on 19-06-2017 10:55 AM
Just interest if anyone is prepared to state how hard they are being hit at the moment because ther is something wrong somewhere. Is it a Brexit issue, national issue or an ebay issue.I don't know? But as everyone keeps saying on different threads I have never known it as bad as this!
I have just looked back at sales figures for last year we sold 40 items last year today we have sold 5 that is a 12.5% drop and that was over the weekend?
on 19-06-2017 11:21 AM
plus Fathers Day.
I was searching for something and hardly anything new in that category was being listed which is unusual.
I put it down to the above and the nice weather.
on 19-06-2017 12:49 PM
I think its ebay and also a general downturn in sales this year. Personally being self employed and not selling much - in turn I am not spending much! Couriers are arriving earlier with our deliveries as they do not have as much to deliver, and a company even rang me and asked me to make payment early (we have a 30 day payment term with them) ...obviously that didnt got down well We are constantly thinking of new ways to make money.....as its very very hard at the moment. Tax bill also due next month! Times are difficult for sure
on 20-06-2017 10:42 AM
June is generally a bad month for us but this June looks like it could be the worst since I started trading in 2005 (although ebay only since 2014) I sold a grand total of 2 items for the whole weekend and just 2 yesterday and are very low sales. My customer numbers are almost on a par with last June but the sales value is about 50% less at the moment with only 10 days to go
Im putting mine down to weather and crossing my fingers its just that. we attended an antiqus fair last weekend and barely made our costs back, and in general the other traders were saying the same. The buyers that were there just seemed to be strolling round (and complaining about the heat) and not really looking also whether it means there is not so much money around or maybe the people who have got the funds available are spening all their money on holidays
Im really hoping it picks up because my ebay fees dont seem to be going down with fewer sales strangely enough other costs such as postage and packing costs are decreasing with lower sales.Its seems to me that ebay will find a way to increase their costs in one way or another particulary with the late delivery defects percentage and the increased shop fees and soon to be VAT charging.
Ebay are pricing themselves out of the market steadily for small sellers increased fees and decreased service.
I am a great believer for whatever reason that listings are hidden or limits are imposed. It seems too coincidental to me that I get a rush of sales in the space of 30 minutes and then get nothing for hours sometimes days. But i try to remain positive
Always look on the bright side of life as they say.
on 20-06-2017 11:22 AM
on 20-06-2017 4:30 PM
on 20-06-2017 5:13 PM
I am finding that my sales go in cycles I will go for about three weeks with very few sales then suddenly over a period of two to three days I will get a boost then three weeks of poor sales again . The period in between is almost the same each time and the number of sales in the boost period are also the same .
This has been ongoing for about a year now so something is going on but sorting it is beyond me .