It's natural to want to sell the most sought after items on eBay, but it's not always a good option for sellers to try. The problem you have is, all the hottest selling products are always the most competitive to try and sell. Being a hot selling item attracts the big sellers looking to cash in. So what you end up with is lots of big sellers, and by that I mean sellers who are cashed up and buying in large wholesale volume to secure the best possible price and then selling at a very skinny margin to create profit through high turnover (sales volume).
Of course someone using a dropship business model is always going to struggle to compete against that, it's just not possible in most, if not all cases.
So it's not always about what the hottest selling items are unless you have the cash resource to chase that market effectively.
Dropshipping tends to thrive in the not so hot selling items. Of course this means much slower sales, but the competition if usually much less because of the slow volume, so there is more clear air. The strategy that many use is to find products that fit into this type of category or niche market if you like, and then replicate that.
So the idea being that if you can find 10 or 20 slow moving products with low competition, then you total sales volume is where your margin is coming from.
A marketing technique I am a big fan of personally is "bundling" Doesn't work for everyone, really comes to down to matching closely associated items withe each other, but if you haven't read my post on this, I would suggest giving it a read and seeing if perhaps that is something you might try to increase your eBay sale.
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