While I was at my family reunion in Florida, my Android phone updated its operating system and unbeknownst to me, wiped out the settings that turned on my eBay Mobile notifications. Long story short, I didn’t realize I had a sale while I was out of town, so I received my first ding for late shipping.
Lesson learned. Check your eBay Mobile app, especially after system updates, to make sure notifications stay turned on. In retrospect, it would have been better to put my store on vacation. There is a time for vacation brain and a time for work brain. Just be sure you cover your assets when you are traveling…and while you’re still jet lagged.
Online sellers, are you in it for the money? Or just for the thrilling exhilaration you feel each time you make a sale? If you truly want to grow your business, the ka-ching on your cell phone can help. It’s both a reminder of a success and an alert to pack and ship. Add another flag to that ka-ching sound; maybe say to yourself, “I’ll list 10 more items tomorrow” or “I’m going to go thrifting twice this week” — whatever it takes for your bottom line to grow. Ka-ching!