What’s Selling on eBay During Coronavirus Lockdown?

eBay

Over the weekend, Jordan Sweetnam, SVP & General Manager, Americas Market released a list of trending items on eBay.

Products in the fitness segment continue to dominate the trend, which had seen an early interest across multiple platforms when stay at home orders kept people from visiting gyms and parks.

“While stay at home recommendations remain, many regions are finally enjoying some warmer weather. As a result, we’ve seen a renewed interest in ‘backyard improvement,’ along with some new ways to keep busy at home. We hope this will be both interesting and useful to know what’s in demand with eBay shoppers right now, whether new or pre-owned.”

 

Jordan Sweetnam

eBay CategoryTrendProduct Segment
Dumbbells3000%Fitness
Webcams2000%Work From Home Essentials
Weight Plates2000%Fitness
Pull Up Bars1800%Fitness
Kettlebells1500%Fitness
Puzzles1485%Inside Activities
Benches1400%Fitness
Clippers & Trimmers1000%Personal Care
Styling Capes & Gowns840%Personal Care
Bread Machines800%Hobby
Resistance Trainers785%Fitness
Exercise Mats610%Fitness
Swimming Pools595%Outside Activities
VR Headsets590%Gaming
Scissors & Shears560%Personal Care
Tanning Beds & Bootsh550%Personal Care
Rowing Machnines495%Fitness
Headsets445%Gaming
Sewing Machines420%Inside Activities
3D Printing Supplies400%Inside Activities
Bicycle Trainers380%Fitness
Nail Care & Accessories375%Personal Care
Yoga & Pilates340%Fitness
Punching Bags320%Fitness
Hair Color Kits300%Personal Care
Composters270%Yard
Controllers265%Gaming
Headsets260%Work From Home Essentials
String Lights260%Outside Activities
Video Game Consoles245%Gaming
Green Houses240%Yard
Fryers220%Hobby
Waxing Supplies220%Personal Care
Bidets220%House
Swings & Slides215%Outside Activities
Ellipticals200%Fitness
WiFi Adapters195%Work From Home Essentials
Brewing, Distilling & Wine Making190%Hobby
Fertilizers190%Yard
Treadmills190%Fitness
Stair Machines180%Fitness
Paint180%House
Lightning Kits175%Work From Home Essentials
Lego175%Inside Activities
Painting Supplies170%Inside Activities
Candles170%House
Yarn165%Inside Activities
Seeds & Bulbs165%Yard
Baskets, Pots & Window Boxes165%Yard
Office Furniture155%Work From Home Essentials
Speakers150%Work From Home Essentials
Beekeeping150%Hobby
Kitchen Storage & Organization150%House
Video Games140%Gaming
Arts & Crafts140%Inside Activities
Conrhole Bag Toss140%Outside Activities
Home Fragrances140%House
Fencing135%Yard
Men's Clothing: Sleepwear & Robes130%Personal Care
Grills & Griddles120%Outside Activities
Wallpaper120%House
Outdoor Bird Houses & Feeders115%Hobby
Skateboarding & Longboarding110%Outside Activities
Hydroponics110%Hobby
Urban Farming: Chickens110%Hobby
Board Games100%Gaming
Air Fresheners100%House
Candle & Soap Making90%Inside Activities

Good Guide – But Caution For Planning Purposes

It’s important to note that these are backward-looking numbers, so eBay sellers need to take this with a grain of salt for future planning.

As parts of the country opens up, fitness will likely start to drop off. But WFH products may continue to be a strong segment since many companies have already announced lengthy work-from-home options and requirements.

Also, many schools will stop online classes, starting up their regular summer breaks. Will this bring more interest in products to keep kids occupied at home, once there is no more school work?

Regardless, this shows there is a demand for products online, even with a high unemployment rate looming over the country.

As long as people are getting stimulus money and above-average unemployment compensation due to the coronavirus situation, there is still spending.

But that could rapidly change if the political landscape changes and the economic rebound will be slow, so it’s important to be cautious and make prudent decisions that do not place all the eggs into one basket.

READ MORE: eBay Reports First Quarter 2020 Results – Tops Estimates

If you like to talk about this story

Please head over to our Facebook Group for Small Business Sellers and interact with other small business owners.

Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn to stay up to date with relevant news and business insights for your online business.