How to find the right products to sell on eBay.

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EBay is a very competitive market as I am sure many of you know.

I think the best way to look for products is to clear any preconceptions about what you want to sell.
I know many say to sell what you are familiar with or are interested in, but I think this is a bad way to go.

You have to be a hawk. You have to sell what is wanted not what you want to sell !

Another problem I see is people looking to break into selling something that is to competitive. Like as mentioned here at Salehoo, don't try to crack electronics or other high tech items unless you have a great connection to get them.
I am constantly seeing requests here on Salehoo for, does anyone know where I can get ipods cheap?
The sooner you realize this type of product is not available to you for selling on eBay the faster you can get on with finding a good product to sell on eBay!

Ipods is a dead end. So are many electronic and computer products.

Here is a good research site to find products or research sales of products.

terapeak.com

They are a little pricey but have a 14 day trial period where you can try and cancel for a refund within 14 days if you don't want to keep the subscription.

There is a vast amount of data available. You can even research 90 days of sales from sellers.
You can see the amount of listings a seller had to produce to get sales; their sell through %; whether they did auction or fixed price;what time of day they listed etc... . You can even see a list of their completed listings and visit their
listings on eBay.

You can easily find hot/hotter and hottest items selling on eBay in real time.

You can track trends for the last 2 years etc etc... .

Now, what you do is find about 10 items that are hot on eBay and search for suppliers. You can do that here on Salehoo and through your own research.

There are ways to check companies. I'm not going to get into that in this thread.

BTY, Expect to spend not only hours doing this but days. This should take about 20 to 30 hours or more of research.

Then once you find your product and supplier, expect 4 or 5 hours researching on terapeak to find how your product is sold successfully on eBay by other sellers and copy their successful habits.

Then expect to spend 5 to 10 hours prepping your eBay listings to look good.
( creating a nice listing template that looks professional.)

Then another 1 to 4 hours listing.

Hope this helps.

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EBay is a very competitive market as I am sure many of you know.

I think the best way to look for products is to clear any preconceptions about what you want to sell.
I know many say to sell what you are familiar with or are interested in, but I think this is a bad way to go.

You have to be a hawk. You have to sell what is wanted not what you want to sell !

Another problem I see is people looking to break into selling something that is to competitive. Like as mentioned here at Salehoo, don't try to crack electronics or other high tech items unless you have a great connection to get them.
I am constantly seeing requests here on Salehoo for, does anyone know where I can get ipods cheap?
The sooner you realize this type of product is not available to you for selling on eBay the faster you can get on with finding a good product to sell on eBay!

Ipods is a dead end. So are many electronic and computer products.

Here is a good research site to find products or research sales of products.

terapeak.com

They are a little pricey but have a 14 day trial period where you can try and cancel for a refund within 14 days if you don't want to keep the subscription.

There is a vast amount of data available. You can even research 90 days of sales from sellers.
You can see the amount of listings a seller had to produce to get sales; their sell through %; whether they did auction or fixed price;what time of day they listed etc... . You can even see a list of their completed listings and visit their
listings on eBay.

You can easily find hot/hotter and hottest items selling on eBay in real time.

You can track trends for the last 2 years etc etc... .

Now, what you do is find about 10 items that are hot on eBay and search for suppliers. You can do that here on Salehoo and through your own research.

There are ways to check companies. I'm not going to get into that in this thread.

BTY, Expect to spend not only hours doing this but days. This should take about 20 to 30 hours or more of research.

Then once you find your product and supplier, expect 4 or 5 hours researching on terapeak to find how your product is sold successfully on eBay by other sellers and copy their successful habits.

Then expect to spend 5 to 10 hours prepping your eBay listings to look good.
( creating a nice listing template that looks professional.)

Then another 1 to 4 hours listing.

Hope this helps.


I'm one of those that are of the opinion that looking at selling what you know best is a great place to start for new comers to online selling. It may not be the most popular item on ebay, but when you work in sales for carrier you learn that product knowledge is a very valuable tool, and can quite often be the difference between a sale, and zero!

Do you have to sell a popular item to make money on ebay?

Well I guess that answer would be defined by what you call popular.

You will often hear people talk about a niche market, and that is never a big market, yet those markets can generate some of the best sales figures. A niche market is one that is hot because it is under serviced, demand is greater than supply, and if you are a lucky supplier trying to keep up with demand then you can do very well.

Any seller supplying such a market would consider they have a popular product, however I think most would define a popular product as a product that is in high demand to a mass market.

This is where new sellers become frustrated most of the time, because mass markets are completely saturated with more suppliers trying to get into the market than buyers for the products.

Sure the products are popular, but that means you are trying to get into a super competitive cut throat market, and the chances of you being able to compete are not very good to zero!

You don't need the most popular item to fill a niche market, you just need the right one to be successful. but of course niche markets are the hardest to crack because research is usually more hands on.

If you are astute some research may point you in the right direction, but most niche markets are developed through trailing different products, then honing the various results to develop your market.

Most will always chase the big popular items for the mass market because It's easy to chase that range. You don't need much of a thought process, you just go lets see what's popular, and BAMO, there they are.

Of course there are exceptions to every rule, especially in sales, but I think focusing on the biggest selling items can some times be a complete false economy that leads to nothing more than complete frustration.

While Niche markets are almost developed from scratch by the more industrious sellers around, I personally think they are where most of the opportunities lay.

I know if I were to sell new products, and a product assesment showed me that the products I knew best were not a good option, then I would try those not so readily available on ebay.

Just because it's not on ebay doesn't mean that it won't find a market. It just means that no one is currently supplying the market...and who knows just how popular that market could be?

Who knows how many new gizmos there are released onto the world market everyday, the choice would be absolutely extreme. I've said it before, but take a look around your local craft type markets because you never know what products someone might be making and not selling to an online market yet.

Try to widen your horizons a little and stop focusing on the bleeding obvious, because you are not just competing with those already on ebay, but you are also competing against the other million or so lookers wanting to get products on ebay as well!

Finding out the top ten sellers on a website is the easy part, sourcing them at a competitive price is a different ball game all together!


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iPod accessories aren't a dead end however. Both on eBay and off. I've sold quite a selection of very good (rare) iPod accessories through my store and they aren't a dead end, you just need to have alot of traffic, in the tens of thousands in order to sell iPod brand items. And I rarely bother with the original iPod except in certain cases for discontinued merchandise.

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iPod accessories aren't a dead end however. Both on eBay and off. I've sold quite a selection of very good (rare) iPod accessories through my store and they aren't a dead end, you just need to have alot of traffic, in the tens of thousands in order to sell iPod brand items. And I rarely bother with the original iPod except in certain cases for discontinued merchandise.



You are right. I hope my post did not suggest this.

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What are you referring to by 'big boys'? Are you talking about the elitists that spammed their way to having a 1 million member mailing list?

Because I can assure you, things are not close to that simple in real life. Unfortunately or not, they are not at ALL that simple.

Big Ticket Depot is where you can really get some good results finally.

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i think to find something that can be sold in ebay you must do some research using tools like terapeak,ebay pulse which can give you idea to sell good on ebay

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Whitch UK best wholsale will bring profit on the items to sale online?
Thanx

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How much capital do you have to invest in stock?

If you don't have much capital then no wholesaler will be good enough to profit from.


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Can anyone guide me in the right direction??

Whats your advice when trying to buy from direct companies such as apple, blackberry, sony, etc. Im trying to start selling online with 10grand worth of wholesale products. how can I get the best deal and not waist my time with pothetic dropshippers and middle-men??

Thanks Id appreciate any input from some with experience.

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I've actually responded to this question in another thread, but I would suggest there is a lot more to learn than just where to buy your stock. Your questions do raise an alarm bell with as to your business experience.

10 grand is one thing, and yes, it will get you some decent stock deals, but you are looking at jumping into a pond with some pretty big fish, and you will want to make sure you know how best to protect you investment with some solid grounding in business.

If you just jump straight in with 10,000 it can vanish right in front of your eyes if you don't know what you're doing.


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Thanks and ya I know, My money can dissapear if I buy from the wrong person weather I over pay, get counterfeit products, or get scammed. Thats why Ive been doing my own research and asking questions like this. However, you still didnt answer my questions as to where the best deals are usually found.

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That is going to depend on what you consider the best deal to be?

You may be able to source some products are great prices, but be selling on a platform where your margin is cut to something like 1% to compete.....is that a great deal?

Some think it is, and that's the kind of guys you can find yourself going up against.

If you are going to set yourself up as a distributor, then they will tell you the amount you have to stock to get the VERY best price, you can then look at your market and work out if it's the best deal for you.


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hello
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does anyone have terapeak.com feedback? i want to join before to see your common please?


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Hi zhenda,

Have a look at these related posts discussing Terapeak.

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Any time you have plenty of money, but don't know what to do with it, you probably shouldn't be spending that money in a business venture.

Only when you know exactly what you are going to actually do to make money, should you start ANY business venture. Having investment capital comes second...

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hello
thank you very much.
does anyone have terapeak.com feedback? i want to join before to see your common please?


I think Terapeak is an amazing tool if you really know how to use it properly - it will help you find fabulous niche markets but then the hard work begins by having to locate suppliers.
My Terapeak membership is almost paid off in sales just from one product (over the last month). I sourced HOT products from another ebay seller and just resold them better - ebay arbitrage!

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Any time you have plenty of money, but don't know what to do with it, you probably shouldn't be spending that money in a business venture.

Only when you know exactly what you are going to actually do to make money, should you start ANY business venture. Having investment capital comes second...


Just wanted to say that this is really solid advice, it takes far more than capital alone to be successful in this game, and if you go in throwing cash around trying to buy sales without a firm grasp of how you intend to do exactly that, chances are you will be throwing your cash away!

It's a business, treat it like one and do all the regular planning that any start-up business should do first, and you'll go a long way to ensuring your survival.


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I think Terapeak is an amazing tool if you really know how to use it properly - it will help you find fabulous niche markets but then the hard work begins by having to locate suppliers.
My Terapeak membership is almost paid off in sales just from one product (over the last month). I sourced HOT products from another ebay seller and just resold them better - ebay arbitrage!


Good to hear terapeak working so well for you, as it does quite a few, however the more you understand how to get the most out of it, the better results you can generate.

ebay arbitrage is becoming more and more popular, and why wouldn't it. If you're really switched on, understand your market and know how to market to it effectively, you can make easy money out of other sellers mistakes.

Are you getting the maximum from your sales, or is someone stealing them from you and flipping them for a higher profit?........something worth looking at for everyone!

Being successful isn't just about making sales, it's about making the most you can from those sales, so it's always worth sharpening up your marketing techniques to ensure you're giving yourself the best chance of maxmising your stats.


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I had terapeak. it is a good web site very informative but not for a long periot of time. once you learn how to do your reserch on ebay you can live with out it.

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such a great thing to read what everybody has to say here , i did what Fudji said last saturday. went out to a sunday market and got me a bull and a bear both hand carved from marble, posted them on ebay no even one person looked at them LOL. i had my buddy to place a bid on one so at least im gonna sell it to him!!!! hey this could be my first thing sold on online :D

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O dear, well that little bit of advice didn't seem to work out too well for you unfortunately, sorry about that.

Judging from what you have said, I think we could pretty much narrow down what the issue is. No lookers at all would indicate that either the search words you used were not effective, perhaps the items could have been listed in the wrong category, or the listed price may have been too high.

The option I would suggest is that perhaps the market you are trying to sell to just isn't there at the moment. What I mean is those types of items suite a very specific market, they are not the everyday type of things that thousands are searching for.

I'm thinking they wouldn't really be suited to an auction format, more of a Buy It Now kind of product would be my thinking. If you have bought at the right price, then the chances are that there will be a buyer, you just have to give the products a chance to sell, and an auction is very do or die, very short window of opportunity to close a sale.

One thing that does concern me regarding the choice is the shipping weight. If these are actually marble, then shipping them may well be costly and that could hurt a sale.

Anyway, take a look at those possible issues I have highlighted there and see if there was anyway you could improve on them before taking the next step.

When buying, always bare in mind what the shipping cost of the item will be, and what type of platform would best suite the product, auction or Buy It Now.

Those two factors are really important when making your decision. I would also suggest that if you aren't quite sure as to what you could sell the item for on ebay, then don't jump in and buy it there and then. Take their number or email, say you have a friend that you think would be interested in the product and that you will pass it on.

If they sell it before hand, well that's life, but it will give you the time to research the products better and then make an educated decision on purchasing.

The more you research, the greater your understanding will be of a wider market, but to start with i always suggest the people go with products they know well, and that means knowing how well they sell and for how much as well.

Last bit of advice, don't over look the really cheap items. I still remember years ago buying some gear, car stereo gear from memory, but what stuck in my mind is that I was so determined to get the best deal possible I was trying to get as much out of the poor seller as I could lol.

Was late in the day and I figured that I could clean up on some gear because I could tell they had a slow day and just wanted to go home. Anyway, for some stupid reason I went after whatever I could, ended up getting some old lighter thrown in with the deal.

They had 5 dollars on the lighter, and while I didn't consider it of any value at all I still wanted to get what I could lol. I sold the car stereo gear and the other gear I got with the deal, but never even worried about listing the lighter till I noticed it sitting on the shelve a few weeks later.

Decided to list it on auction, just to test the market. That lighter sold for 75 dollars, actually went to a buyer in the US. I think I made more margin on that than I did on any of the gear that I was really after lol.

I was so impressed with the interest in the auction, and the price I got, that I was going to go off and research the lighter market lol, never did get around to it, but I know well that there are little gold mines out there on market tables and garage sale floors, all just waiting for someone with a keen eye to snap them up for next to nothing and clean up big time!

Stick with it, just limit your budget to start with until you are confident with what you are buying. I would also suggest trying a garage sale, yard sale next time. There you will be more likely dealing with a private seller and be able to talk a better deal. Markets can provide some great products, but they do have dealers there, and if you are really inexperienced a good dealer will end up taking far more money for a product that you will ever be able to sell it for, so you really do need to know your stuff.


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Oh this all sounds like too much trouble. I didn't want to actually do any work. I thought I could find cheap ipods and list them on eBay, hop in my Beemer and spend the rest of my time at my fabulous beach home.


Difficult I can do right away. Impossible takes a little longer
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I'm new to this. I've looked on Ebay pulse, but still have no idea what to sell on Ebay. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to start? Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I have no idea where to start!!

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Hi and welcome to SaleHoo jheminger :)

If you are just not sure at the moment I would suggest looking around your own home - sell a few things you no longer use. This way you get to test the market to learn what products will work well for you without spending too much! In the process, you will often stumble across items that sell really well that you would never have otherwise picked!

Here are some products we have found to have good profit margins (most if not all can be found in your own home):

- Clothing
- Skin care (e.g. anti-ageing & acne treatment)
- Vacation-related items (swimsuits, crocs, sunblock)
- Homewares (towels, sheets)
- Accessories for electronics
- Crafts & hobby items
- Sporting goods
- Computers & computer parts
- Auto & motorbike
- Unique items/collectibles

Hope this helps. If you need more ideas please feel free to let us know us.

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Come to here www.chinazrh.com, you will find here has more than 4,000 items for sell and all items with clear pictures and good price. If you get products from China and sell on your country, it's the best place from here www.chinazrh.com .

Happy New Year!

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Come to here www.chinazrh.com, you will find here has more than 4,000 items for sell and all items with clear pictures and good price. If you get products from China and sell on your country, it's the best place from here www.chinazrh.com .

Happy New Year!

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With all due respect I reviewed your site, I dont see anything that is sellable on ebay, prices are simply to high.

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I have tons of apple products like ipod touch 4g, ipad, ipod shuffle 2G, ebay just recently limited amount of apple products you can sell on ebay without being authorized reseller certificate. The fees are off the hook - cost around $25-30 for each ipod touch I sold, any other suggestion on how to be success with ebay?

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I have tons of apple products like ipod touch 4g, ipad, ipod shuffle 2G, ebay just recently limited amount of apple products you can sell on ebay without being authorized reseller certificate. The fees are off the hook - cost around $25-30 for each ipod touch I sold, any other suggestion on how to be success with ebay?


Hi aznvcboi,

Since eBay has imposed the authorized reseller certificate then for sure there is no way around it. Unless you want to continue paying for the certificates, it might be best if you take your merchandize to another auction site and start selling there instead. You can try out Addoway, Bonanza, eCrater and Craigslist to name a few.

Hope this helps :)


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Hello all, it has been a while since my last post. Been revamping things but glad to be back. I would like to put in my two cents on some things. I may be repeating alot of what may have already been said but here goes.

I use to sell on ebay but I no longer sell because I choose not to compete with my clients so I mainly run my website at Link hidden: Login to view but when I use to sell on ebay I used this strategy.

1) At first I knew I had to make some sacrifices and take a hit on profit. I did this to build up my feedback. It is hard to compete with the big boys when you have ZERO feedback. If you have limited funds then perhaps you should sell items with smaller values like no more then 5 bucks or somewhere along there.

2) If you just opened a paypal account beware..they like to mess with newbies a little and place a 21 day hold before paying and then after some time of trust they will lift this hold. With this being said, be prepared to come out of pocket for the first few orders. Paypal is also known to place account on limited to verify a few things but after about a month or so of this back and forth, they will eventually leave you alone.

The old saying is true. In order to make money you have to invest money.
....I think that is how it goes.... anyway

3) Once you have built up your feedback and are cool with paypal then you are set to start making a profit. (This is assuming that you already have a reliable supplier and have found your niche as to what you have decided to sell and focus on..I could tell you more about this but it would be a whole new Oprah Winfrey show...LOL...perhaps in another thread I will discuss this) What you have to do is monitor what others are selling thier items for and measure the profit margin against your supplier. If there is not profit margin then it is time to find a new supplier. DO NOT FORGET TO ADD SHIPPING. Some deals may sound good at first glance but be sure to get a closer look..are they used..are they refurbished...is the shipping charges high...ect. You will find that what apprears to be a good deal may not be. If you are selling new then focus on new products only. Perhaps you can spice up your auction by offering additional items for free. For example, if you are selling a cellphone, add free memory (if your supplier does not offer this then you can easily purchase it from another vendor for a good price and ship seperate). People love the word FREE. It feels good when it rolls off the tongue...:-)

3) Customer Service can make or break you. If you wait to long to answer a buyer then you may lose a sale. People have many selections to choose from on ebay. There is no room for poor customer support. Also, be nice. Do not treat your customer like they are stupid...even if you have to answer the question 1 million times..always act like it was asked the first time to each customer. Some customers have one hundred billion questions to ask...answer them and do it professionally.

4) Congratulations...you sold your auction..now what. Do not rush into asking your customer for payment. That seems to pushy and may turn the customer off. Give them time. at least 4 days. Many may not have the money up front and is waiting for payday or something. This is where many ebayers lose sales because they place in thier add that they need payment by yesturday. Be patient. You will get alot of sales by doing so.

5)When you do get your payment be swift to ship. Process the order as soon as you can and provide tracking number to customer. Communicate with them often and do not leave them in limbo about thier order.

6) Send them a thank you message. Everyone like to be appreciated.

This is my two cents on the basics. I hope someone finds this informative.


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Hello, i'm so new to selling online and to salehoo.
I have an ebay store, started with buying products from liquidation.com and it's been two months now since i started but to be onest i don't find it worth the hassel as the wholesellers' prices are little pit high to make a good profit out of it as the ebay prices are so competitive. i have to lower the price to even not making a profit at all plus the high fees i have to pay to ebay, paypal and ofcourse shipping.
the same thing regarding the dropshippers, i paid $85 for European Luxury Imports Preferred Wholesale Membership then i found that their prices are too high to sell on ebay just even for a little profit.
please if anyone could give me tips and recommendations of good suppliers with real wholesale prices i'll appreciate it.
plus i need to know do all sellers get the same prices i get? and if so how could they sell those products for too little and still make profit?

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Hi and welcome to SaleHoo, sherymedo3606 :)

Nice to have you here with us!

Sorry to hear of your past experiences. There are so many so called wholesalers online but you have to be really witty to find the real ones.

The key trick in wholesale is the volume or quantity of your order. The more or the larger the volume of your order is the lower the available wholesale price will drop. Buying power is a key factor so to answer your question no not all sellers will get the same wholesale price.

But there are also sellers who are willing to actually make very little or none at all on some of their products in order to drive customers to their stores who will hopefully buy other products (where the sellers can earn a respectable profit).

It would be a challenge to recommend suppliers without knowing what type of products you prefer. Please let us know and we would be more than happy to do a search for you.

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Once you've found something you think would be a good niche please feel free to let us know so we can help you search for suitable dropshippers.

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Hello, thank you so much for your reply.
I started with lot of 70 pairs women slippers and another one of 4 Ipad 1st generation.
I sold 7 pairs of slippers and two Ipads but the profit after all the fees i had to pay was almost nothing to mention. I'd like to try dropshipping women shoes, handbags, fragrances and makeup from authentic brand designers plus some little lots of shoes from any brands so i need to know good dropshippers and wholesellers and please give me an idea what to expect in the biginning may be i'm expecting somthing not realistic.
thank you and have a great one.

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Hello sherymedo3603,

I'm glad to have been of help :)

Dropshipping won't really help you earn more profits than what you can earn from buying through wholesale or liquidations.

But I want to be of help so here are dropshippers that might have what you are looking for -

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All the best!


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Thank you richellemonfort,
Those are so helpful sites, if you think wholesalers and liquidators are best please help me find some of them which are trustable and with reasonable prices.
thanks again and have a great one.

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Hi Sherymedo3606,

Here are wholesalers and liquidators for the products you previously requested dropshippers for -

Women's shoes, handbags and make-up

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Please let us know how you get on! All the best!


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thank you so much richellemonfort,
those are nice sites but i have a question about Ceriwholesale.com so have any idea how do they work? as their review report was not that good, if anyone tried i need to know how does it exactly work?

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Come to here www.chinazrh.com, you will find here has more than 4,000 items for sell and all items with clear pictures and good price. If you get products from China and sell on your country, it's the best place from here www.chinazrh.com .

Happy New Year!

Cheers!


With all due respect I reviewed your site, I dont see anything that is sellable on ebay, prices are simply to high.


I agree, I checked out the site and found that eBay sellers are selling the products for less and that for drop ship orders they require Western Union or Bank transfer for payment which will eat any profit one may have.

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A good rule of thumb is if you can click on a so called dropshipper site and buy an item without contacting them first to set up an account, they are not a good dropshipper. Any good dropshipper will not sell to the public and it will take some work on your part to sell their products.


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Yes, I agree with many of the members posting. It is good to find out what the top selling products are on eBay and go from there. Like any business, there are risks involved. I didn't realize that when I sold an iPhone on eBay for $1100.00 I had to pay a whopping $99 in fees. That didn't include my PayPal fees either. Crazy! I guess the cheaper the item, the less they take out in fees. When I sold another iPhone on auction from eBay at $750.00 I had to pay over $60. The fees are a lot. There are other auction sites that don't charge nearly as much as eBay.


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I'm going to totally disagree with the theory of chasing the top selling items on a site like eBay as the best place to start for new sellers. If anything, it's the best place not to start, unless you have the budget that will allow you to buy in serious volume and make serious savings on your items.

Even after that, you will need to rely on a reduced margin, high turnover business model for any sort of extended success in that genre.

It's simply saturated to the point where people are making next to nothing on sales, and spending plenty in purchasing because of the competition. Anyone with a serious budget behind them will go straight for a high turnover market, which in turn makes it hard for anyone without that type of budget to compete.

If you got the budget, then great. If you don't have the budget, the best advice is to dig a lot deeper than just the best selling top ten. The general rule of success on a site like eBay, the less money you have backing you, the deeper you have to dig to find a market where you can compete.

The term niche is a term that gets a lot of use, and these are markets that usually lay well beneath with ones in flashing neon lights. They are rarely obvious and usually require a lot of digging, but no one ever said that making a success out of e-commerce with very little or no budget to back you up was ever easy, and if they did, they were speaking pure cra*#@#@*


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The general rule of success on a site like eBay, the less money you have backing you, the deeper you have to dig to find a market where you can compete.


Should be in the header of every page of this site, and in the footer of every page of any guides and such.

People coming into this with the idea that they are simply "professional order takers" who are going to post up some eBay listings, forward orders to a dropshipper, and watch the money roll in, make up fully two-thirds or more of the people who take a stab at the business of selling online.

If you're looking for

1) Easy Work

2) Cheap Outlay

3) Fast Results

The good news is, these things are out there. The bad news is, you only get to pick one of the three, generally.


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Hello!! I have just joined salehoo account. And new at selling on ebay
I've sold few things around the house to see how selling works on ebay.
Now I am facing what to sell next.
what would be a good inexpensive start up items to sell??
I been using research labs and ebay to get some ideas, but with the low budget I have it's hard to decide what.
can you please help.

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Hi and welcome to SaleHoo junction412 :)

There are lots of things you can try selling but honestly it would be a challenge to provide you with a list of products that's guaranteed to sell. There are several factors that need to be considered, like your target market, your location, current trends, market demand and market competition and even the available suppliers for the products you will eventually decide to sell.

Remember that what might be selling for others may not necessarily sell at your end - This is where market research plays a key role! I think you will find the tips Marc shared in this Link hidden: Login to view helpful.

Also, I recommend checking out our guides under Link hidden: Login to view for some creative and free ideas on how you can find out what products will sell well!

All the best :)


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i think to find something that can be sold in ebay you must do some research using tools like terapeak,ebay pulse which can give you idea to sell good on ebay
Bingo...this is the best way to find out what may be best to sell on ebay.


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same question as the title,
anyone sells on ebay of iphone cases? the profit is okay? i mean not high profit, but okay profit will be good to me, :). i wanna try on ebay


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I've actually responded to this question in another thread, but I would suggest there is a lot more to learn than just where to buy your stock. Your questions do raise an alarm bell with as to your business experience.

10 grand is one thing, and yes, it will get you some decent stock deals, but you are looking at jumping into a pond with some pretty big fish, and you will want to make sure you know how best to protect you investment with some solid grounding in business.

If you just jump straight in with 10,000 it can vanish right in front of your eyes if you don't know what you're doing.

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The general rule of success on a site like eBay, the less money you have backing you, the deeper you have to dig to find a market where you can compete.


Should be in the header of every page of this site, and in the footer of every page of any guides and such.

People coming into this with the idea that they are simply "professional order takers" who are going to post up some eBay listings, forward orders to a dropshipper, and watch the money roll in, make up fully two-thirds or more of the people who take a stab at the business of selling online.

If you're looking for

1) Easy Work

2) Cheap Outlay

3) Fast Results

The good news is, these things are out there. The bad news is, you only get to pick one of the three, generally.


Frank


So What I want to ask after reading this is, what wise words would you say to someone who has determination and is eager to start getting things rolling with their new e commerce business... ?

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Hi,
I've been trying to sell some items on ebay and can't seem to sell anything yet. I get a few watchers, but not sure if I'm posting right? What I'm selling is American Made In USA Military Flag Display Cases through Link hidden: Login to view. I found them through SaleHoo and have been very happy with the customer service, but can't seem to sell their products yet. I need to find something else I can sell on ebay to make some money, but not sure what? I haven't found my niche yet. I'm new at this and don't know if I'm doing this right?
I need some advice and help getting started. Any advice or suggestions? I appreciate anything right now.

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Hi Richelle,

I'm a member of SaleHoo and looked at your post here. You had several dropship websites to choose from. I too am looking for reliable decent dropshippers I could look into to help me sell on ebay. Are these websites and companies screened out by SaleHoo and are they good ones to work with?

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richellemonfort wrote:Hello sherymedo3603,

I'm glad to have been of help :)

Dropshipping won't really help you earn more profits than what you can earn from buying through wholesale or liquidations.

But I want to be of help so here are dropshippers that might have what you are looking for -

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Hi Marc, You said that if you sell popular items there is too much competition and if you sell specific items that they don't have much around, you can get more sales. But what if you didn't focus on any item in particular? What if you just listed every single item from every single drop-shipper on salehoo. Then you can land on profitable items and not so profitable items.without having to do any market research.Plus you have the opportunity to sell on tons of different markets and besides wallmart is one of the most profitable businesses out there and they sell almost everything out there.

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posted by shaeenterprise.tm:
What if you just listed every single item from every single drop-shipper on salehoo. Then you can land on profitable items and not so profitable items.without having to do any market research.


But that itself would be research, extremely time-consuming and expensive research at that.

wallmart is one of the most profitable businesses out there


Wal-Mart's financial statements indicate a 5.5% pre-tax profit. While more than the average for big box stores, contrary to popular belief WM and the other BBs are not exactly swimming in pools filled with cash -- the overall high income that (some of them) make are a product of high volume, not high profits.

Just saying that trying to emulate the WM/BB business model without starting at the base of it -- massive upfront capital, teams of experts, decades of trial-and-error research, a global network of sourcers, shippers and so forth -- may not be the best plan.


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shadeenterprise.tm wrote:Hi Marc, You said that if you sell popular items there is too much competition and if you sell specific items that they don't have much around, you can get more sales. But what if you didn't focus on any item in particular? What if you just listed every single item from every single drop-shipper on salehoo. Then you can land on profitable items and not so profitable items.without having to do any market research.Plus you have the opportunity to sell on tons of different markets and besides wallmart is one of the most profitable businesses out there and they sell almost everything out there.


Hi Noah,

Certainly too much competition in the hottest selling items category, especially for dropshippers. As Frank has touched on, the biggest issue with that strategy is time and expense. That's a lot of listing fees and they will add up quite quickly. Now I'm not saying that's not a legit strategy, in fact volume listing is an option, but I would suggest there should still some research involved to make sure the items you do list are based on some sort of merit.

If you just go crazy and blind list everything, then the chances are that you'll get sales, but the chances also are that what ever you'll make will be given, plus much more to cover eBay fees.

I will say this, if volume listing is the strategy you choose, researched or not, you should consider an eBay store platform to at least get reduced fees.


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Thanks Marc

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I have had a hard time trying to find a niche. I can't think of anything. Since I can't think of a good idea that will sell, I can't use the market research tool. I mean you have to type in a product or niche to analyze when I need the opposite. I need the output to be a niche or idea for a product.

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Hi Heather, you're right. the research tool can only provide market results on data entered. It can't unfortunately give ideas out of fresh air lol, although we're working on a thought generator currently, so watch out for that one lol (joke everyone, no thought generator on the way)

It is really hard to think of a niche and to be honest, most people just stumble on niche products through good fortune. For example, someone walking around at a weekend market finds some had made jewellery. They buy a few pieces and being hand made, they are unique, but even more unique than the buyer suspects.

They list them, buyers love them and BAM, you have a niche product on your hands.

So that's just an example, but that's really how a niche product is developed. From there the buyer then has to work out how to make sure they are the only ones selling the jewellery. Do that and you then create a niche market for yourself.

So my suggestion would be to not focus on finding a niche, that's far too limiting. Let your imagination flow. Get out and about, see what's around and go from there.


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