Using SaleHoo with eBay: Finding suppliers with winning products to help start or scale a successful business on eBay.

Are you looking to start an online business with eBay, or perhaps add additional products to a store you’ve already established? Either way, SaleHoo is here to help.

It’s important to find the right products from suppliers you can trust before committing to building an online business. This is why SaleHoo Directory is such a valuable tool for online sellers. Our advanced search tools help you quickly filter through tens of thousands of products, as well as over 8,000 trusted suppliers worldwide.

We show you which products are trending, which suppliers are selling them, and provide you with easy access to contact them right away.

In this article we’ll show you how SaleHoo can help you start or expand your eBay business.

Searching for Trending Products

First and foremost, you’ll want to begin with a product search. If you’re new to the world of eCommerce and need help finding a winning product you can use SaleHoo Labs to pinpoint trending items. We track over 1.6 million products so that you can easily find niches that are profitable, affordable, trending, and low in competition.

With SaleHoo Labs, you can filter your product search by product type, sell rate percentage, average price, strength of competition, and data source, allowing you to hone in on the perfect product ideas for your store.



Once you’ve set your parameters for the type of product you are looking for, browse through the list of results to find the item/s that spark your interest. We present you with potential suppliers for that item and even similar listings, which can be super useful when expanding a brand.

You’ll find links to the supplier’s SaleHoo profile page and website that will allow you to dive deeper into their product selection and as always, we provide you with contact information so that you can easily request more in-depth info.



After you’ve decided on an item you like and have received all of the details from your chosen supplier, you are ready to work with them to have the items shipped and prepped for resale.

With so many people selling on eBay and so many suppliers looking for buyers, it can be overwhelming to know which direction to start. But with SaleHoo Directory we help you narrow down your search for in-demand products from suppliers you can trust.

SaleHoo Tip: With over 8,000 trusted suppliers in our directory you are bound to find a supplier that works for you, but if not, reach out to our superstar Customer Success Team and we can help members perform a custom supplier search.

Searching for Specific Products

If you know what specific items you’re looking for, you can utilize SaleHoo’s Directory to pinpoint products and suppliers. For example, if you are looking for a wholesale supplier to source quality sunglasses, you can start by doing a keyword search in Directory. From here, you can filter your search by item category, supplier type, shipper location, minimum order cost, tax ID requirements, and whether or not the supplier ships worldwide. In the picture below we’ve filtered our search to North American wholesalers.



Most eBay sellers look for wholesale suppliers, but you can also filter by liquidator, dropshipper, or manufacturer. In some cases, it may be easier to switch from the “Products” tab over to the “Suppliers” tab

Above we can see that the filtered search has pulled up 84 different items and 26 suppliers. From here, pick the item that most interests you and contact the supplier for more details.



Once you’ve found a supplier that interests you, it’s time to do a little research and contact them for more information around delivery times, system integrations, potential shipping fees, price negotiations, and more. To make it easy for you, we typically notate which eCommerce platforms each supplier integrates with on their profile. You’ll want to check that each of your potential suppliers will work with eBay sellers

SaleHoo Tip: Need some advice on how to communicate with suppliers like an eCommerce pro? Check out this helpful article and contact suppliers with confidence.

SaleHoo makes contacting suppliers incredibly easy. We provide you with the phone numbers and emails of suppliers, and have recently launched a new chat feature where you can chat directly with available suppliers. This provides the perfect way to keep in touch with suppliers while you are on the go.

We also try to provide as much information about the supplier as possible, so that you can feel comfortable when making first contact with them and building a relationship. Information such as warehouse address, years in business, company website, integrations, in addition to a general overview will help you find the supplier that is right for you. Nevertheless, always keep in mind that with any business, things can change quickly, so be sure to contact suppliers for the most up-to-date information.

SaleHoo Tip: Suppliers don’t typically advertise their cheapest prices online, so we highly encourage you to contact them, explain what you are looking for and discuss your pricing expectations. Be sure to plan ahead for any shipping fees, sample products, freight forwarding services, etc.



Now that you’ve contacted a few suppliers, give them 2-3 days to respond and select the one that suits you best. It’s simple!
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