Clothing, shoes and accessories
This market is such an exciting one to create a business in as it encompasses so many different niches such as novelty underwear, fashion trends, and sports shoes. Clothing and shoes is also easy to sell and ship, and most important of all, there will always be a high demand for clothing and footwear.
Hot Sales Tip: Always give your potential buyers as much information as you can in your eBay and other website listings, especially when stating the specific item’s size. This helps your buyers to figure out whether it will fit them – one factor which can easily cause uncertainty to your potential customers.
The may be the most competitive, but it is also the market for the most potential profits – particularly when it comes to products such as iPads, iPods, MP3 players, and mobile phones. The ideal way to approach this market is in a big way – to really make a decent profit, you will need to buy in bulk and sell in large volumes. Consider this in supplementing your product range with accessories such as iPad skins, extra cords and charging devices, or hands-free kits for cell and mobile phones.
DVDs and CDs
On eBay, over 1 million DVDs and CDs are sold each month! Additionally, for every one million sold, there are around 2 million listed. This is another highly competitive market with chances of huge profits. The real trick to making it in the DVDs and CDs market is to specialize it up – go outside of the box (mainstream movies and TV series), or music albums and find a specific niche market like exercise DVD’s, classic DVDs or learning languages.
Many gaming enthusiasts use eBay as a place to purchase and sell their games and game systems. An average gamer will buy the latest games, play them for 8 hours a day for four weeks then sell it on and find something new to entertain them, which means there are always a plethora of customers on the hunt for a new system or new game to entertain them.
Beauty and Health
There are many products in the Health and Beauty market: weight loss pills and supplements, anti-aging supplements and creams and vitamins, hair care products, dental products, makeup, perfume and cologne, moisturizers, eye care and eye cream, hair and makeup applicators and brushes, hair treatment and removal items or shaving and razor products, creams, manicure and pedicure kits, eyelash extenders, tweezers and lots more!
Hot Sales Tip: While brand name items are usually in the top sellers in health and beauty, be very weary of Asian suppliers offering these products very cheaply – they are more than likely fake and eBay brings the hammer down very hard on anyone selling these fakes.