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What items are the best for Ebay?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by jameshacker, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. jameshacker

    jameshacker Newbie

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    Hello guys,
    I have ebay and paypal account, everything verified. I can list 270 items on my ebay account.
    I would like to know what would be the best to start selling or dropshipping on ebay.
    Can you recommend me anything?
     
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  2. Guyabano

    Guyabano Junior Member

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    Anything non vero, cheap to buy, easy to ship and preferably consumable so the buyers come back. Now go do your homework.
     
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  3. doublemaltscotch

    doublemaltscotch Newbie

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    i would say sex toys because sex has been around since the cave man and its not going anywhere!
     
  4. SirSmash

    SirSmash Registered Member

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    You got to find a product where the margins are good. This is your biggest problem if you're going to drop ship. Your margins have to be excellent because eBay takes ~10% in fees, PayPal ~3%, Fraud depends on the industry but let's say ~7% to keep this simple, and most people seem to demand free shipping ~10%. You got to remember eBay fees are taken from revenue not profit; so that 30% of revenue will probably be more like 50% of your profit... and don't forget the tax man if you're going to build a serious business.

    Effectively if you want to make any kind of real money, you have to find items that you can sell for double the price you paid. This is extremely hard in the drop ship business as there are people out there willing to make a few pennies on a sale and pretty much every item that can be drop shipped, is already being drop shipped.

    Personally, I'd avoid eBay for drop shipping just because it seems easy but long run you're better off with your own eCommerce site. I would build a site on Shopify, BigCommerce, or something like that. Market it as a proper business and grow into a well established expert on the niche you're dealing in. You'll make far more money as your only fees when someone makes a purchase is ~2.5% from your card processor and the fraud rates are much lower. eBay is easy to fraud so most people go there. Suddenly your margins don't need to be nearly as high to make a buck.
     
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  5. D4RK KNIGHT

    D4RK KNIGHT Regular Member

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    No one is ever going to give away there niche and tell you what sells the best because when they do its going to get saturated.

    The best thing for you to do is do your research and see what sells the best.
     
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    himanuzo Supreme Member

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    If you can list 270 items, yeah... do listing 270 items.. then test all items until you find items that in high demand then focus these.

    Test... test... test...
     
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  7. DougG79

    DougG79 Regular Member

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    I agree with the above, no one is going to give away their items. Just do a ton of research on ending sales in categories you are familiar with and see if you can track those items down.
     
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    blackpackets Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The best way to start your search for items that will result in a successful sale is to do a research on the auctions that were successful in the past. You can view old listings that have completed at: listings.ebay.com or see popular items at: popular.ebay.com
     
  9. Emma S

    Emma S Newbie

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    Maybe some your home stuff or clothing
    Good luck!
     
  10. Digitalceo95

    Digitalceo95 Newbie

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    As most have said dropshipping is NOT good in the long term. But if you can find an honest DS'er and not a "middle man" you could roll that money over into creating your own products and site. Get in, get the money and get out. That's what I'm doing as we speak. You just have to be CREATIVE. Trying to sell ipods, laptops, etc on ebay is a good way to shoot yourself in the foot. And while it is good to go on forums like this remember: People are here to help and give advice. But what happens when you have ten people answering the same question? Exactly. INFO OVERLOAD. You must do what works for YOU. A forum can point you in the general direction. But only by YOU doing the heavy lifting can get you to the specific address. Good luck and God bless!