So many of us list some items on eBay and then wonder why, after the usual seven day auction as run it's course, why they haven't sold. Cutting to the chase, nobody wants it. Nobody wants to buy the items you are offering. Maybe the price is too high, or simply people aren't searching for the things you're listing. So what are the best things to list on the site? What are the easiest things to sell on eBay in order to actually make money? Let's take a look at some of these top sellers and what sells well, week in, week out, minute in, minute out!
Branded Tech & Gadgets
When people are looking for branded tech and gadgets, one of the first places many go is to eBay. If you are able to sell high end products at an attractive price you'll be surprised at how many sales you make. Consider what you're selling. Make sure the photos you take of the item are top notch. That includes ensuring the copy is decent too. If it's time for a phone upgrade or you simply couldn't say no to that price you found for a new 50″ TV, you can still part ways with your old stuff and make cash.
People will even buy branded stuff that is broken as many people know how to fix them. Did you know that up to ten iPhone related items sell on eBay every single minute? That's a lot of Apple goods! The average sale price in the tech category is over £100. That's not something to be sniffed at!
Next up on our list of easiest things to sell on eBay is home decor. Consider just how many people are looking to spruce (yes we said spruce!) up their houses throughout the year. The might want to decorate the sideboard for the season. Perhaps have a complete overhaul of how the front room looks. Home decor on eBay is easily accessible and the fact you can buy it in just a few clicks is appealing for buyers. Maybe you're sick of how your living room looks but these items you invested in still have worth and there might be someone else who loves that style. From sofas to lamps to coffee tables and foot stools, there are loads of popular products in this category and they sell for a good price.
Just as people love to do up their homes, they love to concentrate on the outdoors too. The garden centre isn't always the job that we all want to put at the top of our lists. Being able to click a few buttons to get gardening products delivered is perfect for a lot of folk. Think about hosepipes, planters and watering cans. Even outdoor living items like BBQs and garden furniture. eBay is the perfect place for these things to sell. You're also looking at an average sales price of around £80. The grass can always be greener!
This one is perfect especially for the New Year. However people find themselves wanting to get fit all through the year these days. The average sales price for items in fitness gear categories is only about £30, so that's not a lot for buyers to actually part with, as they consider the new body they wish to carve and create through blood, sweat and tears. That can add up for you though, especially if you have a good range of products. You'll also be able to cover a wide range of sports and fitness areas from running to football to gold and home gyms.
Fashion & Shoes
eBay is one of the top places to go for fashion and buying shoes. People often buy the items, wear them once and then sell them. The idea being trying to reclaim some of the money they parted with in the first place. There are also people who buy things on sale, decide they're not for them and then simply put them on eBay and they'll likely make more than they paid, especially if they items are BNWT (brand new with tags).
Shoes are a hugely searched item on eBay. From branded high heels to go with that new dress you've also bid for, to well known names of trainers like Converse and Vans. If you're selling, you'll be able to list in a category that sells a pair every 10 seconds. That's a lot of shoes being purchased and shipped around the world!
For those people who are looking for specific collectibles, eBay is often the go to destination. The thing with eBay is that you get loads of items shown on your screen from all over the country. You can buy them quite easily, if you're happy to pay the shipping price too. Lots of us enjoy collecting certain things. This could be comic books, Warhammer, trading cards or even stamps. If you're looking for a certain missing part of your collection, eBay is the place to find it.
Similarly, if you have items which people might be looking for, you can put a decent price on them. If you've invested a lot of time in collecting items like Steve Carell's character in The 40 Year Old Virgin, you could make a lot of money by selling them on a few decades later. Lego is a huge part of the eBay collectible category and you can find rare items that you maybe didn't even know existed!
As you can see, there are some fantastic categories that, if you get involved with and price your products well, you can earn a great amount from the average price paid per item. Whether you decide that branded branded tech is the road for you, or you want to finally rid yourself of those collectibles you've had for a fair few decades, there is money to be made by selling on eBay. What else would you consider adding to the list of easiest things to sell on eBay? Let us know your success stories!