My eBay store, The Quality Corner 1, is now closed. After much deliberation, I decided to close it last month. It was not an easy decision, but it is the best course right now.
I opened the store back in 2008 and it was my pride and joy. I worked very hard to grow my eBay business. In 2009, I expanded to selling books and audiobooks worldwide. In 2010, I became a Power Seller and an eBay Top Rated Seller. I felt good about my accomplishments at that time.
In 2011, eBay made several changes to the fee structure and seller requirements. During the entire time I've sold on eBay, they have continued to make policy changes. However, the most recent changes caused me to reconsider my eBay business. I decided to keep the store open through the busiest season of the year. After a slow holiday season, I became discouraged. After reviewing my profits, I made the final decision to close the store in February. As the saying goes, "if it doesn't make dollars, it doesn't make sense."
Even though my eBay store is closed, The Quality Corner is still open. I maintain my relationship with a very large book distributor, therefore, I still have access to over 2 million titles in print and audio. I will continue to take special requests and ship books directly to my customers. I have several local customers, including the Columbus City School district. I am very thankful for my loyal customers and I look forward to continually providing quality products and quality service in the future.
The online segment of my business is continuing to grow. I am now selling ebooks, music and entertainment on my blog. You can view my selection here. Also, I am an affiliate for Barnes & Noble, so I will be promoting their products and passing on savings to my readers. You can read more about that here. I intend to focus more on my book review service as well. To learn more about book promotion through reviews, trailers and press releases, view my website at www.blackbookreview.com.
Life and business is all about change. I have made a lot of changes in the past few months and I am excited about my new ventures.