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Sales have plummeted - Iím a seasonal seller more towards end of year did attempt a leap of faith start of March by getting completely new stock from Turkey as couldnít get anything from China

Anyone else facing decreased sales
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Sales are normal for me.

I'm more concerned about buying supplies due to all the shipping delays.
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Business as usual for me as well but in the coming months things might defer depending on whether everything quiets down in a few weeks or the world experiences a complete mayhem.
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They are normal for me at the moment, however I don't think this will last. In the next week or so, I expect my sales to drop off big time.
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Sales have plummeted - Iím a seasonal seller more towards end of year did attempt a leap of faith start of March by getting completely new stock from Turkey as couldnít get anything from China

Anyone else facing decreased sales
My sales have tanked also, (down 34% as of now) I sell clothing, and that is NOT a priority item right now. So I guess it depends on what you are selling. I have even closed my ebay shop for now until things get back to normal.
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My sales have tanked also, (down 34% as of now) I sell clothing, and that is NOT a priority item right now. So I guess it depends on what you are selling. I have even closed my ebay shop for now until things get back to normal.
I think its going to be at least 5/6 months before we get to that stage.
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I usually get a drop off around the middle of the month but do expect things to slow down for a while in my particular categories.
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I think its going to be at least 5/6 months before we get to that stage.
I agree, maybe things wont pick up until next Nov Im thinking, thankfully I have little debt and alot of savings stashed away. We have entered the rainy days
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Thankfully I’ve always left £7k rainy day fund plus a lot extra

I’ve even listed in men’s wear category boxers but listing has not shown up at all

Quite bizarre as ladies same category is fine number 1

It’s sponsored item 2% above trending rate but still not showing

It’s quite a saturated market tbh

Any ideas chaps, need to pay supplier soon as well

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We all pray that the thing gets resolved very soon, because it affects everybody one way or the other.
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Thankfully Iíve always left £7k rainy day fund plus a lot extra

Iíve even listed in menís wear category boxers but listing has not shown up at all

Quite bizarre as ladies same category is fine number 1

Itís sponsored item 2% above trending rate but still not showing

Itís quite a saturated market tbh

Any ideas chaps, need to pay supplier soon as well

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Your in almost the exact situation as me, supplier has my stock, but Im not sure if I want to tie up my money right now. Are you top rated? If so id advise free shipping on all your listings. And Sponsored.
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sales is almost non existant on both Ebay and Etsy.
People are still buying,they buy things they need,I bought filters for my handheld vacuum cleaner.sandals for summer,it is coming,lens wipe and of course toilet paper and grocery

No business can survive with no sales or low sales for too long,airlines,theatres,casinos,restaurants,theme parks,cruise ships.
all that fixed overhead cannot be covered by pickup/delivery.
Corporations are cutting or omitting their dividend so those who rely on dividend to subsidise their living would have to cut back,BOEING is one company which just omitted their dividend,thinking of filing bankruptcy.

UK,US,Europe all announced bail out packages in the billions,there is no free lunch,we will pay for it someday.
May be bitcoin and gold are not bad investments?
Someone once told me,raise some chickens,you raise 6,they lay eggs every day,in 2 weeks,you will have a few dozen eggs,sell some and keep some for yourself.
We used to have a local store which sells eggs with double,triple,quad yolks,now Kroger comes along and they are toast .
We also have some muslims in our Subdivision,they may be raising goats in their backyard,like the MExicans,they raise rabbits.

some folks made a killing selling masks.
may be look into pasta,in my neighborhood supermarket,99% pasta,noodles are gone.
light and easy and cheap to ship.
I did not look into ramien noodles,easy to prepare.

may be life insurance policy.

yes,working from home,you need PC,PRINTER,LAPTOP ,computer paper,inkcartridge.
toilet paper too

toothpaste,canned and dried goods.

think SPAM ,they are all sold out at Kroger

there is plenty of SPAM on Ebay,

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Your in almost the exact situation as me, supplier has my stock, but Im not sure if I want to tie up my money right now. Are you top rated? If so id advise free shipping on all your listings. And Sponsored.
I run about 12 accounts this ones late delivery is quite high 18% but itís a very saturated product even though I brought a sh*t load

Itís a risk honestly, I only purchased so much to keep myself busy but the problem is there not selling 😂

I know I wonít make loss on them as theyíll fly come xmas but thatís a darn long time away now
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I think for the next 2 weeks probably more (3-6 months) depending on the situation of this all, people will just be buying essentials and not paying any attention to unnecessary things clothing etc etc

Just gonna have to ride the wave, wish you all good health and best of luck - I’m surprised really 2020 has been a sh*t storm with eBay announcing MP, Banks doing name checking and now the coronavirus

I did have a personal best sale for jan feb early March period up until China stock stopped coming

I pray we all make it out alive and when that happens not wishing we were dead instead ��

Someone said “all our products are made in China, even our caskets gonna have a made in China mark”
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My sales have tanked also, (down 34% as of now) I sell clothing, and that is NOT a priority item right now. So I guess it depends on what you are selling. I have even closed my ebay shop for now until things get back to normal.
Iíd do the same but currently Iíve not got the flu but am in a voluntary self isolation but Iíd go crazy sitting on my arse all day busting nuts
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a little slow but pretty much the same as this time last year
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I just trying to clear stock just above cost price. Struggling to clear. Don't see the point having it right now. Hardly noone it buying what I sell. . Worse every day. Just want it gone so I only need to post once. Sunday will be my last selling day till things get better.
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Best of luck all - survival of the fittest and most needed at this time....but faith that it will get better
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No business can survive with no sales or low sales for too long,airlines,theatres,casinos,restaurants,theme parks,cruise ships.
all that fixed overhead cannot be covered by pickup/delivery.
Corporations are cutting or omitting their dividend so those who rely on dividend to subsidise their living would have to cut back,BOEING is one company which just omitted their dividend,thinking of filing bankruptcy.
And looking for government assistance/bailout
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Normal for me at the moment.

If sales start to tank then maybe look at items that will get popular in the coming weeks and months.

Lawnmowers
Barbeques
Gardening equipment
Power tools
Books
etc etc
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Normal for me at the moment.

If sales start to tank then maybe look at items that will get popular in the coming weeks and months.

Lawnmowers
Barbeques
Gardening equipment
Power tools
Books
etc etc
& coffins.
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& coffins.
I didn't consider a coffin. Perhaps I'll leave that to the NHS now that I'm broke.

I want to be escorted to the crematorium in a military convoy like the good old folks in Italy.
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