When first logging into Terapeak, you're shown the "MySales Dashboard." I LOVE this page! It's so handy to have all of your stats in one place. It tells you the number of items you've sold, your average sales price (my FAVORITE thing!), and your total revenue. It's neat to be able to compare sales from month ago. This dashboard also tells you your impressions, page-views, click-through rate, and sales conversion rate. These numbers don't really mean much to me, so I just ignore them. Overall this is a pretty neat tool! I love seeing that average sale price increase month by month! You can also manage multiple accounts here, all in one place!
Now let's go on to the "Find" tab. Here's what this screen looks like:
From here you can search for anything on eBay and automatically see what it was listed for and if it sold. You also have the option to do "Product Research" on that item. I have personally never really used this tab. I find that it's easier for me to just search eBay for the completed listings.
On to the "Product Research" tab. This page gives you A LOT of information! Here's some screenshots of the page:
There's a lot to learn from this tab! You can see that it gives me all the information on the Free People plaid coats that have been listed over a set period of time. It really helps you get an idea of how well the item sells on eBay. The only disadvantage that I have found to this tab is that it doesn't show me pictures of specific coats. I'm sure there's a way around this, but what if I wanted to find a plaid coat that hadn't been listed on eBay but once and that was six months ago? I could never figure out how to find that one specific piece that I was looking for, so that I could know how exactly to price it. So in this case I don't think that it has helped me to price my items. (I'm probably doing something wrong here, so if you know a way to search and find a specific item and how to easily sort through all the "plaid coat" listings until I find the one I'm selling, please let me know!) I feel like this would be more useful for people who sell antiques or unique pieces versus me as a high volume clothing seller.
Have you ever wanted to try wholesale? Terapeak has a whole section for that! You can easily search Alibaba.com through Terapeak to find the best deals on any product that you may want to sell! I haven't ventured into this type of selling yet, so I can't be of much help here, but it seems really neat!
The SEO tab is next in the row. This tab is for search engine optimization! I believe it is something to do with keyword search for your listing title. Again, I've never used this, but I feel like by researching completed listings on eBay, I can find all the keywords that I need and see what sold using what keywords. It's just easier for me this way.
Finally, the Advertise tab. You can advertise your listings all across millions of webpages. You never pay until your item is sold. I'm not sure on the fees, but it looks and sounds like it would be fairly expensive for me to use since I sell a lot of low dollar items.
So overall, I don't find Terapeak as a useful tool for me. It may just be because of what I sell or that I'm old-fashioned, but to me, it doesn't seem worth the $30 a month. Do any of you use Terapeak? Do you find it useful? What specifically do you use it for? If you'd like to try it out, they do have a free trial offer that you can sign up for HERE.
Thanks for reading everyone!