There are essentially two ways you can dig around for products to sell on eBay: slogging through it manually, or having a handy-dandy tool to help you out. We here at RepricerExpress are fans of the latter because hey, it just means less work on your end.
1. Trending on eBay
With a name like that, it practically sells itself.
Finding items that are trending on eBay is one of the best ways you can get your finger on the pulse of what’s currently hot and in demand. It’s also a neat way of setting seasonal items aside in favour of what can get you sales right now, any time of year.
If you start off, you’ll get a bunch of random categories with ten trending items. These are updated regularly so you don’t have to worry about out-of-date information, but make sure to check back regularly so you don’t miss out.
Plus, seeing items from random categories can let you see immediately if they’re worth selling or not. Some might be too heavy/bulky/expensive to ship, while others will make that light bulb go off in your head.
The neat thing about using Trending on eBay is that you can gather information and make decisions in a matter of minutes. And once you’ve done that, it’s a far more direct process in obtaining those items, putting up product descriptions, and cashing in on their hotness.
What about if you want to know the most popular products on eBay in real time? Well, that’s DataLabs for you. They’ll show you what’s trending on eBay each hour so you can get the most live updates possible.
While the layout is a bit different from the previous tool, it’s still just as simple to use. Head to the ‘What’s Popular’ section and filter your search to include stuff from eBay.
Narrow things down a little more by selecting ‘Top Sold’ and using ‘Last Hour’ as your preferred timeline. Like the previous tool, it’ll show an assortment of items from different categories, but you can also select your own categories to more better match your own inventory.
And to use DataLabs in another way, you can search in a bit of an inverse way. Instead of just viewing the most popular last sold items, you can start off by choosing a category and seeing what’s trending within those. And — it also comes in handy if you’re stuck on product ideas and want to use category names as keyword searches to see what’s popular and possibly a good idea for you to sell.