Online holiday shopping tends to ramp up as autumn hits, peaking during Cyber Monday and staying steady through the end of December. By prepping your content and links now, you can catch the attention of holiday shoppers and avoid scrambling to form a strategy when the holidays hit. As the holidays approach, keep up with trade publications and trend-spotting websites to capitalize on the must-have items of 2010. Though it may be too early to predict the specific items that will be hot this year, there are several categories that tend to be mainstays for holiday shoppers.
Top 300 Holiday Items We have compiled a list of the most popular gift items this holiday season to make it even easier for you to promote the top converting items in 2010! Here are both an Excel file and a tab delimited text file of these top holiday gift ideas.
Décor & collectibles eBay has become the online destination for holiday decorations, accessories and collectibles. From Christmas trees to Hanukkah menorahs, shoppers know these items can be found for an affordable price on the site. Collectors scour eBay year-round for collectibles from manufacturers of classic holiday items, including Department 56 villages, Hummel figurines and Hallmark ornaments. Gizmos and gadgets Our electronics category is a top destination for holiday gift seekers. GPS navigation systems, cell phones, laptops and other devices that make the recipient’s life a little easier are always big hits. Items such as mp3 players, video games and systems, and Blu-ray players tend to show up under the tree of boys and girls on Santa’s “Nice” list. Toys for Tots Savvy shoppers know it’s much easier to find the hot toys of 2010 on eBay rather than fruitlessly fighting through crowds at 4 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving. Action figures, Disney character items and board games remain popular searches year after year, and parents know eBay is the go-to site for both the classic toys and latest fads that junior can’t live without.
To promote these hot holiday items, use the Link Generator Tool with the Custom URL or item ID options.
As the most wonderful time of the year approaches, be sure to check out eBay Pulse to get insight into the most sought after items on the site, as organized by category. If you haven’t started strategizing yet, now is the time to start thinking about how you’ll take advantage of the holiday shopping rush so you’re not left out in the cold!
The eBay Partner Network Team