Interpret the Top 500 Best Match Report

The report is made up of:

Overview boxes summarise the data set. The definitions of each metric are:

  • Listings: A count of listings within the dataset.  In this report there will be a maximum of 500, unless you've applied a ranking filter.
  • Total Search Results: Total number of search results returned for your search, of which in the Live Listings Report we only analyze the top 500.
  • Price Range: The range of prices being offered within 500 listings.
  • Postage Range: The range of Postage/Shipping costs being offered within 500 listings.
  • Quantity: Inventory stock levels available within the 500 listings.
  • Sellers: Number of sellers that the 500 listings belong to.
  • Brands: Number of brands being offered within the 500 listings.
  • Sold: Items sold within the lifetime of the multi-quantity listings within the 500 listings.

Data Table

Click the headers of the data table to sort. The data column definitions are:

  • Seller: Seller ID
  • Listings: Count of listings.
  • Top Rank: Highest ranked listing.
  • Qty: Quantity of stock available.
  • Sold: Total quantity sold for the duration of that listing.
  • Med Price: The median price. The price that falls in the middle of the range for that seller or brand.
  • Med Postage: The median postage cost. The postage cost that falls in the middle of the range for that seller or brand.
  • Brands: A snapshot of the brands on offer from the Seller.

Charts

To access the charts, click on the chart icon located at the top right of the data table.  Charts visually summarise the data set, including any filters that have been applied. There are charts for:

  • Price Range
  • Postage Range
  • # Listings by seller, brand, format, condition and country. Click on green text within chart title to select options.
  • Quantity by seller, brand, format, condition and country.  Click on green text within chart title to select options.
 

Understanding the Price and Postage Range Charts

The postage and price ranges are presented using box plots. This type of graph can show that although a price range may be very wide, the price of most listings may be much narrower.

The box plots show the highest and lowest prices, and then uses a green box to highlight the range for the middle 50% of listings. 

The horizontal line within the green box is the median average price (Q2), which means 50% of listings have a higher price, and 50% of listings have a lower price.

As the graph splits the number of listings into 25% segments, it makes it quick to see exactly where 25%, 50% to 75% of all listings are priced against the 100%.