What products should I sell during Convid-19 time

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I was selling outdoor products but right now my business decreased drastically.
Anyone gives me some idea?
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Survival Gear, canned food and goods, face masks, hand Sanitizer, antibacterial soap, any type of disinfectants cleaners.
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  • Profile picture of the author animal44
    What do your existing customers need?
    People are still buying stuff, including outdoor products, though that's a very wide description...
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    Gardening equipment/tools, home office furniture, pet supplies, health and fitness (supplements, home gym equipment), business opportunities (my MLM), lab apparatus (for my medical niche,) are actually booming right now in my product line.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Of course products abour coronavirus are the best in this moment .I create an account on digistore and i found a nice product about coronavirus .Its an affiliate offer like clickbank related videos .If you know how to market you will make good money with it
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  • Profile picture of the author eccj
    What products do you have?

    Doesn't matter what you should sell if you can't get a hold of it first.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Exactly - make sure you have a SOURCE. When major retail corporations cannot buy hand sanitizer, disinfectants, etc ...forget it.


    Entertainment - money making ideas - ideas for kids - crafts - self improvement such as exercise - meditation/relaxation products - money saving ideas, info about gardening for beginners, etc etc



    What people have now is TIME that needs to be filled. Trying to 'provide info' about the pandemic is useless - there are thousands of experts doing just that and all you could do is repeat what they say...no money in that.
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    • Profile picture of the author LEE BYRON
      I completely agree with you. When all of the people crowded into the market about coronavirus in the hope of making money, the fact is money not in there.
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  • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
    Originally Posted by LEE BYRON View Post

    I was selling outdoor products but right now my business decreased drastically.
    Anyone gives me some idea?


    T- shirts with () printed on the back

    ) Back up!
    ) 6' Please
    ) Stay the F inside!
    ) If you can read this, you're to close!

    T- shirts with () printed on the front

    ) I survived
    ) Corona what?
    ) "insert city" we survived
    ) "insert city" we will remember

    I'm sure anyone clever can do better with the text. I put about 3 seconds of effort into it.

    Target city folks in their 30's with FB ads, that + an online t-shirt maker/drop shipper and I bet twenty people from here all doing it at the same time would still make everyone a decent amount of money over the next 4 to 18 months or so. People love crap like that. If you have a portion of the proceeds go to a hospital or food bank or corona charity and you might be able to achieve some sort of groundswell.

    That help?
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

      T- shirts with () printed on the back

      ) Back up!
      ) 6' Please
      ) Stay the F inside!
      ) If you can read this, you're to close!

      T- shirts with () printed on the front

      ) I survived
      ) Corona what?
      ) "insert city" we survived
      ) "insert city" we will remember
      Phenomenal ideas. I'm embarrassed that I didn't think of it.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

      T- shirts with () printed on the back
      Part of the "Pre-Lock Down" essential ordering did NOT include t-shirts, and I will for-ever kick myself in the back end. You cant go out and buy blank shirts right now ( at wholesale ) if you wanted to, and the only place I have found that will send them is based in China and that would take months.

      "If you are reading this I am Essential"
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by LEE BYRON View Post

    I was selling outdoor products but right now my business decreased drastically.
    Anyone gives me some idea?
    Add some string to hula hoop, wear it or giant sun hats, with blinkers that say,

    Namastay away from me.

    GordonJ

    PS Light rain gear is still available.
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    Sell whatever you can to get through this time. Despite this "lock down", there are sectors of the economy that are booming (ie, booze, bicycles, toys, games, home gym equipment, home office furniture, pet supplies, computers, online training, dress shirts (for video meetings), nostalgia collections (dvd movies), books (ie kindle), ... guns, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarabrown123
    I think it can easily be masks ans sanitizers.
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  • Profile picture of the author aktar al
    Originally Posted by LEE BYRON View Post

    I was selling outdoor products but right now my business decreased drastically.
    Anyone gives me some idea?
    Lots of offline seller are switching overnight. They organize a website ND sell online
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  • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
    Here's the year on year tracked ecommerce category data that have shown the biggest lift....

    https://www.stackline.com/news/top-1...ies-march-2020

    Best,
    Ewen

    Breadmakers came in second after the more obvious,
    disposable gloves.
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    • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
      Originally Posted by ewenmack View Post

      Here's the year on year tracked ecommerce category data that have shown the biggest lift....

      https://www.stackline.com/news/top-1...ies-march-2020

      Best,
      Ewen

      Breadmakers came in second after the more obvious,
      disposable gloves.
      Thanks for this list. Hard not to notice how much food is on the hot list, and little food is on the cold list. 50% of top 20, all over 200% are food related. Guess we still have to eat, eh?

      But, still. And maybe because I'm old school, aged and decrepit...on the other side of this I want BUYERS, not products.

      Those warranty cards for new bread machines could be a gold mine for savvy marketers.

      And even for commodity/food investors.

      People rarely can act fast enough to catch a tidal wave of current buying trends, although this may be different. But maybe some can.

      I like this list, it could be very useful for future planning. And maybe for today too, thanks Ewen.

      GordonJ
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post

        But, still. And maybe because I'm old school, aged and decrepit...on the other side of this I want BUYERS, not products.
        The BUYERS are out there. You've got to get their attention. Although the "old school" methods still work, they are aged and decrepit too. Innovation, technology, and data-driven marketing are rapidly becoming the new norm.
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        • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
          Originally Posted by myob View Post

          The BUYERS are out there. You've got to get their attention. Although the "old school" methods still work, they are aged and decrepit too. Innovation, technology, and data-driven marketing are rapidly becoming the new norm.
          ATTENTION, as I have written many times before, IS...

          the one word marketing success story of almost all products and services.

          Data driven, as in lists and even before computers, were part and parcel of Old School methods. I agree the technology has made it easier to compile, sort and use data.

          But the data has to be turned into useful information, and then it still comes down to getting a know B U Y E R' S

          ATTENTION.

          and I haven't witnessed any breakthrough in that for the last 10 years. But, I may be looking in the wrong place.

          GordonJ
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          • Profile picture of the author savidge4
            Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post

            I haven't witnessed any breakthrough in that for the last 10 years. But, I may be looking in the wrong place.
            So Tesla delivering new cars to random parking lots and throwing out the whole dealership model isn't enough for you? LOL

            But seriously... Buyers Attention or REACH as I prefer to look at things has changed in the last 10 years. Getting attention has become platform centric. So it is a matter of understanding what platform to use to reach the audience you wish to communicate with.

            As I suggested above... one could source bread makers and get them onto eBay and if the demand is truly there, they will sell. BUT...

            Originally Posted by wilsonmacgregor View Post

            By the time you obtain the products, get them listed, get the products to show on search results and all the other stuff, it will be all over and we will have moved on. Focus on what you have and be ready for whats to come in a few months
            Wilson here is implying the implementation of an incorrect Platform. Selling something like this that you would have to create Item specific traffic would put you behind the 8 ball and as implied why would you bother?

            The PLATFORM is the shortcut to ATTENTION - and it is THIS that has changed DRASTICALLY in the last 10 years. Probably actually 5 years it has become critical.
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            • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
              TESLA buyers tend to have bux. People with money have ALWAYS had new cars delivered anywhere they wanted them, nothing new there. 30 years ago, I delivered new cars to FL and CA, sold from OH.

              As for the mfg being the dealer, goes back to the beginning of the auto, scores of car makers didn't use dealers, they came a decade later. You call it a platform.

              There has always been an INTERSECTION of where a prospect meets a seller, eBay, Criagslist, Facebook Marketplace are just digital classified ads.

              The PLACE to put your intersection, is important, but that is the marketer's responsibility, as it always has been, to know the WHERE part of it.

              There are TWO big "platforms", which are innovating...Phone/Mobile, Websites.

              These are the mainstream platforms for today, but ATTENTION can still be gotten via TV, Radio, newspapers, magazines if your target uses those.

              The big change, is, AGE GROUPS, and how they have been trained to respond to so called preoccupational interrupters, so talking to a millennial is different from selling to a boomer, and even then, your attention getter better be niched to their state of mind.

              GordonJ

              Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

              So Tesla delivering new cars to random parking lots and throwing out the whole dealership model isn't enough for you? LOL

              But seriously... Buyers Attention or REACH as I prefer to look at things has changed in the last 10 years. Getting attention has become platform centric. So it is a matter of understanding what platform to use to reach the audience you wish to communicate with.

              As I suggested above... one could source bread makers and get them onto eBay and if the demand is truly there, they will sell. BUT...



              Wilson here is implying the implementation of an incorrect Platform. Selling something like this that you would have to create Item specific traffic would put you behind the 8 ball and as implied why would you bother?

              The PLATFORM is the shortcut to ATTENTION - and it is THIS that has changed DRASTICALLY in the last 10 years. Probably actually 5 years it has become critical.
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        • Profile picture of the author enigma55
          Originally Posted by myob View Post

          The BUYERS are out there. You've got to get their attention. Although the "old school" methods still work, they are aged and decrepit too. Innovation, technology, and data-driven marketing are rapidly becoming the new norm.
          That about sums it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author wilsonmacgregor
    By the time you obtain the products, get them listed, get the products to show on search results and all the other stuff, it will be all over and we will have moved on. Focus on what you have and be ready for whats to come in a few months
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by wilsonmacgregor View Post

      By the time you obtain the products, get them listed, get the products to show on search results and all the other stuff, it will be all over and we will have moved on. Focus on what you have and be ready for whats to come in a few months
      With a platform such as eBay... if you can source the items you could have them listed the same day and be selling.

      However I do like the idea of sticking with what you have and continuing to develop avenues of traffic .

      I personally believe however there are times ( and this being one of them ) that the ability to be reactive to the market, and the ability to execute in a timely manor has its obvious advantages.
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  • Profile picture of the author lucyw
    check what the community want now like masks, sanitizers
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  • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
    I know a couple who bought a pizza biz that delivers only.

    They bought it not long before the shutdown,
    not because of it.

    Turnover has quadrupled.

    They had to buy more equipment
    to keep up with the demand.

    The purpose of the biz purchase was
    a tax write-off for their other businesses.

    Looks like they might have to buy another to
    since the pizza biz is spinning off so much money.

    Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post

    ATTENTION, as I have written many times before, IS...

    the one word marketing success story of almost all products and services.

    Data driven, as in lists and even before computers, were part and parcel of Old School methods. I agree the technology has made it easier to compile, sort and use data.

    But the data has to be turned into useful information, and then it still comes down to getting a know B U Y E R' S

    ATTENTION.

    and I haven't witnessed any breakthrough in that for the last 10 years. But, I may be looking in the wrong place.

    GordonJ

    I have also written about this topic many times here over the years. There is a constant barrage of new marketing technology, systems, equipment, productivity apps, data processing sources, etc coming into the marketplace all the time. Most may not even be applicable, depending on what is driving end results, but leveraging a competitive advantage with these advances could make a significant difference.

    Getting buyers' attention is essential, however it is only the beginning. This is nothing new at all. For example, the AIDA model (Attention, Interest, Desire, Action) has been in use by the most successful marketers for over a hundred years. Despite what the "gurus" try to promote, there are no shortcuts.

    Every stage in this marketing process requires continuous innovation, new technologies, and increasingly robust data acquisition platforms to remain competitive. Rapid advances in these areas are accelerating. Although change in tactics continually evolve, the underlying strategic foundation is the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author Urbiab
    Social Distancing T-Shirts, Self-Cut Hair system and trimmers, etc.
    Stay away from being a jerk and hoarding supplies to resell for higher prices.
    I respect humanity
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  • Profile picture of the author nomad576
    Hi all. With Most jobs AND Paychecks now shut down, what offers can we market to actually make Cash income? I've got a ton of video software, and tons of offers that were supposed to create a super income. But they didnt. Now that I am laid off with more time on my hands to get back into affiliate marketing, what offers would do well right now? I'm leaning toward CPA offers. I appreciate any replies. Please DON'T tell me to join your MLM! Thanks all.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by nomad576 View Post

      With Most jobs AND Paychecks now shut down, what offers can we market to actually make Cash income?
      Even if the unemployment rate jumps to 20%, there is still a huge buying market in many niches. Billions of dollars have been pulled out of the stock market, and many people are sitting on cash.

      With people at home (1 million+ are working from home), technology is primed for rare opportunities. For example, home improvement, DIY projects, gardening, health and fitness, cooking, toys, home office equipment, pet supplies are particularly lucrative right now.

      And, foward-looking business are ramping up and investing in infrastructure, capital equipment, cutting-edge technology, etc. It seems there is much less competition now in B2B.


      Originally Posted by nomad576 View Post

      Please DON'T tell me to join your MLM! Thanks all.
      Also on the consumer side, the home business market and MLM are booming. (Not just mine)

      Now more than ever, people are intensely looking for alternative ways to make money and invest.

      There are buyers chomping at the bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author trevordd
    I think that some psychological support services will be very interesting later this year. What do you think? You can also try selling some promo items like those Die Struck Pins, for example. Maybe people will need them after the quarantine
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  • Profile picture of the author max5ty
    Well, something I hadn't thought of, but just saw on a site that follows these sorts of things...

    sex toy sales are through the roof right now. I guess because people are spending more time at home?

    Kinda took me a little by surprise, but I guess it does somehow make sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author LEE BYRON
    I had noticed. Adults products are bombing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Thinkfast
      Originally Posted by LEE BYRON View Post

      I had noticed. Adults products are bombing.
      Yes i agree products with online activity.



      If you are selling services online then also its on good demand because in lock down most of user searching for all he need online and so online services are noticed more than past.
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  • Profile picture of the author SethDunford
    Pretty much everything for indoor entertainment. From video games to small workout equipment. I think that people also order more tasty food now that everybody is in a lockdown, so there is a good business model for eateries.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivan84m
    Normally, you get less sales in certain months of the year because people have less money at that time. For example, when children start a new scholar year. I think part of the reason why sales decreased drastically for most businesses is that many people are unemployed or only getting half their usual pay. I think that the only viable solution to increase your income at the moment is to double your marketing efforts or start a second business, as long as you can take extra work.
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  • Profile picture of the author buysoundcloudlikes
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    During COVID-19, you can sell the product of the food and drinks of people. Because it is a people and cannot refuse to take it.
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    • Profile picture of the author LEE BYRON
      It sounds practical but how could let the people believe your food and drinks are safe?
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