Every Tom, Dick and Harry sells on eBay. Ok, a bit of exaggeration, but eBay sure has become an important marketplace for small and home-based sellers. Many are even using eBay as their main business. Some are doing well with it, but some not so well. Just see how many listings on eBay that are ending without a bid and you can see that not everything sells on eBay.
So the main question every newbie or even experienced sellers is asking is: What are the hottest products to sell on eBay?
According to our article “How to Find the Hottest Products to Sell on eBay”, eBay has several ways for you to determine exactly what the hot items to sell on their marketplace:
Items In Demand = the most popular items currently within that particular category. To see the In Demand page, go to http://pages.ebay.com/sellercentral/sellbycategory.html
Hot Items by Category Report = a monthly report that lists the fastest growing categories on eBay for the previous month. Go to http://pages.ebay.com/sellercentral/whatshot.html and select “Hot Items by Category” from the menu on the left.
eBay Pulse = “a daily snapshot of current trends, hot picks, and cool stuff on eBay”. Go to http://pulse.ebay.com/ to see eBay Pulse in action.
Merchandising Calendar = eBay promotes specific categories on its home page each month. Savvy eBayers know that this home page exposure results in more interest in such categories. Go to http://pages.ebay.com/sellercentral/calendar.html to view the current Merchandising Calendar.
I also use a tool called Deep Analysis by Hammertap which is an excellent market research tool to use for ebay selling. It gives you the percentage of successful auctions in each category, types of products that actually sell, most succesful sellers in each category, and many more.