Hi I'm wondering about a little marketplace research to help make business more efficient through knowing what audiences through offerup are after and the of items the communities gravitate to.
Besides good pics and descriptions,
What type of items have you noticed get a lot of attention?
we see lists and posts for places like etsy titled "big sellers for 2017". Maybe we could make something like that for offerup to help us all out. Does offerup keep/share trend data like that? or does anyone notice anypatterns? Or did I miss a blog post that already covered this?
From what I've seen, some items that always seem to go quickly would be cars, games, electronics and music equiptment. So people want a good deal on a high end item (even if its a bit outdated) they would easier pay double for new. Like a second hand for higherend items. Also, these items are probably desirable because many people ultimtely need to test these types of tools out to see if they vibe well, and don't want to pay full price for something they want but are unfamiliar with.
What's your hot selling items?
Notice any trends?
How cool! I never would have guessed bird baths to sell well. I have one of my own sitting around, maybe I'll put that up and see how it goes.
That is really cool you're turning that demand into a business. I'm a crafter myself and have had success with selling my handmade jewelry.
I would love to see some seasonal home made bird baths. I know the folks in my area are big gardeners, so items like that might be a hit here too.