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
Webcams2000%Work From Home Essentials
Weight Plates2000%Fitness
Pull Up Bars1800%Fitness
Puzzles1485%Inside Activities
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
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
Headsets260%Work From Home Essentials
String Lights260%Outside Activities
Video Game Consoles245%Gaming
Green Houses240%Yard
Waxing Supplies220%Personal Care
Swings & Slides215%Outside Activities
WiFi Adapters195%Work From Home Essentials
Brewing, Distilling & Wine Making190%Hobby
Stair Machines180%Fitness
Lightning Kits175%Work From Home Essentials
Lego175%Inside Activities
Painting Supplies170%Inside Activities
Yarn165%Inside Activities
Seeds & Bulbs165%Yard
Baskets, Pots & Window Boxes165%Yard
Office Furniture155%Work From Home Essentials
Speakers150%Work From Home Essentials
Kitchen Storage & Organization150%House
Video Games140%Gaming
Arts & Crafts140%Inside Activities
Conrhole Bag Toss140%Outside Activities
Home Fragrances140%House
Men’s Clothing: Sleepwear & Robes130%Personal Care
Grills & Griddles120%Outside Activities
Outdoor Bird Houses & Feeders115%Hobby
Skateboarding & Longboarding110%Outside Activities
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

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