Welcome to the WholesaleForum.com! Sign in or Register Free to benefit from our full range of free services

Welcome to Wholesale Forum.comWelcome ToWholesale Forum.comFind wholesale buyerstrade buyers and wholesale offers free

For Buyers

Wholesale Forum is the fastest growing online business community dedicated to retailers, auction sellers, surplus and overstock buyers needing a quick and safe solution for sourcing trade stock. Join our free and friendly forums today and gain knowledge, offer your advice, and discover new partnership opportunities:

For Suppliers

For wholesalers, dropshippers, manufacturers, distributors and trade services providers. Advertise your business today on WholesaleForum.com for free to reach potential trade buyers on a more personal level. Promote your latest offers, interact with buyers in real time, distinguish yourself as an expert in your field, and attract sales instantly.

Sign up now More benefits for Buyers
Sign up now More benefits for Suppliers
    1. iSmart is offline

      Join Date
      Oct 2016
      United Kingdom
      United Kingdom
      0 Times in 0 Posts

      How can I gauge if theres too much competition?

      Hello all, I've just invested in Terapeak and a subscription to esources.co.uk

      I have a couple of products in mind that could possibly make a bit of money

      example 1 has 7000 listings, average price of 11 dollars and 72% sell through rate.

      example two has 50,000 listings, average price of 18 dollars and 62% sell through rate.

      I have no idea what would be considered as low competition. so I really need some wisdom on this


      Over 150,000 Verified Sources + Deals 95% Off MSRP + Free Website!

    2. WholesaleForum's Avatar
      WholesaleForum is offline

      Join Date
      Sep 2009
      United States
      United States
      769 Times in 306 Posts
      Hi iSmart,

      Great question!

      Assuming a 30% margin on the sale price of each unit, we have that:

      Item 1: $11 sale price per unit, $3.3 margin per unit.

      Item 2: $18 sale price per unit, $5.4 margin per unit.

      Item 2 may appear to be a better option at this stage, until you look into the number of listings:

      Item 1: 72% of the 7000 listings sell, meaning that 5040 listings out of 7000 listings result in a sale, whereas 1960 don't.

      Item 2: 62% of the 50000 listings sell, meaning that 31000 listings out of 50000 listings result in a sale, whereas 19000! don't.

      The risk of not having a sale in the case of item 2 is much higher, which quickly offsets the higher margin.

      One note: are you certain the keywords you are using on Terapeak aren't too broad?
      Want To Be An eBay Powerseller?
      This is the Service You Need.

Sign Up Now

Got something to say? Sign up now and join the discussions.

Tags for this Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 26 Jun 2013, 06:09 AM
  2. How to beat the competition
    By cpeekel in forum Starting & Growing Your Business Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05 Jun 2010, 06:19 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28 Aug 2015, 07:09 AM
  4. How To Beat eBay Competition
    By adamm in forum eBay, Amazon & Online Marketplaces Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23 Jun 2010, 05:26 AM
  5. Price fixing advice needed - UK competition law
    By Luis21 in forum Payments & Finance Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 25 Apr 2011, 02:49 AM
  6. eBay tool to monitor competitors - Auction sellers software to watch over competition
    By k34t0n in forum eBay, Amazon & Online Marketplaces Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20 Feb 2013, 05:40 AM
  7. How to succeed on eBay despite competition? eBay & Online Auction Marketing Tips & Tricks
    By qwertz in forum Marketing, Advertising, SEO & SEM Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29 Sep 2012, 08:36 AM

My Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:14 AM. - Fixed Width