Why StockX Layoffs Mirror Recent Tech Company Layoffs 

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High-tech startups are reassessing their prospects for the future as interest rates rise and investors get queasy. Source: Tech companies rocked by layoffs as industry faces biggest downturn in two decades CBS News delivered a report explaining the difficulties tech companies face in uncertain economic periods. In this post, they quote Andrew Challenger, senior vice … Read more

Sneaker Resale is Broken: A Year over Year look at a Month on eBay is Astonishing

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Last month I wrote a post on how resale was slowing down on both StockX and eBay. During the time since I wrote that post, Sneaker Twitter and Sneaker IG have exploded with discussions on Marcus Jordan backdooring Trophy Hall kicks and Benjamin Kickz getting 500 pair of the coveted Union Air Jordan 2. The … Read more

nike air max 97 sort bla hvid | Does eBay Really Have the Best Fees in the Game? How Shipping Shapes Sneaker Resale

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One of the primary methods of increasing the visibility of a listing on eBay is displaying a product with free shipping. On StockX the seller doesn’t pay shipping, my prediction is this will change in the very near future. Businesses, in response to Amazon’s long-standing policies which have shaped all of e-commerce, all offer some … Read more

Sneaker Sales Slow Down on Third Party Sites

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In a recent video on social media a person filled their car tank (there have been countless memes and videos of visits to the gas station), and the total was $105.00 dollars. Gas, at an average of $4.14, has caused shipping prices to increase, but while I thought it wouldn’t affect sneaker sales, it appears … Read more

While eBay Adjusts to Combat StockX, Nike’s Circularity is an Additional Threat

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Nike gives you plenty of opportunities to help fight climate change through your shopping choices. Source: How Nike Helps You Help the Planet There isn’t any secret that resale is getting more difficult to do. The Golden Goose isn’t done laying eggs, but the multitude of issues potential resellers face in a post-Covid environment are … Read more

How are the Supply Chain and StockX Shaping Sneaker Resale? Episode 309 of the Shoe in Show Podcast

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Matt Priest and Andy Polk interview me for episode #309 of Shoe-in-Show. The question is how resale is being shaped by the supply chain and by StockX becoming the dominant source in sneaker resale. Check out the entire episode here: https://shoeinshow.com/episode/309-chris-burns-lights-again/

nike air max 97 sort bla hvid | CNBC Reports on a Prediction arch Made Years Ago: Foot Locker says 2022 sales will fall as it expects to sell fewer Nike products

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Foot Locker shares are tumbling after the retailer forecast revenue to drop in 2022. Source: Foot Locker shares sink after retailer says 2022 sales will fall as it expects to sell fewer Nike products This is not gloating. I have a lot of friends at Foot Locker and it pains me to read a post … Read more

Sneaker Resale Report & Analysis January 2022

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Year over year comparison finally reflects the reality of what I’ll label as Unassisted ReSale vs Assisted ReSale. What do I mean by URS vs ARS? Unassisted is the process of acquiring sneakers via legitimate methods: Retail purchasing and arbitrage, using the sneaker apps to win elusive, more coveted pairs, buying wholesale, all legit without … Read more

The Sneakers Getting the Most Love Online

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written by Kaizen and Kayon Menzie From Instagram to TikTok, social media plays a huge part in the sneaker enthusiast community. But which pairs dominate social media  as the most popular kicks? adidas Superstar is the most Instagrammable sneaker adidas Superstar is crowned the world’s most popular sneaker on Instagram with a whopping 4,266,951 hashtags for the … Read more

Sneakers with the  Best Reselling Potential

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written by Kaizen and Kayon Menzie Flipping sneakers is an ever-growing trend with people making a living from buying and reselling footwear, and it’s no surprise with some pairs selling for tens of thousands of dollars. The make and model of the highest sneaker pairs sold on eBay include: Rank Brand Model Highest bid price sold … Read more

The Cheapest and Most Expensive Sneakers

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written by Kaizen and Kayon Menzie Price is a huge factor in people’s decisions when buying sneakers, but which pairs are the most affordable and most expensive? The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 takes the number one spot as the sneaker with the biggest wallet bite; selling for a whopping $372 per pair on average, … Read more

Sneaker Analysis: The Most Sold, Expensive and Popular Sneakers on Social Media 

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written by Kaizen and Kayon Menzie With the average man owning 12 pairs of shoes and the average woman owning a staggering 27 pairs, it’s safe to say that many of us are footwear obsessed. Sneakers are continuing to rise in popularity, as many opt to wear these on all occasions, ditching formal work shoes or a … Read more

Air Jordan 1  and the adidas UltraBoost are the Two Highest Reselling Sneakers

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written by Kaizen and Kayon Menzie When it comes to your sneaker game, one of the best feelings can be showing off the newest heat you’ve added to the collection. Whether you copped a limited release, or you wanted to show the world just how well you pulled off the latest trend, Instagram is the … Read more

Predictions, Why You Should Question Yeezy over Jumpman, and nike y nk dry acdmy18 3qt pant kpz via arch Data

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In this video, I discuss why sneaker media needs to be careful accepting the Point of Sales data stating that Yeezy/adidas jumped over the Jumpman, again. Remember in 2017 this was stated, but I found that the data didn’t include Nike’s Direct Sales: Why You Should Question NPD’s Data About adidas Overtaking Jordan Brand I … Read more

Will eBay and Other 3rd Party Platforms Follow Amazon with a Seller Business Insurance Requirement?

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StockX and GOAT are platforms built to avoid issues requiring insurance by sellers. This is a benefit of selling on those sites. The seller and buyer remain anonymous throughout the transaction, placing the burden upon StockX and GOAT to maintain a friction free exchange. While this appears to be a benefit, the amount of money … Read more

Do Not Sell Sneakers on Amazon, the Return Policies are Terrible for Small Biz

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Read the report discussing how returns on Amazon and the policies being implemented intentionally place small businesses at a disadvantage: Resale Platforms Need to Understand Amazon | Resale Report and Analysis for October 2021: Part 1 In this video I discuss shutting down my Amazon store for a second time in October 2021. I reopened … Read more

Amazon’s Push of Small Biz to New Platforms Signals a Happy Moment for those Who Hate Sneaker Resale, but it Ain’t All Roses

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Sneaker resale, like all resale, is one of the most misunderstood topics in business analysis. The Grey Market, or the place where retail arbitrage, bots and backdoors, operate to sell products for profit, is just that, grey. Consumers who hate resale and are unwilling to listen to any reasonable explanation for why it exists. Those … Read more

The Top 10 Sneaker Videos on arch for October 2021

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I’ve been writing the monthly resale report to deliver data on the top sneakers sold via arch. My intent was to utilize a micro set of data as a comparison to top sneaker lists published by analyst using Point of Sales data. I’d like to establish that what is selling is typically in complete contrast … Read more

Resale Platforms Need to Understand Amazon | Resale Report and Analysis for October 2021: Part 1

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Last month in September I continued with my reopening of my Amazon Seller Central Marketplace account. By the end of October, I was shutting it down again. Although the numbers above show that I made $20,255.49 on 193 pairs shipped, this doesn’t tell the entire tale of Amazon as a marketplace. I continued using eBay … Read more

RRA September 2021 Part 3: Top 10 Sneakers Sold

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Undoubtedly, if Nike released a ton of Nike Dunk or Air Jordan 1 High OG and they were readily accessible to the public (they’d be snatched up by resellers), those two shoes would have dominated the list. All hyped releases are dropped via raffles which means you would have to literally visit stores every day … Read more

Versus | eBay, Amazon or StockX RRA September 2021 Part 2: Number of Sneakers Sold & Average Price

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Instead of splitting the three platforms up, I’m combining them all to give you the price points. On all three platforms combined I had 462 sales for a total of $52,300.98 gross sales. Those sales ranged from the low to premium price range. Average price on StockX rounds out to 104.91. Average price on Amazon … Read more