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e-Cigarette - Monday Market of the Week

e-cigarettes have become increasingly popular among people who want to quit smoking. These are battery-powered devices which are far less punitive than cold turkey or nicotine patches.

Our SaleHoo Research Lab finally shows promising data for them, too! 

Sell-through Rate: Did you really find a hot niche?

For the month of June 2012, e-cigarettes had a sell-through rate of 55.25%, not bad! Let's keep looking at what else the SaleHoo Research Lab has to say about e-cigarettes. 

Median End Price: Is there enough room for profit?

As of last month, e-cigarettes had a median end price of $11.61. Please note that the median end price on eBay can be ambiguous because the median end price is for all listings of e-cigarettes. This can include bulk listings that sell two or more e-cigarettes in a single listing. This can skew data.

So just how much are eBay sellers selling e-cigarettes for? To give us a more accurate idea of how much e-cigarettes are selling for on eBay, we can refer to the Research Lab’s snapshot.  The snapshot below shows that the average price of an e-cigarette is $17.00.

 

Total Listings, Total Bids and Total Sellers: How viable is your market?

As of June the total number of bids recorded for e-cigarettes was 1,776 while there are only 362 listings which means there was almost 5 times as many bids as there listings!

You can definitely take this as a good sign to start listing - demand is certainly exceeding supply! 

Data Trends: Are sellers hitting their target?

The highest recorded revenue was $942.35 last June 17th while the lowest recorded revenue was $351.58 which was recorded just the day before.

Based on the graph majority of the sales are well within $500 so sellers are certainly making money selling e-cigarettes.

Going beyond eBay: How popular is an e-Cigarette online?

Using our very own free SEO software, Traffic Travis, I usually perform a quick and easy keyword research to check just how popular our featured niches are. Now let’s take a closer look at how popular e-cigarette are outside of eBay.

You can take Traffic Travis for a spin today by downloading your own copy. Simply visit www.traffictravis.com.

What do these numbers mean?

Our keyword research shows us that there are currently 135,000 searches globally and 60,500 searches in the US for 'e-cigarette'! Optimizing your product listings by using the correct keywords will help you bring potential customers to your online store and/or eBay listings giving you a higher chance to actually land a sale.

Trusted e-Cigarette wholesale suppliers

e-Cigarette supplier #1

One of the pioneers to manufacture and market electronic cigarette products, they accept major international credit cards and PayPal, as well as bank transfers and Western Union. They ship worldwide.  

View their SaleHoo listing (requires SaleHoo account)

e-Cigarette supplier #2

One of the biggest existing wholesale drop ship suppliers of hi-tech gadgets and consumer electronics products from China, they accept credit card payments and bank transfers via PayPal. They can ship worldwide. 

View their SaleHoo listing (requires SaleHoo account)

e-Cigarette supplier #3

They are your one stop cheap electronics store. They accept credit cards, PayPal, and bank transfers as forms of payment. They can ship worldwide.

View their SaleHoo listing (requires SaleHoo account)

To access our list of e-cigarette wholesale suppliers and take advantage of SaleHoo’s Research Lab mentioned above, sign up as a SaleHoo member now. 

Inside you will get access to over 8000 suppliers, comprehensive training to help you find the best products to sell online and access to our members only forum full of tips and secrets from other members (including eBay Powersellers) to help you make money online. Join SaleHoo today

See you next Monday!

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13 Comments Add your comment
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I started to do some research on e-bay and it seems as if you cannot sell e-cigs on e-bay, just accessories...is this true? Reply
Full Member
Are e-cigarettes allowed tobe sold on e-bay? Reply
Full Member
Where can you sell them other than your website...everyone is banning the sale of the ecigs...this is not making good money online just offline everyone is covering the gas stations..Every local gas station is covered. Reply
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@ Fasteddie35: You're right. Currently they are not allowed. All running auctions were taken down by ebay in may (us) and already in april (de). For a short period they were considered as really hot items. Reply
I just looked on eBay and I found this: Not allowed: Any item containing tobacco and intended for consumption Blunts or cigar wraps Chewing tobacco Cigarettes (including flavoured cigarettes) Cigars Cuban cigars (see our embargoed goods and prohibited countries policy) Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or accessories Herbal cigarettes or herbal tobacco (sometimes called nicotine-free cigarettes or tobacco-free cigarettes) Hookah or Shisha molasses that contains tobacco Including photos of cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco items when selling cigar bands, collectable packaging, or other accessories Loose leaf tobacco Pipe tobacco Smokeless tobacco How did you get your statistics, please? Reply
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Hi, I looked on eBay and found the following information about electronic cigarettes: Not allowed • Any item containing tobacco and intended for consumption • Blunts or cigar wraps • Chewing tobacco • Cigarettes (including flavoured cigarettes) • Cigars • Cuban cigars (see our embargoed goods and prohibited countries policy) • Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or accessories • Herbal cigarettes or herbal tobacco (sometimes called nicotine-free cigarettes or tobacco-free cigarettes) • Hookah or Shisha molasses that contains tobacco • Including photos of cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco items when selling cigar bands, collectable packaging, or other accessories • Loose leaf tobacco • Pipe tobacco • Smokeless tobacco Please can you tell me how you obtained your statistics? Reply
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I tried to list one yesterday, but eBay quickly took down my listing and said that they no longer allow the sale of alcohol and tobacco products, unless it is a collector's item with a higher value than the actual substance. So no they're not allowed. Also I've learned that several states in the US have laws against selling them to minors, which should have really been said in this article to avoid Salehoo members from any legal trouble. Reply
Full Member
Hi yes i am sure you cant sell these on Ebay because if where allowed would be listings for these and there are no listings for e-cigs on Ebay. Reply
Site Admin
Hi guys, you are absolutely right: eCigarettes are not sellable on eBay. We're really pleased that you spotted this out. I've spoken with Alice and our head of services, Dean, and after looking into this, we've determined that the data from the Research Lab is indicating towards eCigarette accessories. So you can rest assured that eCigarette accessories are still a good niche, and that our Research Lab is operating as it should. I'm sorry for any confusion this may have caused, but am grateful to have this bought to our attention. Thanks everyone :) Reply
Free Member
I listed e-Cigarettes on eBay and not only had it taken down but incurred a compliance breach on my record when I did this a few months ago. Reply
Full Member
Well I guess there is still an opportunity for these e-cigs, not only to sell themonline but offline, with direct marketing / mail methods. Do you think that there is a trend on using these kind of cigarrettes as an option for quit smoking? Reply
Site Admin
Hi FelipeDuque, You can actually sell these online either through your own [url=http://www.salehoo.com/stores/]store[/url] or through other auction sites. I've seen some on Bonanza and on Addoway as well so even if eBay and Amazon have both banned the selling of e-cigarettes you can still try your luck in the sites mentioned. There seems to be a growing trend for using e-cigarettes as a means to stop smoking. If you search on Google you will find various [url=http://www.vaporultra.com/electronic-cigarettes-2012-health-trend-of-the-year/]articles[/ur] about the increase usage of e-cigarette as a means to quit smoking. Cheers :) Reply

Electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes and electric cigarettes)are the newest product on the market.
They are designed to look and feel like real cigarettes, even down to emitting artificial smoke however they do
not actually contain any tobacco. Users inhale nicotine vapour which looks like smoke without any of the carcinogens
found in tobacco smoke which are harmful to the smoker and others around him.
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