Free Auction Tools provider Auctionlotwatch.co.uk announced today its annual predictions for what will be the most popular Christmas toys on eBay this year. Based on industry source predictions & current searches the list takes a peek into the £2.94 billion a year UK toy industry to reveal what will be hot on eBay this Christmas.
Unlike previous years there’s no indication yet of a runaway success this year like 2009’s Zhu Zhu Pets and last year’s Leapfrog LeapPad tablet. What is certain though is that whilst the technology based toys are once again set to steal the biggest share of the sales this year, that more traditional toys will not be left out. As with previous years past favourites will undoubtedly feature well after being brought up to date with a fresh make-over.
How we shop on eBay for those must have toys will be significantly different from past years with a massive shift towards mobile shopping predicted. A third of purchases on eBay in the UK are from mobile devices which gives an indication as to how important this relatively new sales front is. Across the eBay marketplace the growth in mobile transactions is around 80 per cent year-on-year, and is expected to hit $20bn (£13bn) globally by the end of this year, up from $13bn in 2012.
Todays online consumers have also become more savvy – using technology to ensure that they not only have the convenience but also access to the best prices available. With eBay UK launching a big pre Christmas Toy Campaign highlighting discounts of up to 50% off selected items it will definately be a prominent venue for shoppers looking for an early bargain.
So with Christmas only a matter of weeks away now is an ideal time to start picking up this years hot Christmas toys. As always to receive the best discounts and avoid paying inflated prices for those must have presents the advice from the industry specialists is clear – make sure you do your Christmas shopping early.
This year it is predicted that Santa’s list will dominated by techy toys – including the return of some very familiar favourites that have had a full tech makeover. In 1998 the world was introduced to the Furby range – cute, talkative and very popular they dominated many children’s wish lists across the world. After springing back into life in 2012 the all new Furby continues to build on the more interactive experience this year.
After a bumper year last year those in the toy trade also predict that tablets are also going to be a huge hit again this Christmas. Offerings by market leaders Vtech & Leapfrog have all earned rave reviews from technology pundits and will be joined this year by many more offerings. Many of the tablets have child friendly enhancements that allow parents the ability to restrict or control certain features as appropriate for their child.
TOP CHRISTMAS TOYS 2013
Furby Boom Leappad Ultra – Leapfrog Toys Sesame Street Elmo Hugs The VTech Innotab 3S
Find the full Top Twenty list from AuctionLotwatch here: http://www.auctionlotwatch.co.uk/top-ebay-christmas-toys-2013.html