The most important factor in an eBay online store’s success is its ability to sell the most popular dropshipping items on the market.
With product research, eBay sellers can validate product ideas and sell products that will be in high demand online and, as a result, generate more sales.
In this guide, you’ll discover new ways to make more sales in May with the 21 top-selling items on eBay.
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What to Sell on eBay in May
We used the ZIK Analytic tool to analyse the top dropshipping products to sell in May.
ZIK Analytics helps you validate product ideas, see what your competitors are selling, strategies they are using and optimize your inventory to generate more sales.
When you search for a product in ZIK Analytics, you will see the following statistics:
- The sell-through rate, i.e the number of potential buyers for the top 100 listings
- The number of sold items
- The sales earnings in the last 30 days
- The number of successful listings in the last 30 days
- The average product price
The sell through rate and successful listings are two data points that help to understand the demand and chances to succeed competitors.
There’s also an overall sales percentage pie graph, and a trends graph showing the amount of sales per day from a month ago for each individual vendor.
From left to right, you can see all of the product details on the list. The product name, price, number of goods sold in the previous 30 days, lifetime sales, the seller’s name, the seller’s nationality, and the number of feedback the seller has received are all available.
With this information, you can understand the demand and success rate of the products you want to list on your eBay store.
It is still the Spring season and people spend a lot of time outdoors. So, the trending items to sell in May are based on outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, fishing, climbing etc.
Item 1: Hats
Hats sell well year round. Hats are common in outdoor sports such as baseball and crickets. They are also worn for fashion and for protection against sunlight and dust. Also, branded hats and hats of certain styles or designs often serve social purposes.
The sale earnings for this category is $187,094 with an average product price of $10.01. 90% of listings in this category are successful.
You can sell this in your store in different varieties. Trucker hats, baseball caps, bucket hats and beanies in different kinds of styles and variations are popular on eBay.
Item 2: Sunglasses
Apart from having a cool factor, sunglasses provide protection against intense sunlight and high-energy visible light. They are common with both men and women and are popular all throughout the year.
Sunglasses are available in different types of designs, styles and colors. They are especially in demand during Spring because of the increase in outdoor recreational activities.
Sunglasses have sale earnings of $182,233 with an average product price of $26.27. The trend graph from ZIK Analytics shows that there has been a sale for sunglasses every day during the last 30 days. You can definitely list this item in your store in several different colors and designs.
Item 3: Shorts and Sandals
Both of these products are commonly used in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and fishing. Cargo shorts, bike shorts, running shorts are quite popular on eBay. Also, for sandals, flip-flops, slip-ons, slides and crocs for both men and women are popular on eBay.
For shorts, the sale earnings is $91,869 with an average product price of $10.04 and for the sandals, the sale earnings is $133,130 with an average product price of $15.49. Successful listings for both items are above 70%.
Item 4: Flashlight
Demand is rising especially for LED flashlights which are more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs. These flashlights are portable, lightweight and a full charge can last several hours.
Flashlights are also available in a lot of different options that you can list in your store. For example, headlands can be used in activities where your hands are in use such as biking, hunting, caving and also mining and construction activities
Flashlights have a sale earnings of $90,376 with an average product price of $11.41. Also, 94% of listings in this category are successful. You can sell a variety of this item in your store to give your buyer options.
Item 5: Fire Starter Kit
The sale earnings is $7,811 with an average product price of $8.76. Based on the trend graph, there are sales everyday. You can do your own research with this kind of product because there are a lot of different types. You can also check the top 3 items on the list of items below to find opportunities to sell.
Item 6: Hiking Boots
This product is particularly common among campers and hikers. They help to protect one’s feet and ankles from the hazards of rough terrain and are useful for trekking long distances.
There are different types of hiking boots, including day hiking boots, backpacking boots, heavyweight boots etc. Military boots and work safety are popular on eBay.
Hiking boots have a sale earnings of $70,928 with an average product price of $40.72. Make sure you have a wide variety of men’s and women’s boots in your store and list the best selling brands.
Item 7: Military Watch
There are two different types of watches, quartz watches and mechanical watches. Be sure to list watches of different styles, colors, designs and price options to target broad demographics.
Military watches have a sale earnings of $62,096 with an average product price of $20.29. 76% of listings in this category are successful. The trend graph for this product shows that there are sales everyday.
Item 8: Camping Tents
Coming up on number eight, we have camping tents. There are different product options available for this item differentiated by price, size, design and features. Camping tents are popular among campers, hikers, trekkers and adventure tourists. Eco-friendly and uv-protective options are growing in demand.
Waterproof, portable, and easy-assembly camping tents sell well on eBay.The sale earnings for camping tents is $49,813 with an average product price of $50.63. 65% of listings are successful.
Item 9: First aid kit
A first-aid kit is indispensable during outdoor activities such as hiking and camping. They are used to treat minor wounds and injuries, as well as to relieve pain and swelling.
Also, total sales earnings in this category is $45,410 with an average product price of $29.41. 72% of listings in this category are successful. Make sure that if you sell this item, it is up to date.
Item 10: Hiking backpack
Hiking backpacks are a special type of backpack that are designed to carry heavy loads across long distances by evenly distributing the weight across the backpacker’s body. These backpacks are commonly used by hikers and mountaineers.
There are different types of hiking backpacks, such as 40-50L, 55-65L, 70L+, according to the number of liters it can contain. You can list different kinds of these products in your online store to get more selling opportunities.
The total sale earnings for this product category is $44,674 with an average product price of $21.26. 71% of listings in this category are successful.
Item 11: Foam Mat
Foam mats are used for several purposes, such as stretching, yoga, resting and workouts. Various types of foam mats used for different activities are popular on eBay. Make sure to list a wide variety of foam mats of different price options, designs and for different uses.
Foam mats have a sales earning of $38,568 with an average sales price of $39.18. This item also has a great trend graph information.
Item 12: Climbing Rope
The sales earning of climbing ropes is $25,454 with an average product price of $33.18. This has great trend graph information. You can also go to your local hardware stores and find this kind of product with a cheaper price to sell it on eBay and make profit.
Item 13: Fanny Pack
The sales earning of fanny pack is $25,338 with an average product price of $11.03. Fanny packs are great for running, hiking, or camping. You can be sure to make good sales by selling top selling brands product.
Item 14: Water Bottle
Water bottles are obviously great for hiking and camping. The sales earning of water bottles is $23,876 with an average product price of $12.19. This also has a great trend graph. Popular water bottles are stainless steels types which are super easy to clean and carry, so you could add them in your listing.
Item 15: Fishing rods
The sales earning of fishing rods is $22,993 with an average product price of $27.26. It also has great trend graph information.
Item 16: Wool socks
The sales earning is $20,420 with an average product price of $13.53. This comes in different colors, sizes. You can find this product that is available for men and women or gender neutral.
Item 17: Waterproof Jacket
The sales earning of waterproof jacket is $19,300 with an average product price of $27.84. This product has great trend graph information. Make sure it’s functional for outdoor hiking and camping.
Item 18: Hiking Sticks
Hiking sticks have a sale earnings is $15,137 with an average product price of $22.35. You can do your own research about this item to find the best specs and list it in your store.
Item 19: Sleeping Bags
The sleeping bags are making great sales considering that many campers will need it at this time. The sales earning is $13,593 with an average product price of $24.5. The trend graph shows that there hasn’t been a day without a sale for this item the last thirty days. There are different kinds of this product so you can do more research about this one.
Item 20: Hiking Pants
Considering the season, it’s unsurprising that hiking pants are selling fast. The sales earning is $11,528 with an average product price of $15.65. The top 2 products on the list of items are great for hiking. and durability over the long haul.
Item 21: Carabiner
Carabiner is an important item to have with you all the time in your car and garage, especially when you are going hiking or camping. The sale earnings is $11,211 with an average product price of $8.68. The trend graph also shows that there has been sales everyday. You can check the different kinds of materials of this product to check durability as well. You can also add different options for your buyers.
This top selling products on eBay are a fantastic place to begin when rethinking your product lineup. Understanding the best-selling items on eBay can help you find new ways to make money.
The most popular items on eBay change frequently. However, It’s still based on the same rules when it comes to deciding what to sell. Conduct Product research. And, the ZIK Analytic tool makes it easy to do product research.
Product quality is also more critical than ever before. This is why it is important to offer distinctive, low-cost products with low competition on eBay in order to actually succeed there.
What are the most profitable product categories on eBay?
The most popular dropshipping categories are Apparel (Clothing and Accessories), Beauty, Baby, Mobile phones and accessories, Smart watches, Fitness, Garden & Outdoors, Sporting goods, Health, Home & Kitchen, Pet supplies, Jewellery and Toys and Electronics. Focusing on a single niche will allow you to stand out from the crowd and create your brand. Usually it’s better to avoid designer-branded products. Most eBay buyers are interested in decent products that come at a good price.
How much money can you make by dropshipping on eBay?
The dropshipping business strategy will continue to pay well. It’s a low-risk business idea because you don’t have to worry about shipping or overhead costs. A dropshipping profit margin of 15% to 20% is typical, and it can be scaled up or down based on your strategy.