Buy Merchandise to Resell on eBay from Wholesale Trade Shows - dummies

Buy Merchandise to Resell on eBay from Wholesale Trade Shows

By Marsha Collier

Trade shows are commonly held in convention centers, hotels, and local merchandise marts and are good sources for eBay merchandise. A super source for finding gift shows is Here you find a list of all the major gift shows — with clickable links to contact information for the show coordinators.


When visiting a show or a mart, view all merchandise before you place an order. Bring a notebook with you to make copious notes of items you find interesting and where you find them.

These trade shows are gargantuan bourses of hundreds of wholesale vendors all lined up and ready to take your orders. The vendors have samples of the merchandise in the lines they carry and are delighted to answer all your questions about their products, credit applications, and minimum orders. These shows are designed to move products to retailers like you!

Few trade shows are more exciting than the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association. If you buy breakthrough technologies to sell online, this is a must! You’ll find the latest in everything high-tech, including digital imaging, electronic gaming, home electronics, car audio, home theater, and satellite systems. You’ll see what’s great merchandise to sell on eBay, as well as what will be passé in a hurry.

CES draws more than 100,000 buyers each year, and the vendors are there to sell their goods to you. Visit the CES website to get an idea of the excitement that the show generates.

See whether the item is selling on eBay before you make your purchase. Bring your tablet or laptop and conduct research either on the spot or later in the day for next-day purchases. Getting a good deal is one thing — selling it on eBay is another.