So, you’re all set to dive into dropshipping. You’re researching how to build your store, and market your products, But, you’ve hit a roadblock: You don’t know what to sell. So, I’m going to share some of the top trending products that you can start selling this summer, in 2019. Make sure you stick until the end of this article, to find out how we uncovered these trending product opportunities.
1- Car Diffusers
Essential oil diffusers have been growing in popularity for a few years now. But, these mini-car versions are a much welcome addition to the niche. Customers can simply plug them into their car charger for a dose of calm and serenity — great for warding off any touch of road-rage! Plus, they’re extremely small, and lightweight, so they’re eligible for ePacket delivery. This means that when a customer orders one from your store, you’ll be able to deliver the product promptly.
These nifty little products are a must have on those long summer road trips. So, if you’re looking for a product in the health or automobile niche, check out these car diffusers.
2- Wireless Phone Chargers
Nobody likes untangling a mess of cables. That’s why the latest iPhones and many Androids now can be charged wirelessly. Bottom-line? The mobile device industry is quickly moving towards wireless charging. And, this presents a fantastic opportunity for dropshippers.
There are many different wireless charging products available to sell — including those for the home and for cars, as well as portable wireless charging units. Now, you will be competing against big brand names like Apple, and Samsung. So, it’s important to highlight the benefits of buying from your store. And, you need to alleviate any worries your customers might have about buying electronics from an unknown brand.
For example, one of the key benefits to promote is cost, as it’s likely that your products will be less expensive than those from big brand names. But, because these trending products are cheaper, shoppers might worry about their quality. In this case, you can alleviate fears by detailing the quality of your products, and by prominently displaying a generous, and reassuring guarantee.
3- Deshedding Pet Gloves
Pet owners love their animals. And, often there’s not much they wouldn’t do for them. That said, it’d be hard to find a pet owner who enjoys having all of their clothes, and their sofa covered in cat or dog hair.
Thankfully, these pet-shedding gloves give owners a way to keep animal hair contained as their pets shed fur in the heat. Plus, all the owner has to do is pet their animal! What’s more, it’s not a product that can easily break or malfunction. Translation: fewer returns.
This product was essentially unheard of before 2016, but it’s growing in popularity — fast. So, if you’re looking to get started in the pet supplies niche, consider the deshedding pet glove.
4- Kids Rompers
Rompers surged in popularity in the early 1990s. And, research shows that kids rompers are back. They’re comfortable, ideal for movement and playtime, and great for indoors or outdoors in the summer weather. So it’s no surprise that many parents are opting to dress their children in this fashionable one-piece.
Your main challenge will be differentiating your brand from competitors. But, you can do this by connecting with parents on a relatable, and human level in your ad campaigns. So, if you’re looking to get started in the Parents and Kids niche, or you’re looking for a trending product to add to your current store, check out Kids rompers.
5- Folding Mirrors
Folding mirrors have been steadily growing in popularity since 2011. And, this trend looks set to continue. Portable folding mirrors are perfect for fixing makeup while out and about this summer. And, there are many different types of folding mirrors that you can sell — many of which include built-in LED lights that are perfect for fixing makeup during a night out on the town.
These products make a great addition to stores selling beauty products or travel products. You could even target people interested in makeup and travelling — as it’s likely that they’ll want to look their best while they’re on-the-move.
6- Ankle Bracelets
Ankle bracelets have been trending products for dropshippers for a while now. And, our research shows that this trend is staying put. So, if you’re looking for unique products to sell in the crowded space of jewellery, ankle bracelets are a great choice. Plus, they’re small and light — so once again, they’re eligible for ePacket delivery. And, being a simple product, there’s not much to go wrong. So, returns should be few and far between.
7- Phone Lenses
These great little products give your phone’s camera a professional edge. They can be sold alongside any other type of tech gadget, like the wireless chargers I mentioned earlier.
I’d recommend promoting on Instagram, to people interested in photography. As it’s likely that these people will want to improve the quality of their own images and videos.
Denim is back once more and has been steadily growing in popularity since around 2012. And, researches show that denim dresses and jackets, in particular, have seen huge growth over the last couple of years. Plus, there are many different products, and styles available to choose from — including torn, faded, or smart denim. But, whichever you choose, make sure that you pick a product, and a style in line with your target customers, and branding.
For example, if your brand is more upmarket, consider smart jeans and sleek denim dresses. And, if your brand is edgy and progressive, consider ripped jeans, and faded denim jackets. Bottom-line? Denim is a strong trend, definitely worth diving into.
9- Shoulder Bags
Shoulder bags have been on an upward curve for over a decade. These trending products have a sleek, sophisticated, and sporty appeal, making them perfect for daily use. And, they give customers far more mobility than a standard satchel, because they don’t need to be held by the handle.
What’s more, shoulder bags aren’t usually a one-and-done product. Many fashion-conscious shoppers enjoy owning an array of different bags to go with different outfits. So, with a well-crafted email campaign, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to land repeat purchases from customers.
10- Inflatable Pet Collars
This product might sound a bit odd at first, but this collar is a new alternative to the traditional cone that animals must wear after surgery. It’s more comfortable for the animal, and it doesn’t scratch furniture or walls in the home. When owners spend money to keep their pet happy and healthy, chances are, they’d also love to buy this product. So, if you start selling this product, be sure to highlight its innovative features, like easy storage and comfort when used.
The main method I used to uncover these trending products. Firstly, bring up Google Trends on your computer. You can do this by heading to ‘trends.google.com.’ This free tool allows you to input keywords, to see how often they’ve been searched on Google over the past few hours, days, months, or years.
In this example, I searched for ‘fixed bike gear’ since 2004. The graph shows us how popular fixed gear bikes have been over the last few years.
But, that’s not all. You can also compare up to 5 different trends at once. Here, I’ve added the search term, ‘kids bikes’ to see how the trend compares to fixed gear bikes. Cool, right?
Okay, now head over to Oberlo to find product ideas. You can browse by category, or search for specific types of products. Then, input these products into Google Trends, so that you can see if they’re becoming more or less popular.
When I searched ‘Shoulder bag,’ Google Trends showed me this: And, as you can see, there’s an obvious upward trend beginning to emerge. That’s it in a nutshell!
So, get searching to find more hot trending products that you can sell on your dropshipping store! Was there a product on this list that caught your eye? Let me know in the comments below!
Muammer is a Marketing Analytics Manager at Turkcell. His mission is to empower entrepreneurs and to help them achieve their goals. He also has a passion for illustration.