Discovering what the best selling wood products are is much easier these days thanks to the internet. In this guide you will learn an easy way to know whether there is market demand for a particular item. You will also discover some ideas for top selling woodworking projects.
One of the best ways to evaluate the demand for an item is by using eBay and specifically eBay pulse. First follow this link to the eBay pulse home page:
From the categories drop down menu select Crafts. Then at the bottom of the screen you should see a hyperlink which is labelled see more pulse categories. Click on this link to bring up more categories within crafts for you to search. You can also follow this link to bring up the right page:
On this page you will see a link labelled woodworking when you click on this link you will be brought to a page which will show you the details of the hottest selling woodworking items.
At the bottom half of the page you can see what the most watch items are in the woodworking category are. This is a great indication of what sort of items you should be producing because these are the products people are showing active interest in.
At the top of the screen are the popular searches. Again this provides a wealth of information about what people are actually looking for in this category. This is what people are entering into the eBay search engine. To find out more about what other people are supplying for these search terms click on the link. This will give you an idea of the type of products that you can sell for these search terms.
Finally there are the largest stores on the right hand side of the screen. This can give you a lot of information about what you can sell on eBay. If you click on the store names you can see what their top selling products are. It is important to remember that these are the most successful stores on eBay and so if they are selling an item it is a good indication that there is strong demand for it. It is worthwhile having a look through a few of these stores and see if there are any items that they all seem to be selling. If you see a popular product line being sold by all of these big stores you should consider selling it yourself.
Let’s take a look at an example to see how this works. First we can click on the top shop which is TheLumberShack.
This will take you through to their ebay store. Say for example that you are interested in selling furniture. You can then click on one of the furniture categories on the left hand side of the screen. In this case I will click on end tables.
This will then present you with the examples of the types of end tables that they are selling. It will also give you an idea of how much they are pricing them for and what the shipping costs are.
The great thing about using eBay pulse is that you know you are looking at only the most successful stores on the internet.
You should not be afraid to sell something that other people are already selling. Big selling wood product items have a large market and you can tap into this market as well. It is much easier to sell into a market that already exists than trying to create a new market. You can put your own twist or design on these popular items so that you stand out.