Selling cosmetics on eBay is a great way to earn some extra cash. When choosing what type of product to sell, it is always a good idea to choose something that you know a lot about, and it is even better if is something you have an interest in as well.
In this case, the ladies may have a big advantage over the guys due to years of experience using these very products. We all know what lotions and potions we like personally and what brands of makeup and beauty products our friends use and prefer. Through magazines, TV and general girlie chit-chat, we absorb all the hype of the latest hot products.
While this level of knowledge and experience is a great starting point, always do your research and keep an open mind before deciding what specific products or brands to sell. Just because you use and love Clinique (or Benefit, Clarins, Smashbox or whatever your favourite may be), sometimes these may not be the most profitable items for your business.
First and foremost you need to keep your business head on. It is a bit like renovating houses to flip and sell – er, that was before the recession wasn’t it. Anyway, remember how the experts on the television shows always advise not to get too obsessive about the personal touch if it ends up being too expensive? You must always be objective about what you are selling in order to maximise profits.
Yes, it is boring, but do your sums before you buy anything to sell on eBay. Decide if the profit margin is acceptable after deducting the original cost of the item, as well as the eBay selling fees and paypal fees.
To source wholesale makeup to sell on eBay, members can check out the latest listings on Cheap Slap today.
If you are not already a member, the cost to join is only £7, which includes lifetime membership and also personal advice from me if required. You will get instant access to a great range of deals from trusted suppliers of the best selling makeup and cosmetics brands including MAC, Benefit and Smashbox. Go on, you know your business is worth it!