Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Antique Mall Booth Update - 1 Year Anniversary!

It's really hard to believe, but I've had the booth for a full year now! I celebrated today by clearing out a bunch of old stuff and cramming in a ton of new goodness - I'll show off the photos I took today first, then we'll get into the nitty gritty numbers bit (my breakdowns for August and September, and for the year as a whole)...

August 2014 Sales

Vintage Cookbook $5.00
Child's Rocking Chair $22.00
Electric Meter Lamp $50.00
Metal Bar Cart $36.00
Vintage Medicine Bottle $5.00
Red Toy Piano $19.80
Toucan Wall Hanging $32.55
Glass Eye Drops Bottle $3.00
Brass Vanity Mirror $19.80
Vintage Jar $6.00

Total Sales: $199.15
- Commission $15.96
- Rent $72.00
Total Profit: $111.19 (not including cost of items and time spent working)

September 2014 Sales

Vintage Bottle $2.00
Vintage Bottle $4.00
5 Vintage Cookbooks $25.00
Syroco Wall Sconce $25.00
Milk Glass Lamp $20.00
Vintage Bottle $4.00
Blue Thermos $12.00

Total Sales: $92.00
- Commission: $8.42
- Rent: $72.00
Total Profit: $11.58 (not including cost of items and time spent working)

As you can see, August was an OK month - actually the best month I had since March. Then September took a total nosedive... I'm hoping the new things I added today will make for a better October!

Now, let's add up my total profit for my first year - drum roll please!

First Year - Total Profit: $848.40 (not including cost of items and time spent working)

That works out to about $70 a month profit, although really it came in kind of all over the place - one month up, one month down, etc. It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride, that's for sure. Of course, these numbers are NOT encouraging - BUT, I'm hanging in, and I'll tell you why...

My mall has a brand new owner! And she has ideas and plans! Stay tuned, once I get all the details of what changes are happening, I'll do a post all about it... :)


Anonymous said...

Congrats! I follow your booth progress faithfully, and it's great to know how a fellow new-dealer is doing. Your booth looks great!

MomWaldsPlace said...

Your booth is so nice and bright, and cheerful! It is really generous of you to share the numbers with us. It helps those of us who constantly ponder whether a brick and mortar shop would be better.

bad guitar said...

you need to bump your prices. i'm a dealer in a mall myself, and of course not seeing your things makes a difference, but all of your prices seem low. good luck!

Mitzi - Vintage Goodness said...

My prices are low, for sure - I've tried pricing some of the nicer / bigger/ more unique items higher, and for the most part, they just sit. :( It's frustrating, to say the least...