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Terapeak Trends: Measuring the Market for Hot Wheels on eBay

Our recent foray into the eBay analytics of classic toy brands like Lego blocks and Disney princesses got us thinking about another classic—Mattel's Hot Wheels vehicles. How many Hot Wheels cars are out there in the world? Judging by these numbers, many. (Image: Google) Hot Wheels began as kids' toys, but over they years, like Lego and Disney products, they have also become collectors' items amongst adults. We thought it would be interesting to measure the size...
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Posted on April 08, 2014 in Hot Products/Trends, Terapeak Trends

Terapeak Trends: Anna, Elsa of Frozen and Disney’s Princesses in E-Commerce

Disney has long been a kind of factory for a special genre of princesses—leading animated ladies that sing and dance their way into children's hearts, often in the midst of dramatic adventures. The women of Frozen are hot commodities right now. (Image: Disney) The release of last year's Frozen added two new faces to to Disney's princess catalog—Anna, the fearless young woman who embarks on a quest to save her kingdom from eternal winter, and sister Elsa, whose...
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Posted on April 01, 2014 in Hot Products/Trends, Terapeak Trends

Terapeak Trends: Do Hollywood and Music Industry Legends Drive Sales?

Ol' Blue Eyes now finds his name on bottles of Jack Daniel's whiskey. (Image: Public Domain) Last month the storied Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee launched a new brand of whiskey—one honoring peerless Rat Pack front man Frank Sinatra on the approaching event of his 100th birthday. Frank Sinatra the man has been gone for some time now, but as the Jack Daniel Distillery knows, his name will likely live on forever. This got us wondering: Do legendary...
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Posted on March 27, 2014 in Hot Products/Trends, Terapeak Trends

Terapeak Trends: Tracking Bitcoin’s Wild Year

The last year has been a busy one for the virtual "cryptocurrency" known as Bitcoin. With Bitcoin in the news once again over the last month or two, we thought it would be interesting to observe Bitcoin activity on eBay over the last year, to get a sense for how Bitcoin has grown and for whether or not sellers ought to treat sales of Bitcoin-related equipment as a key opportunity at present.   Bitcoin has seen more than its fair share of ups and downs over the last...
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Posted on March 24, 2014 in Hot Products/Trends, Terapeak Trends

Terapeak Trends: Tracking the Winter Goods Seasonal Cycle

In many areas of the world, things are warming up right now. Springtime is here, for example, in North America, and with it, liquidation winter season goods are increasingly on offer everywhere. If you're a seller, these kinds of goods can be tempting buys for next season, when you can acquire them in useful quantities and at good prices. Winter is almost behind us, but sellers are already thinking about next year's winter selling season. What does the cycle look like?...
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Posted on March 17, 2014 in Hot Products/Trends, Terapeak Trends

Terapeak Trends: Wearable Technology the Next Big Thing?

Various kinds of wearable technology have been in the news for a couple of years now—everything from the long-lived Apple iWatch rumors to the gradual spread of much-discussed Google Glass headsets. But "wearable technology" press coverage this year has been more breathless, more extensive, and more product-oriented than it was in the past. One look at the Google Trends search line for "wearable technology" shows why—consumers are actively looking for it. The...
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Posted on March 07, 2014 in Hot Products/Trends, Terapeak Trends

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March 06, 2014
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February 21, 2014
Terapeak Trends: Nike’s Air Yeezy Red October Does $1.4 Million in First-Week Volume
February 20, 2014
Terapeak Trends: What Sells on eBay for St. Patrick’s Day?
February 18, 2014
Terapeak Trends: Sochi Torches, Team USA Cardigans Top List of Valuable Sochi Sales
February 11, 2014
Terapeak Trends: Ralph Lauren Team USA Olympic Cardigans Earn Gold