19 Oct 2018
A wise eBay seller once said “your eBay store is only as good as the products you sell” - which is a very true saying indeed.
And given that you can sell nearly anything on eBay (the grilled cheese sandwich below sold for $28,000), it’s essential that you figure out how to find the best selling items on eBay and how to avoid everything else.
Luckily, we’ve been busy doing the research for you, looking through lots of categories and finding the best sellers you can profit from. So if you’re looking for some inspiration, let’s go ahead and take a look at some of the best selling items on eBay right now.
Meow! The first category we’re going to look at is “cat supplies”. 99% of listings in this category are successful, with a bigger than normal amount of buyers actively watching listings. Turns out people love their cats.
Whilst the cat supplies category in itself is hot, cat towers are one of the stand out items you can sell. Average product prices are higher at around $44 and are easily substitutability with your own alternatives, whilst the top 100 listings sold 1949 items in the last 30 days showing a solid demand.
If you look through the current listings, the titles aren’t optimized for any particular brand, so if you use the right keywords in your own listings, you should be on to a winner.
The main disadvantage is that cat towers are large so are a little harder to ship and can cause a few problems if buyers need a return. Our advice? Make sure any item you source is a quality product!
Cat beds are another top selling item to look at if you’re looking for something a little easier to ship. The profit margins are likely to be a little lower as the average selling price is $20 but there’s still room to make a few dollars and generate a higher sales ranking on eBay.
This data comes from ZIK Analytics Product Research Tool - Try it yourself - free for 7 days here
Cycling is becoming more and more popular as a hobby and this is clearly being reflected in the growing number of sales on eBay. The niche has solid sales statistics, with a good average product price of $21 and a very diverse selection of products to choose from.
Scrolling through some of the top selling items in this category on eBay you’ll find products such as face masks, bike lamps, cycling gloves, helmets, cycling glasses and saddles giving you a very wide range of items to choose from. Let's take a look at a couple of best selling items from this category.
If you see someone that takes cycling serious these days, you might have noticed they often wear tight lycra shorts, like these:
Here are some reasons these are one of the best selling things on eBay:
Source a good alternative and you could be onto a winner. This seller below has 1409 feedback, of which 567 sales were of these cycling shorts in the last 30 days - and at a higher than average price too.
Two important things to also bear in mind.
If you sell clothing, you can sometimes face higher returns and difficulties in getting the right size items. Make sure you have the dimensions of the item first so you can give your buyers accurate information.
Secondly, be careful of VeRO warnings from eBay - make sure to avoid branded or imitation products.
It’s no surprise that cycling lights are a top selling item on eBay - they’re essential to keep any bike rider safe.
See above: Sales are steady and the market isn’t dominated by any major players.
Boxing is a bit of a higher risk, higher reward category which is why we’ve left it to last. The sales statistics are impressive with more sold items than listings in the entire niche, and the amount of watchers is also very high too.
If you’re looking to enter this market, just be careful of one thing; VeRO violations. But as long as you can source some non branded products and avoid any counterfeit items, you’ll be able to benefit from the huge demand from buyers.
In general, it’s worth remembering that the harder it is to enter a market, the more profitable it usually is. This is an example of that.
Here’s a look at the top selling item on eBay in this category.
Every boxer needs a pair of gloves - and whilst the pro’s might look for a branded pair, you could easily look to source a non branded pair with a unique design to attract other buyers.
Here’s some reasons to consider sourcing and selling boxing gloves on eBay:
If you want to see the potential, here’s an example below of a seller supplying some non-brand boxing gloves - 115 sales in the last 30 days at $17.95.
Watch our video to see how you can do your own category research!