March has been the best month in sales for us the past couple of years – better than any fall month. I’m not exactly sure I can explain why but my thought is because people receive tax returns and spring fever is in the air.
Other sellers I know have also experienced similar, great sales in March.
After March? Well, it’s a step down in sales each month until you get to August and the beginning of Fall.
Why do I bring this up in January?
It’s time to list like a maniac.
We know that in order to take advantage of March sales we need to have our store loaded and ready to go for more shoppers. We’re very good at getting listings on consistently every week but have piles of things that we put off for whatever reason.
There is a great podcast that we listen to every week called ‘The Scavenger Life’ and they refer to them as death piles. Piles of stuff that are sitting around collecting dust and taking up space but no one can buy them because you haven’t listed them yet.
Side note… I highly recommend listening to this podcast or checking out their website. Really great information.
Angii and I have gone through our inventory and figured out everything that is just sitting around, not listed. We have a plan in place to list an extra amount of items each week leading up to March. Following this plan, we will take advantage of the extra shoppers that seem to magically appear in March.
Do you have things sitting around unlisted?
What are your plans with them?
What do you think keeps you from listing certain things that sit off to the side?
Let me know in the comments below.
I’m excited to share with you my ‘thrift store experiment’ – stay tuned!