Make Way for Spring


Happy first day of spring, readers! You survived the start of daylight savings, and now it is on to bigger and better things. Hopefully, that means brighter weather and more chances to take nice walks outside.

For many people, springtime means spring cleaning. We wondered what spring means for you and your business.

Does it mean you start spring cleaning, tackling projects like wiping down your refrigerator shelves and sparkling up your oven once the days warm up? Maybe you like to go through your home and gather up all those gently used items to add them to your listings on eBay?

I’m not the best at spring cleaning, but I do occasionally attempt to organize a drawer or two in my kitchen. Usually this happens when I am avoiding other tasks like mowing my lawn or finishing my taxes. (By the way, if you still need to do that and need a few tips, check out Tax Tips for Online Sellers on It’s a great resource).

Another spring change I personally experience is the shopping bug. My recent online shopping purchases have spiked during this latest season change. Everything from birthday toys and new spring purses to shoes and motorcycle parts have been on my list, and eBay and Etsy sellers have been doing a fabulous job of keeping me well supplied.

According to our resident eBay expert and Product Manager Rebecca Miller, sales are “hopping” in the spring time as buyers get ready for the warm weather and find themselves with a little extra cash, courtesy of Uncle Sam.

In your busy e-commerce world, does the new spring season play a factor in your online sales?  Do you notice that your sales spring up as shoppers are on the lookout for the next season’s hottest toys, fashions and/or gadgets? Or do your sales droop as more people start doing things outside?

Let us know if, and how, the onset of spring is changing things for you.  Happy spring selling!

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About the author

Jenny Fuller

Jenny Fuller, Auctiva’s marketing writer, loves to buy and sell online. As a former consignor, Jenny has worked alongside penny-wise moms and eBayers and knows how to wheel and deal. She has a media arts degree from Chico State and despite never fulfilling her dream of becoming a TV weather girl, she’s happy to be part of the Auctiva team.

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