Congrats to fellow seller Karen Zumbrun in Louisville, Colorado for her incredible success selling on consignment! Karen shared with us that she had just shy of $5,500 in sales in one week with her eBay consignment business.
So, your next question is, what does she sell for other people? Karen said,
"Mostly watches right now but generally sell whatever shows up that is worth my time. I'm going to be listing some high-end dinnerware and sterling silver in the next week or so. I have more clients than I can reasonably handle and am having to turn people away!"
Robert Goins, in Tacoma, Washington, has the same problem. eBay consignment is a huge business and is another way to use your eBay skills to make money without having to buy inventory and wait for it it sell. (Check out my interview with Robert on YouTube here.)
Karen also commented,
"Oh and I sold over $7,000 in the last month. It was a 3 week month - I spent 10 days lying on the beach in Jamaica."
Just about everything Karen sells is on consignment. Her store has all kinds of items including:
- High end handbags
- Designer clothing, shoes, and boots
You can view Karen's store, Art and Other Things, to get an idea of her price points and the kinds of items she sells on consignment.
Are you ready to get into the consignment game? If you aren't sure, check out my videos explaining the pros, cons, and how-tos of selling on consignment.
Another way to connect with people who have things to sell, but don't have the desire, skill, or time to list items themselves, is to join my consignment directory. I promote this list heavily with Facebook ads, Google ads, and through other methods. This is what Karen is referring to above when she says "consignment list."
eBay used to have an eBay Trading Assistant Program but discontinued it several years ago. So I created this list to fill that void so when people are searching for eBay sellers, they find my list. The list gets several thousand hits a month - all people looking for an eBay seller to sell their stuff.
Check out the list of sellers here. And don't worry if there is already another seller in your area, as Karen and Robert said, they are having trouble handling the demand so more than one seller in the same area is not a problem. There is plenty of opportunity for everyone. The cost to join the list is $50 a year - I do not get a percentage of your sales. You just pay a one time fee of $50 and I do all the promoting so people can find you when searching Google for eBay sellers in their area.
I also provide a basic consignment selling contract and a tip sheet, as well as unlimited email support about your consignment business. So if you are new to consignment, I am here to help you.
Congrats again, Karen, for the incredible business you have built! You are proof that "if you build it, they will come!"