Insect Repellent: Monday Market of the Week

I am a firm believer that we should always think about our family's health first, over anything. However, we also would like to have those moment of enjoyments to relieve our stress and maintain a balanced lifestyle. Hence, outdoor activities: the little trips and the basking in the glory of mother nature. They're great, but they're not without their own risks: particularly those pesky insects that are lured by the warmth of our blood or the scent of people. Our Monday Market of the Week is all about reducing this particular risk: insect repellents.

As much as we enjoy the great outdoors, bug bites are a mild annoyance at best, and majorly uncomfortable in extreme circumstances. You don't even need to venture into the wilds to find them: they're right outside the front door, and sometimes even in our homes. That is why housewives and mothers like myself, keep a supply of insect repellents in our baby bags, tagged on our children's clothes, and inside our closets. This may already give you an idea of the demand for these products, but let's take a look at the numbers using the SaleHoo Market Research Lab.

Quick Snapshot

Here's how the insect repellent market scored on our eBay research:

  • Success Rate: 51%
  • Average Sale Price: $10.82
  • Competition Rating: Low

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Success Rate on eBay:

insect repellent  success rate on eBay

With a variety of products available in the market, such as lotions, sprays, bracelets, bandages and the like, it's no surprise that the success rate is a respectable 51%. The demand for this market is almost as consistent as the need to protect ourselves from insect bites.

Competition Rating on eBay:

The total number of bids for products on eBay is 9,190, which is more than twice the number of listings. Low competition for the market promises a good return on investment for this niche.

Product Performance: How Much Money Could You Make?

insect repellent sales per day on eBay

The lowest number of sales in a day last month was 206, grossing $1851.81; but sales peaked at 350 items for a total of $4321.56! Think about the possibilities of this market! It's certainly got the potential to become a successful niche for you.

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

Traffic Travis helps clarify the potential demand for this niche. Let's use our free SEO software to break down the searches for this market.

insect repellent traffic travis

The results are not that bad, even with the variety of keyword search results, such as homemade insect repellent and natural insect repellent. After all, people have also opted to go organic. We've got a solid 12,100 global search count and 4,400 for the U.S. as further proof of the potential for this niche.

Trusted Suppliers Selling This Product

Insect Repellent Supplier #1

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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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