Things to sell on eBay: 3 Hot Niches for 2010!

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Looking for some hot things to sell on eBay? Or maybe something to expand your product range this year?

Coming up with things to sell on eBay isn't always easy: it takes time and persistence to come up with something that can compete with the thousands of other sellers on eBay. But don't panic, I just came up with 3 fabulously profitable niches which can help your eBay business boom.

Zhu Zhu Pet Accessories

Breaking News! These are huge sellers on eBay. In fact, they are one of the most popular searches, coming just after iPhone in the top 10 ranks. Zhu Zhu Pets are adorable little robotic hamsters, with cute names like "Mr Squiggles" and "Pipsqueak". These have taken kids all over the world by storm and were a big hit under the Christmas tree last month.

The pets themselves sell well on eBay, but most sellers will have more luck selling accessories for the pets instead. Fans of Zhu Zhu's can buy all sorts of frills to make their pets even more fun. Everything from bath time play sets to hamster wheels (hilarious!) and skateboards are becoming very popular.

These currently have a high success rate on eBay, but beware, as with all kids' toys, something even more exciting is bound to come along sooner or later, so the time to act is now!

Sourcing these might be tricky, as they are still new, which means that arbitrage selling might be the best way.

I'm almost tempted to buy one myself!

Glow in the Dark Stair Treads

I'm so excited about these! Whoever takes my advice and gets into them will be one lucky seller. Glow in the dark stair treads are pretty new to the market, but totally innovative and useful, so marketing will be a big factor in selling these. You'll need to really push the benefits of having these in the home.

Plenty of buyers will be interested in these: They can help people with young children who run up and down the stairs at night, or parents with teens who arrive home at ungodly hours of the night, and need the front steps illuminated.  Glow in the dark stair treads can also ease the minds of those with elderly parents who have trouble seeing at night. The treads will offer them a little help in seeing where to place their feet.

Right now, these are selling very well on eBay, and as I say, with the right marketing, this could be big.

Multi-Tier Wedding Cake Stands

Hosting a wedding is costly business, so brides (and their poor father's who are paying!) are always looking for ways to cut costs, and thankfully, buying online is one of the first places they look.

Lots of cake decorators will rent out a cake stand with the cake, but this can cost mega bucks, and often it's worth it just to buy one to keep forever, or resell when you are done with it. Hey, you never know, you might even end up selling a few to cake decorators themselves!

Either way, these could make a great little niche. The only down side being that when you sell glass or fragile stands, shipping could get costly for buyers.

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  • ebay selling tips 16th of February
    Thanks for the info. There are many querky and fun things to sell on eBay.
  • Richelle Monfort 29th of June
    You're right ebay selling tips! All it takes is one's creative imagination [and research on the side as well!] Cheers :)