The Top 10 Sneakers to Resale on Amazon

There is a consistent misunderstanding and undervaluation of the resale marketplace for sneakers. While GOAT, StockX and eBay get the most coverage as resale platforms, Amazon remains the place for resale that more accurately reflects the retail environment. I’ve always stated that there are various forms of sneaker resale. One form assists retail with removing … 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

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 Missing Insight in CNBC’s Amazon Beat Supply Chain Chaos With Ships, Containers And Planes

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At 1:18 and 1:23 of this discussion by CNBC, two of the most important statements were made and overlooked. Those statements had graphics: 14% More items out of stock  Prices up an average of 25% While I only operate in one segment of the marketplace, sneakers, what is happening on the Seller Central side of … 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

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

Versus | eBay, Amazon or StockX: Resale Report and Analysis for September 2021: Part 1

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September, as I mentioned in August, is an analysis of three platforms. I relaunched my Amazon Seller Central account and continued using StockX. Inventory was slow in September so sales declined on StockX, but were still robust enough to provide a breakdown on surprising models and to provide a top 10. I decided to really … Read more

Comparing The Price Difference of One Sneaker Being Sold on Amazon, StockX and eBay – Part 2

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I’ve been writing a post about eBay’s push to regain sellers. The first post can be found here: The Inherent Issue with eBay’s Big Push to Recapture it’s Sneaker Soul – JmksportStore-USA The second post is in video format and can be found here: The Inherent Issue with eBay’s Big Push to Recapture Its Sneaker … Read more

New Balance x Sydney McLaughlin Celebrates Olympic Prowess on an Unlikely Channel

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Source: NEW BALANCE & SYDNEY MCLAUGHLIN UNVEIL THE STAR ATHLETES FIRST SIGNATURE COLLECTION I was reminded by the team at New Balance that they couldn’t share or highlight their athletes during the Tokyo Olympics. As soon as the event ended and the window of restriction was over, New Balance jumped in and launched a signature … Read more

Where Do You Sell That Return? Size 10.5 – Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage White Black 2019

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100% Authentic. These are the actual pictures. Source: Size 10.5 – Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage White Black 2019 I sold the shoes pictured in this post on StockX. When I sent the shoes, they were in perfect condition, brand new. By the time the box reached StockX, or when someone pulled the box out … Read more

Resale Report and Analysis for May 2021

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This is the report for May 2021. I made a lot of adjustments in May. Access to my primary stream of shoes shifted. Stores still weren’t getting a lot of releases on time, but this doesn’t matter because with discounts being removed by stores like Foot Locker, and new restrictions being reinforced on buying limits, … Read more

Is StockX in the 4-6 year Slump Window?

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I’ve been using StockX since 2017. From 2017 to today my average sold price has decreased as more sellers find out about the platform. That’s only natural and it happens on every site. On Amazon, from October of 2011 to December of 2012, I generated almost $600,000 dollars.  That number decreased as Amazon removed the … Read more

I.T. Ep. 203 | I’ve Overlooked This Issue In Regard to Basketball Sneaker Sales Decreasing

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Check out my Books: https://arch-usa.com/product-category/books/ I’ve been writing about basketball and performance footwear sales for years. Recently, I’ve begun to move from inside of my sneaker culture box to examine footwear with a wider scope. I once operated one of the best performing Seller Central Marketplace stores on Amazon. The store had a perfect 5 … Read more

Insider Ties: Amazon, Counterfeits and the Battle Against Fake Startups (Updated)

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Updated (May 1st, 2020) I wrote this post in 2016. I decided to update and add the information at the bottom of this post today. Amazon is full of Chinese counterfeits and they’re driving out legit goods Source: Amazon is full of Chinese counterfeits and they’re driving out legit goods I know the picture above … Read more

The Reality of eBay Eliminating Sneaker Seller Fees and Their New December Drop Series

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The marketplace launches zero selling fees for its North America seller community on any sneakers sold at $100 or more. Source: eBay Eliminates Sneaker Seller Fees for the First Time and Unveils New December Drop Series My immediate response is this is a dangerous game of attrition and eBay has chosen to use band aids … Read more

Before Nike Dropped Amazon, Birkenstock Led the Way in 2017 Exiting the eCommerce Giant

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Source: https://www.birkenstock.com/us The November 13th, 2019 announcement by Nike that they were ending their pilot program with Amazon’s brand registry is being touted as a smart business move by most media outlets and I agree. After reading through most sites and recognizing that the discussion around Nike was completely devoid of depth and a true … Read more

Amazon x Puma | A Collab that Makes Sense on the Surface…

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It’s the first time the e-commerce giant’s fashion arm has partnered with another company to launch a new brand. Source: Amazon Fashion Partners With Puma on Exclusive Athleisure Label But is possibly one of the worst decisions I’ve seen in the athletic apparel industry.  Whenever I prepare to write a discussion on Amazon and their … Read more

Insider Ties Ep. 158 | Why Making a Million Dollars on StockX is a Paradox

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Links mentioned in this video: A picture of my Amazon Sales from Oct. 2011- Feb. 2013: http://www.arch-usa.com/wp-content/up… Buy my book Nike’s Consumer Direct Offense, Amazon & StockX: The Disruption of Sneaker Retail: https://amzn.to/2N3PMjT Shaq wants to buy Reebok: https://arch-usa.com/shaq-is-eyeing-r… StockX is the most revolutionary e-commerce platform created in the last ten years. As incredible as … Read more

How Will the Supreme Court Sales Tax Ruling Shape the Online Sneaker Market? 

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The Supreme Court handed states broad authority Thursday to require online retailers to collect sales taxes, overturning a pre-Internet court precedent that had effectively exempted many merchants from collection duties. Source: US Supreme Court Rules States Can Require Online Merchants to Collect Sales Tax The third party marketplace remains a growing and disruptive force in … Read more

RocNation Grabs Rudy Gay A Different Type of Sneaker Deal | via Nice Kicks

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Oct 18, 2017; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay (22) is fouled while shooting by Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jamal Crawford (behind) during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Source: Rudy Gay Speaks on New Shoe Deal That’s the First of its Kind | Nice … Read more

The Amazon Marketplace Deception | Flee While You Can

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Originally posted on Housakicks Before I divulge the reasons behind my decision to shut down my Amazon store , I want to make sure folks understand that it wasn’t birthed out of anger. Amazon is the largest third party merchant marketplace worldwide; the substantial amount of traffic the platform gets is enough to ensnare sellers and … Read more