Products Selling Tips for Online Sellers: How to Decide what to Sell on eCommerce Storefronts and Shopping Websites
Look for the products which you find selling is easiest for you and interests you. Perishable products or those with a short shelf life should be avoided unless you have an expertise.
Products which are unique and not easily available are also bestsellers.
Then Come the next basic question in the selling process:
Can you afford to give some discounts to new or returning customers?
Who would be your potential customers?
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#1. Analyzing the current trends and market trends is a great way to begin gathering ideas and get a hang of the market. There are many popular online publications like Trend Watching, Trend Hunter, Spring Wise, etc.
# 3. Social sites like Pinterest and Instagram are not just for sharing pictures but can be a goldmine to understand trending consumer products.
# 4. B2B wholesale marketplaces like Alibaba, Tradekey, Gochina, Global Sources, Madeinchina etc can also give a detail into the current product demand, market and supply.
# 5. B2C marketplaces like eBay, Etsy, Amazon, Snapdeal, etc also give an insight of the product which has more demand in the market.
# 6. Newspapers and magazines are the most conventional yet effective way to feel the pulse of the market. Look for the products which are being advertised the most in the print publications. Lifestyle section of the newspaper is the haven for your hunt.
# 7. Trade magazines are a must read if you are looking to sell to a specific industry type. There are industry specific trade magazines also available.
b. Find a product which addresses to the pain point of the customer.
c. Look for a product which can be a value for money and not easily available.
d. Find out a product which consumers are passionate about. It can anything luxury, utility and/ or daily use.
e. Find out something that interests you the most and appeals to you the most and look out for like-minded consumers.
f. Look for the keyword that customers are searching the most and research product accordingly.
Other than all this, consider sourcing the products from a supplier to begin with rather than going for your own manufacturing which involves a lot of setup and production cost.
Products which are lighter and of less volume are easier to ship and involves low packaging, shipping cost as well as often have a higher margin. In the case of heavy products, the breakage and wastage during shipping etc is also high.
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