What Categories are Hot on eBay Right Now?
What are the "hot" categories on eBay right now? I am not totally sure, but I can tell you which are doing the best right now by amount of sales. (Anybody remember "eBay Pulse?" eBay dropped that a while back, from the speculation of one user, due to their just not wanting to maintain it along with all the category and search changes).
But back to the "hot categories." According to the terapeak research tool, these include:
- Asian Antiques
- Art > Art from Dealers & Resellers
- Books > Nonfiction
- Collectibles > Comics
- Computers/Tablets & Networking > Laptops & Netbooks
- Business & Industrial > MRO & Industrial Supply
- Cameras & Photo > Lenses & Filters
- Cell Phones & Accessories > Cell Phones & Smartphones
- Clothing, Shoes & Accessories > Women's Clothing
- Coins & Paper Money > Bullion
- Consumer Electronics > TV, Video & Home Audio
- Crafts > Sewing & Fabric
- DVDs & Movies > DVDs & Blu-ray Discs
- Dolls & Bears > Dolls
- Entertainment Memorabilia > Music Memorabilia
Some other categories that caught my eye were:
- Music > Records
- Pet Supplies > Dog Supplies
- Toys & Hobbies > Action Figures
- Travel > Luggage
What are we to make of these categories having a high amount of sales? Asian antiques have been hot for a while, as American collectors and Asians themselves try to buy back the "before olds."
Art as a hot category surprised me somewhat, but not much, as art has actually been a sound investment over the years, if you pick the artist and scene wisely.
Laptops and cell phones always seem to be in high demand, but I did not expect "lenses and filters" in Cameras / photography. The professionals or professional amateurs must really like to pick their equipment carefully.
With eBay encouraging sellers to list crafts, and to have crafts in general to compete with Etsy, it's not a surprise that Sewing & Fabric would be in there.
Do these "hot" categories mesh with your experience on the eBay site? Where are you seeing the most sales, or where do you buy the most? Post a comment here!
As for Music > Records, we have heard vinyl is making a resurgence, and this would seem to bear that out.
Finally, we certainly can expect to see "luggage" on there, with this being a big travel season with millions set to move around by train, plane or automobile.