Cyberspace Comics market report, reviews and more

November 13, 2019

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #111 November 2019

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , — cyberspace steve @ 10:00 am

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 4,966,316 +0.14% +18.14% +75.63%
Cyberspace Comics listings 133,549 +1.30% +17.29% +68.56%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.69% +1.09% -0.77% -3.96%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 253,538 +11.39% +43.45% +31.35%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 5.11% +11.22% +21.55% -25.25%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,098,342 -4.53% +0.83%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 22.12% -4.67% -14.64%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 71,492
My current eBay feedback (total): 159,545
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,573,924 -1.09% +1.27% +15.88%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 121,174 +1.59% +15.58% +68.55%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.70% +2.65% +14.06% +45.54%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 9.31% +33.19% +77.00% +112.07%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 230,279 -0.05% +9.08%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 52.62% +1.64% +5.96%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 190,560 +2.26% +14.22% +95.22%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,411,268 -3.00% -4.42%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,456,922 +0.23% +4.32%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 59 -6.35% -9.23%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 480,533 -0.04% +1.14%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 131,039 +1.14% +17.91%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 27.27% +1.19% +16.59%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 292,642 +25.99% +71.29%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 106,559 +172.19%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Bonanza 36.41% 115.97%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continues to hit all-new highs. Those following in recent months will find it interesting to note that MHC shed about 100,000 listings from last month.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace stands in sharp contrast to eBay. While eBay’s listings have grown by over 75% in the past five years, Atomic Avenue’s has achieved only 16% growth.

Comic Collector Live: This is another sharp contract to eBay. CCL’s number of stores has dropped to 59. This is down from 101 stores in May 2016.

HipComic‘s number of listings have plateaud.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have increased greatly since we started listing on there this year.






August 14, 2019

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #108 August 2019

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , — cyberspace steve @ 10:00 am

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 4,794,011 +9.75% +15.28% +80.10%
Cyberspace Comics listings 126,423 +2.09% +14.13% +60.02%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.64% -7.04% -0.75% -11.05%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 229,912 +8.25% +30.51% -24.55%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.80% -1.32% +13.11% -58.12%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,124,640 -0.13% -0.43%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 23.46% -9.00% -13.63%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 69,608
My current eBay feedback (total): 154,584
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,562,142 -0.96% +1.78% -0.71%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 116,680 +1.35% +14.14% +61.71%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.47% +2.32% +12.15% +62.86%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 7.26% +27.82% +17.10% +45.49%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 228,459 +0.53% -11.50%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 51.07% +0.81% +28.97%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 179,625 +1.31% +7.94% +85.64%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,472,968 -0.03% -0.10%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,436,235 +0.38% +4.58%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 66 +4.76% -5.71%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 445,649 -2.42% -8.99%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 123,738 +2.14% +14.26%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 27.77% +4.67% +25.26%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 173,186 -1.57% -14.27%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings bounced back to all new highs after last month’s drop. Most of this increase is due to MHC adding 290,000 listings to eBay’s marketplace.

Atomic Avenue: The number of listings have plateaued.

Comic Collector Live gained nearly 5% in their number of storefronts from last month.

HipComic‘s number of listings continues a slow decline.

Bonanza‘s number of listings continues a slow decline.






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