Last week we shared the results of a survey we conducted among the 60,000 eBay sellers who read the blog and use CrazyLister.
It showed us that the #1 struggle for sellers was – finding the best things to sell on eBay.
This post is an immediate reaction to this pain, and first of many soon to come additional resources, guides and tools to help you find the best items to sell online.
This FREE tool will show you the best selling items on eBay
Some time ago I noticed an interesting comment on one of the posts –
I replied to the comment and we scheduled a Skype call.
As it turns out – Kent Hamilton (the guy behind the comment) is a Website UI Developer with 16+ years experience, passionate about eBay and online sales.
Kent built a tool to help his friends and family solve a pain shared by many other eBay sellers – How to find the best things to sell on eBay?
In Kents words –
It all started with wanting to help my family and friends out research faster and easier to determine the top selling items on eBay as my mother and brother sell on ebay full-time. I also wanted to help those that have never sold anything on ebay get an idea of what sells best.This is the first tool and is really a work in progress. We would love to get feedback to know what you think about it currently and more importantly, what you would like to see added to the tool to make it more useful.
Here is a link to Kent’s tool – find the top selling items on eBay.
What does the tool show you?
Kent’s research tool shows you the best selling items on eBay based on various filters such as – Category, eBay site, price range, keywords, condition etc.
Note that the top selling items on eBay are not always an indication to what YOU should sell. It can help you uncover interesting niches where you can add value.
I have previously dedicated a post to the methods we used to find a profitable niche for our eBay business.
And here is a post about the Top selling items on eBay in 2016, which provides deeper insights on the best things to sell on eBay, answering questions like –
- What eBay site has the best sell-through rate?
- What eBay site has the best sell-through rate? What categories have the highest sell-through rates?
- What is the average price for a sold item per eBay site?
How does the tool work?
Let me explain how it works: Ebay limits some of what we can search. Basically you select a number of products to search. What the search is actually based on is the most viewed items.
in a specific category. So if you select Searching Products from Top: 200
This will get 200 total top viewed products from eBay USA and then filter the top viewed from the antiques category.
An example would be 200 total top viewed items on eBay / antiques category, out of those 74 are listed on eBay USA – so you’ll see 74 results.
Help Kent improve the research tool!
Kent asked for help from the CrazyLister community with gathering feedback on how he should improve the tool.
Knowing that this is a highly valuable tool for many of you, I happily dedicated this post to Kent’s project.
Feel free to play with the research tool and leave feedback as a comment on this post –
- What should Kent improve?
- What functionality would you like him to add?
- What filters should he add?
- Is there any additional info you’d like to see on the results page?
And whatever else you can advise to Kent.