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More Items For Allen's Trip Shop

Before logging in to Persona Paper and interacting, I decide to update my online shop.

I added more jackets. I added an X-Large (not the size but the name of the brand) black zip up jacket with hoodie. It has a patch of a gorilla in the upper left part of the jacket. It is a pretty comfy jacket... fashionable as well. I also added two team jackets, one each from EPL teams Chelsea and Manchester United. I also added another set of trucker caps that I got from a different supplier. I got four caps as my initial stocks, two EPL trucker caps, and one each from Manchester United and an Everton FC cap. Further branching out into different accessories, I also got neckties featuring the logos of different football clubs, I have one each of Liverpool, Newcastle, Juventus, L.A. Galaxy, and Boca Juniors. Been getting a lot of inquiries about these neck ties from friends even before I posted these items so hopefully, I can make a couple of sales.

Also added a couple of different designed playing cards, a couple of shot glasses, and a unique poker set that includes four drinking glasses, a knife, two decks of playing cards, and chips made in ivory. The poker set comes in one of those classic looking cases, not the aluminum ones, but made from leather. A manager of mine saw it and was interested.

I also updated the product description of the items I had posted previously and I made some adjustments in the prices as well.

For those who have online stores, how often do you make listings of new products? Also, how often do you update product descriptions? What has worked for you so far in making those sales? Please feel free to share as I'm looking to improve on my online store.


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BarbRad wrote on March 16, 2015, 8:24 PM

It's been way too long since I've worked on my online store. Part of the problem is that in my mind I've already gone out of business and don't want to invest anymore time rearranging the chairs on the deck of my personal Titanic.

AliCanary wrote on March 16, 2015, 10:10 PM

I hope you are in a situation where you can make sales before having to purchase your stock. I still have excess inventory sitting around from having a shop that I really, really need to get on ebay! I think if you add one new thing per day, it's WAY better than adding five or ten things at once. Your site gets updated much more often and keeps excitement high.

allen0187 wrote on March 17, 2015, 1:48 AM

That's quite the analogy you have there. Comparing your store to the Titanic doesn't bode a positive forecast BarbRad .

BarbRad wrote on March 17, 2015, 2:11 AM

Unfortunately my inventory is the problem. I bought in quantity at a low price with extended dating for my best sellers and things I thought would be and then the market went dead. I haven't bought one new thing in two years. I just want to get rid of the thousands of books I have.

allen0187 wrote on March 17, 2015, 2:18 AM

That is how I go about it AliCanary . I add one to two items daily. The most I have added at one time is perhaps five items. Also, i make sure that I have made a couple of sales first before getting new inventory.

allen0187 wrote on March 17, 2015, 2:18 AM

What sorts of books do you have in stock BarbRad ? I'm curious.

scheng1 wrote on March 17, 2015, 9:33 AM

I do not have an online sbop. I seldom buy online too. It is tedious to buy big item, and arrange for delivery.

WordChazer wrote on March 17, 2015, 4:16 PM

As an eBayer for the last 18 months (500+ items sold, 310 positive reviews) I update the descriptions on my long-term unsold items every few months. I'll retake the photos, look at the category, price and all the rest of it. I also try things out and have to say; some things work, others just don't. I'm still sorting and listing so I have new items all the time. Second hand things work better on auction, new stuff works well as a buy it now. I'm hoping to make it a proper business in due course but I need a few more 'guaranteed seller' items first. So far, I'm only decluttering my clutter and noting what goes down, what flies and what bobbles about on the surface. I tend to agree with AliCanary , adding one thing at a time is both better and more feasible than adding hundreds all at once then nothing for the next few weeks. I currently have 56 items on my store but I tend to run at 70+ most of the time. Just need to get back to the 'one a day' listing again.

allen0187 wrote on March 17, 2015, 7:37 PM

Yes, that's one of the limits of buying online. My items are small items so that hasn't been the case in my situation.

allen0187 wrote on March 17, 2015, 7:41 PM

Thanks you very much for the insights WordChazer . looking forward to reading more tips from you about online selling.

WordChazer wrote on March 18, 2015, 4:45 PM

Just as soon as my best read article on the other site is out of copyright from being de-indexed I'll amend it and post it here. I meant to update my listing tonight but was distracted after a lengthy journey home from work.