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How to find trending items on eBay

Hi Folks,

Many of you have been asking how to find items that are hot on eBay.  Well the answer to this question might have been right in front of you this whole time.  If you go to the eBay.com website, and scroll down until you see the link “Get inspired! Explore all of our Trending Collections.”  Just click on the Trending Collections on the eBay home page (bottom) and you’ll be shown all the items currently considered as HOT on eBay.

eBay categorizes these HOT items by niche so you can narrow down your search to the niche of your choice.  Of course this does not mean that you need to sell the exact same items, however it will give you an idea of what type of products buyers are seeking the most on eBay.  You can use this information to help you choose which items to push to eBay from your wholesale2b dropship catalog.

Here is a screenshot of the eBay.com website, bottom of the page, where you can find this Trending Collection link to help you find dropship products to sell on eBay.

I hope this helps, and happy drop shipping.


Your your new online store ready for his coming Holiday shopping

Right Now Is The Perfect Time To Launch The Drop Ship Business You Have Been Dreaming Of—By Capitalizing On Holiday Shopping!

If your entrepreneurial aspirations have you contemplating launching a drop ship website—right now is the perfect time! The end of year holidays are still a few months away, but shopping for gifts, party planning supplies, and event supplies will begin soon.

Online Shopping Increases Dramatically This Time Of Year

Holidays are the biggest shopping season of the year for products in almost every category. Even individuals who do not celebrate the holidays are likely to take advantage of the sales and promotions that are offered during the holiday season. It is estimated that around 40% of all Americans begin their holiday shopping prior to Halloween—making this the perfect time to launch your drop ship website, and make extra money this holiday season.

You Will Have Access To Fun Holiday Inventory, And Wholesale Pricing

While selecting your drop ship inventory is fun all year-round, it is particularly exciting during the holiday season, because you will have access to festive holiday inventory. And don’t forget that you can do your holiday shopping through your store—and find access to unique and festive holiday gifts, at wholesale prices!

You Can Refer Friends And Family To Shop At Your Drop Ship Site

While you will of course refer your friends to your drop ship website all year-round, the holidays are the perfect time to attract more attention to your store from those closest to you. When your friends and family give a gift from your store that is well received, the recipient will of course ask where they found it—which will get the word of mouth going for your new business endeavor. This will allow you to make extra money this holiday, and throughout the year.

You Can Be Up And Running Today

At Wholesale2B we take the hassle out of sourcing dropshippers, setting up your website, managing your inventory—and even managing your returns. We provide you direct access to over 1.5 Million drop ship products. This saves you the time required to source connections, and allows you the ability to order from multiple drop shippers from one single portal—and all without having to keep any inventory on hand.
We have multiple product sourcing tools, that allow you to source products by category—and with the profit margins you desire, in just a matter of minutes. Our plans even provide you the ability to let your customers pay with Bitcoin!

If you are ready to launch your drop ship business, and make extra money this holiday season—and all year-round, pick a Wholesale2B plan today—and receive 10% off your monthly membership using the GYDH10D code.

What are you waiting for? Your drop ship website will allow you to launch your new online business, and make extra money this holiday season!

To view more details about our website plan, click on the link below:


To active your website plan, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your free wholesale2b.com account or signup for a new free account
  2. Click on the yellow button ACTIVATE A PLAN on the top of the page
  3. On the next page, you will see all our plans.  Simply signup for the website plan from this page

Happy drop shipping…

New dropship enhancements and a new supplier added today

Sept 30th 2014

Today we added over 854 new dropship products from a supplier that specializes in the niche of car spoilers.

You will find all their products under the new category named “Automotive Spoilers”.

Click on the top menu “Dropship Products” to access this new category.

They have spoilers for every type of cars imaginable with truly low prices.

We also added 2 new links on the product detail pages of each item called “Compare eBay”, and “Compare AMZ”. These 2 links are located on the right side, and below the price. Clicking on these 2 links will help you find the same item on ebay or Amazon so you can compare your total cost with the average selling prices.

We also implemented an enhancement today to our Amazon dropship plan to make the browse of negative more user friendly, by removing all blank pages, thus voiding the need to having to check each page individually.

We also added an option in the DELETE button to let you remove items with a negative profit.

We also added a link to let you SORT your list by estimate profits.

Quickly find dropship products with high profit margins

Today we added new browsing options to help members of Wholesale2b find products with high profit margins quickly.

This option will let you choose which types of margins you want, and apply a minimum profit amount to your search. For example you could decide to search for items that have margins between 70% and 80% with a minimum profit of $35 and click GO!

The search result will then give you pages and pages of products as well as categories with products that match your selection criteria. The margins and profits are estimated numbers only and they are based on the wholesale prices and suggested list prices given by each of integrated suppliers.

Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee that this will make the exact same profits as this will depend on your chosen selling prices.

To access this new browsing option, click on the link “Browse By Profit Margin” located on the dashboard page

Find dropship products with high profits

Accept Bitcoins from your e-commerce store with Wholesale2b

Wholesale2b has added a few feature today to the Dropship Website Plan to support payments from Bitcoins. Bitcoin.com is a growing online service that lets people buy and sell anywhere in the world. We have integrated this new payment option using the the processor Bitpay. You will need to signup for a merchant account with Bitpay.com. This will enable you to easily accept bitcoins for payments of orders on your website, just like you would for credit cards.

You will be able to link your Bitpay account to your bank account and convert your bitcoins to any currency of your choice and transfer funds to your bank at your convenience.

Since more an more people are using Bitcoins as new online currency, adding this new method of payment to your online store will certainly help you cater to even more people shopping online with bitcoins.

A Website Builder Designed To Integrate With Dropship Suppliers

Did you know that Wholesale2b offers a website builder option?

This option is integrated with our Website Dropship Plan, and it’s called the Template Design tool. With this tool you can customize your website in many different ways to achieve a very unique look and feel. For example you can upload any background images or use the ones that we provide, you can change colors in every section of your website, you can change headers and banners, add various section to the left side, top side, and bottom section of your site. These sections can be loaded with affiliate ads, or special announcements that you want to pass on to your visitors.

The website also comes with many integrated apps such as left product scrolls for featured products, browse by brand option, and you can even add your own products.

As far as loading products to your website, this is extremely easy with Wholesale2b website plan. Typically with shopping carts like Shopify, Bigcommerce, Volusion, etc, you need to use datafeeds to import products to your shopping cart. While this is fairly simply, it does involve manual steps and repetitive loading to keep your products up to date, especially if you are using drop ship suppliers.

With the Wholesale2b Dropship Website Plan, there is no need to use files to import products. Our shopping cart is already integrated with our system so adding products from various suppliers is as easy as one simple click. Simply click the button ADD/REMOVE SUPPLIERS from your admin dashboard and you will be presented with over 90+ suppliers to choose from. Simply pick the ones you like and click SAVE.

That’s it. It’s really that simple.

Then simply wait about 20 minutes and refreshed your website to see new products and categories from your new chosen suppliers. This means you can change niche anytime you want without having to contact anyone. No webmaster, no developer, none of that. Just pick and choose your suppliers and click SAVE.

Your website will then be updated automatically every day with inventory updates, which means you don’t have to worry about out of stock items, new products, or discontinued items. Your daily updates will cover all this for you which will save you tons of time.

Having access to a growing selection of suppliers also gives you endless opportunities. Let’s say you have been selling fragrance and beauty products from some time, and eventually you wish to convert your website to computers and electronics. Typically this would involve quite a lot of work if you are hosting your own website, but with Wholeslae2b Dropship Website Plan, making this change is as simple as clicking on one button only!

Our Dropship Website Plan was designed with a very user friendly approach based on a self-servicing model. All our back end admin features are designed to be compatible with the simple fact that you will most likely be adding products from various drophip suppliers, and even your own products, which may require different shipping rules and different markup options for each source. the flaw in most typical shopping cart is that they offer only global options which forces you to use same shipping and markup rules for all your suppliers. With Wholesale2b, we include the flexibility needed to allow you to fine tune your website to work perfectly in a multiple supplier environment.

If you need a website builder that is compatible with many suppliers, then checkout our Dropship Website Plan offered by Wholesale2b and get started in just 1 business day.

Get all our dropship plans bundle into one single payment

It seems that every day we get requests from new potential members for a combined service plan. Well since so many people asked for this, we decided to take action and make it happen.

Due to very popular demand, today Wholesale2b added a new dropship plan called the ALL INCLUSIVE DROPSHIP PLAN.

This plan will include all our other dropship plans combined into one single plan for a low price. Instead of paying for each plan separately, get this new all inclusive dropshp plan for one discounted price.

This plan is by far the best option to achieve success with your dropship business. The more ways you have to reach out to your buyers, the more sales you will make in the long term.

To get the new All Inclusive Dropship Plan, simply login to your Wholesale2b account and click on the orange button ACTIVATE A PLAN. This will bring you to the pricing page where you will see all our plans. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see this new plan and click on the signup button located in this new yellow box.


Does Drop Shipping On Amazon Work?

The quick answer to that question is definitely YES. In fact, now you can sell thousands of products on Amazon on autopilot without any data feeds!

Just build your list and push with just 1 click! Then wait for orders to come in…

It’s really that easy!

Need Proof? Read Below…

During the months of May and June we tested our latest Amazon Dropship Tool to see if it would yield any results. We simply picked random categories and submitted a few thousand items.

To be clear, our Amazon account was brand new with no sales history

Well, in only 2 months we generated $5,175.47 in gross sales.

click here to zoom

As you can see from the screenshot above, the total gross sales came up to $5,175.47 in just 2 months. You can also see that we ran another two weeks test in December of last year and made over $833.65. You can also see that the products came from a wide variety of categories. This test was not focused on any specific product niche. In fact products were randomly chosen.

Amazon is a wonderful place to sell and I encourage everyone to give it a honest try.

As a BONUS, and when you activate the Amazon Dropship Plan, I will include a link to my Tips & Recommendations for selling on Amazon. This will include step by step instructions on how to use our new Amazon Dropship Plan as well as clear instructions on how we configured it to achieve the sales results shown in the screenshot above.

Happy selling everyone…

Are you getting the lowest possible wholesale prices for your dropship products?

The markets are getting more and more competitive and understanding how pricing works is crucial for your success in selling dropship products. Wholesale2b is a source of Dropship products that guarantees lowest wholesale prices for drop shipping.

How many of you have decided to sell products online using drop shippers, but later found out that other sellers were beating your prices? In this article I will address this concern to help you better understand pricing when it comes to Dropship products.

These days more and more people are seeking Dropship services to start an online business. For those not familiar with drop shipping, this method allows you to sell products online without having to purchase products up front, thus relieving you of significant start up costs. You simply sell any Dropship products of your choice on eBay, Amazon or from your own website, and once you have collected a payment for the item you sold, you then pay the wholesale prices + shipping and keep the difference as your profit. You can decide on the selling prices and shipping so you directly control your profit margins.

Drop shipping is a great business model for those wanting to start an online business quickly with a very low start up cost.

Many newcomers to drop shipping give up too quickly as they expect to make sales immediately and are finding items selling for less than their Dropship wholesale prices on sites such as eBay and Amazon.

Wholesale2b guarantees the absolute lowest wholesale prices for drop shipping. This guarantee is supported by the fact that we provide all our members with the real names of all our integrated Dropship suppliers. This allows anyone to cross check Wholesale2b prices with the supplier wholesale prices for an exact match.

With wholesale2b.com, you are sure to get the lowest possible wholesale prices for drop shipping as well as the names of the best suppliers in the drop ship industry.

Having confirmed this, it is still possible that you may find lower prices on eBay or Amazon simply due to the fact that not everyone uses drop shippers when selling products online. While you may not be able to always compete with some of the lowest prices for goods, wholesale drop shipping still works and will allow you to earn steady profits by selling products at the average prices found online.

I will list a few reasons below as to why you may sometimes find lower prices online when comparing your wholesale prices with the average selling prices.

Reason #1
Some sellers get refurbished items and sell them “like new”. Of course, refurbished items are much cheaper than the real thing, but they usually don’t come with a one year warranty from the manufacturer.

Reason #2
Some sellers might be buying items in bulk and at a discounted price from large liquidators or wholesale distributors. In this case, the profits might be higher; however, the overhead cost is much more when compared to drop shipping. Buying in bulk is a totally different business and involves high costs up front as well as warehousing costs, and more. If you have opted for drop shipping, then I am assuming that you are doing so to avoid these high start up costs, so the reason speaks for itself.

Reason #3
Some sellers might just want to get rid of an item they recently bought rather than returning it to the seller for a refund. Many return policies have a 20% restocking fee on non-damaged items so reselling it on eBay might be a better choice for some.

Reason #4
Some sellers might be getting products from China for much cheaper, but those are usually replicas and not original. Those products can sometimes be hard to differ from the real ones, but as a rule of thumb, I usually stay away from these types of products. Many buyers prefer to pay a little more and receive an authentic item.

My advice
My advice is to always compare prices with the average selling prices you find on eBay or Amazon rather than comparing your prices with the absolute lowest prices. Many people make the mistake of deciding to avoid drop shipping for this reason, but the bottom line is that drop shipping has been around for many years and it is still very strong today. From our end, we can easily confirm this as we process orders for members each and every day, 7 days a week.

Don’t jump to conclusions too quickly. The notion of thinking that items won’t sell unless you sell them at the absolute lowest prices is a misconception. If this were true, you wouldn’t still find a range of prices for the same items selling on eBay and Amazon.

Drop shipping is certainly not for everyone. I often see people give up too quickly; however, those that persist can do very well. If drop shipping is something you have been thinking about, then simply give it a try and come up with your own conclusions. Most people that do well don’t brag about it and remain quiet, so you won’t read too many comments from those folks. They are usually too busy running their online business.

One of our top sellers recently said to me, and I quote, “If you know how to sell effectively, you don’t need to always beat the lowest prices.”

My final piece of advice is to be patient. Remember that selling online is just like any other business. It takes time and patience; however, the rewards can be great over time. Take your time and think like a buyer.

This will help you become a better seller.

To get started, head over to Wholesale2b.com and sign up for a free account to review all our wholesale and Dropship products.

Tips on how to Dropship on Amazon using Wholesale2b Amazon Listing Tool

What are the first things I need to do?

After activating the Amazon Dropship plan, the first thing you need to do is follow the four steps mentioned on top of the “Amazon Dropship” page. You won’t be able to push any products until you have completed steps one and two. Simply click on the red square next to those two steps to complete the initial steps.

If you wish to sell on Amazon and haven’t yet activated your Amazon plan, please go to wholesale2b.com and signup for a free account.  Then from your free account, you can activate the Amazon Dropship Plan to get started.

Adding products to your Amazon list

This would be step three in getting your Amazon list ready to be pushed. I recommend that you keep your list OFF until you have completed adding all the products you wish to push to Amazon and setting your price markups. There is no rush in getting items listed on Amazon, and I suggest that you take the time to build your list and set your pricing correctly. When adding products to your list, you simply need to click on the top menu “Amazon products” and click on the small Amazon icon located at various levels. If you click on the Amazon icon located at the supplier level, then all their validated products will be added to your list. If you click on the “browse” button to see the supplier’s categories, reach the “product list” page, and click on the Amazon icon located at the top of this page, then all items from that category path will be added to your list. You can also add single items only by clicking on the Amazon Icon on the “product detail” page of any given items.

Cleaning up your list

Once you have added all the items you wish to sell to your Amazon list, I then recommend that you delete items between $0 and $35. The reason for this is simply related to your profits. If you are going to process your orders through wholesale2b.com, then based on past experience it is best to remove products below $35, as those items usually don’t yield very much profit. Of course, this is fully optional and this recommendation is simply based on my personal observation of sales. To remove items below $35, simply click on the small grey “delete” button located at the top of your Amazon list and enter the price ranges of $0 to $35 and click “save”.

The same concept applies if you wish NOT to sell items above a certain amount. For example, if you do not want to sell items above $500, then simply click on the small grey “delete” button located on top of your list, and enter the price range of $500 to $99999 and click “save”.

Your list won’t be cleared immediately; however, these items will be marked for removal, and will be removed from your list when you turn ON your list and submit it to Amazon.

Setting your prices

Once you are happy with your list of products, it is time to configure your selling prices. If you skip this step, then our system will automatically use the suggested list prices given by our integrated suppliers. While these prices are realistic, they will most likely not be optimized to help you start making sales more quickly.

If you are a new seller on Amazon, then I recommend that you first start with small profits and slowly increase your margins over time. I have found that when selling on Amazon, once you get your first order, other orders follow quickly. For this reason, you should configure your prices to be attractive to help you get your first order. As you start making more and more orders, you can then edit your markup and slowly increase them to increase your profit margins. By increasing them slowly, I mean that you should add perhaps half a point or one percent.

To set your prices simply click on the “STEP #4″ button located at the top of your Amazon list. You will then see the list of all the suppliers with products on your list. Now you have the ability to configure your markups per supplier if you wish, or you can simply configure markups on one supplier and copy the same settings to all your other suppliers.

To get started, click on the small edit icon next to the first supplier on your list. You will then see several markup options. If you are new to selling on Amazon then I would recommend that you limit your choice to two of the markups offered, the “flat percentage” markup or the “tiered percentage” markup.

flat percentage markup
If you are focusing your list on items within a narrow price range, then this option is good for you. This flat percentage markup will represent the percentage increase on your wholesale price. For example, if you set your markup to 40%, then all selling prices will be set to your wholesale price + 40%. As you know, a 40% markup on a $10 item is very different when compared to a 40% markup on an item for $1000. This is why this markup method is only recommended if you are focusing your list on a narrow price range.

tiered percentage markup
On the other hand, if you are including items with a wide range of prices to your list, then this markup method should be your choice. With the tiered percentage markup option, you can set different markups on price ranges of your choice. You can set nine different markups for nine price ranges of your choice. All ranges need to be entered and no gaps should be left in between each price range. Here is an example of what you can do:

$0 – $10 = 120% markup
$10.01 – $30 = 90% markup
$30.01 – $50 = 51% markup
$50.01 – $60 = 45.5% markup
$60.01 – $70 = 44% markup
$70.01 – $80 = 43% markup
$80.01 – $90 = 41% markup
$90.01 – $100 = 40% markup
$100.01 – $99999 = 35% markup

Of course the numbers above are examples only. You are free to set the price ranges of your choice as well as the markups of your choice. This method is allow you to fine tune your markups more precisely.

Don’t forget to tick the checkbox at the bottom of the markup page to copy the markup settings to all your other suppliers. This will help you avoid having to re-enter the markup for each supplier on your list. You can then edit the products per supplier if you wish or simply keep them all the same.

Confirm your profits

Now that you have set your markups, you will need to check your list to make sure that you will earn a profit on each item. This can be somewhat challenging, since you need to take into account the Amazon fee, which is usually 15%, as well as the wholesale2b fee which is $2.50 per order + 3%. Again, you can avoid this fee by processing the order yourself manually, directly with the supplier.

To review your profit or losses on each item, simply go back to your Amazon list by clicking on the top green button “Amazon plan” and click on the small grey button “show estimated profits.” You will then see either a GREEN number or a RED number next to your Sell Price. A green number will indicate the estimated profit that you will make on that item, and a red number will indicate a loss. You can then click on the “Step #4″ button to make adjustments to your markups to either increase or lower your selling prices. If you see a red number, then you should slightly increase the markup for the price range of that item. If you see a green number that is too high, meaning a very high profit, then you can simply lower the markup value for the price range of this item. Remember, at first you don’t necessarily want to aim to very high profits on each item. Your first goal is to attract buyers with realistic prices and yet competitive prices as well.

Once you have made all the price adjustments needed, you can then click on the small grey button “show negative profits.” This will trigger the list to only show items with negative profits. This will make it easier for you to do your final markup adjustments. Alternatively, you can also decide to change prices on the item directly rather then changing the markup by clicking on the small EDIT icon next to the “sell price” amount. You can consider that you are done with setting your prices once you longer see any items when clicking on the grey button “show negative profits.”

Please keep in mind that the profits are estimates only. You might have to make further adjustments when you start getting sales in, so making price changes or markup changes will be an ongoing process until you have made a few sales.

Changing your shipping costs

Although we provide the option to let you increase or lower the shipping costs using the same markup methods, I personally do not recommend making any changes to your shipping costs. If you do not make any changes, then you are sure that the shipping costs charged to your buyers will be the same that you will pay wholesale2b to process your orders. You should also remove any shipping configuration in your Amazon account and let your Amazon list from wholesale2b decide which shipping costs to charge.

Offering Free shipping

We realize that free shipping is always an attractive option for buyers, so we have included an option to quickly allow you to combine the shipping cost to your selling price. As a result, the shipping price sent to Amazon will be $0 and your selling price will be increased accordingly to compensate for the difference. To apply this option, simply click on the small grey button “options” at the top of your Amazon list and choose “yes” and click “save”.

Activate your list

Now that you have completed all the configuration steps, its time to turn ON your list and push your items to your Amazon account. Simply click on the “off” link next to the “List Status” on the top left corner of your list and choose “on” then click “save”. Your Amazon list will then be active and will be pushed every night with daily updates. If you wish to push your list immediately, then simply click on the link “Submit list now” located on top of the “List status”. This will trigger your list to be pushed immediately, which will take about 30 minutes, after which time you should see your products in your Amazon account. You do not need to click on this link to send updates to Amazon. Your list will be automatically pushed every night to Amazon so items will be converted to “out of stock” and to “back in stock” whenever changed.

What to do when I get a new order?

Amazon will send you an email when you make a sale. You will also receive an email from your wholesale2b account alerting you of a new sale.

To process your order, simply login to your wholesale2b.com account (not Amazon) and click on the top menu “Amazon Order History.” You will see your list of new orders on this page. Click on the order number to see the “order detail” page.

Here you need to compare the item from wholesale2b with the item from Amazon to make sure they are the same. Our system already validates UPC codes with ASIN numbers from Amazon; however, there is a small margin of error, so this step is simply to make sure that you have sold an item that matches the UPC. Then, go back to the “Amazon Order History” page and click on the link “order now.” On this page, you will see the wholesale price + shipping + fees. Simply click on the “next” button to complete the checkout steps and make your payment on the very last page. You won’t have to enter any details. The order details will already be generated for you, including the shipping address and the item(s) ordered. Simply click “next” until you reach the final payment page, and then complete the payment. This will trigger a new internal order in our system and our order fulfillment team will then process the order with the corresponding supplier for you.

Once the order is shipped, we will pass on the tracking code from Fedex or UPS to your Amazon account for you as well so you won’t have to worry about any delays in getting tracking codes quickly to Amazon. Amazon will then mark your order as “shipping” and they will deposit your funds directly into your bank account according to their deposit schedule. This represents the end of an order cycle. As you can see, with Amazon you need to pay for the item up front before getting your money from Amazon. If you don’t have enough funds up front to pay for the order, then what you can do is simply use your credit card to pay for the order, and refund your card once Amazon deposits your funds to your bank account.