A month ago, I summarized my experience of selling Casio TRYX EX-TR100 camera on Taobao in China. If you have read that article at that time, you might be thinking selling TRYX to China is easy and you can make a lot of money. But this time, I would say no.
First, it is the disadvantage you will never avoid when selling on Taobao. It does not matter if you are the first seller ever of this TRYX camera. The fact that you are the first seller of this camera on Taobao does not have any affect to make sure you make the most money of it! This is almost true to everything selling on Taobao in China. Especially for C2C sellers like me, every one else has the right to sell the same product and every one else has the access to buy a TRYX camera. This makes the competition high! Well, at least here is the lesson we learn! To be the first seller of a potential hot product is not really a big advantage unless you have enough money in your pocket to keep yourself dedicated on selling this product! This way, you can dominate the quantity of the products e.g.TRYX on Taobao. The quantity gives buyers great confidence to buy the same product from you but not from your followers who start selling TRYX later than you do.
Second, many pro-sellers have so many means to buy the products from wholesale. They have the confidence to sell TRYX at a lower price. This eliminates competitions from small and medium sellers.
Third, pro-sellers are willing to pay ads on Taobao. This drives them more traffic than most small and medium sellers.
Fourth, pro-sellers will import a huge stock of TRYX without a fear! This is something no small and medium Taobao sellers can do. After the cameras arrive in China in there warehouse, people are more willing to buy from them because they don’t need to wait very long time compared to buying directly from US.
The last reason why TRYX is no longer a place for small and medium Taobao sellers to be in is the fact that TRYX’s production has not stopped!
So the question is where is the next Gold Rush? Mini-TRYX? Kindle Fire? To dominate the selling of a potential hot product is always the key on Taobao.