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      How to Find Products to Resell on eBay

      I want to ask what I'm sure is a common question. How should I find out what to resell on eBay? I’ve been selling on eBay for sometime, but I’m experiencing low sales as well as low profits. Please advise. Thanks…
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      When sales are slow, most people start wondering whether they are selling the right products on eBay or not. Don’t worry, this has also happened with me quite a few times. There are several ways of approaching this problem.

      1. First of all, you should ask yourself whether you’re interested in what you sell. This means if you sell electronics, are you passionate about gadgets and technology? If not, then this may not be the right product category for you.

      To understand this, imagine that you have gone to an electronics store to buy the latest digital camera. Before buying, you would like to ask several questions to the salesperson, like what the resolution of the camera is, what the optical and digital zoom of the camera is, what the shutter speed is, and so forth. While you might think that you could obtain this information through the user manual, if you don’t understand technical jargon like the difference between optical and digital zoom, you’d definitely like to get the help of the salesperson. If the salesperson is not able to effectively answer your questions, you might not get convinced to buy that camera and you might go to another shop.

      This means the knowledge of the products that you sell helps you in pushing your sales. If you’re interested in what you sell, you might devote some extra time to gain more information on that subject which would help you to serve your customers in a better manner and also in marketing your products effectively.

      2. The next thing is that you shouldn’t fall for the most popular items. Most people make this mistake; they select products, like ipods, which are sold the most on eBay. The problem with this strategy is that you just look at the number of ipods that are selling. You’re not looking at the number of eBay sellers that deal in ipods. If you compare the demand with supply, you’ll realize that you’re planning to enter a highly competitive market that is very difficult to crack.

      3. It’s not necessary to resell the most popular products for good gains. Sometimes, sellers do well by selling offbeat products. The reason is simple – there is a limited supply of such products on eBay and therefore buyers pay good prices for them. You can't determine the demand of a product by looking at its sales figures alone. If the product is not available on eBay then its sales volume could be low. It’s not necessarily the case that the sales volume is low because demand is low. So, if you’ve some unique product ideas like local crafts and collectibles, you could think of selling them on eBay.

      4. Last but not least, you should make the best use of research websites like Terapeak. Terapeak gives you extensive information on what is selling the most on eBay, what the hot seasonal items are, what you should sell on eBay, and at what price you should sell your products. You can also get information about power sellers through this website, like what they sell, how many products they list in a month, and how many sales they get in a month. You could analyze this data to decide the best products for you to sell on eBay. This research website could also help you to know how to time the sale of your products for greater profits. One thing about Terapeak - it has a 14-day trial period. After that, it's expensive, but if you use it right, it will pay you back in no time.
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      Thanks for the great information. I’d like to add that if a seller is not interested in using paid marketing research applications like Terapeak, he or she could visit eBay Pulse: trends, hot picks, cool stuff and popular searches on eBay.com to find what buyers are hunting for on eBay. For example, if you decide to sell books, you could find out which books are in demand.

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      Yeah using free tools like eBay pulse is good but if you want to really benefit from the in-depth market research, you shouldn’t mind paying for the subscription of websites like Terapeak. Their research information is really useful, especially if you earn your bread and butter by selling products on eBay.

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      The key is not to find what’s selling the most on ebay but to find the products for which the demand will be high in the coming months. In other words, you have to lay your hands on product that is going to be the hot-selling product in the future before other sellers spot it.

      You could find such products by doing market research like checking what the buyers are looking for, what products would get obsolete in the coming months, and keeping yourself abreast about new product launches.

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      I sell a wide variety of products on ebay. I haven't confined myself to clothes or home accessories or children's stuff.

      I always keep looking for sales from manufacturers. Often, manufacturers sell their products that do not pass the quality tests at enormous discounts to wholesalers. The defects in these products are usually too minor for a lay person like me to spot them. A minor scratch on the surface of a table or slightly damaged packaging of toys could persuade manufacturers to sell them at extremely low prices. I buy these "seconds" and sell them at a markup of 50 percent. Even my buyers are happy because they get good products at great discounts.

      I don’t think that there is one product category that is more profitable than another. The only thing is that you should be able to procure your items from the right sources, you should know what you’re selling, and your buyers should get a good value for their money.

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      But when you buy such products, isn't there a risk that the items might not be in working condition?

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      I don’t buy expensive items like electronics through such sales. Mostly clothes, furniture, gift items, and home linens.

      One thing I’d tell you is that if you don’t pay enough attention to what you’re buying then some wholesalers pass on these items at full price without even telling you that these products had failed to pass the quality tests. So, if you’re buying supplies at the regular wholesale price, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the stuff is of good quality.

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      That’s true, but I also think that the cheaper the product, the less likely that is to happen.

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      Actually when some of our colleagues and friends make more money on eBay, we start questioning our selling strategies. Am I selling profitable products? Is there a massive market for the products that I sell? And so on.

      Worrying about stuff like this is productive sometimes, but thinking that your product choice is the only thing affecting your sales volume and profits could be wrong. There are several other things that you should pay attention to, like choosing the right suppliers, periodically checking the quality of suppliers, the quality of your listings, shipping methods, and customer service.

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