Best Selling Niches on EBay
Finding a niche market is one of the key ingredients to really making it when starting to sell online. Did you know that beginner sellers are much more successful when they appeal to a very small market, rather than trying to appeal to everyone?
Finding your niche market isn’t always easy – it takes time and persistence to find the right products to sell.
To get you thinking, and hopefully inspire some of your own ideas, I want to share research on 5 product ideas with you.
While some ideas might seem abstract; that is exactly what a great niche is; very precise and seemingly difficult to source.
I found a great way to find niche market ideas. It will even tell you if the product will compete on eBay. It’s called SaleHoo Research and Analysis Lab.
Honestly, I came across it when I couldn’t join The Wholesale Formula because of the price tag. I started looking around for alternatives. I’m glad I couldn’t afford TWF now!
No huge investment to get started so it’s perfect for newbies like me. You choose the profit percentage you want, the price and competition too. SaleHoo will even provide direct email contact with the wholesaler you choose. With 8000 wholesalers and 1.6 million products to choose from, you’re sure to find great products that are profitable.
SaleHoo collects data from all of the eBay auctions and then accurately predicts the success (or otherwise!) of items at auction. So it makes the business of finding a profitable niche market foul-proof.
Whether you’re interested in SaleHoo or not, here’s some great niche markets on EBay that you can take advantage of today!
Niche Market #1: Heart Rate Monitors
These are used by athletes, gym goers and by people who need to keep an eye on their heart rate.
Why are they such an exciting niche item?
- They have a 75% success rate on eBay (75% of all monitors listed on eBay in the last three months sold!)
- They are lightweight and easy to ship and store
- One size fits all
Niche Idea #2: Plus Size Shoes
Many people with large feet find it very difficult to find shoes that fit them comfortably from regular retail stores.
What makes plus size shoes such a good product?
- While commonly made by popular shoe makers, stores often order a handful of larger sized pairs. What’s that mean for you? More and more, large-footed friends must buy online to get what they need.
- They have a high success rate on eBay (women’s size 11 sell at 61.9% and men’s size 14 at 75%
- Both men and women alike can require plus size shoes (Hot tip: women’s size 11+ high heels could make a great little niche)
Niche Market #3: Plus Size Maternity Wear
Here’s another plus-size item with huge success on eBay.
It’s a profitable niche because:
- Maternity and baby gear always work. I mean people are always going to have babies, so you’ll never run out of customers!
- Clothing items are easy to ship as they light and not fragile.
Niche Idea #4: Military Insignia
Collectibles always make great niches and you can dig really deep to find the best ones. They are also a perfect for people who are interested in them to sell – you’ll find it much easier and much more rewarding when you sell something you enjoy. To really niche it up, go for US military insignia from the Vietnam War which is big on eBay.
Why military insignia makes an excellent niche:
- It rarely dates or goes out of fashion
- There are so many sub-niches to discover like Russian war medals and World War 2 helmets.
Niche Market #5: Antique Clocks
Another great collectible item
Antique clock are a first-rate niche because:
- You’ll appeal to both collectors and home decorators
- They have an eBay success rate of over 67%
- You can often pick these up very cheaply from flea markets and yard sales, then sell them on to make a profit
Niche items really are the way to go for newbie sellers and there are so many out there you won’t get bored. Best of all they will make you money!
As I mentioned at the beginning, SaleHoo is how I figure out which niche markets are profitable. But did you know that it also has 8,000+ legitimate wholesale suppliers?