How to Schedule Your Online Sales and Shipping
If you own an online business, stay on track by developing a schedule for your sales and shipping. Selling online, whether it's by yourself, with a partner, or with a team of employees, is full of tedious and time-consuming activities. You have to take and retake photos, edit those photos, get sales descriptions online, and do the packing and shipping that's required at the end of a sale.
The only way to come up with a sufficient number of online sales every week is to come up with a system. And a big part of coming up with a system is developing a weekly schedule.
The following schedule spells out when you need to do all your eBay activities if you plan to get your sales online on a Sunday. But you can adapt it to any number of online businesses and schedules.
|Day of Week||First Activity||Second Activity (optional)|
|Sunday||Get 7-day sales online||Send end-of-sale notices|
|Wednesday||Plan garage sales||Take photos|
|Thursday||Go to garage sales||Prepare descriptions|
|Friday||More sales||Prepare descriptions|
|Saturday||Respond to buyer inquiries||Get some sales online|