If you have ever spent any time searching for wholesale lots to sell on eBay you have likely discovered that it can be a very time consuming and overwhelming experience. It may surprise you to know that one of the best places to find wholesale products is from eBay itself, although due to the category structure of eBay and decisions that sellers make when listing their products it can be very difficult to find them.
eBay does not have a specific category for wholesale lots, but instead a majority of the primary categories have a wholesale subcategory. For example, within the “DVD’s & Movies” category there is a “Wholesale Lots” subcategory that lists bulk lots of DVD’s, movie accessories and more. This makes it easy to find a product specific to this category, but if the product that you are searching for can fall into more than one category it can be difficult to comparison shop for the best price.
Another method is to use the advanced search feature of eBay. By searching for terms common to wholesale listings such as “wholesale lot”, “lot of” or “bulk lot” you can view results across all categories. With a little creative thought and the use of search modifiers you should be able to find any product that you are looking for. Placing quotation marks around a set of words will make them count as a phrase. The use of a minus symbol before the word will ensure that the word is not in the title. The asterisk symbol is counted as a wildcard and can be useful for searching for all forms of a word, for example searching for paint* would produce results for paints, painting, paintings, painter and other related words.
The advanced search feature can provide valuable information about the current value of a given item and how it should be listed for best results. Regardless of the pricing opinion of any manufacturer or guide the true value of anything is what people are willing to pay for it. Due to the number of transactions that occur daily on eBay the information that they provide is extremely accurate and very valuable. By using this information you quickly determine if there is profit in the wholesale product that you looking to sell. Further analysis can reveal the best category to list it in, the price begin at and the auction style to use. To take advantage of this information enter the product that you wish to search for in the advanced search box and select “completed listings” as the primary search option. Items within the returned results that did not sell will have their prices listed in red, while the items that did sell will be in green and have a “sold” box next to them.
There are more than 50,000 wholesale lots listed on eBay at any given time. With such a large selection of products why doesn’t everyone get their wholesale products there? The difficulty of finding wholesale products at a profitable price deters many people and others simply do not have the storage space or funds required to purchase items in bulk. Although I cannot help with your financial or storage needs using the methods listed in this article should aid in your search for wholesale lots to resell on eBay.