Hot Selling Items On Ebay: How To Use Them For Your Own Benefit
As an owner of a dropshipping store, most likely, you use AliExpress as your source of suppliers. For a number of reasons, it is the most convenient platform to import products from.
Still, you can benefit from other huge online retailers as well! For example, in this article, we will talk about hot selling items on eBay and their importance for your business.
When you are looking for the best products to sell in your dropshipping store, it’s a good idea to consider other places than AliExpress. There, you can look for interesting ideas, and even identify the most demanded items! And this is exactly what we will be talking about today.
Why might it be important to check hot selling items on eBay?
eBay itself is not a really convenient platform for dropshipping. Nevertheless, you can benefit from it heavily thanks to smart product research.
Consider these points:
- You can find highly interesting stats on eBay
If you go on Explore Ebay, you’ll be able to see the most often sold (or viewed) items across 36 product categories. You can filter your search results and view the data for the last hour, the previous day, or the last 7 days. Plus, you can apply region-specific settings and get the results for the USA, Australia, Germany, or the UK specifically. Obviously, if you understand what people buy most often, it will be easier for you to create a winning product offer in your store!
- eBay buyers are different from AliExpress users
As you can guess it, eBay users and AliExpress fans represent 2 different types of customers. Most likely, they differ by their level of income, product preferences, and buying habits. It means that by exploring eBay, you actually research a whole new customer segment – the one that you’d hardly reach with your AliExpress analysis. And, the more you know about the existing types of buyers and their distinctive features, the better you can tailor your business to specific clients’ needs!
- Lots of eBay items are available on AliExpress
That’s probably the most important factor to consider. So, basically, lots of items from eBay can easily be found on AliExpress. It gives you an incredible advantage: you can identify the best selling eBay items in the necessary category, find the identical ones on AliExpress, and add them to your store!
Sounds tempting, right? Let’s look at an example!
How to research top selling items on eBay
Again, let’s take a look at the Explore eBay page.
Let’s suppose I already have a dropshipping store, and I have chosen a niche for it. In this case, I can simply think of items that would suit my store, and type the necessary product name in the search bar.
The search results give me a general understanding of the suitable items that are frequently bought on eBay. I can try changing the period and region of search, and also consider the items that are commonly viewed.
Even though they are not commonly purchased, people still look for them – and it means that the potential demand is quite high.
Now, let’s suppose that I don’t have a store yet, and I only have a vague idea of what I want to sell. In this case, I won’t type a specific product name in the search bar. Instead, I will check the offered categories one by one, and look at the products featured there. This is how I will understand what people actually buy, and what I can offer them.
For example, I’ve decided to pick the Baby category, and view the most sold items in the last 7 days across the US.
Here is the results page!
On the preview plate, I can see the product name and price, its shipping cost, and the amount of buyers who made a purchase in the last 7 days.
I can click the plate with the item I like, and I will be taken to the single product page. Here, I see more details: seller’s name and rating, shipping terms, detailed product description, and, most importantly, product pictures. They are crucial because they will help me find the identical products on AliExpress.
How to find best selling eBay items on AliExpress?
Let’s suppose you want to add this item to your store, and you need to find its exact match on AliExpress.
Here, you generally have 2 options.
The first one is to search by image.
Here, you simply add the product image of the necessary item. It’s a good idea to also write the “aliexpress” word in the search bar to narrow down the results.
And when you scroll down this page, you can see the actual AliExpress pages that contain the same images. It means that you’ve found the products that are exactly the same as the hot selling eBay items!
Now, you can simply go through these results, and pick the best match: the one that has the best price, the quickest delivery, the highest product rating, and the most positive reviews. That would be the perfect item to import to your store!
If you can’t find the exact match with this method, don’t worry: try using the regular search on AliExpress, and sort the results by the number of orders.
Basic rules for searching the matching products
It doesn’t matter what’s the source of your new product ideas: it might be eBay, or Amazon, or any other online retail platform. When you browse AliExpress in your search for the exactly identical items from these resources, there are 3 main rules to follow:
- For a textual search, use 2-3 main words
Most likely, you won’t find the desired item on AliExpress if you use the same long product name as the eBay seller does. Pick 2-3 words that describe the product type, and 1-2 words that specify the distinctive features of these products.
- Check the pictures carefully
Examine the picture gallery of the source product. It will make it easier for you to identify whether the similar AliExpress item you’ve found is really identical to this offer.
- Make sure that product details match
How many product pieces are included in this offer? What’s the size and dimensions of the product(s)? What are the main item(s) features? Compare these details of the AliExpress item you’ve found with the description of the source product. Otherwise, there is a risk of importing an irrelevant product that might be not that interesting to your buyers.
Now, let’s create a sample product selection of AliExpress items identical to popular eBay items! For this purpose, I’ll take the Baby products category that I have shown earlier, and explore all the various educational toys on the market.
Finger puppet toys
AliExpress price – US $2.28, rating – 4.9*, number of orders – 2263
Educational puzzle mat
AliExpress price – US $1.12, rating – 4.6*, number of orders – 1757
Alphabetical fridge magnet
AliExpress price – US $1.92-3.87, rating – 4.7*, number of orders – 467
AliExpress price – US $0.97, rating – 4.7*, number of orders – 3944
AliExpress price – US $1.08, rating – 4.9*, number of orders – 719
AliExpress price – US $1.42, rating – 5.0*, number of orders – 79
Musical toy phone
AliExpress price – US $1.25, rating – 4.5*, number of orders – 195
Tumbler rattle doll
AliExpress price – US $3.16, rating – 4.7*, number of orders – 2565
Glowing rubber duck
AliExpress price – US $1.14, rating – 4.5*, number of orders – 769
Suspended plush rattle
AliExpress price – US $1.66, rating – 4.8*, number of orders – 2278
AliExpress price – US $1.56, rating – 4.9*, number of orders – 4368
AliExpress price – US $0.95, rating – 4.4*, number of orders – 66
Hatching dinosaur eggs
AliExpress price – US $0.99, rating – 4.8*, number of orders – 2694
Flying LED ball
AliExpress price – US $3.40, rating – 4.8*, number of orders – 835
Squishy egg toy
AliExpress price – US $1.37, rating – 4.6*, number of orders – 116
Now, you know how to turn hot selling items on eBay into an astonishing product offer within your own dropshipping store – so let’s go for it!