Data

Why are some listings included in the Supply Demand Report and not others?

The Supply Demand Report is a cohort analysis of top ranked fixed priced, multi-quantity listings that have been out on the marketplace for the last 18 months.  They have gained enough exposure to be in the top rank and have collected sales to prove buyer demand. Studying this group of listings give us a good estimation of potential sales velocity.

Excluded are auctions, single quantity listings and listings older than 18 months for the fact that they skew the data.

Why don’t sales on ShelfTrend match my eBay dashboard?

ShelfTrend’s reports show sales for listings that are highly ranked and currently live on the site. ShelfTrend does not present sales for ended listings.

There are two reports that present sales data:

The Live Listings Report shows the life time sales of a listing for up to the top 500 Best Match ranked listings.

The Recent Sales Report shows sales from the last 30-days for the top ranked 100 listings.

Listings that fall below rank may not make it into your report. Modify your report criteria by keyword or category to capture those missing listings via a different angle.

For example, if your report criteria is: Top 500 Live Listings Report for “iPhone covers” but your high end leather iPhone case falls outside of rank, then in your next report, use more specific keywords such as “Leather ïPhone case” or other descriptors.

Another option is that you can run ShelfTrend reports by Item ID. Select the report and the country, then enter the Item ID into the Keyword field.