My favorite month is almost over! I have made some great changes to my business and I am so proud of myself! I have mastered the perfect organization for me (just need to get more shelving). And I have been listing more than ever! My only setback this month has been my car (it hasn’t been working for a week or two now). Luckily my family has been giving me rides to the thrift shop.
As far as my organization, as soon as I list an item I give it a number and stick it in a padded flat rate envelope. Then I organize the envelopes into groups of 20 and put them in an Ikea bag on my shelving unit. Organization is really key when running your own business. I find that whenever I do become even the slightest bit unorganized (which happens more than I’d like to admit) I get panicky and frantic and so overwhelmed I won’t list anything until I tidy up again. Prior to my new organization, I would keep everything on my shelves and would have to look through almost a hundred items before I found the one I was looking for. Now, in the mornings before I go to the post office, I know right where to look for my item, put the packing slip in the package, close it up, and slap a label on it, easy peasy!
So far this month, I’ve sold 117 items! I believe that is a personal record for me! I have made over $3000 in sales and about $2000 in profit. My goal is to list 200 things in July, I already have 134 items listed, so this will bring me to about 330 items. (This is where my math degree comes in handy haha!) My average profit is about $17 and my sell-through rate is about 50%, so if I meet my goal I should make about $2800 in July. If I continue that way, in August I will be making over $3000!
Here are a few of my flips from June:
Sold: $19.99 + $6.35 S&H
Sold: $22.49+ $6.35 S&H
VS Bathing Suit
Sold: $44.99 + $6.35 S&H
7 for all Mankind Jeans
Sold: $29.99 + $6.35 S&H
Nightmare Before Christmas Jersey (My sister, Becca, spotted this one!)
Sold: $19.99 + $6.35 S&H
I’ll update you at the very end of June with some, hopefully higher, profits!
When I first started selling on eBay, I literally had no tools besides a camera to help me along. Since then, I have found quite a few things that have really helped my sales and made things easy-peasy! First of all, for better pictures and higher sales I strongly advise you to get a white background (I use 2 white posterboards from the Dollar Tree, which are only 2/$1) and some sort of light set-up. My boyfriend made my light set up with some castor wheels and some wood that someone had given us, so it was virtually free. The pictures may be the most important part of the listing.
These are what I would get if I didn’t have such a handy boyfriend – you can get them for about $50 on amazon.
I can not believe that I have been eBaying so long without power banks! These things have literally saved my life! I used to have to cut my shopping time short because I didn’t have enough battery to look up everything. I have three power banks and probably have enough battery to look up the whole entire thrift store now!
I have three of these life-savers!
The last thing I suggest you have for eBay is sticky labels. These are so much faster than cutting and taping labels on! It doesn’t really seem like these would make that big of a difference, but trust me, they do!
You can order these on amazon, also.
The lights are a bit of a splurge, but if you are considering becoming a seller I definitely recommend getting yourself a power bank or two, some self-adhesive printing labels, and a clean white background. Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be making a post with some recent flips soon!
June! I love June! It’s sunny and hot and my birthday month. It’s also turning out to be a great eBay month so far! I was doing extremely well the first week of June and pretty good – but not as good this week. I am averaging about $70 a day and spending around 25 hours a week. I’m pushing to get to that 40 hours a week, but I’ve started devoting a lot more time to trying to reach followers on my blog and instagram. I bought 47 things today and will hopefully profit over $1,000. It will take me two days to list everything and I will be ready for another thrifting road trip on Wednesday!
Here are some of my flips:
Sold: $24.99 + $6.35 S&H
Vineyard Vines Shorts
Sold: $29.99 + $6.35 S&H
Miss Me Shorts
Sold: $68.99 + $6.35 S&H
Lucky Brand Jeans
Sold: $27.59 + $6.35 S&H
Also, I’m trying out something new today! I made a little thrift haul – the quality isn’t very good, but not bad for my first video! Check it out:
I’m too excited about my sales today! It has been one of my best days. I had $254.92 in sales, which gave me a profit of a nickel over $180! This has probably been my most profitable day yet. June is really looking like my month to shine. In the first two days of June, I’ve made about $275.
Here are some of my flips from today:
KEEN Flip Flops
Sold: $39.99 + $6.35 Shipping
Athleta 2-in-1 Skort
Sold: $29.99 + $6.35
Here’s one of Steven’s flips of the day:
5.11 Tactical Vest
He Paid: $8.50
He Sold: $39.99 + $6.35 S&H
I also made a $72.80 profit on a dress I sold!
Tomorrow, Steven and I are going on a “thrifting road trip.” We are heading up to the Milford Salvation Army and stopping at the Milford and Millsboro goodwill on the way home. I have a good feeling about this trip, I think we will find a lot (wish us luck)! I’ll post some of our finds tomorrow.
Hey guys! As often as I can, I am going to try to give you my daily sales update. So far today (I still have hope for more sales, it’s only 10pm!) I have had $131.95 in sales. Not bad at all! From this, I profited about $94.51. Here was one of my best flips of the day:
Adriano Goldschmied Jeans
Sold: $49.99 + $6.35 S&H
These jeans were a quick flip for me! They were listed for only one day. AG jeans are really a hit or miss, some of them don’t sell at all. It is important to always be up to date on current trends when you are an eBay seller. Not only are these jeans super soft and amazing quality, they are very trendy right now. Dark wash skinny jeans and distressed boyfriend jeans are some of my best sellers. If I find more common brands like Gap, American Eagle, and Levi’s in these styles I will most likely buy those to resell. I spend hours of my day scrolling through blogs and instagram, searching for new labels and keeping up with current trends. I don’t consider this time spent on “fashion stalking” to be working because I would be doing it even if I wasn’t a seller, I love it!