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at least 1 sale. Even in May & June when everyone seemed to be struggling I was doing a sale at least every other day. But not 5 days in a row and over a holiday. I really hope nobody else is experiencing this because it literally sucks. I can do very good with 4 to 5 sales a week to supplement my SS check.
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I find that July and beginning of August are the slowest months overall retail.

But is a good time to get accounts ramped up and in the eyes of customers to lead into back-to-school and the Holidays.
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July and august are the biggest vacation months of the year, lots of people are traveling and spending money on vacations.

My niche item is still doing great , I just keep making more accounts and able to list more so my sales are steadily climbing

Keep your head above water for just several more weeks and than the holiday season will be here before you know it $$$$$$$$
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I am getting significantly less sales, views, watchers, offers and bidders.
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Just that time of year. Luckily November December time balances it all out for me.
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I will be closing up shop, letting all the accounts breath until November. No reason to be tied up in front of computer 24/7 for 5-6 single sales and pay $59.99/month for subscription etc... I'll probably use this two months to do some bookkeeping on the accounts, and prepare for the taxes or at least have all the accounts read and clear up to end o November.
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Summer is not a great time for online sales. Unless, of course, you are selling something related to summer activities - swimsuits, etc.

Things pick up at the end of August and get back to normal in September. Sales pick up significantly in mid-November.
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I will be closing up shop, letting all the accounts breath until November. No reason to be tied up in front of computer 24/7 for 5-6 single sales and pay $59.99/month for subscription etc... I'll probably use this two months to do some bookkeeping on the accounts, and prepare for the taxes or at least have all the accounts read and clear up to end o November.
Do not let them sit with no activity at all. At least go on and browse some items etc.
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My item is year round sports related. But I hope I broke the cycle I have had a sale a day for the past 2 days.

I feel that September will begin a lot Christmas sales. I hope! I could have sold way more than I did if I had inventory. This year I be ready. Gotta buy more stealth accounts for sure.
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June, until the end of July are always the slowest time of year for me.
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supplement my SS check.
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Sad to hear about the sale troubles but...perhaps check out if your competition is having better deals and getting people away from you...I do that when there is a dip (from past experience)
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