What products sell well on e-bay?

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mcsc2010
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26 Apr 10 04:51:00 pm
I'm Looking for profitable and hot products to sell on e-bay. Please, let me know if you have a suggestion.

Thanks

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26 Apr 10 10:55:58 pm
Hi mcsc2010,

There are two ways to find out what is selling well on eBay:

1) Check out the popular searches and most popular products on eBay:

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2) Perform completed listings searches for products or brand names to see the conversion rate and average selling price.

To do a completed listings search, simply click the Advanced Search button next to the main eBay search box. Enter your search keywords as usual, and then check the Completed Listings box. Hit search and you'll see historical data for the previous 30 days. Successful items are in green; unsuccessful items are in red.

All the best! Cheers :)


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26 Apr 10 11:33:16 pm
I'm Looking for profitable and hot products to sell on e-bay. Please, let me know if you have a suggestion.

Thanks


Profitable and Hot Product usually doesn't go in the same sentence when it comes to eBay. The Hottest selling products will usually have the least margin in them because the market is saturated with everyone trying to cut each other's throats to get the sale.

The products that you can usually make a little more money on are the ones that aren't saturated with the hottest selling products, smaller markets (niche) means less saturation, and that can often mean more opportunity for sales.

Worth while looking at both options, then go with the one that suits you best in regards to cost, sourcing and so on.


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26 Apr 10 11:40:09 pm
Hi mcsc2010,

Another way to find niche markets and hot products to sell is by selling stuff on eBay from around your home that you no longer need anymore. In the process, you will often stumble across items that sell really well that you would never have otherwise picked. Everyone makes mistakes when they start out and it’s best to get some practice – to find out what sells best – before you start investing in inventory and selling seriously.

After some practice with goods from around the home, you can start buying small wholesale lots of products. One idea is to sell very ordinary, everyday items, products that most people use on a daily basis. Many of these are excellent sellers, plus they are fairly easy to get hold of.

Some examples:

Clothing: accessories, plus sizes, maternity, night wear
Kitchen: knife sets, toasters, microwaves
Beauty: sunscreen, insect repellent, cosmetic & toiletry bags, men's grooming
Homewares: towels, sheets, rugs, throws, cushions, vases, mirrors
Special occasion: wedding supplies, party supplies, mother-of-the bride outfits, bridal shoes, birthday cards
Garden : lawn mowers, gardening tool sets, composter
Hobbies and Interests: One of the big reasons why people use eBay is to find unique items that they cannot find elsewhere. Before online auctions, collectors were limited by geography. The internet has enabled hundreds of communities to form around shared interests and this provides tons of niches to target. A quick browse of eBay's community groups will give you some ideas. There are groups as diverse as knitting, stay-at-home moms, business, hiking, gluten-free support group, vegans, travel, children's theatre, dieting, parenting, re-enactors, crochet, stamp collecting, pet care - the list goes on. Remember that many of these hobbyists will also need components. For example, you may decide to sell embroidery threads, tools and patterns and how-to books; car parts; fabrics and trimmings.

At first, sales may be slower as you get to know your market, but in the long term, you’ll be able to target your market much more precisely and reduce the chance of having stock on your hands that you can’t shift.

It's also a good idea to keep tabs on what is happening in the news if you want to pick up on new trends. The trick is to analyze what you hear and read for product opportunities. For example, is global warming causing water restrictions in your area? Good products to sell might include garden hose timers, low-pressure shower heads, water purifiers and so on.

All the best!


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24 Sep 10 12:43:22 am
Hi mcs2010,

To find hot selling items at eBay week by week, you may try Link hidden: Login to view This was shared by a member in a past forum post, and reshared by userexist Link hidden: Login to view

Here are other relevant forum posts that may give you a clearer idea in determining what to sell at eBay:

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Cheers!


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27 Sep 10 11:04:00 pm
Hi mcsc2010,

You might also find our newly added guide useful in your search for hot items to sell on eBay. Please have a read:

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Watch out for part 2!

Cheers :)


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