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Today, we’ll be taking a look at MySales which is a lightweight, yet extremely useful addon for
monitoring your sales. It is a little less robust in features than BeanCounter, yet will probably suit
most people’s needs – especially those Auctioneer-o-phobes among us.
Figure 1: MySales Config Screen
Configuration is fairly basic – but that’s the whole point of being a lightweight alternative to the
heavyweight contender isn’t it? Other than the standard profiles tab, there are two others: Core
and People of Interest.
The Core options allow you to do the following:
- Enable/Disable the addon
- Show the MySales Window (also accessed by /ms window)
- Change the date format
- Change the colours for Guild/Friend/Person of Interest buyers
- Enable/disable addon chat spam
- Change which sales and buyers to show
- Choose per character/faction/realm data options
useful for tracking your competition for example – and their name will show in the lists in the colour
defined in the Core tab.
Lets take a look at the main MySales window. Here we can see that there are three tabs: Sales,
Buyers, and Items. Each of these will bring up a different list which can be sorted by each of the
column headings. Each page gives a neat summary at the bottom of the information in the lists.
Under Sales, we’re presented with a list of individual transactions, and the option to sort by:
Figure 2: Sales Tab
Under Buyers we have a list of your customers, how many items they have bought and how much
they have spent with you, sortable by:
- Bought (total number of items they have bought from you)
- Paid (total income from that character)
Figure 3: Buyers Tab
In the last tab, Items, we have a list of items you’ve sold and you can arrange these by:
- Item (name)
- Sold (the total number of transactions of that item – not the number of that item sold)
- Money (the total income from that item)
- Money per Sale (the average income per sale)
Figure 4: Items Tab
That is MySales in a nutshell. It is missing a few features that I’d like to see. In particular some way
of searching for a particular item (rather than having to scroll through the list) would be useful, as
would more options in defining the time period for the data displayed – say for the last week or
month and so on.
Have you used MySales? What do you do with the data it provides for you? What other features
would you like to see?
Keep following that gold road…