are spending it on themselves. They have gift cards, gift money, returns money etc. They've always wanted _____________ and they are buying it.  Are you selling it??

We've been blessed with some snowstorms and some frigid weather to keep buyers home and if you have stuff listed and are consistently editing, revising and listing more, you will get sales. This is always one of my best months of the year!!

BUT you need a few auctions consistently running to "tempt" people in. Otherwise the only offers I get are on my "ending soonest" stuff. (which just kicks the theory of "best match" to the curb in my opinion).

So... if you're not utilizing the freebie offerings. eBay gave or not the recipient of any (me? not on any account, not yet) you still have to work like you need the money.

Teux Deux List:
  1. Do a couple of auctions for every day uploading, 
  2. do a couple of fixed price new listings and revise your oldest stuff. 
  3.  And that's besides getting your accounting done and 
  4. making lists of "goals" or "resolutions" for 2013.
 NOT time for sitting and day-dreaming about when you get to be a billionaire... get busy... list more, sell more, start a new venue, start a new process (like FBA) or revisit and revise an old one like eCrater, follow my friend Elaine's example and try out Pinterst or Twitter or Facebook.... No resting on your laurels! Laurels are pointy leaves and not comfortable any way so get busy