Prep for Q4 Sales

Aug 05

Prep for Q4 Sales

It’s just over 4 months till Christmas and that means it’s time to ramp up inventory for Q4 online sales.

Last year we got into the toy frenzy, but this year we have plenty of stuff to list on eBay and send in to Amazon right now. We just need to get busy and do it. In fact, that’s the best thing to beat the summer slump that seems to be going on for many sellers right now. Our goal is to have 1000 items in our eBay store by the end of the year.

We started selling on Amazon in September of last year, just as Q4 buying was ramping up. We did a lot of retail arbitrage and bought some things that we’re still waiting to sell this year. So this year, we’re making a plan NOW so that when the frenzy hits – and it will – we won’t blow our budget.

Our “Don’t go crazy” Q4 plan:

List at least 10 items a week on eBay or Craigslist – stuff we already have ready to go.

Finish the Amazon shipment and send it in. This is a shipment we started on a month ago.

Use a portion of the money earned in August / September / October to do some retail arbitrage for Q4. We know we’ll spend some money for Q4 so the best thing to do is plan for it.

When going to a store for retail arbitrage, have a plan and guidelines. Don’t get caught in the excitement.

Continue to list and send in shipments. Have all shipments sent in to Amazon FBA the week before Thanksgiving.

Enjoy the holiday time with family and friends and DON’T get caught up in the hype.

Set aside some holiday sales money for more retail arbitrage AFTER the holidays and hit the sales.

If you’re a reseller, how are you handling the rush to Q4? Will you change anything up or will it just be business as usual? Let me know in the comments or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter.

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