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10 Spots To Look For Product Ideas For Your eCommerce Store

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Are you thinking of starting an eCommerce store?

Do you want to know where you can search for cool product ideas to sell on your eCommerce store?

You already have one or more eCommerce stores and want more ideas for places to

 search for products to sell in your online store?

I’m going to show you how to find 10 spots to look for product ideas for your eCommerce store!

So, what is eCommerce exactly?

eCommerce stores are virtual storefronts where people can buy a product from the comfort of their homes or business using a computer and the Internet.

eCommerce is also called Electronic commerce. Ecommerce allows online buyers to electronically exchange products and services not limited by location, geographical border, time, or distance.

Online consumers can find almost anything to buy online today.

The eCommerce market has grown enormously over the past 10 years and especially in the last 5 years.The predictions are that, online selling and shopping, will continue to grow and even accelerate in growth. More people have access to the internet and smartphones, access is easy. More businesses and people, start selling their good on the internet too.

It’s relatively easy to start and online store. When eCommerce is used in an effective way, following a plan and research, it can be cheaper, more convenient and quicker to build, and market, than the traditional way of offline shopping.

The Internet, has become a huge global marketplace.

In 2015, there was a very big growth in e-commerce, with approximately $350 billion in online sales according to Forrester Research.

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The internet is packed with ideas, but when you are just starting, it can be overwhelming.
What should I do now?
How do I start?
Where are the spots I can search for eCommerce products ideas?

In my opinion, It’s a very good time to start an eCommerce online business.

If you have answered YES, to one or more questions I have asked,  these

eCommerce product search spots, I’m providing in this post, can be useful for your search for a cool product idea.

to sell in your online store.

 

In this article, I am going to give you a list of 10 spots and resources, where you can research and search for products ideas you can sell on your eCommerce store,

provide you with a clear direction and help you get started if you are new to eCommerce and it can also be useful for you, the online store owner.

It’s helpful to have a plan and a list of spots that will really help you find the products to sell on your eCom store.

Spot #1: Facebook

www.facebook.com/interest/pages

When I have chosen a niche, I like to start with Facebook, to look and see what the current trends are.

I like to start with Facebook because I use Facebook to attract targeted buyers to my sites – using social media marketing (organic) and paid targeted traffic, with Facebook ads.

You will see different pages and it will give you ideas of what is popular, what people are passionate about as well as different types of products people are selling on theses pages.

When you see a page with many fans, look for products sold on the page. It will give you an idea if it’s a passionate niche. If people talk about it, learn, read, comment and of course buy.

You can also get specific ideas for products in the niche. Look if there are many likes and comments under the products post. Necklaces, key chains, pendants, cool products, and gadgets are popular items people buy on Facebook.

Audience Insights on Facebook is also very powerful to find targeted interests and buyers.

To find page insights, click Insights at the top of your Page.

It’s important to know that insights are only available after 30 people like your Page.

To target passionate audiences – head over to Audience Insights on Facebook and type a keyword of your the category of your niche.

Check the pages that came up for your keyword.

See if they are selling something and, if they are, ask, do people react, comment and like the items or products that are sold? It will give you an idea if the niche is a passionate one and people are buying there. Not all niches are.

Spot #2: Amazon.com directory

http://www.amazon.com/gp/site-directory

Then I like to look in the Amazon.com directory.

This is the full Amazon directory and a real gold mine to find product ideas.

You will see many categories – get ideas, then you can click on a specific category and then sub-category and products, then you will see the popular ones on the top.

Jewelry, pet accessories, dogs, cats, outdoors, sports, fitness, things for the house, Collectables,

movies and series related items are popular.

But, of course, you can see for yourself, and dig deeper into the niche you have chosen.

See Amazon.com “Best Sellers” list

 http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers/zgbs

Still on Amazon, once you have searched the different categories, you can head to Amazon best sellers – this a great way to get ideas for products that are popular and actually sell.

Amazon Movers and Shakers – Amazon’s biggest gainers in sales rank over the past 24 hours. Updated every hour.


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Spot #3: Wikipedia hobbies

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hobbies

Another good place to look for product ideas is Wikipedia hobbies.

You get a long list of hobbies that people have.

If it’s a hobby so people are passionate about the hobby and then you can sell specific products that

can fit their passion. Related products.

Spot #4: Pinterest

https://www.pinterest.com/

Pinterest is a popular and growing social network, with more than 50 million monthly users.

Pinterest is a wonderful place to look for cool, popular and funny product ideas.

In my opinion, Pinterest is one of the best places to find out what are the popular product people are interested in.

I type a category and see what comes up.

Then I look how many pinned it and liked it.

It’s a good place to search for new product ideas.

This is easy and fun too.

Remember to check out the popular section for what’s trending.

Spot #5: eBay

http://www.ebay.com/

eBay, is another good spot to look around for product ideas, see what is popular, price range, cool items you like, more ideas for categories, and specific and popular items to sell on your eCommerce shop.

Spot #6: watchcount.com

www.watchcount.com

Watchcount is a great step to take when looking for product ideas because watchcount shows you what’s selling on eBay, voted by the users. It’s a great spot to search for products ideas that are selling online just now. Chose a country, and see what people are buying, the prices of the items that are sold and get more ideas for cool and funny product ideas to sell on your online business and eCommerce store.

Look for the products that have sold a lot and have more than 500 watchers.

Spot #7: Google and Google/shopping and Google/trends

Go to Google and search for the name of the products you are interested in – look for the prices the shops or wholesalers are selling the products for. It’s great to feel the market and see where you can buy the product for a cheaper price and what is the average, price in the other eCommerce stores.You can look in Google shopping to see images, prices and who is selling as well as rankings.

www.google/shopping

Google search is, of course, one of the spots I like to visit, to search for product ideas.You can see what has been sold, what is popular, who is selling the items and much more.

Google Trends is another useful spot to search for trending products to sell. Look for cool product ideas, something different or even a funny product or gadget that is trending.

www.google.com/trends

Spot #8: Etsy and Etsy Trending Items

Etsy is a marketplace for handmade items.

Etsy Trending Items

Check the current trending items and their listings on Etsy.

Spot #9: Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/discover

Kickstarter is a very big and popular crowd-funding website.

You can browse projects by their popularity and staff picks.

It’s a great place to find new product ideas, new inventions, innovative and cool products ideas to sell in your eCommerce store.

I like to look for funny product ideas and gadgets.Online shoppers love them.

It’s good to be imaginative and find new innovative product ideas to sell.

To sell what people want to buy with a twitch of imagination, innovation and cool.

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Spot #10: Ali Express

http://www.aliexpress.com/

Aliexpress is a great place to search for products to sell online.

Many eCommerce shop owners use Aliexpress to buy products to sell in their store.

Search for the products you saw on Amazon, eBay, Watchcount, Google, Pinterest, Etsy, and Facebook.They are usually a cheaper alternative.

So let’s sum up:  Do your research and find what products are selling online, and find product ideas to sell

in your eCommerce shop, you can use this list:

#1 –  Facebook www.facebook.com/interest/pages – Facebook Insights

#2 –   Amazon.com directory   Amazon.com “Best Sellers” listhttp://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers/zgbs

#3 –   Wikipedia hobbies

#4 –   Pinterest

#5 –   eBay

#6 –   www.watchcount.com

#7 –   Google, Google/shopping and Google/trends

#8  –  Etsy and Etsy trending items

#9  –  kickstarter.com/discover

#10-  Ali Express

Hope you find this info on how to search for products for eCommerce stores useful.

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Louani Idar

Co-Founder at Response Buddy & Owner at louaniidar.com
Co-Founder at Response Buddy | Internet and Network Marketing | Entrepreneur | Online for the last 7 years| Adventure Travel Pro | Founder of Acacia-Adventure | Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) Practitioner |Mother of 4 | Speak 5 Languages including Hebrew and Arabic | Self Development | 1/2 Swedish 1/2 French | I love learning, applying and then teaching what I learned and that works.
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