The world of e-commerce is ever-growing and expanding. Not only is the number of sites expanding, but the number of items you can sell is also growing.
This can feel like both a blessing and a curse as you're faced with more products than you could ever remember and a hundred million reviews of the best items.
In this post, however, we have done the “homework” for you. We'll take an in-depth look at 10 of the best items you can start selling right away on eBay. From clothing and collectibles to electronics and antiques, there's something here for everyone!
We'll also provide tips for getting started and advice about making sure your listings stand out from the competition cause, let's be honest, the number of active sellers is astounding, even for a site as old as eBay. So let's get started!
1. Clothing, shoes, and accessories
The first product on our list may seem like a no-brainer; however, the clothing market begs to differ.
One of the most popular products you can sell on any site is clothing and, by extension, shoes; with eBay, that's no different. Selling clothes is a great way to make some extra money you no longer wear or have been sitting in your closet for years.
You may be sitting on a goldmine if you have some vintage clothing, whether tees or a gown from the 50s.
In the shoe category, crocs, dress shoes, vintage or used sneakers, and double buckle sandals were at the top of the search list.
You can also purchase clothes from thrift stores, estate sales, or yard sales and resell them at a higher price. To maximize profits, you must inspect each item carefully before listing it and ensure that it is in good condition with no rips or stains.
Another great option for selling on eBay is collectibles. Whether you're an avid collector or you want to make extra cash, there's always a market for collectibles.
Some of the products you can sell include :
- Vintage items, posts, stamps, coins
- Modern and historical military equipment
- Collectible knives, blades, swords, and other memorabilia can often fetch a nice price on eBay.
One thing to note with selling collectibles, especially online, is that the market is ever-changing. What sells today might not sell tomorrow.
Additionally, you will need to take really good photos that showcase any issues. Some collectors may feel duped if you list a product as mint and they find some scratches.
However, through eBay, as there is already a pre-existing customer base and sellers you can, you can look at previous catalogs and get an idea of the pricing. This is especially helpful if you're new to selling.
Moreover, always research before listing any items; you want to be sure that what you're selling is authentic and in good condition.
3. Jewelry and watches
Selling jewelry on e Bay is another lucrative option you can go for. The global jewelry market, as of 2023, was valued at $356.36 billion. This market size shows extreme promise for big corporations and smaller businesses.
A watch sells on eBay every five seconds. This may be because we are all drawn to a good bargain or some other inhuman reason. You can also sell fine jewelry, such as engagement rings and earrings. Whether you have gently used pieces from your collection or are selling new pieces purchased from a retail store, you can make some extra money by reselling them on the platform.
As is with everything, make sure that each item is authentic and in good condition before listing it, and include clear photos of the jewelry from multiple angles.
Kids love toys, and so do adults! Selling toys on eBay can be a great way to make some extra money by reselling gently used items or buying new ones from retailers. Before listing any toys, check for signs of wear and tear and take clear photos of each item so potential buyers can get an accurate sense of what they're getting.
Categories under toys;
- Action figures – these can be from movies or video games
- Collectible card games – individual cards
Electronics are also popular items to sell on eBay. You can sell your old electronics, including your old iPhones, laptops, or tablets, new or used, from online auctions and resell them for profit.
If you also have broken electronics (broken Apple watches, mobile phones, or computers), you can also sell them. People will buy them for parts.
However, if you know what you're doing and are handy, you can try fixing and reselling them.
Just make sure that the electronics you're selling are in working order before listing them, and include detailed descriptions of the item's features, functions, and condition in the listing description. You should also take high-quality photos so potential buyers can get a real sense of the item's condition.
6. Health and Beauty products
A quick search on eBay and you will be bombarded with hundreds of listings on health and beauty products. This may be due to the growing number of people looking to take care of themselves. However, this number is here to stay.
Under this category, you can sell a number of items, such as :
- Skincare – you can sell sunscreens, lotion, night creams, and everything in between.
- Makeup -cosmetics are among one of the top-selling items on eBay. You can create your own line of products or resell limited items as long as they aren't expired.
- Hair care – the hair care industry is booming. From custom shampoos and conditioners to hair oils, there are numerous things you can sell under this category.
- Fragrances -Calvin Klein, Nautica, and Versace are the most popular brands.
Other items include vitamins, minerals, and lifestyle supplements.
Under fragrances for men
7. Automotive Parts:
Automotive parts are popular items to sell on eBay and can be a great source of income for car enthusiasts. There's always a demand for automotive parts on the platform, from engines to tires. Before listing any parts, double-check that they're in good condition with no visible damage or defects. You should also take clear photos of each item before listing it so potential buyers can get an accurate sense of what they're getting.
8. Craft Supplies
Etsy isn't the only place where the craft supply is high. If you can get your hands on anything from buttons, beads, colored paper, or pom poms, you can reign in a couple of bucks for yourself. Under craft supplies, if you are handy, you can cut up wooden blocks or slice up tree trunks and sell them.
A brief search on eBay will show that the market isn't saturated, especially if your niche is down.
Craft supplies offer an excellent way for sellers to upsell and cross sale on various items, as most people prefer to buy their supplies at once.
9. Home and Garden
Home and garden is another category on eBay that's remained a classic for many years that can be a great source of income.
Under this category, whether you're a new or more experienced seller, you can easily see a product margin.
From small kitchen appliances such as blenders and air fryers to larger items such as Fireplaces, Stoves, and Heating & Air Conditioning Systems, you can sell an endless selection of items.
As a seller under this category, you should make sure that the items you pick are high quality and, if possible, make improvements if you see something wrong with them.
10. Pet supplies
The pet industry is incredibly massive. From pet parents buying up the cutest dog /cat beds, they can get their hands on buying up cute toys.
This market offers numerous opportunities to sell various things, such as:
- Leashes and collars – you can create different leashes for different breeds and create custom designs for your products.
- Beds – you can go as quirky and as big or small as you'd like. You have to ensure sure that the bed is comfy. No one is buying a lumpy bed for their pet. You can also include pillows. Feedings mats and bowls – a well feed pet is a happy pet. Create different variations of feeding bowls with different designs to ensure both owner and pet have a memorable experience.
- Accessories – you can sell cute dog/cat/parrot tags, bandanas, or dog collars.
Tips to stand out from other sellers
Standing out from other sellers on e Bay is important in order to make a profit. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind;
- Ensure that your listings are clear and concise
- Take good-quality photos that accurately show the product's condition
- Provide precise and honey descriptions
- Answer your customer's questions promptly
- Consider offering discounts
- Take clear, high-quality photos of the items as well, since this will help attract potential buyers.
With so many different items to choose from, there's something for everyone on eBay! Just be sure to research the value of each item before listing it, and include clear photos with detailed descriptions so potential buyers know exactly what they're getting. With some effort, you'll be able to start selling and making money on eBay in no time!