What product is the most saleable in the Internet?

@michecu (637)
Philippines
September 24, 2007 8:56pm CST
Well, I'm just wondering...suppose I put up an online store, what items is the most marketable? would it be fashion accessories, beauty products, clothing, gift items, or souvenir / novelty items? Well, you can also suggest for other stuff...
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• United States
25 Sep 07
The answer is...there is no fair question to that answer. The reason being is that you can do a search and create statistics on what sells best on the web, but it is no guarantee that you will sell anything. And what sells best changes in a blink of an eye. Not to mention everyone else is going to want to jump on the same bandwagon. The people who make consistent money at an online store are people who others feel comfortable buying from. They establish themselves as an authority, or at least very knowledgeable about their product. Would you buy rare coins on the internet from just anyone? Probably not because you think you would get ripped off right? But would you probably buy someone where you read their article in a coin magazine? maybe so. You don't need to be a published offer to have a specialty. There is a bra store on the internet ran by a woman who was sick of being fitted wrong at Victoria's Secret because she didn't fit into one of their hot sellers. So she has a store online that sells nice bras from around the world that women who are a very small band size or large cup size can wear. So, she saw something that bothered her that was not offered and she made the idea her own. Also, even if you are the lowest price at something your business will fizzle out if you don't offer timely service. It can get overwhelming when orders start to come in and you can't keep up with wrapping and mailing. People remember that and don't shop again.
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@michecu (637)
• Philippines
25 Sep 07
Thanks for these thoughts I can ponder on. :) Well, I'm still in process of researching and I don't have definite plans yet. But I know it takes a lot of guts to start an online store and also a lot of patience and determination to maintain it. Furthermore, I think one has to be really creative in marketing specially in the web. Thanks again!
• United States
25 Sep 07
Just narrow it down to what you know. If you are excited about something, it rubs off on people. You could open a site just for red golf tees (probably not, but you catch my drift) and if that was one of your favorite things in the world, people would want to buy them from you because you can extol the virtues of the product better than anyone. Good luck!
@michecu (637)
• Philippines
25 Sep 07
I think I still need to find my passion...and get started from there. Thanks a lot for sharing!
@Nblax27 (74)
• United States
25 Sep 07
I want to say computer accessories and other physical components. Software might be a good seller but I am not sure considering a lot of software is downloaded these days. I would try to find a range of products with reasonable prices to start. You don't want to get too expensive until you can handle it. Good luck with everything!
@michecu (637)
• Philippines
25 Sep 07
thanks a lot for the idea! I think that computer accessories are good too! What's good is that you can stock the items longer and will not rot or expire compared to food or chemical products...etc
• United States
25 Sep 07
I say it would be the fads like new ipod nano. I am sure that sells well.
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@wisconsin26 (3861)
• United States
25 Sep 07
I think that clothing is the most selling thing on-line than beauty products, gifts might be also... Though I am not really sure because I don't do alot of buying online and if I were they would be things for myself and that would be like computer products and such...
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