Thursday, January 9, 2014

Antique Mall Booth Update - December 2013

I had a really good first two weeks of December, then sales really slowed down for the last two weeks. In the end it all evened out, but I am still not selling as much as I would like to be, especially considering the time it takes to maintain... I am hoping to give the whole booth a bit of a makeover in the next month or two - I SWEAR that I will remember to take my camera with me when I do! I forgot to take it with me at ALL in December. I don't know where my brain goes some days!

I only have one photo of something new I added to the booth in December, this great pair of ceramic Native American busts that I was originally going to list online, then decided to try in my booth first. They haven't sold yet. :(

I have been adding new things every week though, and last week when I was in there I lowered the prices on some things that have been sitting there a while. I figure when I do the booth makeover I'll pull out a lot of the old stuff that hasn't sold, or maybe have a 25% off sale or something to help move some things out...

Ok, enough rambling, here's the December breakdown:

Carnival Sign - 3.00
Printer's Type Tray - 36.00
Printer's Type Tray - 36.00
Wire Magazine Rack - 27.00
2 Ceramic Owl Wall Plaques - 24.00
8 Point Antler Rack - 30.00
2 Point Antler Rack - 15.00
Owl Slate Painting - 15.00
Coca Cola Cups - 14.00
3 Bird Prints - 9.00
Hazel Atlas Chopper - 8.00

Total Sales:  $217.00
Total Commission: $17.48
Total Rent: $72.00

Total Profit - $127.52 (not counting cost of items or time spent working)

I was happy to see that I managed to sell some over $20 items in December, especially the two printer's trays which I actually sold via one of my Craig's List ads, which is great. Also, every Owl themed item I've put in the booth has sold fairly quickly, so I will definitely be adding more of those in the future!


Mr. Modtomic said...

Yeah, December was a relatively slow month for me too. I guess everybody was spending their dough at the Walmart. Don't worry, it'll pick back up soon! said...

I've had many antique booths and flea market booths and it's tough work. I feel like what helped the most were my big ticket items with a large profitability. Think a dresser I paint $30 for with supplies to paint and selling it for $300. Don't give up. It takes a while to get a good following in a big antique mall!