What sells on eBay? Well that question doesn’t have a simple answer. It helps if you understand product life cycles to determine what to sell on eBay.
The life cycle of a product is its time on the market: from its introduction to its retirement. Sometimes you’ll find a product that has an exceptionally long product life cycle. Often these products become commodity items. Other times the product life cycle is very short.
As products mature and move toward the end of their life cycle, they become more difficult to sell at a profit. Usually by that time, the market becomes saturated with sellers and excessive competition has driven down prices. In a saturated market, demand for the product is generally lower.
On the other hand, products that have been introduced recently or products that are still in the growth phase of their cycle can make good candidates for selling on eBay (and other venues). When doing product research for your eBay home business, try to find out where in the life cycle it is. Doing this will help you judge what kind of market there is now and in the near future.