You may want to be an eBay seller but don’t really know what to sell. Or maybe you already are one but are just having a hard time finding the right items that will bring in a profit. Finding things to sell on eBay isn’t really that hard at all, you just have to know where to look. Here are some ideas to get you headed in the right direction if you’re stuck on what to sell.
There are many good options available for finding great products to sell on eBay. These include:
- Selling your own stuff around the house
- If you are crafty, you can make your own things to sell
- Garage sales
- Thrift stores
- Flea markets
- Advertise in the classifieds section of your newspaper that you are looking for specific items
- Look at the classified ads in your paper to find things that people have for sale
- Ask friends and family if they have any items they want to get rid of
- Clearance racks at stores
- Auction houses
- Estate auctions
- eBay (yes, sometimes you can find items really cheap that can be resold for a higher price)
- Buying from wholesalers
- Dropshipping companies
- Liquidation and closeout sales
The options for finding things to sell on eBay will depend a lot on the time you have to devote to your eBay business. If you have a lot of spare time, you will probably enjoy looking for items at garage sales and going to estate auctions. If you don’t have a lot of extra time to look for items, buying wholesale or dropshipping may be the way for you to go.
Buying from wholesale companies will get your goods delivered right to your door and you can buy them at a very good discount. By using a dropshipper you will sell an item on eBay and then send your cost of the item plus the customer’s name and address to the dropshipping company. They in turn will ship the product directly to your customer. By using a dropshipper you don’t have to stock inventory or worry with the hassle of packing items and getting them to the post office. And you only pay your cost of the item that sold to the dropshipping company when it sells. The remainder of the price paid to you from the customer is pure profit for you. Many eBay sellers use a dropship company because of the ease of use and the less work that is involved.
Whichever option you choose, finding the right products that will sell is a key factor to being successful on eBay. Before buying the items that you want to sell, look at the completed listings on eBay to see if the particular item is selling, how many bids it has and if it is a profitable item to sell. If you do a little research first, you will be on your way to having a successful eBay business.