How to Find the Best Selling Dropship Products
There are several ways to find best selling products for dropshippers. Some of
these methods may be no-brainers, such as asking around and doing general searches, but a good way to research popular products is to utilize the advanced search function on sites like Amazon and eBay. Considering you will likely be doing your selling on sites like these anyway, they provide a central location for all of your
For the online auction site, the process is quite simple. Once you are on the eBay
home page, click on advanced search. From here you can type in keywords for the
types of items you wish to sell. For example, if you intend to sell lawn chairs
you can type this into the keyword search.
Next you want to sort the results by the highest price first. This will give you
an idea of what the maximum prices are for your style of product and help you
determine how you should be pricing your own items. The last thing you want to
do is check the box marked ‘completed listings’. What we want to do here is look
at all the recent sales that were successful for this product, rather than seeing
those still up for auction.
From this simple search you can see what types of products are selling frequently.
You can also see how much those items are selling for and how long ago it was
when they last sold. It is these types of statistics that a successful dropshipper
will need to keep an eye on.
Amazon has a similarly easy system. From their home page, one can select a category
of products. For example, books, DVDs, or computer software. Once in this category
a new bar of options appears at the top of the screen for this type of product.
One of these new options is called ‘bestsellers’. From here you can find what
specific products are selling well in that category at the moment. Since this
list is updated hourly, it gives the dropshipper current information to work with.
It also provides the price for these products, how many other sellers are offering
them and how long they have been popular.
Both Amazon and eBay’s search functions are invaluable tools to the dropshipper.
They have simple, easy-to-use interfaces and they provide accurate, up to date information.
The most appealing aspect of these, however, is that both are completely free to use.
There are more ways to find high selling dropshipping products including, but not
limited to, asking local businesses what is popular, doing web searches on your
products, or finding specific web sites that track the popularity of your product.
For example a website that tracks the highest rated and most rented video games
might help you discover which ones to sell and which ones not to. These methods can
also help the new dropshipper, but a combination of many different sources will
help you find the best products to sell.