eMarketer, who post data and insights on ecommerce, recently released an analysis of ecommerce in 2011 and projections for 2012. In the article, they project 20% growth in the fashion category in 2012, making it the fastest growing category.
That makes clothing lots a great buy/resell opportunity. Use our BINSniper add-on for Firefox or the VieBuy.com website to find the best deals as they are listed.
Here’s an example:
Item: Lot of 100 set Alpaca Wool Sweater+hat+gloves+socks, andean designs high quality
Price: $1400 with free shipping from Peru, seller Detuei
Elsewhere on eBay, single priced alpaca sweaters range from $35-$150, Hat+scarf sets for $20+.
Breaking apart this lot and selling it as single items/set will yield more profit. When broken down, this lot could be sold as singles – 100 sweaters and 100 gloves/hat/mittens sets. Breaking it down further (separating the hats and scarves) would probably not add additional profit, but would add more work. Potential income from resale is $5500-17000 or $4000-16000 profit!
The more you are able to spend, the better the deals get. Smaller lots are available too. It’s also possible to resell single items for a profit, such as premium designer items.
See some live clothing lot listings: