Well, well, well. The illustrious fourth quarter is upon us and as a new seller, I don't have a clue what to expect. When listening to others, you hear that fourth quarter is where the magic happens. So here I am, waiting for some of that magic fairy dust to get sprinkled my way while I try to list, list, list. So far for me, 4th quarter has been a pretty ho hum experience. However, I know that the driving factor behind it all is holiday sales and there is still plenty of time left for that.
As a result, I am curious about when this fourth quarter engine is really going to crank up. Will I be getting a sales thrill out of black Friday and Cyber Monday? Will my slow sellers suddenly fly off the shelf? Should I focus on listing particular items just for the holidays? Who knows. Believe me, if it happens, that will be awesome. If it doesn't, I will keep chugging right along, understanding that what I have to sell may not be at the top of anyone's Christmas list. But hey, you never know. Somebody might want an emerald green Adidas track jacket to wear as a part of their holiday attire. If so, I'm your girl.
What has been your experience with fourth quarter sales?