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Bubble Wrap: Monday Market of the Week

This week’s niche is a pliable transparent plastic material with regularly spaced, protruding air-filled hemispheres to provide cushioning, commonly used for packing fragile items. Can you guess what it is? I used to love popping this stuff when I was younger, and still do occasionally. 

Join me as I investigate the market potential for bubble wrap (yup, that’s this week’s niche!) using our very own Market Research Lab.

Quick Snapshot:

Eager to start selling bubble wrap at your store? Here’s a quick snapshot of the important stats you need to know before taking the plunge:

  • Success rate: 65%
  • Average sale price: $24.45
  • Competition rating: Low

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Success Rate on eBay:

Bubble Wrap  - success rate on eBay

If you are looking for encouragement, bubble wrap’s 65 percent success rate should be more than enough to help you get started! The number sure caught my eye when I first stumbled upon this niche. Plus, the wide variety of bubble wrap products gives you nearly endless choices to sell in your store.

Competition Rating on eBay:

Bubble Wrap - competition rating on eBay

With such a high success rate in mind, I was really caught off guard when I saw that bubble wrap scored LOW for competition rating. But then again, with 30,742 bids on just 4,821 listings, it shouldn’t be too surprising!

Product Performance: How Much Money Could You Make?

Bubble Wrap sales per day on eBay

You might be asking yourself this question: "Is there really money to be made selling bubble wrap?" Yes, there is. Apart from bubble wrap being useful in shipping or storing fragile items, it's a disposable product, and more often than not, the turnover for throw-away products is high. You can easily see that even at minimum the sales reached 254 in a single day and peaked at 589!

Going Beyond eBay: Should You Sell This on Your Online Store?

If you don’t currently sell on eBay but instead have your own online store, Traffic Travis, our very own free SEO software, is the perfect tool to help us check whether the market is just as viable outside eBay.

Traffic Travis Search - Bubble Wrap

The search counts definitely speak for themselves: 49,500 searches globally and 14,800 searches locally. Need I say more?

(I think by now you should already be creating your listings for bubble wrap!)

Trusted Suppliers Selling This Product

Bubble Wrap Supplier #1

Bubble Wrap - SaleHoo Wholesale Supplier 1

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Bubble Wrap Supplier #2

Bubble Wrap - SaleHoo Wholesale Supplier 2

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Disclaimer: The information published here is strictly for informational purposes. All above products are only suggestions for items which the author believes may sell well, and this article should be viewed as opinion only. All above products were researched using methods recommended by SaleHoo and found to be potentially profitable for sellers at the time of writing. All sellers are encouraged to conduct their own market and product research.

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