Once in a while it’s interesting to go out and see who else is selling and how big some of the companies on ebay actually are. Searching through the core can be tedious but a few websites and tools can help you locate and see some of their statistics rather quickly.
- Top Sellers List – A rather cheap database that extracts just the basics of high feedback sellers. While feedback score is sometimes irrelevant to success, it does give a general indication of “status” on the marketplace. Sellers have to submit potential user names to scrape information from but the list has most of the big names included.
- SellerDome – Another database that has a few more search options and organized a bit more than others. One feature I like is the row that shows what category the user is in. Scanning down the list to find categories of interest are easily found.
After you find some competition or interesting names you can always use hammertap or terapeak to get their revenue and listing data. The data can sometimes be a bit behind but offers some potentially valuable starting points for finding out whose out there selling in volume.