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May 13, 2020

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #117 May 2020

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 7:14 pm

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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 5,356,580 +12.15% +22.44% +65.15%
Cyberspace Comics listings 133,784 -2.04% +11.73% +71.14%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.50% -12.67% -8.51% +3.63%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 235,673 -7.96% +8.50% +94.42%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.40% -17.92% -11.48% +17.95%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,379,645 +17.38% +41.28%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 25.76% +4.66% +15.39%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 75,633
My current eBay feedback (total): 170,742
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,675,093 +1.03% +7.44% +43.13%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 120,487 -1.53% +8.73% +59.41%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.19% -2.54% +1.17% +11.34%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 3.72% -56.44% -47.68% -14.09%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 233,239 -0.08% +4.01%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 51.66% -1.45% +4.55%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 208,013 +1.03% +21.19% +109.68%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,452,802 -0.52% -2.09%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,502,801 +0.56% +3.94%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 59 +5.36% -13.24%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 498,737 +0.25% +8.00%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 131,158 -2.43% +12.06%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 26.30% -2.67% +3.74%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 305,941 +0.30% +71.95%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 86,695 -3.92%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Bonanza 28.34% -4.20%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has bounced back … with a vengeance. With comic shops closed and comic conventions and flea markets not expected to return for some time, comic buyers have turned to eBay in droves. Since I started monitoring the number of listings sold in February 2016, NEVER has the number been as high as this month.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace’s number of listings grew by nearly 7.50% in the past year. I had to put the store on vacation half-way through April because I couldn’t keep up with orders on all of my marketplaces since my staff was reduced from 6 to 1. Currently, I have one employee with me and we’re now alternating shifts so I was able to open this marketplace back up on May 8th.

Comic Collector Live: CCL’s number of stores increased to 59. The number of comics listed on this marketplace dropped sharply from last month due to a large increase in the number of items sold there.

HipComic‘s number of listings grew by 8% in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have increased greatly since we started listing on there this year. Up over 70% in one year!






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