Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Best Time To List on EBay

I have been researching this topic for weeks now, and many sources seem to be on the fence about when to post on EBay. Many sources say Sunday evenings will get your listing the most views; although it has been said that this can also decrease your potential sales. Buyers can get easily distracted from your item, when similar items are being thrown at them. Let's check this out.

 First of all, the best time of day to post greatly depends on what you are selling. I sell mostly clothing, so we will dig into this category. The following will probably not work as well for say- antique paintings.

Tips on getting traffic to your shop RIGHT NOW!

1. I can not count how many posts I have seen stating that Sunday is the best day to end an auction! Either you can make a seven day listing on Sundays to maximize your sales, or "start a 10 day auction on a Thursday." (Mike Steben, 2010) The 10 day duration will give you two weekends to maximize your views.

2. kruser11 says "I like to end mine between the hours of 8 pm and 10 pm CST".

-Many Ebayers agree with this time- mostly because this is when everyone is settling in and relaxing in their "Me Time".

3. "I've found that many of my buyers are using sniping tools so they just bid what they feel the value is to them and don't worry or care what time it ends, about staying awake or even watching the auctions"- prying1

-This is a great point- Sniping sites are getting very popular, and make it easy for people to shop on a budget.

4. Some believe that there is no "time to post" that will get you more sales. aaana, an Ebay Seller, says that,"[she is] not convinced that there is a best time ... Bidders can use the search functions, as well as browse and if you have items that are well described at a decent price - they will find your listings".

-I think I agree with this opinion above the others. If your item is in high demand, it will most likely sell; of course, it is up to you to optimize its keywords, photos, and description!

No matter what you read- the best way to find the best time to post on EBay is to experiment yourself!
Play around with Auctions, times, Buy It Now, and keywords until you find what best suits YOU!



Saturday, September 3, 2011

Goodwill Outlets

I recently found an article on About.com that lists the locations of the Goodwill Outlet stores in the US. This is a wonderful resource for bargain shopping, and a fun experience! Most of the time, the items are not sorted, just placed in pins, and you sort through it.

"In most cases, merchandise is moved to an outlet location, if it fails to sell within six weeks", (Huffstetler, 2011). So these items are marked way way down!! What a deal!

P.S. Goodwill is a great way to make money off of reselling items! Check out how!

Already have an ebay shop, amazon store, or blog? Get a burst of traffic, RIGHT NOW!

Check out these smart shopping tips!


Goodwill Retail Outlet Center
Crystal Plaza Shopping Center
12655 Laurel-Bowie Rd
Laurel, MD 20708
Phone: (301) 490-5926
Store Information

There are a lot more in Pennsylvania; which is great for those near me!


Goodwill Country Thrift Store
1367 Weaverland Road
East Earl, PA 17519
Phone: (717) 445-6016
Goodwill Store-Cameron
627 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17105
Phone: (717) 232-5876
Goodwill Fashions Etc.
2353 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone: (717) 509-4015
Goodwill Fashions Etc.
Clock Tower Plaza
2846 Main St
Morgantown, PA 19543
Phone: (610) 286-6676
Goodwill Fashions, Etc.
Shillington Shopping Center
602 Lancaster Ave.
Reading, PA 19607
Phone: (610) 777-5250
South Philadelphia Outlet Store
Front and Oregon
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 755-1320
Store Information