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How to Pick Winning Products! - A MUST READ FOR NEW EBAY SELLERS!

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by InfinityAI, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. InfinityAI

    InfinityAI Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    One of the biggest questions posed by new sellers to the eBay game is how do you pick out winning products that will make you money?

    For a winning product, we look at the following 3 criteria:

    1. It?s non-VERO
    2. It has a low complaint ratio
    3. It?s branded


    For #1, the reason why we want a non-VERO item is because eBay will limit your account and delist your auctions for certain brands. If the brand that you're looking to sell is relatively non-mainstream, there's a good chance that it will be non-VERO; the only way to check is to list up auctions and see whether they get delisted or not. It's better to do this before you purchase the inventory as you don't want to be stuck with a large stock of what you can't sell.

    For #2, you want to find an item that has a low complaint. You can usually get a good measure of how high or low of a complaint an item has before even getting the merchandise in hand through various measures:

    1. It's not easily available locally to the customers. The logic behind this one is simple: if the customers can't compare it to a local counterpart, they won't be able to tell whether the good is good quality or not.

    2. Google search "Fake XXX" whereas the XXX would be your product name. If you have guides and videos showing up showing your customer how to differentiate between a high quality product and a low quality product, then you bet you're going to be getting complaints!

    3. Look at the seller reviews for that specific item on the site that you're purchasing it from. I know Aliexpress has a function that allows you to see the reviews of previous buyers. Make sure there is a long list of happy customers before you purchase. Let others take the risk to experiment; keep your money safe.


    For #3, the reason why you want your good to be branded is because branded goods have a steady market price. A brand name will counter market saturation and keep the price steady even if there are lots of other competitors in the field. You don't want to purchase inventory, wait 2 weeks for it to get to you, and have the market price plummet and lose money.

    An optional #4 principle is to try to stick with products that are not saturated. Not only will this save you a lot of headache with competitors, but it will also allow you to charge higher profit margins on your goods.

    Hope this guide helped you guys! If you have any other questions or need help for your eBay needs, my contact information is in my signature.

    Good luck, and make that money! :ebay:
     
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  2. CM Punk

    CM Punk Newbie

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    InfinityAI, I've really enjoyed reading this p--ost, along with your other thre-ad where you answer other people's questions. I'm new to the game and still trying to figure everything out.

    If I understand correctly, the first three options apply to rep-licas. We should find a prod-uct that isn't high profile and which people can't easily spot as a rep-lica. The 4th option can be rep-lica or non rep-lica.

    I'm really trying to find a meth-od that doesn't involve rep-lica because I'll be sel-ling from my real accou-nts with real info and I don't want to deal with many of the headaches that come with rep-lica sel-ling.

    Anyways thanks for all the hours of reading your po-sts have provided me.

    I just spent 10 minutes trying to figure our which worlds would not trip the filter. What effing BS.
     
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  3. InfinityAI

    InfinityAI Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Haha, thanks for taking 10 minutes to type out your response!
     
  4. Platinum350

    Platinum350 Junior Member

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    Hey, thanks for sharing your method. Do you think staying with a certain niche is best overall? I'm all over the place with my prodcuts.
     
  5. themonaymaker

    themonaymaker Newbie

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    Great guide, thanks.
     
  6. InfinityAI

    InfinityAI Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think this is general advice that would help you find the niche that's lucrative.

    You're welcome!
     
  7. Freddyjames

    Freddyjames Senior Member

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    Just want to say thanks for this post. I recently had some problems with products I am selling, in that about 1 in 15 were being returned.

    I used the advice you gave and found a product that adhered to your criteria. End result is a new item has sold 80 pieces at 200% profit in 4 days, and I don't expect a single problem.

    So thanks again.
     
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  8. Mortus

    Mortus Newbie

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    Thanks for this, If there any US people will to help out I would love you hear your products.. Im based in the UK so wont step on your toes ;)

    thanks
     
  9. rhino2020

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    hey bud, tried im'ing you. need those accounts please. hit me up.