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April 8, 2020

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #116 April 2020

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , — cyberspace steve @ 8:26 pm

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 4,776,224 -9.56% +10.99% +69.92%
Cyberspace Comics listings 136,570 +0.08% +16.30% +78.93%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.86% +10.83% +4.74% +5.12%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 256,068 +21.76% +23.08% +54.44%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 5.36% +34.71% +10.77% -9.13%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,175,321 +4.80% +0.66%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 24.61% +15.86% -9.30%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 74,595
My current eBay feedback (total): 167,642
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,658,004 +0.88% +6.04% +39.83%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 122,360 -0.29% +11.77% +64.16%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.38% -1.21% +5.43% +17.33%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 8.54% +10.62% +23.95% +45.73%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 233,435 +0.48% +4.38%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 52.42% -0.76% +7.08%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 205,890 +0.99% +21.04% +108.13%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,460,447 +2.55% -1.56%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,488,928 +0.34% +3.76%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 56 -3.45% -16.42%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 497,506 +4.14% +6.15%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 134,423 +0.01% +17.15%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 27.02% -3.98% +10.37%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 305,022 +8.50% +74.03%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 90,232 -2.90%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Bonanza 29.58% -10.49%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has plummeted by nearly 10% from last month due to the largest comic seller (MCS) on eBay exiting the marketplace. They have stopped shipping orders currently, due to mandates in their state regarding their efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19. On a similar note, the 4th largest comic seller (NK) has notified me that they’re also not shipping orders BUT, they have left all their listings up on eBay. My own state has mandated that the number of on-site employees has to be reduced to just me. It has been an enormous undertaking to continue processing all of these orders by myself and I’ve had to increase my processing time for many of my ebay listings to two-day handling (where it was previously “same day” handling). I’m very grateful to all of my customers who have been understanding about that.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace’s number of listings grew by nearly 5% in the past year.

Comic Collector Live: CCL’s number of stores has dropped to 56. This is down from 101 stores in May 2016.

HipComic‘s number of listings grew by more than 4% in just one month. If they can keep up that momentum, they’ll be an enormous marketplace.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have increased greatly since we started listing on there this year. Up over 74% in one year!






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