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Top Selling Items on eBay in 2022: What is Trending Now

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by Travis F.posted on 18.02.2022

Top Selling Items on eBay in 2022: What is Trending Now

If you’re looking to start an eCommerce business then eBay is a great place to sell your products. It’s the second-largest online marketplace and receives 1.7 billion visits per month from around the world, including the USA, UK, and Australia. So, you’ll have plenty of customers.

But what exactly should you sell on eBay? There are literally thousands of options, which makes it really tough to choose. The first thing you need to do is to determine what items are most popular. This way, you’ll at least know that there’s a customer base for your products.

In this guide, we’ll show you the best selling items on eBay. We’ll also let you know what’s been trending over the last year so you have even more ideas of what to sell. Finally, we’ll give you some tips to help you find the most profitable products.

Top Products & Categories on eBay: Best Sellers in 2022

According to eBay Export, here are the nine categories that are currently trending on the website. These are the best things to sell on eBay:

Jewelry & Watches

A big advantage to this category is that almost all the items are small and light. This will save you a lot of money when it comes to shipping, leaving you with more profit after every sale. 

However, you’ll need to watch out for fake and counterfeit products. For example, you might come across many counterfeit watches that collectors will not buy. The last thing you want is to buy a valuable watch to resell, only to find out it’s not worth as much as you paid for it. Selling counterfeit goods is also not allowed on eBay, so make sure you’re familiar with their policy.

So far in 2022, some of the best selling items in this category are:

  • Engagement rings

  • Fine earrings

  • Men’s watches

Computers/Tablets & Networking

The great thing about selling computers and tablets is that there’s always high demand for them. People are constantly looking for the latest and greatest device, so these are some of the fastest-selling products out there.

Just keep in mind that many of these items are fairly complicated. There’s a lot that can go wrong with a computer, and if you aren’t selling the highest-quality goods you might run into problems with your products being defective. This leads to bad reviews and unhappy customers.

So far in 2022, some of the best selling items in this category are:

  • Printer ink

  • Toner

  • Graphics/video cards

  • PC laptops

  • Laptop replacement parts

Cell Phones & Accessories

Cell phones are similar to computers in that people are always looking to upgrade. Most people only keep their smartphones for two to three years, and some get new ones even more frequently. This means there’s always a steady stream of customers.

But like any electronic device, you need to be prepared for some of them to have issues. Plus, not all cell phone accessories are made with love and care. So, if you plan to offer any of these items you’ll need to thoroughly inspect them to ensure you’re selling something that will last.

A great way to measure demand for products like this is to look at Amazon sales. While this data comes from a different marketplace the trends generally carry over to eBay. Here are cell phone and accessory sales on Amazon over the last two years using AMZScout’s product research tools. 

Best selling items on Ebay Cell Phones & Accessories Ebay niche history
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This information is from 2020-2021. Given that a lot can change between years, you should always reference accurate and up-to-date information.

As you can see, sales are significantly increasing from last year, which is a good sign for eBay sellers.

For further access to important sales data, you can use the AMZScout PRO Extension. Here are the steps you can take to use this powerful research tool properly.

How to Use AMZScout PRO Extension

Step 1: Install the AMZScout PRO Extension. Click the “Add to Chrome” button found on the extension’s page. You’ll see the icon for the PRO Extension in the upper-right-hand corner. 

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Step 2: Browse Amazon to get product ideas. The extension interacts with Amazon’s site. To start, search for any niche or product you want from Amazon’s search bar (found at the top of most Amazon web pages).

Step 3: Open the extension. Clicking the extension in the corner while on a product or search results page will open the PRO Extension dashboard.

Step 4: Check the overall quality of the niche and product. The “Niche Score” (found at the top) and “Product Score” (near each product) inform you about demand, competition, and profitability. Higher scores mean high product and niche potential. 

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Step 5: Check the historical performance and seasonality of sales. Click on “Niche History” or “Product History” to see historical data for both niches and products. Knowing whether the product or niche is trending upward changes your decision to purchase the product.

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Step 6: Get additional data to make the right decisions. Seeing monthly sales, reviews, average sales price, and more allows you to make effective sales decisions. 

Using the AMZScout PRO Extension enables you to easily find best-selling products and niches. This information applies to all eCommerce platforms, even if you work in selling in the cell phone accessories category on eBay. 

So far in 2022, some of the best selling items in this category are:

  • iPhones

  • Samsung smartphones

  • Smartphone parts

  • Phone cases and skins

  • Headsets

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Video Games & Consoles

The gaming industry grew 20% in 2020, so this is definitely a category that’s trending up. In addition to games and consoles, there are plenty of accessories to sell as well.

Just be aware that since this is another electronics category so you might have issues with your products not working/breaking down. Try to choose simpler items with fewer electrical components if you want to minimize your risk.

So far in 2022, some of the best selling items in this category are:

  • Gaming headsets

  • Xbox and Playstation wireless controllers

  • Xbox Live and Playstation Plus gift cards

  • Gaming keyboards

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Clothing and shoes are two things that everyone needs. This means your customer base is massive. With this category, you can either create your own designs or sell existing clothes from known brands.

One of the issues with clothing though is there are a lot of counterfeits, especially when it comes to the biggest brands. So make sure you’re using a quality supplier. This niche is also very dependent on trends, so you’ll need to stay up to date on what styles are hot.

Finally, if you’re going to sell used clothing make sure it adheres to eBay’s guidelines.

This is another category that saw an increase in sales last year. Here’s a snapshot of the Amazon sales history, using AMZScout:

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So far in 2022, some of the best selling items in this category are:

  • Crocs

  • T-shirts

  • Double buckle sandals

  • Cargo shorts

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Cameras & Photo

Photography has become extremely popular, meaning this is another high-demand category. There are many avid photographers out there, so you’ll never have any trouble finding customers for your products.

That being said, a lot of photography accessories (like lenses) are fragile and prone to breaking. Photography items are also usually more expensive, so you’ll need a bigger budget if you want to get into this niche.

So far in 2022, some of the best selling items in this category are:

  • DSLR cameras

  • DSLR lenses

  • Camera bags

  • Micro SD chips

Health & Beauty

The great thing about health and beauty products is almost all of them are things you use up and then need to replace. Things like makeup, lotion, and shampoo all run out eventually. That means if you sell great items you’ll have the same customers continuing to come back to buy more.

Sales are also extremely consistent all year long. You can see this when looking at the Amazon sales stats over the last two years, courtesy of AMZScout:

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Because health and beauty products are often consumed or used on your skin there are a lot of regulations around them. So make sure you’re aware of these before you start selling. Also, be sure to check eBay’s policy on used cosmetics.

So far in 2022, some of the best selling items in this category are:

  • Fragrances

  • Anti-aging products

  • Vitamins and minerals

  • Acne patch treatments

Music, DVDs, & Movies

While music, TV, and film have mostly transitioned to streaming services there’s still a big market for CDs and DVDs. These products are all small and light, which makes them cheap to ship.

Just keep in mind that this niche is shrinking. While it’s still popular among older people, the younger generations aren’t looking for hard copies of their media. So, if you want a strong long-term business this probably isn’t for you.

So far in 2022, some of the best selling items in this category are:

  • Vinyl records

  • CDs

  • DVDs

  • Blurays

Automotive

Sales in the automotive industry surged last year during the pandemic. This might be due to more people taking it up as a hobby while they were stuck at home. In any case, there is currently plenty of demand for this niche.

Just look at where the overall Amazon sales for the niche are currently, courtesy of AMZScout:

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If you plan on selling in this category, just keep in mind that some of the products are restricted. Make sure you’re aware of eBay’s policies before you invest in any inventory.

So far in 2022, some of the best selling items in this category are:

  • Car jump starters

  • Windshield sunshades

  • Car vacuums

  • Windshield wipers

How to Find the Best Products to Sell

While offering the hottest-selling products might seem like a good idea, it’s not always the case. There are a lot of other factors to consider, like profit margins, size, weight, cost, and more. The easiest and quickest way to find items that meet your criteria is to use eBay’s filters:

  1. Look up a category and subcategory that you’re interested in.

  2. Use the filters on the lefthand side to find the best products.

  3. Under “Condition” pick “New.”

  4. Set your price range from $10 - $60 to focus on products with good sales margins.

  5. Under “Buying Format” pick “Buy it Now” to filter out items that are up for auction.

How to find the best items to sell on Ebay select filters
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View your results and look for items that:

  • Are under 5 lbs

  • Are smaller than 18” x 14” x 8”

  • Have less than 100 reviews and are rated low (these items will be easier to overtake in search results)

  • Have at least 15 sales in the last 30 days. Some items include their purchase history. On the listing page, click the red sold link to see how many sales the product has generated recently.

  • Have consistent sales. For example, you don’t want to offer items that only sell well on certain holidays like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or July 4th.

Make a list of a few different products that adhere to the above requirements, and then compare them against each other to find the best one. This method is free, but it's time-consuming to explore each product. To make the research faster and more data-driven you need the tools.

Once you make the list of products that adhere to these demands, you need a tool that can leverage this. The AMZScout Product Database allows you to get many ideas using specific criteria with these steps.

How to Find Product Ideas with the AMZScout Product Database 

Step 1: Go to the AMZScout Product Database.

Step 2: Start your free trial. No credit card is required, you just need an email address. 

Step 3: Use the search filters to define your criteria. Specific criteria may be entered at the top of the page. Click “More Filters” to find more information. Try and focus on monthly sales of 1000 or more, these are high-volume items worth selling. 

Step 4: Narrow down your search. Product categories may be selected on the left half of the database search criteria. You can also use pre-made searches by clicking “Product Selections”.

Step 5: Focus on booming trends or new releases.New Products” refer to products that were released within two weeks. “Trending Products” enable you to specify products with sales growth over the past one to three months. Both are incredibly useful tools for finding fast growth items for sale. 

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Step 6: Click “Find Products” to get your results.

Step 7: Make a list of the items you’re most interested in. You can place each of the items that fit your criteria from the filters you selected on a separate list for later review. 

Step 8: Verify your ideas. Go to eBay to find out how many people are selling your target products. Find out its condition and the number of sales. You also want to ensure the product is in high demand.

Despite the AMZScout Product Database being geared to Amazon, it is effective for any eCommerce platform. Typically, when a product has potential on one website, it can be just as effective on others. 

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Top Selling Items in 2022

Product trends really shifted in 2022, and many of those have carried over into this year. Here are some of the most sold products from last year that are still trending right now:

  • Hair wigs

  • Magnetic eyelashes

  • Nail extensions

  • Car phone holders

  • Pet food

  • Pet carriers

  • Shapewear

  • Car LED lights

  • Car covers

  • Mesh shoes

Just remember that not all trends last forever. Some of these items might fall out of favor, so do your research before selling any of these products.

Conclusion

Every day there are people logging on to the internet and shopping from home for all kinds of stuff, from toys to musical instruments and homemade items. So now is a great time for online stores.

There are a lot of different items on eBay, so make sure to do your research and find the best ones. Start with the most popular products, then look at other factors like competition, size, and profit margins to find the items that will actually make money.

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