Selling products on eBay is one of the best businesses that you can do during the COVID-19. You don’t have to do any offline preparation to earn considerable margins by operating an online store.
The initial challenge people face in selling their products on eBay is sourcing products for sale. Veteran sellers have found different methods of sourcing inventory and shared their experience so that novices can get started trading on eBay.
Let's explore some of the most common advice they provide to eBay newbies.
Try to avoid too hot products
3C products, maternal and child products, and beauty products have been selling well, but in the e-commerce market, big sellers have occupied most of the market share. If novice sellers enter these hot markets immediately, they are more likely to fail.
Do not list unfashionable products
If the selected products are too unpopular, the order quantity will be small. The store is hard to exist in the long run unless you have a mature target group to buy your rare products.
Don't choose too complicated technical products
Technical products can be lucrative, but they generally need high-standard operation guidance and after-sales service. If the buyer is unsatisfied, it can lead to a refund, and the seller will bear certain losses. Moreover, the quality control requirements of such products are very high. If there is no good supplier or supply chain management, the products are prone to encounter problems.
Seize the holiday selling opportunity
Festivals include New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas are opportunities for the development of your store. Seize the precious chance to speed up your profiting process! Notice that seasonal products are in bulk demand during holidays, so please do preparations in advance.
Then I will recommend you an optimized selection survey tool provided by eBay: Terapeak. The earlier you commend this tool, the more likely you are going to win in this competition.
1. How to find it
You can find the tool via the following processes:
Enter Seller Center: https://pages.ebay.com/seller-center/index.html
Click the “Listing And Marketing”, then click the “ Terapeak”.
2. How to use it
You can watch the teaching video to learn its usage.
3. What can the tool do
Terapeak Product Research is an inclusive tool to insight the market situation. It uses up-to-date data about supply, demand, and pricing to be sure what, when and which price to sell your products. You can use it to analyze your competitors’ behaviors and know how to improve your listing on eBay.
（1） Here are the main functions of Terapeak Product Research:
（2） Search for the performances of all products in the eBay market.
（3） Look for legible and understandable statistics data, graphics, and charts.
（4） Have a rough understanding of popular products, successful strategies that appeal to buyers.
（5） Obtain information by using keywords, products search, and filters.
4. Its Strengths
Optimize products details
By checking details such as pictures, prices, information and retail standard, you can study the best-performed products and obtain notifications about how to optimize your products information. Furthermore, you can assure the data-driven keywords that attract your customers to visit your list.
Optimize retail standards
Stand out among your competitors by using Terapeak Product Research to improve your retail standards. You can instantly check the advanced indicators to analyse those best-performed products. In addition, you can also know the refund and transport options performance of those products.
Terapeak Product Research can give you predicted trends of the prices, sales, and availability of products in a period.
They can help you plan your inventory and pricing structure, better understand the change of supply and demand, so as to ensure your expected sales.
Part4：Recommendation of some products
In this part, I will give you some recommendations of hot products relating to the back to school season.
Smugdesk Office Chair, Ergonomics Mesh Chair Computer Chair Desk Chair High Back Chair w/Adjustable Headrest and Armrests
Item No.: D0102HEB7BA
I sincerely recommend an ergonomic chair for students who stay at the dormitory or rent an independent apartment. To face the ever-growing peer pressures, students have to dedicate more hours to their academic work after class. Compared with outdoor activities, a sedentary lifestyle is less healthy. A high-quality ergonomic chair is a key to liberate the heavily burdened students.
The design of this ergonomic chair is quite in line with human body structure. Its center-tilt mechanism allows the user to rotate the seat back into a comfortable reclining position. The seat height and armrests both have adjustment levers, which make it easy to find the desired height. As you can see, the entire design is highly adjustable to reduce the discomfort of sedentary.
This chair also has PU casters supporting a 360-degree swivel, that provides freedom of movement in any direction. Moreover, a Breathable mesh backrest offers better airflow, keeping you cool and comfortable even in the scorching summer.
Believe that a high-quality ergonomic chair is an investment in your health, comfort, and productivity.
CYBORIS Bluetooth 5.0 Headset TWS Dual Bluetooth Headset True Wireless IPX7 Waterproof with Ear-hook In-ear Noise Canceling Headphones
Item No.: D0101HHGPCY
This earphone is perfectly compatible with iOS/Android and all mobile phones with Bluetooth function. It is easy to carry, and you can apply it to outdoor activities as well.
Its IPX7 Waterproof gives you a full-time immersion in music even you are taking a shower or swimming!
Now you must know how to source for your eBay store. Do not hesitate to take action right now! Warmly welcome your share with your friends and colleagues on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.