release new website with research tools for eBay sellers

March 15, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Wholesale directory re-launched their website this week, following 12 months of renovations. New features include a wide range of time-saving market research tools in their SaleHoo Research Labs, and an improved supplier screening method and search process.

"We identified market research as a major weakness amongst our members," says SaleHoo's CEO, Simon Slade. "Many new sellers have no idea if a product will be profitable in the eBay marketplace. They see something they think is a good idea, buy a load of stock, then end up with a garage full of product that they can't sell, or they end up selling at a loss."

Drawing on current eBay data to calculate findings, the labs produce a series of reports that analyze and compare the potential profitability of up to five different products. These results offer a shortcut for eBay sellers researching new products to sell or niches to enter.

In addition to drawing information from eBay, the SaleHoo Research Labs also yield data from search engines like, so users can create listings with a view to having them rank highly in the search engines thus providing an extra boost of traffic and bids. By using data from Google Adwords and leveraging the idea that advertisers paying for search listings are going to write ads that convert well to sales, the SaleHoo Research Labs help users write effective eBay listings.

Changes to the SaleHoo directory itself include an advanced search function, which now allows users to search SaleHoo's 8000 suppliers by country, or filter out suppliers who don't ship internationally.

A new favorites area is designed to keep tabs on a user's favorite suppliers or categories, while an overhauled members' area displays newly added suppliers and supplier reviews, as well as the latest activity on the members' forum.

Members will also benefit from SaleHoo's increased security measures that involve a more rigorous supplier listing system.

"With so many out-of-date wholesaler lists floating around the internet, finding trustworthy suppliers and current information is a main concern for many online sellers," says Slade. "We've made a lot of improvements behind the scenes to ensure our directory is as accurate as possible."

About SaleHoo: SaleHoo is a global product sourcing community offering a wholesale and dropshipper directory with over 8000 verified product sources, an active forum and comprehensive educational resources. Salehoo currently has over 70,000 active members.