The World’s Top eBay Sellers

UPDATED: This post has been updated in July 2016 with the latest eBay data. This year we’ve changed the feedback period used in the ranking to 12 months, to even out seasonal differences and to match The World’s Top Amazon Marketplace Sellers list.

For this post I’ve pulled together a big list – a very big list – of the top 1,000 eBay sellers worldwide. If you want to get straight to the data, here’s a jump down to the full list. An extract of the top ten is right here.

# Location Username Category Feedback (thousands)
Total 12 mo 6 mo 1 mo Pos %
1 musicmagpie Music 6,215 1,755 834 118 99.4
2 worldofbooks08 Books 3,121 889 453 75 99.1
3 medimops Books 2,419 784 443 94 99.6
4 atp-autoteile Auto Parts 3,570 568 296 47 99.6
5 bhfo Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 2,259 544 275 37 99.5
6 delhanway2009 Home & Garden 1,272 452 231 37 99
7 am-autoparts Auto Parts 2,018 439 232 32 99.8
8 apparelsave Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 2,125 401 193 29 99
9 thinkprice Home & Garden 1,500 391 176 29 99.6
10 thehoneyroastedpeanut Home & Garden 896 390 189 29 99.7

You can see much more data in the full list.

What makes these sellers the “top” sellers? Well, they have gained the most positive feedback in the last 12 months, and they are all Premium Store owners (or the international equivalent such as Featured Shops in the UK). Feedback volume is a useful approximation to selling volume.

Below, I’ve drawn some insights from the data. I’d love to hear your own observations in the comments at the end.

Cross Border Trade

38% of the top 1,000 eBay sellers are serious cross-border traders – they are based in one country, and have a Premium (or Featured) eBay Store in another. That was 31% in 2014, and 35% in 2015, so the trend is consistent.

Of those international eBay traders, 85% are based in China or Hong Kong – 320 sellers in total, up from 281 in 2014 and 315 in 2015. In our 2015 list, the increase in Chinese exporters accounted for most of the overall increase in cross-border trade. This year it’s a different story. Chinese businesses made up 89% of cross-border sellers last year, so although their total number has increased (by 5 sellers), businesses from other parts of the world account for more of the total growth in international selling (17 sellers).

48% of all cross-border traders are Chinese sellers exporting direct to the US, which is actually a decrease from 51% last year. But still, 18% of all the top 1,000 eBay sellers are based in China with eBay Stores in the USA. That’s the same as in 2014 and 2015.

A further 139 sellers are based in China or Hong Kong and export to other countries in the West. That’s up from 102 in 2014 and 135 in 2015. So Chinese exporting continues to grow, but at a slower rate.

In 2015, most of the increase in cross-border trade was due to businesses from China and Hong Kong selling to countries other than the US, particularly the UK where the increase was from 33 to 59 sellers – matching a decrease in UK-based sellers on the list last year. This year the number of Chinese businesses selling to the UK has actually decreased by 6, while Chinese sellers to Australia have increased by 4 and Chinese sellers to mainland Europe have increased over 50% to 23.

In summary, 32% of the top 1,000 eBay sellers are Chinese traders selling to the US, Europe and Australia – up from 25% in 2014 and 30% in 2015. The number of Chinese sellers to the US is about the same, while Chinese sellers to other countries have increased by 3%. International sellers from other parts of the world have increased a massive 43%, but from a lower starting point of only 40 sellers last year.

eBay Cross Border Trade from China

Australia remains an interesting case. It has a third of the population of the UK, but around 20% more of the top Chinese eBay sellers have stores in Australia as in the UK. It was a different story in 2014, when there were only 33 China-to-UK sellers on the list, and in 2015 when there was exactly the same number selling to the UK and Australia. This year Chinese sellers are a little less successful in the UK, but have returned to form in Australia.

Proximity is sure to play a part in that – China is a lot closer to Australia than the UK. And eBay is generally doing very well in Australia, not least because Amazon are still not selling physical goods there, only Kindle books.

Cross-border trade is not quite completely dominated by China. Three Malaysian exporters feature in the top 100, along with Belgian philatelist matthijs_philatelie at #45, Canadian seller primechoiceautoparts at #69 and Dutch seller vidaxl_de at #72

Of course, these are not the only international sellers, just those with Premium/Featured eBay Stores outside their home country – they primarily sell overseas, it appears. Huge numbers of eBay sellers trade across borders, but most still make the majority of their sales in their home country.

Top Countries

These are the countries with the most sellers in the top 1,000.

# Country Sellers Feedback (1)
1 China 305 24,404
2 UK 239 21,788
3 US 197 19,309
4 Germany 159 14,614
5 Australia 25 1,919
6 Hong Kong 15 1,048
7 Singapore 10 865
8 Thailand 10 863
9 Malaysia 9 1,233
10 Italy 5 281

1 – The sum of feedback (in thousands) received in the last twelve months

The UK now has the top two eBay sellers worldwide (Babz Media, previously at #2, went out of business last year) but China has extended the lead it established last year for the most sellers on the list overall. In 2014, the UK topped the list with 292 sellers, while China was in second place with 250. China took the top spot in 2015, increasing its count to 291 while the UK dropped back to 245.

The US is in the third spot, after the UK and China, for total sellers in the top 1,000. But the number of US eBay sellers has fallen quite sharply – from 221 sellers in 2015, to 197 sellers this year.

Southeast Asian countries are showing the biggest changes. Thailand has leaped into the top ten with 10 sellers, up from only two in 2015. Malaysia now has nine sellers on the list, up from four last year. But Hong Kong bucks the trend, with only 15 sellers on the list this year – down from 24 in 2015.

There’s very little change in the seller counts for Germany, Australia, Singapore and Italy.

Top Categories

These are the categories which the top 1,000 sellers list products in the most.

# Category Sellers
1 Home & Garden 185
2 Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 175
3 Phones & Accessories 110
4 Auto Parts 87
5 Jewelry & Watches 76
6 Business & Industrial 48
7 Computers 46
8 Books 43
9 Crafts 31
10 Sporting Goods 29
11 Health & Beauty 25
12 Toys & Hobbies 20
13 Music 19
14 Collectibles 17
15 Unknown (no items listed) 13

eBay is best known now for consumer goods, so it’s not surprising to see phone accessories, clothing, home wares and jewelry featuring in the top five. It’s more unexpected that 5% of high-volume sellers target the Business & Industrial category, with 48 sellers in the top 1,000.

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories grew dramatically from 138 sellers in 2014 to 182 in 2015, but has now fallen back a little to 175. Phones & Accessories sellers decreased from 173 in 2014 to 135 in 2015 and now only 110 sellers. But Home & Garden is the big gainer each year, growing from 132 sellers in 2014 to 148 sellers in 2015 and now topping the list with 185 sellers.

Jewelry & Watches has fallen from 100 to 76 sellers, and Computers has fallen from 59 to 46 sellers. Sporting Goods and Health & Beauty have grown by 10 sellers and 9 sellers respectively.

There are also strong showings from eBay’s past as a venue for hobbyists and collectors: Crafts are targeted by 31 sellers and Collectibles by 17. Even the specialist Coins & Paper Money category still has six of the top 1,000 sellers.

This year we can’t determine the main category for 13 sellers on the list – because they currently have no items for sale. This could indicate an increase in the number of high-volume eBay sellers going bust, but will also be from our change to ranking sellers based on their 12-month feedback (instead of six months). Babz are a prominent example, still on the list at #73 due to their 12-month feedback of 162,000 (now quickly decreasing) but with zero feedback in the last six months.

The World’s Top eBay Sellers

# (1) Location Username Category (2,3) Feedback (thousands)
Total (4) 12 mo 6 mo 1 mo Pos %
1 musicmagpie Music 6,215 1,755 834 118 99.4
2 worldofbooks08 Books 3,121 889 453 75 99.1
3 medimops Books 2,419 784 443 94 99.6
4 atp-autoteile Auto Parts 3,570 568 296 47 99.6
5 bhfo Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 2,259 544 275 37 99.5
6 delhanway2009 Home & Garden 1,272 452 231 37 99
7 am-autoparts Auto Parts 2,018 439 232 32 99.8
8 apparelsave Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 2,125 401 193 29 99
9 thinkprice Home & Garden 1,500 391 176 29 99.6
10 thehoneyroastedpeanut Home & Garden 896 390 189 29 99.7
11 betterworldbooks Books 2,113 389 189 27 99.1
12 beautyzz2009 Home & Garden 873 369 191 27 98.6
13 no.1outlet Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 1,979 361 170 27 99.8
14 estocks_usa Music 860 333 209 36 99.5
15 jewelryfindingshop Jewelry & Watches 1,075 331 161 31 98.9
16 www.csl-computer.com Tools 2,839 329 139 20 99.7
17 bobowaytoway Home & Garden 1,332 308 158 23 98.4
18 ecop! Sporting Goods 1,169 307 151 21 99.5
19 argos Home & Garden 2,140 298 157 26 98.7
20 riverchild-1 Jewelry & Watches 857 297 149 26 99.5
21 lmelectrical Home & Garden 1,139 293 141 22 99.8
22 jago24online Home & Garden 1,860 280 142 22 99.6
23 targetstores Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 489 276 104 9 99.4
24 mediamarkt Music 354 269 128 17 99.7
25 fanteller Business & Industrial 529 269 142 18 99.3
26 get_importcds Music 1,990 267 134 20 99.6
27 nebulus-gmbh Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 1,329 264 100 5 99
28 xa-electronics Home & Garden 641 260 127 17 99
29 kenable_ltd Computers 1,212 259 162 22 99.7
30 ppretail Home & Garden 938 257 142 25 99.9
31 superdrystore Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 1,406 257 128 21 99.2
32 wordery Books 891 245 112 17 99.9
33 kayfast1 Business & Industrial 648 242 134 22 100
34 deluxe-marken Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 3,947 241 110 20 99.7
35 kuentl Phones & Accessories 487 239 112 13 98.6
36 paypal_digital_gifts Gift Cards & Coupons 364 234 113 13 99.4
37 massiveattack007 Business & Industrial 771 231 116 18 99.8
38 bandel-autoteile Auto Parts 1,025 230 107 16 99.7
39 baham_books Books 506 228 106 15 99.6
40 gohastings Books 1,812 228 98 8 99.5
41 home-gallery Home & Garden 516 226 105 14 99.4
42 fulllove365 Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 310 225 107 19 98.9
43 blowitoutahere DVDs & Movies 1,923 224 104 14 99.5
44 finetech007 Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 241 220 131 17 99
45 matthijs_philatelie Stamps 1,312 218 119 20 99.7
46 sanhe777 Jewelry & Watches 471 209 89 14 98.7
47 fashionwomensale Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 237 206 115 12 98.8
48 modefachhandel Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 461 204 114 18 99.6
49 revivalbooks Books 565 199 92 13 99.8
50 roda12sport Sporting Goods 607 198 96 14 99.7
51 vminnovations Home & Garden 1,491 198 97 24 99.7
52 vhbw-online Computers 418 192 110 17 99.6
53 premier_seeds_direct Home & Garden 1,194 192 140 13 99.9
54 zorotools Business & Industrial 624 191 91 13 99.8
55 sportsdirect_outlet Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 960 190 69 10 99.2
56 direct2publik Home & Garden 734 185 88 13 99.5
57 mryun2009 Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 512 184 78 16 99.3
58 historymj Jewelry & Watches 536 179 78 11 99.3
59 elec-mall Phones & Accessories 1,085 175 98 17 98.6
60 carpartswholesale Auto Parts 1,937 174 90 12 99.5
61 coolgadget_de Phones & Accessories 508 173 76 11 99.9
62 junnyshop8988 Jewelry & Watches 604 172 83 13 98.7
63 sale4women Home & Garden 178 172 93 11 98.4
64 retailfashionoutlet Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 446 171 93 12 99.5
65 universalgadgets01 Phones & Accessories 2,296 171 70 7 99
66 e_coming Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 186 171 108 15 98.2
67 batterygallery Phones & Accessories 736 168 85 10 98.6
68 saturn Music 234 165 81 9 99.8
69 primechoiceautoparts Auto Parts 606 164 79 11 99.2
70 utopialive87 Jewelry & Watches 505 163 79 13 98.4
71 brands4cars Auto Parts 320 163 94 16 99.6
72 vidaxl_de Home & Garden 691 162 81 14 99.2
73 babz Unknown (no items listed) 5,365 162 0 0 98.5
74 ubup Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 333 162 82 11 99.5
75 e_cell Phones & Accessories 1,860 158 73 9 99.6
76 ed1835 Home & Garden 744 158 74 11 99.4
77 gohankuu Home & Garden 218 157 123 23 99
78 cenn2010 Home & Garden 769 157 71 7 98.3
79 best_buy Home & Garden 388 156 66 6 97.5
80 xtremegems2010 Jewelry & Watches 897 156 77 12 99.4
81 alles-frachtfrei Tools 1,033 156 73 9 99.9
82 zoomonline DVDs & Movies 209 155 74 10 99.8
83 speedyhenuk Books 1,219 155 62 8 99.8
84 the_nile Books 861 155 73 11 99.1
85 mobilepartner-berlin Phones & Accessories 698 154 75 9 99.7
86 jewelry-sale Jewelry & Watches 1,164 153 62 9 99.1
87 deuba24online Home & Garden 1,820 153 79 18 99
88 a-place-in-space Books 1,060 152 83 13 99.9
89 tectake_deutschland Home & Garden 662 152 78 12 99.9
90 beyondhuangmj Jewelry & Watches 346 152 61 9 99.3
91 alice1101983 Business & Industrial 534 151 68 8 99.6
92 happyness8966 Jewelry & Watches 608 151 67 12 99
93 gregmorriscards Collectibles 702 149 83 17 100
94 phoenixtradingcompany Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 1,043 148 78 12 99.7
95 covershield Auto Parts 397 148 73 11 98.9
96 bargainbookstores Books 669 147 77 11 99.4
97 jewelrysmart87 Jewelry & Watches 468 147 75 12 98.9
98 bluechargedirect Computers 899 146 69 9 99.8
99 bestoou Home & Garden 169 146 43 0 99
100 newegg Computers 707 146 76 10 99
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1 – Sellers without an indicator were not in the 2015 list. Hover over the indicator to see the 2015 position.
2 – Category names have been standardized to allow comparison.
3 – Shows each sellers’ category with the most listings.
4 – Total feedback received. This is shown instead of the better known Feedback Score, which can be an inaccurate indicator of sales volume.

The Top eBay Sellers in the US

# Location Username Category Feedback (thousands)
Total 12 mo 6 mo 1 mo Pos %
1 bhfo Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 2,259 544 275 37 99.5
2 am-autoparts Auto Parts 2,018 439 232 32 99.8
3 apparelsave Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 2,125 401 193 29 99
4 thehoneyroastedpeanut Home & Garden 896 390 189 29 99.7
5 betterworldbooks Books 2,113 389 189 27 99.1
6 estocks_usa Music 860 333 209 36 99.5
7 ecop! Sporting Goods 1,169 307 151 21 99.5
8 riverchild-1 Jewelry & Watches 857 297 149 26 99.5
9 targetstores Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 489 276 104 9 99.4
10 fanteller Business & Industrial 529 269 142 18 99.3
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The Top eBay Sellers in the UK

# Location Username Category Feedback (thousands)
Total 12 mo 6 mo 1 mo Pos %
1 musicmagpie Music 6,215 1,755 834 118 99.4
2 worldofbooks08 Books 3,121 889 453 75 99.1
3 thinkprice Home & Garden 1,500 391 176 29 99.6
4 argos Home & Garden 2,140 298 157 26 98.7
5 lmelectrical Home & Garden 1,139 293 141 22 99.8
6 kenable_ltd Computers 1,212 259 162 22 99.7
7 superdrystore Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 1,406 257 128 21 99.2
8 ppretail Home & Garden 938 257 142 25 99.9
9 wordery Books 891 245 112 17 99.9
10 kayfast1 Business & Industrial 648 242 134 22 100
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The Top eBay Sellers in China / Hong Kong

# Location Username Category Feedback (thousands)
Total 12 mo 6 mo 1 mo Pos %
1 delhanway2009 Home & Garden 1,272 452 231 37 99
2 beautyzz2009 Home & Garden 873 369 191 27 98.6
3 jewelryfindingshop Jewelry & Watches 1,075 331 161 31 98.9
4 bobowaytoway Home & Garden 1,332 308 158 23 98.4
5 kuentl Phones & Accessories 487 239 112 13 98.6
6 sanhe777 Jewelry & Watches 471 209 89 14 98.7
7 fashionwomensale Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 237 206 115 12 98.8
8 mryun2009 Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 512 184 78 16 99.3
9 historymj Jewelry & Watches 536 179 78 11 99.3
10 elec-mall Phones & Accessories 1,085 175 98 17 98.6
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The Top eBay Sellers in Germany

# Location Username Category Feedback (thousands)
Total 12 mo 6 mo 1 mo Pos %
1 medimops Books 2,419 784 443 94 99.6
2 atp-autoteile Auto Parts 3,570 568 296 47 99.6
3 no.1outlet Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 1,979 361 170 27 99.8
4 www.csl-computer.com Tools 2,839 329 139 20 99.7
5 jago24online Home & Garden 1,860 280 142 22 99.6
6 mediamarkt Music 354 269 128 17 99.7
7 nebulus-gmbh Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 1,329 264 100 5 99
8 deluxe-marken Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 3,947 241 110 20 99.7
9 bandel-autoteile Auto Parts 1,025 230 107 16 99.7
10 modefachhandel Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 461 204 114 18 99.6
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The Top eBay Sellers in Australia

# Location Username Category Feedback (thousands)
Total 12 mo 6 mo 1 mo Pos %
1 the_nile Books 861 155 73 11 99.1
2 af2018 Phones & Accessories 1,217 139 62 9 99.4
3 ozplaza.living Home & Garden 785 122 55 8 99.5
4 warehouse4all Phones & Accessories 303 110 50 7 99.6
5 ozlocalstore Computers 338 97 38 4 99.9
6 jesse_power Phones & Accessories 382 94 33 2 99.7
7 targetau Clothing, Shoes & Accessories 133 94 29 1 99.3
8 ausphone Phones & Accessories 580 90 43 7 99.5
9 ezydigtal Phones & Accessories 423 89 39 5 99.6
10 simplybestprices-10to20dayshipping Books 100 86 44 9 98.2
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Historical Top Seller Lists

I’d like to tip my virtual hat to those who have published top seller lists in the past. I was inspired by these resources to produce an up-to-date version, and they remain valuable for those who want a glimpse into the past.

About the Data

Web Retailer commissioned research to collect this data in February 2014, May 2015 and July 2016 from eBay’s websites in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland, Singapore, the UK and the US.

Sellers with Premium Stores in the US (Featured Shops in the UK) Anchor Stores/Shops, and equivalents on other eBay sites are included. It’s possible that some high-volume sellers are not included, if they were omitted from the eBay store directory at the time of the research.

The list is ordered by positive feedback in the last twelve months. Feedback is an indicator of sales volume, but not revenue. Not all buyers leave feedback, so the number of units sold will be higher than the volume of feedback received. Reports from Tamebay and EcommerceBytes suggest the typical proportion of buyers leaving feedback is between 40% and 70%, with a bias towards the lower percentage.

If you have any questions just let me know in the comments below!

75 comments on “The World’s Top eBay Sellers

  1. You didn’t say but I assume this list was by revenue. One thing that I noticed is that there is a lot of media sellers in this list: books, video games, music, and DVDs. One wonders how sustainable this business is or whether they are just serving as liquidators for other companies.

    I see you make note of sellers having a premium store outside of their home country. I have never considered this myself. What advantage would it be? I sell in UK, OZ, and other english speaking countries by just extending my listings.

    1. Hi Jack, actually the list is by feedback in the last six months – so an approximation of sales volume rather than revenue. I’ll see if I can make that clearer.

      It would be interesting to dig further into the business models in use. I was a little surprised by the variety, and yes media does figure prominently. Maybe it’s an indication of the low margins in media, and therefore the need for very high volumes?

      I don’t think there’s a benefit of using a non-home eBay site to make your store premium/featured (it will appear in that country’s premium stores directory, but I doubt that has much value). I’m using it to indicate that a seller is almost entirely focused on selling to a country other than their own, if that makes sense.

  2. For media you would definitely need volume. I was grocery shopping at my local wal-mart today and was amazed at the amount of media product in bins at insanely low prices. Perhaps I am just ahead of the curve but I haven’t paid for real media (non-downloadable) in a couple of years so selling it seems a bit dated.

  3. Wonder what the ASP is for these sellers and what return rate or non payment rate might be for them.
    Non payment rate and return rate is significant in many categories and may not be taken into account in this if its mostly feedback related.

  4. Andy yes as a separate list as that would help us lesser mortals to gauge whether or not anchor shops are worth the extra bucks, since we signed up for an anchor shop we haven’t noticed any increase of sales and considering we have gone from 1000 items to nearly 2500 listings now.
    Cheers Dave

    1. I made my decision for an Anchor shop (yes, I got one) because I evaluated the number of free listings versus what i would pay for listing fees. My total fees are much less. This is in the US, your mileage may vary elsewhere. Easy enough to do the math based on your local marketplace’s rule.

  5. Hi Andy, interesting post! I was just wondering, what do you mean by they are based in ine country but “have a featured store” (or anchor) in another? Do you mean their store comes up on the list for featured stores in that other country, eg in the US for a seller based in china, say?
    And, they are still shipping from overseas to the customer, correct? Just wanted to make sure I wasn’t muddling it or missing something. Thanks again 🙂

    1. Thanks Julia! Yes, that’s exactly it. They have upgraded their store to premium/featured/anchor using the eBay site in another country. I didn’t find any stores that were on the featured list on more than one eBay site, by the way, so I think that’s probably not possible to do. In most cases they will be shipping direct from overseas, yes. They could choose to hold stock locally to their buyers, but most will ship direct.

  6. I was amazed to find such a comprehensive list, but I was totally stoked to find us on this list. I’m so proud of our team for making this achievement in under 16 months and I must give a big thankyou to you Andy for giving us a benchmark to work towards.

  7. Of course this has nothing to do with sales volume. How about you gather for us a list of top sellers by sales volumes?

    1. Do you mean sales revenue? I think feedback actually correlates well with sales volume (number of units sold). I don’t have a data source for revenue, but you could use Terapeak to research specific sellers.

  8. Hi Andy, I was looking at the Google drive document you shared at the end of the article. You have a column that shows “Store Size.” What exactly does that number represent?

    1. Hi Samantha, actually I intended to remove that column and have done so now! It’s the number of “matching items” shown in eBay’s Premium Stores directory. The number is really unreliable – a store with 6 “matching items” in the stores directory could have 440 or 784 (or any other number!) results when you go to their store. Maybe there is some logic to it, but I haven’t been able to figure it out.

  9. Awesome collection of data Andy, my store just missed the list (19,500 in the past 6 months). Although revenue is a hard metric to gather data on, I think you would find it to be all over the board with with some correlation to category. For example a seller that specializes in cell phone cases maybe have an average purchase price of $5.00 while an auto parts seller like myself has an average purchase price of around $55.00. even if that store is processing 2 or 3 more transactions than I am, my GSV is many times greater. We would all apprecieate it if eBay would pubically share this data, not a chance that will happen tho…. eaither way, thanks for putting this together.

    1. Thanks Chris!

      Thinking aloud here… with an average sale price per category and % of sales which get feedback I could actually estimate GSV for these sellers. It’s not something I will attempt any time soon though!

      1. I think that would get you closer but with some outliers in the data. For example: a seller that sells iphones vs. one that sells iphone accessories. Same top level category with much different average sale price. Pulling terapeak data on every seller would really be the best way estimate this variable using a sample size of a 30 day window or something to find an average store transaction price. The question then boils down to… who is more of a top eBay seller? The store that sells 100 cars a month or 10,000 sets of brake pads?

  10. Hi Andy, I am umo88 on eBay and I believe I should be on this list. In 2014 we will do 50,000, $25 transactions for about 1.25 million in business. Check us out we have an amazing model. If you are interested in a unique model we are it!

    1. I must agree with Scott, I am an electronic component re-seller and buy just about all of my items from umo88 and I do believe most electronic component re-sellers are right in there with me. You are by far the #1 electronic component seller on eBay with the best prices by far!

    2. Hey Scott, Hope you are doing great!
      I see that you are talking about a business model here. I find it interesting. I have been trying to get my company to the next level and I will like to talk to big sellers. I would like to do some investment in software. My listing, inventory and shipping teams is giving me a lot of overhead. However trying to find the right tools to adapt myself to the new incoming challenges. Thank you in advance!

  11. Hi Andy, thanks for the post. Do you have any material that would help me start selling on Amazon as a self fulfill merchant?
    I’ve tried Ebay using DSD only to have my account permanently shut down by Ebay.
    I’m looking for something that really works and so i’m reaching out to you
    Thanks for everything Andy

  12. Sorry to be so late to the comment party.

    Will you be putting together an updated version of this list? If you did, you’d be able to add a column for “movement since the last list”

    Is there a way you can program a script to generate this on demand?

    Thanks again, this list is great.

    DanBock
    aka #390

    1. Hi Dan, and congratulations on being #390!

      Yes I’ll probably update it around at the same time next year, and include a column for movement/new entries.

      It’s not a straightforward job extracting the data and it takes a long time to run, so there are no plans to provide a script.

    1. Hi Thomas, that seller has 1,786 positive feedback in the last 6 months. Number 1,000 on the list dynamicsounds00 has over 23,000 (at the time of the research, it’s now higher).

  13. Hi,
    I am just curious about how you rank top eBay sellers, based on transactions, feedbacks, or money amount. Due to Universal Postal Union’s regulation, Chinese sellers were given a lot of advantages due to a much low shipping cost, especially for low weight items. Also, China is a world factory. But most of Chinese sellers sell light weight items or cheap items($0.01+free shipping). If your ranking is based on the number of transactions or positive feedbacks, they will surely be listed on the top.

    Also , a lot of US based eBay sellers have warehouses in China, therefore they are not exclusively US sellers.

  14. Hi, am curious about where do we rank, our ebay user ID is sarafankit2009, we have 18991 feedbacks in last 6 months and 31960 over the last 12 months, with an anchor store on ebay USA

    Thanks.

  15. Awesome list, have you ever thought to break it down to the same countries that Amazon is at, just like your Amazon list?

  16. This is awesome! How did you compile this list? Did you hire people to manually enter all the data? Is there a tool where I can submit a query for ebay sellers and it will come back with a list? Thanks!

  17. Hi: Just came across this & find it very interesting & informative. I did a really quick run through & what jumped out at me is that there are only 42+/- out of 1000 with 100% feedback, a LOT between 99-99.9% with many just barely over 99%, and tons between 98-99%, quite a few just barely over 98%.
    An awful lot of us small sellers maintain our 100% positive feedbacks because we are so customer service oriented. The big guys must value quantity over quality in a lot of cases.
    I am looking forward to the next version. Could this be announced in the monthly newsletter?
    Thanks. Nancy

    1. Thank you Nancy. That’s an interesting analysis. Perhaps the big sellers lack the personal touch to push their feedback score higher. And while a 100% score is something to be proud of, I don’t think it makes a big difference either to buyers or eBay’s algorithms. So the big sellers probably don’t think it’s worth the extra effort.

      We’re working on updating the list now and it will be announced in a couple of weeks.

  18. Hello Andy,

    Great info. Thanks for sharing. Is it still possible to view the date via shared google drive?

    Klam

    1. Hi Klam, glad you like it. We’re not planning to share on Google Docs this time but if you drop me a line and let me know what you plan to do with it we’ll see what we can do.

    1. Yes, it does appear they should be listed as they had 67,023 feedback in the last 6 months. If they haven’t changed their user ID, then there was probably a bug of some sort meaning they weren’t listed in the eBay seller directory at the time of the research.

  19. We were delighted to be on the top 1000 list last year – but seem to have missed it this year?

    Could you let us know where we came please?

    Kindest regards – Su

  20. Hello,

    Can you advise how outdoors camping, hiking and backpacking equipment performs on ebay.
    I’m just new to this and want to ensure I have selected a productive niche early on –

    thankyou

  21. Very accurate and amazing report. I have seen few familiar sellers that I used to browse on ebay and I would agree upon seeing them on that spot, especially on jewelry category. Keep it up Andy!

  22. Great Stats! Some of the largest sellers on the list are using StoreFeeder to automate a lot of their manual tasks – without automation of stock control, order processing and channel management sellers are usually restricted by the age old enemy – time.

    Great to see our customers doing so well!

  23. Absolutely love these. Awesome work. These are what led me to find webretailer in the first place, and while I now know there’s a ton of other great content, I always look forward to these!

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