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Unique Things-Ebay Selling

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Unique Things store has relocated to Florida and it’s been insane trying to get Unique Things set up in a new state. It is hard enough moving with your personal items, but when you have to pack up and move products it can be overwhelming. We are both retired and now the business can get more attention. I have decided that writing is what I want to do and K would have full control of the business. She sort of took it over anyway. There are some people who can sit still and others who need to be occupied. For one thing it gives them something to do and the other, it keeps them out of trouble. I can sit still but she needs to be occupied. She made an office in the garage and me and GG and Mason had the rest of the house. She gets up like she was going to work and I might not see her until bedtime. Hmm, what was she doing? One day, while I getting something to drink, I heard ‘Ka-Ching’ – could that be the sound of money? I didn’t think so because the Unique Things website had just been put back online, and there had been no traffic so far…I decided it was time to become Sherlock Holmes. I would go to the garage under the pretext of needing to know something, it didn’t matter, I just wanted to look around. There were boxes of products, free-standing shelves with products, boxes and crates with bubble wrap and other shipping items. She had setup Stamps.com for mailing. Where had I been when all this was taking place? I couldn’t believe it.
 Another Ka-Ching sound came from the computer. Of course, I had to ask “What’s that?”
 She said “We’re making money.” 
 “How?” I asked. I knew she was enjoying this, me asking her about making money.
She said that she’d been selling on Ebay some of the things from Unique Things along with Funkos and other items. Ebay selling was doing what having a website couldn’t do. She had poured so much of herself into the Unique Things website that I worried she’d exhaust herself trying to make it a success. She tried Facebook ads but didn’t like the fact that there is not a person to contact and you had to do everything through email. K used google adwords, but nothing seemed to drive enough traffic to the website. The traffic wasn’t consistent either – we could have 10 people one day and nothing for the next week.

K selling on Ebay happened because I didn’t want Funkos on the Unique Things website. I just didn’t feel they were unique enough for Unique Things. I have come to learn that Funkos are popular collectables that people pay a lot of money for. I just don’t see it.

Funko

 Anyway, she decided to put them on Ebay along with some toys. She had bought a pallet of mystery toys cheaply. The toys were all in good condition and sellable. You just didn’t know what toys you were getting. The amount of toys you got could provide a nice little profit if sold. I really didn’t pay too much attention to her Ebay selling because the Unique Things website was frustrating me. I could not understand why the products weren’t running off the shelves. The products on the Unique Things website were unique. The items were not in retail stores yet. What was the problem? I thought it was price but K and I could never agree what a fair and profitable price should be. I thought the price needed to be lower than it was going to sell for retail. K felt the price should be the same as the retail price. I decided to stay in my lane, writing. She made the price the same as retail. She wanted to try different ideas to try and get a consistent flow of traffic to the Unique Things website and one of those things was taking some of the items on Unique Things and putting them on Ebay. When she did it I didn’t say anything. What could I say? By the time we moved to Florida I had given up hope on Unique Things. I couldn’t understand why other people didn’t feel that wow factor when they saw our products. I didn’t care what she did with the products at this point. One day I was standing in the kitchen and I heard the Ka-Ching sound. I thought another was sold. She does quite well selling the Funkos on Ebay. She has suppliers and everything. Anyway, she starts yelling “We sold a backpack.” I couldn’t believe it after almost two years of them being on the Unique Things website and nothing, and she puts it on Ebay in less than 2 weeks it was sold. You know, I was interested in Ebay now. I know you want to know how she does it but I’m not saying in this blog, so come back and find out her techniques and strategies for selling on Ebay. Have a great day.

Unique Things has relocated to Florida and it’s been insane trying to get Unique Things set up in a new state. It is hard enough moving with your personal items, but when you have to pack up and move products it can be overwhelming. We are both retired and now the business can get more attention. I have decided that writing is what I want to do and K would have full control of the business. She sort of took it over anyway. There are some people who can sit still and others who need to be occupied. For one thing it gives them something to do and the other, it keeps them out of trouble. I can sit still but she needs to be occupied. She made an office in the garage and me and GG and Mason had the rest of the house. She gets up like she was going to work and I might not see her until bedtime. Hmm, what was she doing? One day, while I getting something to drink, I heard ‘Ka-Ching’ – could that be the sound of money? I didn’t think so because the Unique Things website had just been put back online, and there had been no traffic so far…I decided it was time to become Sherlock Holmes. I would go to the garage under the pretext of needing to know something, it didn’t matter, I just wanted to look around. There were boxes of products, free-standing shelves with products, boxes and crates with bubble wrap and other shipping items. She had setup Stamps.com for mailing. Where had I been when all this was taking place? I couldn’t believe it.
 Another Ka-Ching sound came from the computer. Of course, I had to ask “What’s that?”
 She said “We’re making money.” 
 “How?” I asked. I knew she was enjoying this, me asking her about making money.
She said that she’d been selling on Ebay some of the things from Unique Things along with Funkos and other items. Ebay selling was doing what having a website couldn’t do. She had poured so much of herself into the Unique Things website that I worried she’d exhaust herself trying to make it a success. She tried Facebook ads but didn’t like the fact that there is not a person to contact and you had to do everything through email. K used google adwords, but nothing seemed to drive enough traffic to the website. The traffic wasn’t consistent either – we could have 10 people one day and nothing for the next week.

K selling on Ebay happened because I didn’t want Funkos on the Unique Things website. I just didn’t feel they were unique enough for Unique Things. I have come to learn that Funkos are popular collectables that people pay a lot of money for. I just don’t see it.

 Anyway, she decided to put them on Ebay along with some toys. She had bought a pallet of mystery toys cheaply. The toys were all in good condition and sellable. You just didn’t know what toys you were getting. The amount of toys you got could provide a nice little profit if sold. I really didn’t pay too much attention to her Ebay selling because the Unique Things website was frustrating me. I could not understand why the products weren’t running off the shelves. The products on the Unique Things website were unique. The items were not in retail stores yet. What was the problem? I thought it was price but K and I could never agree what a fair and profitable price should be. I thought the price needed to be lower than it was going to sell for retail. K felt the price should be the same as the retail price. I decided to stay in my lane, writing. She made the price the same as retail. She wanted to try different ideas to try and get a consistent flow of traffic to the Unique Things website and one of those things was taking some of the items on Unique Things and putting them on Ebay. When she did it I didn’t say anything. What could I say? By the time we moved to Florida I had given up hope on Unique Things. I couldn’t understand why other people didn’t feel that wow factor when they saw our products. I didn’t care what she did with the products at this point. One day I was standing in the kitchen and I heard the Ka-Ching sound. I thought another was sold. She does quite well selling the Funkos on Ebay. She has suppliers and everything. Anyway, she starts yelling “We sold a backpack.” I couldn’t believe it after almost two years of them being on the Unique Things website and nothing, and she puts it on Ebay in less than 2 weeks it was sold. You know, I was interested in Ebay now. I know you want to know how she does it but I’m not saying in this blog, so come back and find out her techniques and strategies for selling on Ebay. Have a great day.

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Unique Things Newsletter Issue 2 February 2018

Being Different Is Okay

Unique Things and Valentine’s Day can go hand-in-hand. Valentine’s Day is all about showing love. We love our parents, sister, brother and so on. We have somehow gotten away from that meaning in Valentine’s Day, and it’s become a holiday where we only show love to our spouse or significant other. Well, I want to put an end to that, because with kids getting bullied to the point of hurting themselves or others, there seems to be a disconnect somewhere understanding love. Valentine’s Day should be a time when we show love to everyone. It is a holiday when we should say it’s okay to be Unique. Uniqueness is a quality that each of us possess because there are no two people who are the same. There will always be differences somewhere. We here at Unique Things don’t just want to sell you things, but we want all of you to become family members. We want your children to be able to come to our website and in the contacts, go to comments, and write out what’s bothering them.

You have a recipe you want to share, then put it out there for others to try. Unique Things wants to be there for you. We want to have a relationship with our customers that is Unique. I know it’s hard to open up to other people, but isn’t it time that you embrace your uniqueness and put it out there for help and validation? I just hope one person – an adult or a young person – reaches out to Unique Things. The hardest thing will be putting the first words on the message and then letting all others follow. Don’t think; just do. I know some might ask what does this have to do with selling items online.

When I was young, I would go to the corner store for candy, sodas, chips and other snacks. The owner of the store got to know me, as well as all of the kids that came in. He would always ask “How’s school?” How’s your mother, father, sister, and brother by name. If you came in looking sad, he’d try to make you smile or take the time to try to get you to tell him what was going on. If there was a fight, he broke it up and had the fighters makeup. When we needed snacks, guess where we went? Yep, always to him to spend our money. This is why Unique Things is not like other places you shop. We want a relationship with you, so when you need a gift, you won’t want to go anywhere else but to Unique Things for that Unique gift. We want you to come to our website take a look around, think of all of the unique people in your life, and get them a unique gift.

Checkout a few items that we thought you would like for this Valentine’s Day. You can now order right from this page with PayPal. If you want to say something in the comments, go to our website at uniquethingsonline.com. I promise, I’ll reply, so let me hear from you. I hope you enjoyed this newsletter. You can go to retirementanddogs.blog to read about me being retired with a crazy dog!

Unique Things 2018

I would first like to thank all of the Unique People who have taken this journey with us. It hasn’t always been pretty, but somehow we’ve gotten this far. I can say this far, because sales have picked up and K is now thinking of starting a side hustle, to side hustle, to side hustle, I want to reiterate a few things I think are worth repeating.

It is not easy doing business with your spouse, especially if the communication isn’t there. You have to be on the same page, or get there. K and I have finally gotten on the same page. There must be a lot of listening and actually hearing what the other person is saying. We sometimes listen, but there is no hearing. I mean you have to understand what someone is saying. I think that research is important, so that you have an idea of what’s involved. We didn’t do the research, and it probably cost a lot of money and time that was unnecessary. You should know who you are targeting, so that your website, blog, or advertising will reach that group. At one time, we were so busy trying to make a sale that we forgot what Unique Things was really about. It would be nice to have a mission statement to look at daily to stay on point. I want you to realize that there will be disagreements when doing business with your spouse. It is okay to have disagreements, but just don’t let it become part of your relationship. When you find that a disagreement is carrying on into your relationship, you should step away from the business and plan a date night or some alone time. We didn’t do either, but it would have been so much easier if we had. I will say that advertising, to me, is the most important part of a business. K was buying, buying, and buying, and while we now have a lot of products, it does us no good if no one knows Unique Things exists. There are all types of advertising out there to spend money on, but if money is limited, choose carefully. We had web designers who said that, yes, they could do what we wanted, but in the end, there was nothing of our vision. They wanted the money, but also wanted to do what was easiest for them. Don’t ever feel that you can’t say no or fire someone who is not giving you what you want. We lost a lot of money not speaking up for ourselves soon enough, because people will have you believe they’ve spend hours on your site when the reality was they finished it in a couple of hours. Speak up for yourself and your business. The avenues that worked best for us were the flea market (after we understood how it worked), eBay, Ad Words, and of course, blogging. It doesn’t matter if you are just starting a business with your spouse or best friend – it takes time. Our expectations were high because we felt that Unique Things sold items that you didn’t see everywhere, therefore, we only had to put it out there and people would be knocking down our door. Well, we were so wrong. Unique Things does sell different items, but enticing people to buy our different items has been a challenge. The business is finally turning around after a year of learning. The American dream is entrepreneurship, but there’s no guarantee that every business will make it. You have to keep putting yourself out there, so people keep seeing you. It’s not easy to get people to spend money on a new business because of credit card fraud and people who misrepresent themselves. It’s a process of trying this and that to see what sticks. It’s 2018, and what I see for Unique Things is a store where people can actually come in and see how our products work. The best I can do right now is videos to show how our products work. I will keep you up to date on any significant occurrences at Unique Things. Again thank you

The first product I want to show you is a backpack with a hard shell speaker. I hope you come over to Uniquethingsonline.com when you need that special gift for a unique person in your life.