After such a bad April, then a nice May, I thought sales were on the way back, but I was…… wrong. Bad wrong. Don’t know if I could have been any more mistaken. June was bad. Real bad. It was like the mall wasn’t even open. Of course, it was, but the month was a literal wash-out. It rained and rained and rained and rained some more. I feel that hurt business. Oh, I sold smalls but not enough to make even half the rent of our large, double booth.
Etsy was slow as well. Not sure the whys on that. Probably a combination of things. Etsy itself has been implementing tests and changes, I still don’t have my store built up as much as I should/could, summer vacations keeping people away from the computer, etc.
But enough excuses. Just what did sell? Let’s start with the booth, shall we? Continue reading
The month of May was pretty decent for the booth. Still a long cry from our $2000 goal, but whew! Compared to April, it’s a fortune!
Etsy, on the other hand, as hard as it is to imagine, was even more dismal. I still take most of the blame there. My inventory is still way down, predominantly things that have been relisted a a few times awaiting the right person to find them – and things that really just need to be put out to pasture – but I’m gradually adding to it. When I say gradually, I mean reallllly gradually. Maybe 4-5 items a week. As of this writing, I think I’m back up to 173 items in the store. I’d love to have 1000 items in there.
So. Let’s start with what sold in the booth, shall we? Continue reading
My booth sales and Etsy sales for April 2017
Egads! What the heck happened to April?! There are always ups and down in the vintage and antique selling business. Any business, actually. But April 2017 – for us – was HORRIBLE! Alarmingly so. Like, I’m still reeling and shaking my head and wondering what happened? Continue reading