As everyone knows, selling on eBay is great for getting rid of 'junk' you would otherwise throw out, and making money for you in the process. In the past I've sold CDs I no longer listened to, movies I no longer watched, books I no longer read, even clothes I no longer worn. However, unless you've accumulated tons of stuff over the years, you will likely run out of old and useless things to sell.
So where do you go about finding things to sell on eBay?
I wanted to continue making some extra cash on the side, and potentially making a living selling on eBay full-time so I had to keep finding things to sell on eBay. After doing some research, I discovered that the vast majority of eBay power sellers buy products at discount prices from wholesalers and re-sell them at a higher price for a profit.
But where do you go to find wholesalers? It looks like other sellers do not like to tell away where they are souring their products from, which I I can completely understand because otherwise you could be stealing business from them. It was very difficult for me to find suppliers for products I was interested in selling, and once I found a few I had no idea if they were good or not. It was even more difficult to find reviews for each supplier.
Finding things to sell on eBay from wholesalers is not an easy task.
Usually when you buy from a wholesaler, you need to buy more than just one thing. Products are usually sold in dozens or at least half a dozen. Depending on what the product is, this can add up! I knew that I would feel a lot better forking over money to a company which may be halfway around the world if someone else already had a good experience dealing with them. I've read quite a few horror stories online about how people have been ripped off by scams or illegitimate businesses.
Wholesale directories can help you with finding things to sell on eBay.
I came across some wholesale directories online and thought seriously about joining them. The two main directories I was deciding between both offered a large database of thousands of wholesale suppliers, as well as some educational material to help you get started.
In the end I decided to go with Salehoo, the top reason being I was just starting out, did not have too much spare money and the price was just right. The membership price you pay for Salehoo is a ONE-TIME, lifetime fee. That is the best part I have to say, no recurring monthly fees, ever! And you know the database is only going to grow, so the value you are getting from your membership can only increase!
Since I've joined, I have found some really good suppliers. Before I buy from any supplier, I always read the reviews posted by other Salehoo members, or simply post a message in the friendly and helpful forum to poll other people's opinions and experiences.