Every one of you must be aware of eBay as it is one of the leading ecommerce platform. However, I have never given it any importance –so far – to understand what to sell on eBay and what kind of sells best on eBay.
One day, I was scrolling on Reddit and came across this thread.
That’s where the curiosity ignited in me to know what are the best things to sell on eBay for profits. Soon I realized the curiosity is not enough. It needs some proper research to find out the best selling items on eBay.
So, after spending ten hours of research and writing, I finally found 14 best things to sell on eBay.
These are some of the products and items that you can sell eBay quickly with significant profits.
But before starting the list, let me answer some questions of people regarding eBay.
Is eBay Safe?
Yes, eBay is a safe and legit platform. eBay owns PayPal, which makes it a secure platform for the transaction. Nonetheless, sellers still have to make some extra safety measures.
Is it worth it to sell on eBay?
eBay is a great platform to earn hundreds and thousands of dollars quickly. According to the sellers of the US, eBay is the most popular online marketplace of 2020.
Moreover, over 2 billion daily transactions happen on eBay. Consideration these stats, it is definitely worth it to sell on eBay.
Now, coming back to the list.
I can assure you that you will find this guide extremely handy to find out the top-selling items on eBay. At the end of the list, I have also mentioned some methods for you to find the best selling items on eBay within minutes.
So, without further ado, let’s begin.
1. Vintage Items
The online industry of vintage products has been growing at a staggering rate of 5.9% (2014-2019), bringing in the revenue of whopping $1.5 billion.
Vintage antiques and collectibles are always trending on eBay. You can easily facilitate a significant number of buyers willing to get any vintage items for their collection, such as vintage watches, the 80s & 90s clothing, vintage jewelry, etc.
These items do not need to list for too long. Just list them, and within a week, you will start receiving several bids for your products.
Look at these vintage watches that have been listed for $400+ and have already received 33 bids.
Just make sure to add informative and complete descriptions to get interested and genuine buyers.
2. Clothing & Shoes
This one is pretty cliché yet cannot be ignored.
If I talk about selling fashion items on eBay, then clothes and shoes will always top the list.
However, you need to follow trends to under what’s trending on eBay and worldwide. So keep an eye on trends, and you will find your winning product to sell on eBay.
Like you all know that summers are around the corner, and the trends of flips flops are likely to boost worldwide.
As expected, here I found this Alpine Swiss Flip Flops trending on eBay that has been sold 14 times in the last 24 hours.
Similarly, in dresses, this Summer V Neck shirt has been selling amazingly well.
So, you must keep an eye on trends and adopt a proactive by stocking the items before a season arrives. Also, keep checking our trending products list (updated every month) to get killer ideas regarding what to sell on eBay.
3. Books (pre-owned & new)
Amazon might be the pioneer of selling books; nonetheless, eBay has become the hub for bookworms.
eBay bidding pricing is ideal for selling any secondhand and preowned book.
Let me share a personal experience.
I buy two to three books each month from a local street vendor after reading a book. I return it and a get 50% of the money back. One of my books, my current read (as I am writing this), is Lesley Hazelton’s The First Muslim that I bought for $1.5.
Now that I am writing this guide so, I check the pre-owned selling price of this book.
So, this means that I can sell this book for almost a 300% profit margin (excluding shipping). As per this little assumption, books turn out to be a profitable item to sell on eBay.
4. DVD & Blu-ray discs
I was so unaware of the potential of DVDs and Blu-Rays Discs, guilty as charged.
DVD and Blu-ray discs are selling like a hot cake, especially if they are related to franchises such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Marvel.
You can easily cash-in the madness of die-hard fans of any series and franchise by targeting the right audience.
Make sure to aware of what movie, series, or franchise is the talk of the town and generate easy money from its fan base.
5. Mobile Accessories
Mobile accessories are one of the evergreen items to sell online. There is a massive market on eBay for cell phone accessories.
If you want to make money quick and cheap on eBay, then you must start selling these items, especially mobile screen protector.
eBay best sellers page always shows screen protectors on top of the list on the mobile phone accessories category.
Apart from glass protectors, phone cases, pop sockets, phone rings, phone holders, and phone ring lights are also top-selling items on eBay.
6. Collectibles Toys
The online industry of collectibles toys has been growing at supersonic speed, generating a revenue of $2.4 billion worldwide and $1.5 billion from the US market alone.
These collectible toys are one of the sought after items on eBay.
The popular collectibles include Star Wars, Model Train, and Hot Wheel always remain at the top of the list.
Currently, Avengers Endgame collectible toys are hottest.
This McDonald’s Happy Meal Endgame toys have been sold more than 3000 times, and it is still trending on eBay.
7. Home Decor
Home décor industry is the most stable and evergreen.
I have never seen worldwide trends so high in demand for over the years. Home décor market value is estimated to reach $232 billion by 2021.
Any item related to this industry is going to be a sure-shot winner on eBay.
Although hundreds of products could fall under the home décor category, yet lighting, mini garden items, sofa covers, bed sheets, wallpapers, and coffee tables are among best-selling items on eBay.
8. Video Games & Accessories
Selling video games and consoles on eBay are a pretty good investment. The gaming industry is huge and expected to grow up to $300 billion by 2025.
There is a massive gaming community present on eBay that is frequently looking for used and new items related to gaming.
You can sell multiple things in the gaming category, such as
• Gaming Headset, Keyboard & Chair
• Replacement Case
All in all, everything related to gaming sells excellent on eBay.
9. Trading Cards
Trading cards are small think paper cards that contain images of any person with some text.
Fans of different sports prefer to have these with their favorite sports person picture, especially baseballs fan. However, now NBA and Football trading are also in trend.
Fans of different sports come to eBay in search of these trading cards that makes it one of the best things to sell on eBay.
10. Collectible Folding Knives
Collectible knife is one of the top items that spark impulse buying decisions, thus makes it one of the most comfortable items to flip on eBay.
You can get this product at a much lower price on Aliexpress and list it for up to a 10x rate on eBay. This makes it one of the most profitable products and best dropshipping products to sell on eBay.
11. Detailing Clothes (shorts & jackets with Patches)
Well, I get this idea after watching Hairy Tornado’s YouTube video in which he sold a Ralph Lauren shorts for $100 that he bought from a thrift shop for $1.25.
The secret of why he could sell this short for so much money was the detailing and additional military patches that make it much more valuable for eBay buyers.
After some research and it came out to be true – Some additional patches and detailed stitching do make a difference and make the product outrank the others.
More stickers, stitches, and patches really boost the value of the product.
So, it is a significant breakthrough item for you if you want to start making some good money on eBay. Go to some Goodwill bins lookout these kinds of clothes to make some quick money online.
12. Card Game: Magic the Gathering
Magic card is the first collectible trading card game that has been played by 20+ million people. From 2008 to 2016, over 20 billion magic cards have been printed.
The popularity of these cards has much more significant on eBay than on any other ecommerce marketplace.
You can even sell a single card for a reasonable price, depending on its power/toughness.
Either you are familiar with MTG or not, but you cannot miss a vast community to serve on eBay.
13. Vitamins & Dietary Supplements
Health and beauty category is vastly popular on eBay, and one of the most top-selling products in this category are vitamin and dietary supplements.
Dietary supplement demand is booming, its value estimated at $123.28 billion in 2019, and expected to grow up to $230.7 billion by 2027.
Fat burner, vitamins, and keto dieting pills would sell like a hot cake on eBay.
14. Body Wellness & Pain Relief
In body wellness, you can find hundreds of products to sell with a higher profit margin.
Compression socks, compression gloves, and back supporter are some of the best dropshipping products that you can sell on eBay and make high profits.
You just need to find the right supplier to source these products, and you could easily become one of the bestsellers on eBay.
How to Find Best Selling Items on eBay
There are 2 free ways to find the best selling products on eBay.
- eBay explore
Both methods are quite straight forward. So, let’s start one by one.
This site is eBay own dedicated page like Amazon bestsellers page where you can find the best selling product.
You can find the most selling items of the last seven days, last day, and even the previous hour.
On this page, you check the item bestselling item category and sort out the list by “sold items” or “viewed item.”
Similarly, to find what is trending on eBay, just go to eBay explore page and click “trending” option on top.
Here you will find all the items with the six-weeks trend-charts along with the searches of each particular item.
This page reveals the most popular and trending items on eBay. You just need to write the keyword in its search box, and it will what is the most popular thing on eBay.
Here is how you should use it
Go to watchcount.com and click on “Most Watched 2.0.”
Enter the keyword of the product you want to search for. Like here, I entered the “T-shirt” in the search box. Make sure to check the country below to search in the right market.
And here it is, I get the bestselling t-shirts on eBay.
Every eBay top sellers frequently use these tools, so should you if you want to become one.
eBay is undoubtedly the leading platform to make some good and quick money. I hope you must get some ideas about what to sell on eBay with good profits.
Just follow this guide, then try out these products and start making money fast with the right profit margin.
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