Selling food on eBay


fudjj
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16 Jun 10 11:32:19 am
Who said you can't sell ice to eskimos!

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Note the shipping location, selling a product, that while is one of our all time favourites, is quite readily available in stores throughout the country ..... no matter where you are.

I've just posted this to show you that you're only limited by your imagination as to what products you sell, and who you sell them to. Now personally, I wouldn't have bet on Tim Tams selling locally, internationally for sure, but not locally where they can be easily purchased. It just highlights the fact that what sells is sometimes right under your nose, and not in China!

O' dear lord, I'm gonna have to stop this research, it's making myself hungry!

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17 Jun 10 05:45:17 am
Now that is definitely food for thought! :)

Great brainstorming, Marc.

Cheers!


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17 Jun 10 09:41:40 am
and he sells lollies, wow, never thought of that..


fudjj
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17 Jun 10 10:40:21 pm
Yeah, millions of marketable opportunities on eBay, just need a little imagination.

As far as a other food related products, and it's not that I have done any research on it at all, but I suspect products like high quality chocolates would be a good performer.

Perhaps taking that a little further, doing a deal with a supplier to list engraved chocolates for corporate events, gift boxes, that type of thing. I suspect another area would be Gourmet Lines, Home Made, Specialty Foods.

I was watching a small tub of Maple Jam being sold from Japan. I have no idea what Maple Jam is, but I was assuming it would be Maple Syrup based, so that caught my imagination.

It was the sellers first sale, only had the one product listed and it got 7 bids and sold for $7AUD. Now I have no idea what it was worth to buy, but the seller kicked off the auction at $3AUD, so I suspect they made around 100% margin.

That product highlights two areas, the importance of not ignoring what's right in front of your nose, and that of looking at international markets to sell local products. I would be very surprised now if they aren't back at the local supamarket stocking up on a few other items to test market.

I hope to see that Maple Jam get another run, I'll be taking a shot at a tub of that for myself. That has Sunday pancakes written all over it, maybe even a Monday morning muffin : )


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