Thursday, March 6, 2014
Pi(e), Magic Wands and Addoway
I finished up February with a "pffffftt". It may have been a short month but I did have my sales.
Yep...I hit 3 daily sales. Again, some days singles sales only to make them up in the next day or so. So I ended up with 3.14 sales for the month. Hence the pi(e).
I know I shouldn't complain with 88 sales for the month of February, but I kinda get used to having enough to pay bills and buy groceries and gas. You know, its habit forming that surviving thing.
While at the GW outlet I picked this up for the little princess' dress up box.
Press the button on the handle and the star flashes and makes "magic" sounds, like tinkerbell. Turns out it is just a toy and not the real thing. I tried waving it over my phone to make it ka-ching but no luck. I tried waving it over my items as I was listing them, but ditto on the no luck.
I need to wave the d@^^# thing over March on the calendar. Maybe it would perk things up some. So far in March I have sold 8 items averaging just over $15 each. Now, while not good, it is sales. I started out March on Saturday with no sales. It has been a long time I've had a day with nothing, especially a Saturday. I swear I am running out of cheap things that I have listed. Maybe I should just list all of the items I have for sale under $10 in a special place so customers could just buy those. Geeze, it is certainly frustrating.
I have been searching for alternative selling venues on the internet. Craigslist here is very spotty and I really don't like strange people coming to my house or meeting them in the parking lot somewhere. Kinda creepy and these days you never know. The few times I have met ebay buyers they never have correct change even though I reminded them to bring the correct amount. What, didn't they know what the price was before they met you?
Does anyone have a store on Addoway? I just imported all my items from ebay to Addoway last night. Nothing yet, but it was simple. The site is linked to various social media sites so you can "buy from friends or friends of friends". I seriously doubt that I have any friends that have purchased from Addoway or know anyone who has purchased there. I really don't want to link to my blog since I discuss my finds, where I purchased them and the cost. That couldn't be helpful to sales!! There is no place on Addoway that tells how many items or how successful they are sales wise. The site is free to list and sell or you can purchase a pro membership for $8.95 a month to "increase views and sales up to 6x.." I don't know how easy it will be to ship or invoice or communicate. Nothing going on over there for me yet.
I can tell you that their site is clean and my pictures and templates show up very well. On Bonanza the listings all have the titles squished together and the photos are sometimes wonky. At least on Addoway things import clean. I did purchase the pro membership primarily to have them sync my sales on Addoway and ebay so hopefully I won't have something sold on ebay and it still show up on Addoway. Anyway, I'm willing to try it for a couple of months to see how it goes. You can check out Addoway here.
I think I'll go put fresh batteries in the magic wand. Maybe that's what it needs, a power boost.