Income Report: $7,012 Reselling Online

It’s time to share another reseller income report! Every month I share what I’ve made selling on eBay, Poshmark and Mercari. I simply share my sales to show what’s possible.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

All of our sales from eBay, Poshmark and Mercari sales for the month

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Any of our other income from local sales or any of our other streams of income like our rental home, youtube, blog, freelancing, etc.

THE WORK

  • Items listed on ebay in August: 53 (66 in July)
  • Items cross posted to Poshmark or Mercari in August: 149 (38 in July)
  • Hours worked on reselling in August*: 70 or 17.5 hours/week (65 hours or approx 16.25 hrs/week in July)

*Hours worked is an estimate for both my husband and I combined since we work on our reselling business together. These only include hours worked on reselling, not on our other streams of income. I estimate this using the Rescue Time app on my computer which tracks activity, the Screen Time section in my iphone as well as my own calculations.

SALES REPORT FOR EBAY, POSHMARK AND MERCARI

Below I’ll share our sales for each of the platforms we sell on. Keep in mind this is simply gross sales. This is not our profit. We have expenses like cost of goods, shipping, etc.

eBay Sales

  • $4,480 ($4,417 in July)
  • 201 items sold (175 in July)
  • $22.28 average sale price ($25.25 in July)

Poshmark Sales

  • $2356 (513 in July)
  • 119 items sold (19 in July)
  • $19.79 average sale price ($17.85 in July)

Mercari Sales

  • $176 ($26 in July)
  • 8 item sold (1 in July)
  • $22 average sale price ($26 in July)

Total Sales from Reselling Online

  • $7,012 ($4,956 in July)
  • 328 items sold (195 in June)

THE SCREENSHOTS

Below are screenshots from our eBay account. I’m putting this out there for others to see because I like to be transparent and show what a real family makes on eBay. We are not where we need to be to be able to comfortably live here in California, but we are getting there much more quickly now that we have good systems in place.

Note: The number of total sales below is slightly different than the numbers given because this report takes into account any returns we get throughout the month and deducts them.

WHAT DID WE DO DIFFERENTLY IN AUGUST?

In August our biggest focus was learning stuff out. I wanted to sell at least 300 items and we did much more than that!

We cross posted everything that made sense, ran lots of sales, used promoted listings on eBay, sent offers to likers on posh/offers to waters on eBay, did some reseller boxes, etc. Anything we could do to move inventory.

One other thing we did was pull over 200 items from inventory and throw it in a yard sale for $1 each. Some stuff just doesn’t sell and we’ve learned it’s best to just let it go than to keep holding onto a bad buy.

You’ll see above that we sold 328 items, but that includes 5 reseller boxes of 6 items so our real total was 353!

With sales of just over $7,000 I think this has been our best month to date. And can we look at that Poshmark boost? I went from making a few hundred bucks on Poshmark to over $2,000 in August.

WHAT IS OUR PLAN FOR SEPTEMBER?

Our family is out of town all of September. We do have about 100 pieces of inventory with us and are working on the road, but the volume is low and our goals are small.

I’d like to hit $1,000 in sales in September. At the time I’m writing this we’re about a week and a half in and I can see that sourcing, taking photos and listing is a lot harder on the road.

I hope this look into our sales was helpful!

How are your sales doing? I’d love to hear in the comments.

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