This is how many books I sold during November on Bonanza in my Jennifer's Series Books booth.
Nancy Drew - 28
Beverly Gray - 6
Dana Girls - 3
Vicki Barr - 2
Connie Blair -1
Whitman - 1
November was one of the slowest months I have had in the nearly four years I have been on Bonanza. October was one of my best months, and I have noticed that whenever I have an extremely good month that the very next month is usually a bit slow. This is likely because a disproportionate number of sales occurred in October instead of getting spread more evenly across October and November.
Another reason for slower sales on Bonanza is because I focused exclusively on eBay during November. If I had not focused my efforts on eBay, I would have listed many books
on Bonanza. If I had listed books on Bonanza, I would have sold more
items. Many of my books sell within 24 to 48 hours of when they are
listed since many buyers receive new item notifications for my booth.
I focused on eBay during November in order to salvage my top-rated seller status. I needed to sell enough items on eBay to maintain the necessary 100 items sold during the last year. I was right at 100 items at the beginning of November with many items about to roll off on November 20. I also knew that an additional 21 items were going to roll off in January. I needed to sell a lot of items fast.
I listed dozens of Nancy Drew picture cover books at low opening bid prices with low Buy It Now prices. I chose books that I would normally have placed in a bulk lot. My bulk lots typically consist of books for which I have too many extras or books which are in slightly worse condition than the ones I list on Bonanza. I selected several dozen of those types of Nancy Drew books and listed them on eBay. I also temporarily removed a couple dozen books from my Bonanza booth and listed them on eBay.
I have sold 49 items on eBay in the last 60 days, and 12 of my current listings have bids. I have very successfully saved my top-rated seller status, and I will not have to worry again until at least May 2013. I need to make certain I act before May in order to avoid being in the same position once again.
Since my top-rated seller status is now safe, I can refocus my efforts on Bonanza. Look for many items to be listed on Bonanza sometime between now and the end of December.