This is your last chance
In just 35 days time, it will be Christmas Day! Yes I know, that’s exactly 5 weeks away! It’s snuck up on us again and believe me, those 5 weeks will pass you by in a flash so don’t be lulled into a false sense of security thinking you’ve still got ages to get your Christmas stock organised – you really haven’t!
Whilst you still just about have time to get yourself organised I want to give you some completely free information about product sourcing at this time of year. The reason I’m doing this today is because this is pretty much your final chance as we start the big run-up to the festive season and it’s absolutely vital that you have stock available and you are ready.
When you think about selling online during the festive season, the first thing that often springs to mind are ‘gifts’ and more often than not you might consider products that fall within a generic ‘gift’ theme – I’m talking about perfumes, books, electronic items, toys, gadgets and so on. But there is also a great market out there at this time of year for that other festive staple – the Christmas or New Years Eve party!
There are two main areas you can go for in this niche:
‘The Secret Santa’
I’m sure you know how this works! Everyone puts their names into a hat then takes turns at pulling out a name which they then must keep secret and buy a novelty Christmas gift for – usually for under a fiver. The gift is then presented and opened during a ‘Secret Santa Ceremony’ often during a very raucous night out before the Christmas holidays start.
So, the types of Secret Santa gifts that inevitably emerge during the procedure are usually fun, novelty, completely useless and often embarrassing and get thrown around the table for a few hours and then get abandoned in the pub or left in the taxi home. If they do make it home, they are thrown in a drawer, never to be seen again!
But, there is a huge potential market for these types of gifts online and particularly on eBay, so if you are a buyer of such gifts or you fancy selling them as a quick seasonal profit maker then here’s an idea where you can get them from:
For great novelty gifts go to: Gift House International
They stock novelties such as
- Mini Wine Aerators from £3.25 each
- Adult Colour Therapy Books from just £1.50
- Mini Pocket Selfie Sticks from £2.95
- Head Massagers from £1.00!
This is just a small selection, but they have hundreds of products available at competitive prices so it’s worth researching some of these novelties on eBay to see if you can make some extra festive cash selling these for a few weeks.
Then there is of course…
The Christmas Party
Another niche that might get overlooked when you are thinking about seasonal items is every girls (and sometimes boys) absolute need for a special Christmas party outfit to look your absolute best for that big night out.
So, as an online seller please don’t overlook the chance to get into the clothes, shoes and accessories niche with some fabulous party outfits and accessories – and not just for the ladies either. I’m talking about little black dresses, clutch bags, blingy jewellery and sparkly shoes along with snazzy ties, cufflinks and bow ties for the boys.
For discounted high street clothing and accessories take a look at Q Clothing. These ladies party dresses are in stock now and you could try Cadogan Gifts website for the men as they have hundreds of cufflinks in stock as well as Christmas and novelty themed gifts
Finally, for fun braces and bow ties, A&K Hosiery have a great selection
These are just starting points for you if a seasonal niche interests you and you want to keep to low minimum order quantities. You’ll find plenty more novelty gift ideas and seasonal party ideas online by doing a few quick searches and don’t forget that my exclusive membership site The Source Report is continually updated with information just like this – in fact I’ve just recently added a seasonal hot product with supplier details and a full profit calculation and it can be sourced within the UK.
You haven’t got long to source and list your products to be in time to catch those festive buyers though, so there’s no time to waste.
As always I wish you the very best of success