Wally Anderson said:
I think industry is still strong but there has been an even bigger shift to online sales since everyone now has a smart phone and can shop from where ever they are. I used to have several booths among three different malls but now I'm down to a double booth in one and a display case in another. I have noticed the traffic continue to drop month after month and the turnover in the malls from dealers coming and going has been the most active I have seen in a long time.
Wally, over the past couple months, I've started to hear from several eBay sellers that seem to be having better sales there (than previous years).
eBay still has a far reach. They went through the negative period due to their fee stucture, but look what users are paying at etsy, Ruby Lane or GoAntiques. Their monthly fees may not add up to what eBay charges for some users.
I might have to start a few eBay auctions and revisit how it may work for us on select items.