Business Sales Are Bad ---- Please Advice

Free Member
garcia
Posts: 8
Joined: 08 Sep 10
Karma: 
13 Dec 10 05:20:09 pm

I invested around 12000 at a women's clothing shop to sell at the flea market.
The sales are very slow and every month I have to pay rent out of my pocket along
with gas to get there, food and stuff. My savings account are getting drained and
I am looking for advice as to what to do. At the rate I am going, I am going to run
out of money in the next few months. Will my taxes get lowered by the government
given that I have a shop? I can't keep paying $500/month in rent when I'm making
$100/month in sales. It's getting insane. Please help as I would like to stay in
business, but, sales are horrible.


------------------------------------------------------
Mikey
Full Member
dwmgoods35
Posts: 310
Joined: 19 Feb 09
Karma: 
13 Dec 10 05:33:33 pm
Unfortunately this is the reality for most these days. Being in business with this economy is a tough one. Most businesses right now are keeping their money investment to their hips. I was doing some Christmas shopping the other day and noticed at a mall that is typically very very busy this time of year was like a ghost town. that just shows the state of this economy. You say your selling at a flea market, are you also on ebay and other venues?

Free Member
garcia
Posts: 8
Joined: 08 Sep 10
Karma: 
13 Dec 10 06:06:29 pm
Not yet. I keep hearing that selling on Ebay is tough with all their fees. If I start Ebay and I don't sell and they charge me high fees, that's gonna kill me. However, I have Sky High Auctions that I got for free when I signed up for salehoo. I'm starting to read it and see if I get a few tips before doing that. I am a little bit desperate to turn a profit and waiting until early next year to see if I get a break from the IRS in my taxes. :(


------------------------------------------------------
Mikey
Full Member
dwmgoods35
Posts: 310
Joined: 19 Feb 09
Karma: 
13 Dec 10 07:15:08 pm
Yeah your right. The ebay fees are really hard to swallow after seeing a chunk come out of your profits. I sell on ebay still but im about done with the selling venue. I have dropped the amount of listings on that site to about 15 listings every 30 days. In the mean-time I and many of ebay sellers are on those free selling marketplaces like Bonanza, eCrater, and eBid etc. At least you dont pay to have your products on the site. Honestly I feel your pain. Im in the middle of jobs due to being laid off and I now try to survive on selling on all these places. Keep your head up and read through all that salehoo has to offer here. I learned alot from being on here even though I still struggle to do really well selling online but with the economy the way it is...lots of people are pulling their hair out to try and make it work.

Wait! Want Some FREE Supplier Details?

Discover four of the most profitable niches on eBay and get details for the best suppliers for these niches. Enter your details below and we will send them instantly.

Thanks! Please check your email inbox.

Your list of profitable markets and supplier details are on their way to your email inbox.
Be sure to add support@salehoo.com to your safelist to ensure we can deliver the free suppliers details to you.

If you haven't received an email from us in 5 minutes, please check your spam folder or email us at support@salehoo.com.