How to Find the Most Popular Products so You can Sell Stuff Online in the BEST Markets
If you want to sell stuff online then you need to know what the most popular products are so that you know people will buy what you have to offer.
I'm about to show you how you can use eBay, Amazon and a not so well known shopping site to find out what the most popular products are today.
By the end of this article you will be ready to sell stuff online and have people clearing out your inventory in no time!
eBay has Your Answer
When you want to know what the most popular products are today then it only makes sense to go to some of the most popular sites online, right? By going to these sites you can find out what people are buying at incredible rates so that you know what they are actively looking for and can sell stuff online in that market or sell someone else's product as an affiliate and bring in a ton of sales. And you don't want to look at just any sites either... you want to go to places where people are buying things! So that's why I'm going to first suggest you head on over to eBay; it's ranked number 23 right now out of all the sites in the world.
When you get to eBay, hold your mouse over "Sell" at the top right and a drop down menu will appear. You want to click "What's Hot"; this will take you to eBay Pulse. And when you're on this page you're going to see so much helpful information. You're going to see what people are searching for the most. And you can even see what items have a ton of people watching them.
When you know what people are searching for in a marketplace like eBay then you know that it's what they are looking to buy. It's like someone walking around with a shopping cart at a store... usually they don't just browse the store and never put anything in their cart; they came there for a reason! And right now it looks like people are really looking for electronic gadgets, which is a pretty common trend. Plus, when you know what auctions people are watching, you know that it must be a really hot item that people are thinking about bidding on. And guess what else... you can see how those people are marketing their items in order to get that much attention. Yep, go check out their sales copy!
Amazon has Your Answer Too
And you don't want to forget about Amazon either! This marketplace is actually outranking eBay as it's sitting at number 17 right now. So that means that a ton of people are coming here to buy all kinds of products, which also means it's a great place to sell stuff online. How do I know? Well, because I buy stuff there all the time and I'm not weird enough to be the only one that does it! They literally have almost everything for sale at Amazon. Yes, they do have kitchen sinks ;).
So go to Amazon and click "Shop All Departments" at the top left; it's a big orange button. This is going to show you a directory of all the different types of products they have to offer. So skim through the directory to get an idea as to what's there and decide on what areas you want to check out first. Then all you have to do is start clicking... I'll start with MP3 Players & Accessories.
OK, now on this page you'll want to scroll down just a little bit and then look all the way to the right. What do you see? That's right; a bestsellers list! These products are the most popular products in this department. Imagine that... iPods have their own bestsellers list ;). And you can do this for any department that really fits what you'd like to promote. Get an idea as to what's selling the best, how they market it through their copy and what features their product has.
Even Shopping.com has Your Answer
And yes, you can actually go to sites like Shopping.com to do some product research. Sure, it's only ranking in at number 990 right now, but that's still a lot of traffic coming in to this site. Plus, this site is made specifically for people looking to buy products. Why else do you think it's named Shopping.com?
People come here to read reviews and see what items are really the best products for the price. You get pictures, prices, reviews and it's not just showing you results from just one store. No, they give you links to a bunch of different stores that are selling the same products so that you can compare prices and really save a lot of money. Plus you can even see what stores are ranked the highest so that it's not a nightmare to buy a product from them.
What's all of this mean for you? Well, you know that people come here to research and then buy products so it's a valuable resource especially when you see what's on their front page. Right off to the right side you can see what products are really selling at the moment. It shows you the top 5 selling items in the best categories and you can check out each product for more information on how they're marketing it. And then on the left you can check out their directory and when you click through you'll be able to see the most popular products and searches on the right, near the bottom. So they're really hooking you up with a lot of good statistics!
These sites are proven to let you tap into the market and see what products are truly the most popular products online today. So check out eBay Pulse, Amazon's directory and search all over Shopping.com's site and maybe you'll find a stand out product that sells the best on all three of those sites! Now you can be sure to succeed when you sell stuff online because you know what people are hungry for!