I received an email from a wholesale supplier today and I was about to hit the delete button when..
It was obvious the email was from a Chinese supplier trying to sell me something. They most probably didn’t have my permission to send me this email because I didn’t opt in to receive the email. In this instance I would usually just hit the delete button straight away since I didn’t recognize the supplier, the name, or who the email was from, or the product that was being offered in the title of the email. On this occasion however, I decided to give this one a chance and I opened the email.
The product being offered was something I’d never heard of and the email didn’t even explain what the product was used for. It was called a ‘dermol roller’ and sounded like some type of medical device.
Curiosity won over me and I clicked through to the supplier’s website. After reading the product description on the supplier’s website I was still none the wiser as to what this contraption was used for. The sales information was in broken English and I really lost interest pretty quickly after I discovered it used some sort of needle that penetrates the skin for health reasons. There is no way I would even consider looking to import such a product without knowing exactly what this thing was used for, or without having an understanding of the requirements and regulations for importing such a device. As I was just about to close the website browser something caught my eye.
Down on the left hand corner of this website was a link to another product that I had heard of. It was an ion detox foot spa. I quickly did a search on ebay.com for ‘ion detox foot spa’ and discovered these things were selling pretty well and at around 150usd each. These small and reasonably lightweight items were interesting.
I’ve sent for pricing information to determine whether these things are worth pursuing. But it just shows how you can stumble across products that could be a hot best selling product on eBay. You might be asking yourself why I share this confidential information with you, that other seller’s wouldn’t dream of disclosing. It’s because I care, and I want you to succeed on eBay as I have done so for years.
I stumbled upon this product today and who knows, maybe I’ll most probably stumble across another tomorrow! I don’t expect you to reveal your selling secrets like I do, but it would be great to hear what you think? Am I foolish for telling you my product ideas, or am I confident that I can do it over and over again. It would be interesting to hear your thoughts..