Quick! Here are some seasonal products and profit opportunities for you
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And there’s more! In just 41 days time it will be Christmas Day! Yes really – that’s just under 6 weeks away – and believe me, those 6 weeks will pass in a flash so don’t be lulled into a false sense of security thinking you’ve got ages to get your Christmas stock organised – you haven’t!
So, whilst you still just about have time to get yourself organised I want to give you some free information about product sourcing at this time of year. The reason I’m doing this now is because this is pretty much your last chance as we start the run into those final weeks where it’s absolutely vital that you have stock available and you are ready for the festive season.
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 think of products that fall within the general ‘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:
Now, please don’t deny that you know how it 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.
Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) I haven’t been part of this office ritual for a few years now considering it’s usually just me and the dog in my office, but when I was in my previous employment this was one of the definite ‘highlights’ – along with the worn out miniature Christmas tree and obligatory tin(s) of Quality Street that appeared directly after Halloween to ‘get us in the festive spirit’.
So, the types of Secret Santa gifts that inevitably emerge during the evening 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 shoved in a cupboard never to be seen again!
And guess what; there is a huge potential market for these types of gifts online – especially 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 novelty gifts go to: Gift House International they stock novelties such as Man Flu Kits from 95p each.
- Mugs are available from just £1.00 like this one here:
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 – now I know that the girls reading this will probably identify with this more so than the boys – but it’s a really big thing – looking 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.
- Take a look at this website for discounted high street clothing and accessories:
- Or try this website for the men here
- They have hundreds of cufflinks in stock here
- And Christmas and novelty themed gifts starting at £3.50 per set
These are just a few starting points for you if this seasonal niche interests you and you’ll find plenty more novelty gift ideas and seasonal party ideas online by doing a few quick searches – remember though that for reselling you haven’t got long to source and list your products so there’s no time to waste!
If wholesale products and sources like this are of interest to you, my exclusive membership site The Source Report is continually updated with exactly this kind of information – in fact I’ve recently added two seasonal hot products with full supplier details and profit calculations.
You can take up a trial offer here and be in time to catch the festive buyers!
As always I wish you the very best of success.
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