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Which products to sell as I'm overwhelmed w/ choices!


dynalabcreative
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18 Jan 18 05:34:23 pm
Hi Everyone,

I just registered for SaleHoo in the hopes that it would help me start my e-commerce drop shipping business.
I'm looking for products to sell, but am very overwhelmed by all the options!

Yes, I've used the product lab, but you need to know what you're looking for in order to find it. I need help narrowing down the field.
How did you decide what to sell? Did you follow your passions, or the "most lucrative, less competitive" route? Did you try one thing, not succeed and changed to another product?

Does anyone have any product suggestions or advice for me?
Thank you in advance!


fudjj
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22 Jan 18 01:30:31 am
Hi Maya and welcome to the forum,

Just to give you a better understanding of the Lab, it generates results directly from eBay itself which show where the market currently is on certain products. So it's actually a very good tool to give you some ideas on products. Once you find a product you think is worth further looking into, then you can search the directory to see if we have any suppliers that have it currently available and get further into the research on it.

The term "most lucrative, less competitive" is an oxymoron in this industry in most cases. Any product that has good margin will usually be saturated with sellers, making it extremely competitive and virtually impossible for smaller, less cashed up sellers to find any sort of success.

The markets where smaller sellers will usually find more opportunities are the less lucrative markets. By the term "less lucrative" I mean either less margin or much slower turnover time markets. These markets are usually ignored by much of the competition, at least the big cashed up sellers anyway because of those two factors,

Cashed up sellers look to invest in high turnover markets typically. It's not all about the margin with many of them because a high turnover market can delivery mass smaller margins quickly.

Where to start, well if you can start in a market that you are passionate about, then great. Of course, that's not always possible for various market factors that may be playing against you, but that's a good avenue to at least research to see if there are in fact any possibilities there for you to get kicked off and rolling.

Many people start off by selling off some odds and ends from around the house and you would be surprised at how many find markets through doing that and then that gives them a focus to drive forward. It's impossible to suggest a possible product, what may be a good selling item today might drop off the radar due to changing market dynamics tomorrow.

It really comes down to research and a lot of test marketing to hone in on a good product/s and even after you've done all the research to find that/those, then you have to continue to research to ensure you stay ahead of the market to build long-term success.

Cheers


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miz-paris-h
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19 Apr 18 12:09:30 am
Hi maya,

I just came across your post while browsing. Just to let you know I researched for MONTHS! Because I am one person who can not find one product that simple either. My mind keeps changing :)
But what I did was search the directory under the catergory of interest and looked at each supplier one by one (that app realer to me) and saved them as a favourite. I then looked back at my saved suppliers and looked closer at where they were located, as that was a big issue for me as I’m located in Australia. I didn’t want something that was going to take weeks to ship. I also didn’t want anything from China so I avoided all of them also. If you keep narrowing it down from one main list it can make it easier. Eventually you will find a company that sells products that appeal the most to you. I think it’s important to sell something you know and understand and enjoy, rather than just anything.
I read lots of online blogs and forums and just informed myself. It’s taken a lot of research but I am now happy with what I have found. And I’d have to say SaleHoo is the best place to find a reliable supplier. I looked in so many other places and I wish I never wasted my time.
Good luck with it all :)
Regards Rachel.


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19 Apr 18 04:42:51 am
Awesome advice Rachel, one of the best bits of advice I've seen in a very long time .... apart from my own, of course lol


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