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I thought I had 60+ items waiting to ship but.......

  1. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

    .....the gap between ordered items and shipped was caused by a big load of returns - how sucky is that.

    Ungrateful people returning their Christmas presents!

    How's everyone else doing this January.

  2. kephrira profile image58
    kephriraposted 6 years ago

    I feel for you, I've had a lot of returns recently too. Jan is still looking ok for me on amazon though, considering that my traffic hasn't been great.

  3. Pandoras Box profile image67
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    If that's your amount of refunds, your amount of sales must have been awesome in December.

    My numbers have leveled off last week from their seasonal highs, and have seemed to settle somewhat above what they were in October, so I'm happy about that. This was my first Christmas season, and I wasn't sure what to expect.

  4. cre8tive profile image83
    cre8tiveposted 6 years ago

    Couple of returns and the first couple of weeks of January were slow to say the least, but it's picking up a bit now and hopefully will continue that way.

    Plus the sun's been out today here in Bedfordshire and that always makes things better.

  5. CASE1WORKER profile image76
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    2011 may be my year- actually sold 5 items on amazon compared to 0 last year- so maybe things are on the up.

    Cant imagine why they have returned so many pressies- really annoying!

  6. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    I actually did not receive a single refund this Christmas, was pretty shocked!

  7. viryabo profile image86
    viryaboposted 6 years ago

    Sorry Spacey. That's so terrible.

    This January is awful for me. sad Only six items shipped so far. No returns for my Christmas sales YET. Keeping fingers & toes crossed.

  8. CMHypno profile image96
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    How gutting Spacey! Luckily have only had one return so far - Jan sales not as good as Dec, but still OK considering my traffic has been so low.

  9. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    If its any consolation Spacey, I had 40 items ordered in December (before Christmas) that never shipped - among which were some pretty expensive items.

    Over and above that I've had two returns so far - a kindle and its cover both of which I lost about $10 on (it helps when they take off 4% after crediting you with 7.5%!)

  10. profile image0
    ryankettposted 6 years ago

    I have lost $40 in commissions this month through refunds, which kinda sucks, but I had a good month so can't complain... just makes January look even worse than it is hmm

  11. Mikeydoes profile image76
    Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago

    lost myself $5 from video game returns. My big sales are still in tact.

  12. Bill Manning profile image74
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    Amazon is way down for me. Adsense about half as normal. Guess my types of sites are the last place people think about in Jan.

    Hubs I don't even think about since I only have 30 and get hardly any sales. hmm

  13. EmpressFelicity profile image76
    EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago

    I've sold 16 items so far this month and expect to make about a third of what I made in December.  One refund (a bra - I suppose it's the kind of item that's more likely to be sent back than almost anything lol)

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    It's best to compare January stats to October. If your business is growing, you should be ahead of those numbers and Janary of last year - unless you've made a biz plan to be very cyclical. But the easy money has ended.

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for that Nelle! I wondered how many months back to go before a comparison could be made.
      In that case, my Amazon earnings are up 50% this month smile

    2. Spacey Gracey profile image36
      Spacey Graceyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's cheered me up - business has doubled compared to October smile Good times.

  15. Stacie L profile image92
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    well i just checked my stats and I see 2 minus signs ;2 returns this month so far. never saw that before...
    hope that's all.hmm

  16. Richieb799 profile image74
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    I haven't had a return yet, does that mean the item gets shipped and can be returned in the future and money is detracted from your earnings?

    1. Stacie L profile image92
      Stacie Lposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think so.....roll

      1. Richieb799 profile image74
        Richieb799posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        All sales should be final tongue

    2. EmpressFelicity profile image76
      EmpressFelicityposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sadly, yes.  Which means it's possible to start a new month with negative earnings sad