Speaking from experience, it is relatively easy to start a business selling video games. There are many different resources available to use, like eBay, to sell video games online. There are also a variety of video game wholesalers or dropshippers that can provide you with games to sell.
The hardest part of starting a video game business will be getting in touch with a wholesaler or dropshipper. You should decided before hand with service you want to use. Wholesalers will allow you to buy the games from them at a cost that is about half of the retail price. This allows you to sell them and make 80-100% profit, but some of that will go towards shipping the games to your customers.
Video game dropshippers operate a little differently. First you sell the game for your full retail price. After you receive payment, you buy the game from the dropshipper (for about half price) and have it shipped directly to the customer. This allows you to avoid the responsibility of shipping. You also don’t risk losing any money if your product doesn’t sell.
You may want to start out with a dropshipper until you become familiar with what sells well and have a decent customer base. Then you can move on to a wholesaler, which will help to increase your profits from selling video games on eBay and other websites. Many people even choose to take their business offline, getting customers from their neighborhood.
There is never a shortage of buyers for games and consoles. Even in rough economic times, sales in the gaming market remain constant. Depending on how you price your products, you can pull in over $300 in profit every week for a few hours of work. If you spend more time on it, you will obviously make hundreds more.