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Four Key Tips for Selling Hot, Trendy Products

We were recently asked by the Wall Street Journal to provide some data on sales for one of the hottest items last fall—Snap Spectacles for Snapchat users. The late-2016 Snap Spectacles trend took an increasingly common trajectory. Here's how to take advantage of these kinds of opportunities without leaving money on the table or running into unexpected losses. (Image © Snap Inc.) When we looked at the sales data for Snap Spectacles, we saw a familiar trend. It was a...
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Posted on February 22, 2017 in eBay Radio,Terapeak Tips & Tutorials,Terapeak Trends

Burlap, Butterflies, and Purple Hot for Wedding Season 2016

With the holiday season behind us, it's wedding season again for e-commerce as families begin to prepare for spring weddings and to seek out perfect products to make the happy event as memorable and magical as it can possibly be. Peak wedding season on eBay arrives in mid-March. Top searches this year include "butterfly decorations," amongst others. (Image: © kvapish / Fotolia) With this in mind, we took a look at wedding sales over the past year on eBay,...
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Posted on January 29, 2016 in Terapeak Trends

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Drives Heavy Holiday Sales

The recent release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was an epic moment both for Star Wars fans and for Internet users. The latest Star Wars film brings this venerable brand back to the forefront of merchandise sales online. (Image: © Lucasfilm, Disney) Trailers, reviews, spoilers, and merchandise took the online world by storm over the holiday season, opening a new chapter for the Star Wars universe. We've previously looked at how Star Wars and Star Trek sales...
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Posted on January 05, 2016 in Terapeak Trends

Sales of Sub-$200 Drones and Quadcopters Continue to Grow

Over the last year or so, drones have gone mainstream. Sales have continued to steadily grow, even as governments have become more attentive to the safety and privacy questions that drones raise. Drones are still hot, with new variations like this "mini-hexacopter" regularly appearing and selling well. (Image: eBay) With a big chunk of the holiday sales data now in, we thought we'd return to drones as a topic, to see just what kinds of drones are selling. Who are the...
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Posted on December 09, 2015 in Terapeak Trends

Halloween Generates $35 Million in Costume Sales on eBay in 2015

As holidays, Halloween and Thanksgiving often tend to get lost in the shuffle amidst discussions of Black Friday and the holiday season, both always just around the corner in e-commerce circles once late summer begins to give way to fall. Costume sales totaled $35 million on eBay in the 90 days leading up to Halloween in 2015. With Halloween now safely in the rear-view mirror, we thought we'd take a look at Halloween this year as a kind of case study. Just how big does...
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Posted on November 10, 2015 in Terapeak Trends

Darth Vader, Imperial Stormtroopers Lead Star Wars Sales on eBay

Later this year The Force Awakens, the seventh film in the Star Wars canon, will arrive in cinemas to much fanfare and fan interest. Which characters lead Star Wars sales over the past year? Darth Vader, the Imperial Stormtroopers, and Boba Fett. (Images: © Lucasfilm) Audiences remain ever-hungry for the unique brand of sci-fi action and adventure that Star Wars has always delivered—and given the involvement of blockbuster veteran J.J. Abrams as the film's...
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Posted on October 23, 2015 in Terapeak Trends

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December 09, 2015
Sales of Sub-$200 Drones and Quadcopters Continue to Grow
November 10, 2015
Halloween Generates $35 Million in Costume Sales on eBay in 2015
October 23, 2015
Darth Vader, Imperial Stormtroopers Lead Star Wars Sales on eBay
October 19, 2015
Disney’s Elsa of Frozen Fame Continues to Lead Princess Race
September 29, 2015
$108 Million in Annual NFL Team Sales on eBay; Dallas Cowboys and NFC Divisions Lead the Way
August 25, 2015
Halloween Classics Outsell Halloween Authentics on eBay

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