Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Ideal Type of Product to Sell on eBay

Consumable products are the ideal type of product to sell in any business, including eBay. Why?

1) Consumables run out and have to be replenished.
2) Consumable products create a stream of repeat customers.
3) Once type of consumable can lead to others in the same niche and are easy to cross sell.

Ok, so what are consumables? These are products that are used up by the customer and must be replenished on a regular basis. Some good examples include:

Vitamins and supplements
Printer ink and cartridges
Hair Care Products
Diet and Weight Loss Products
Gourmet Food Items

The key to an auto-pilot eBay business with consumables is having a reliable source for your product. You don't have to look far. Try warehouse clubs like Sams and Costco. These members clubs have different merchandise in different parts of the country. Yours may offer something that is not available everywhere in the nation, or the world. You can also try a wholesaler. Click here for a list of 395 eBay friendly wholesalers along with 5 important facts for choosing profitable wholesale products to sell on eBay.

Happy Selling,

1 comment:

Michelle M. said...

I know this is an old post, but I hope you'll still be able to answer my question. What kind of liability do ebay sellers have to worry about when selling packaged food items? I have looked at some gourmet food to sell, but not sure how buyers feel about purchasing from a small-time, home seller.