Your thoughts might be “Yikes, why isn’t MY stuff selling?” or “What am I doing wrong?” or “I wonder if the internet is down across the world”. Don’t worry. You’re not alone. We’re all there ticking down the hours until autumn hits and people get back into the “buying stuff” mood.
These are just the typical summer months in this business. Happens every year. The steady beat of selling has been replaced with the clang of a random sale here and there.
But there are ways to survive the selling drought. And that is to put out things to people who are still buying during this time. So who are they?
Well, here’s a few:
Teachers: A lot of teachers spend some time in the summer looking for things for their classrooms during the summer. Books, games, and educational activities top the list. If you can put a “lot” together…even better.
Homeschooling Parents: They, too, will be looking for the same items as above.
Other Parents: With school starting earlier and earlier, a lot will be looking for school clothes and special “TV/movie character” backpacks.
Crafters:While crafters spend year round, they spend a good deal of time now getting their supplies to make their Christmas inventory.
College Kids: If you can find CURRENT textbooks, here is a good summer market.
So that’s a few ideas. If you have any niches that you have had success with during these slower months, please share in the comments section!
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