Here are the numbers for April! I think the maddeningly slow season is behind me, knock on wood. April was the second best month so far this year, and I’m hoping it’s up, up, up from here!
One reason for the increase in sales, I think, is due to the better inventory I’ve been able to find. In general, I had been sticking to the same three thrift store around me, mainly because of time restraints. However, since my husband’s work load has decreased a bit (and should remain that way for at least a couple months) I’ve been venturing out farther to new thrift stores and clearing them out of all their good stuff. 🙂 On my last trip, I came home with 14 items, several of which sold within a day of listing. Prior to shopping at these new stores, I would usually leave with only 4-5 items, so it’s been great to find so many profitable items.
Number of items sold: 45 (up 3 from last month)
Average selling price: $28.24*
Total profit: $754.88 (up $207.91 from last month)
And, because I’m always asked, I use Easy Auctions Tracker to keep up with all my sales.
*I’m not comparing this month’s average sale price to last months, because I realized I’d been using the “sales” number instead of the “total income” number in my calculation. It makes more since to use the latter, so that’s what I’ll be doing from here on out.