Top 40 Shopify Niches That Are KILLING It In 2019

Shopify is as hot at ever. Throughout the Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM) shopping weekend last year, Shopify merchants collectively made over $1.5 billion USD in sales. At their peak, Shopify merchants generated over $37 million USD in sales per hour and $870,000 USD per minute during BFCM (source: Shopify).

But while Shopify entrepreneurs keep setting one record after another, many starting ones are still looking for products to sell and niches to tap into. After all, you wouldn’t want to try and sell something that nobody is buying.

So we’ve put together a list of top-selling niches that are KILLING it in 2019 so you can capitalize on these awesome upward trends.

Note: some of these are niches, some are products. This list is here to inspire you and see what’s working in 2019. Be creative with these, do your own research and you’re good to go.

Category: Health

Health stores are extremely popular right now. Many people who care about their productivity, feeling good and generally being healthy seek out new trends and products. This niche will continue to grow over the next 5 years with new trends like nootropics and matcha tea gaining a bigger platform.

Tea

Whether it’s selling the actual teas or tea accessories, this is a great niche to get into. Brick and mortar health stores sell more and more tea products but the online arena is by far the largest.

Tea accessories can be dropshipped from AliExpress while actual teas can be resold as whitelabel through other suppliers.

Some tea stores niche down even further and target a specific audience like detox, Matcha tea etc.

Detox

Another very lucrative niche to get into this year. People want to cleanse their bodies from harmful toxins and parasites and see great health benefits from it.

Detox is popular as both a weight loss method and a general health cure. Detox products include anything from teas to health supplements

Yoga

When I first noticed the yoga trend back in 2014 on Instagram and YouTube, I thought it was just a fad. I was wrong, and yoga continues to get more and more popular.

People see real health benefits from these meditative positions and yoga schools keep popping up in the Western world like ice cream trucks on a hot summer day.

Yoga products are easy to source from AliExpress and include anything from yoga mats to yoga pants.

Spirituality

Although it’s kind of strange to call spirituality a niche, I would be ignorant not to include it here. I’ve noticed a rise in “spiritual” products being sold online, from chakra healing stones to crystal water.

The above examples are a bit extreme but tend to do extremely well on Instagram and other places. You can find your own twist to these and see what works for you.

Nootropics

This is a niche I’m very passionate about. Nootropics, also known as smart drugs, are health supplements for the brain and they work extremely well for me personally.

Nootropics are used by professionals and busy entrepreneurs like myself to boost productivity and optimize performance. They’re also popular with athletes and artists for that same reason.

Nootropics are also known to help deal with depression, sleep disorder, anxiety, Parkinson’s, stress, sexual performance and many other things.

Keto

The ketogenic diet is simple: high-fat and low carb. Many people are seeing success with this, and that’s the reason it will continue to be popular.

Indoor Gardening

This is a thing now. People live in cities, are conscious of what they eat and want to grow their own herbs, fruits and veggies. That’s where Indoor herb garden devices come in.

The “smart growing” approach to food is great. Indoor gardening sets as well as parts and accessories can easily be dropshipped from AliExpress or U.S. based suppliers.

Smoothies

Who’s got time for fruit? Give me something simpler, like a smoothie. Products you can sell include washable drinking containers, blenders, recipes, slow juicers and much more.

Coconut

People are going nuts over coconuts. Coconut oil, coconut supplements, raw dessert recipes, cosmetics and much more. You could also sell coconut themed novelty items!

Avocado

I used to run a store that sold avocado novelty items from AliExpress. I had about 10 producs in there and promoted mainly through Instagram influencers who were in the health niche or somehow related to avocado-diets and such.

It did quite well because there are a lot of avocado fans out there. There are also plenty of avocado health & beauty products.

Vegan

Another great niche to sell novelty items in. There’s a huge vegan community out there that continues to grow.

Other vegan store ideas include vegan cosmetics, vegan cooking recipes etc.

CBD

CBD is an extract from the Cannabis plant. Many people use it for a wide range of ailments, such as anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain.

CBD extract is being sold in health shops as well as online in the form of oil, supplements and spray.

More and more studies are coming out on the benefits of CBD oil, which shows the potential of this Shopify niche.

Category: Fitness

Fitness Leggings

A very popular niche with dropshippers. Easy to source from AliExpress and can be sold at a huge mark-up. Fitness leggings are easy to ship and easily fit (obviously, they’re leggings!).

Because the fitness niche is still growing at a steady pace, there’s a huge audience here that can be targeted through Instagram infuencers or Facebook ads.

Powerlifting

Another evergreen, solid niche (think protein shakes, nutritional supplements, equipment etc). Huge range of products with new stuff coming out almost every week!

Fitness Trackers

Fitbits are no fad — they’ve been around for a few years now with no sign of going anywhere.  And there are hundreds of other brands, both low-end and high-end ones, that are being sold everywhere.

Cycling

No modern day cyclist bikes around town without his or her gadgets. From trackers to helmets to phone mounts, this niche only keeps growing.

Everything Else

Cannabis

Yes, even certain plants can be trending. Many U.S. states have legalized marijuana for medical use and even recreational use while other countries are following soon (Canada already did).

Although you’re probably not in the position to actually sell weed online, there’s plenty of weed paraphernalia you can dropship from AliExpress.

This one does come with a disclaimer though: both Stripe and PayPal do not allow the sales of “drug paraphernalia” and selling it can get your account suspended. I’ve heard that payment gateway Authorize.net does allow it but you need to do your own research on this.

Specialty coffee

People care more and more about the quality of their morning brew and specialty coffee is a great and profitable niche to get into. You can sell anything from the actual coffee to coffee makers, filters, roasters etc.

Unicorns

You can’t sell real unicorns, mainly because they don’t exist. But as a niche, unicorns are very popular. Think of unicorn themed clothes, accessories, coffee mugs etc.

Coffee Scrubs

Another coffee related one, but this time in the cosmetics field.

Beard Oil

Remember 2015? Well, beard oil hasn’t gone away since then. It’s still very popular with beard-growing hipsters and has actually gone mainstream.

Charcoal

You probably don’t want to sell blocks of actual charcoal, but many related beauty products like scrubs and face wash (for men and women) do great.

Wacky Socks

Oh yes, this is a thing. Don’t ask me why, but some people are really into wacky socks now for some reason. If you’re creative enough you could even theme your store around any of the niches I listed here and print them on wacky socks.

Wooden Sunglasses

This has been popular for a while now and continues to be. They’re sunglasses with a wooden frame and I’m sure you’ve seen them. If you’re selling wooden sunglasses for summer 2019, you’ll sure make a killing.

Subscription boxes

Not really a niche, but a great business model definitely worth investigating. Imagine getting a customer who pays you, and continues to pay the same amount month after month?

Subscription boxes range from specific products to “mystery boxes” where the customer doesn’t know what in them.

The beauty of this business model is that you only need to pay to acquire the customer ONCE (through marketing), then continue to take in revenue without the acquisition cost.

Vaping

Vaping is like smoking, but different. Still grows in popularity, mainly because it’s believed to be healthier than smoking cigarettes. You can sell the vaporizers or only the e-liquids.

Virtual Reality (VR)

Yeah this one is definitely here to stay. Virtual reality may one day become the world’s new reality. Products include gaming headsets, video watching glasses and related products.

Pet Products

A billion dollar a year niche; who doesn’t love their pets? Many things to sell such as collars, jewelry, spoil your pet stuff, vitamins etc.

Religion

A very targeted niche. Sell items such as Christian apparel, engraved rings, jewelry etc. I see these doing great on Instagram and you can work with many influencers here too.

Female empowerment / LGBTQ

You’re probably no immune to world politics and the ongoing gay rights movement. You can sell anything from LGBTQ pride coffee mugs, t-shirts to eco-friendly feminine hygiene products.

Self / home defense

Especially home surveillance and other smart appliances for home security are on a rise. Plenty of self-defense products are popular now too.

Enamel Pins

So these things are popular once again. Especially good if you can offer custom pins.

Watches

A timeless niche, though I can’t help but feel I see more young men wearing watches these days. Gigantic price range too and lots of business models to choose from (e.g. sell expensive brand watches or re-brand cheap Chinese ones).

Minimalism

In a world full of stuff, what’s better than no stuff? I don’t know if that made sense or not, but I love minimalism! You can apply the “minimalist” mark to any niche and you’ve got yourself another niche: minimalist watches, minimalist kitchenware etc.

LED Lightning

In the coming decade, it is likely that nearly all lighting will eventually be converted to LED lighting. It’s much more energy efficient, lasts exponentially longer than regular bulbs, is a lot more controllable, and better for the environment.

Drones

Unlike the “hoverboard” hype we saw a couple of years ago, drones aren’t a fad. You can sell drones, accessories or digital products.

Phone accessories

Obviously a growing niche that isn’t going anywhere. Cases, phone holders, screen protectors etc.

Smart Home Appliances

These things will take over your home in the next 10 to 15 years, trust me. Once again a big range of products you can sell, and lots of options on AliExpress.

Wireless headphones

Ever since Apple came out with that one for iPhone, I want one! There’s so much variety in wireless headphones and a huge price range; from cheap $2 ones to $500+ sets.

Bluetooth speakers

It’s amazing how high quality these speakers are. Once again anything from cheap Chinese ones to expensive brand speakers can be sold / dropshipped.

Power banks

For your phone, laptop and other portable equipment.

Gaming

Clearly this niche isn’t going anywhere. Professional gaming is becoming a sport and the gaming industry keeps growing. You can sell anything from gaming mice to headsets, controllers, old-school games…it’s too much to list.

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How To Find Winning Dropshipping Products in 4 Simple Steps

Are you starting your own Shopify Dropshipping store but don’t know where to start? You’re not the only one. Product research is a key element when you start  a new store and finding the right products to sell before you launch can save you months of frustration trying to sell something that nobody is buying.

In this quick guide, our coach Ryan shows you how he finds winning 5 or 6 figure products in under 20 seconds on Facebook.

Next we’ll go over finding these products on AliExpress; the world’s largest online marketplace for dropshipping items.


The original video on Ryan Melnick’s channel @RyanMelnick

Step 1: Go to Facebook

No paid tools or anything, we’ll just be using Facebook…

Step 2: Type “Get Yours Here” in the search bar.

Set the filter to only display results from this month. This will show you many hot dropshipping products that are being sold right now.

You’ll see products with thousands of comments, shares and hundreds of thousands of views. The more shares a video has, the more viral potential this product has.

Alternative search phrases include:

“Get Yours Today”
“Get Yours Now”
“Buy it Now”
“Get Yours Free” (free + shipping method)
“Get it Now”
“Get it Today”

And so on.

You should find plenty of hot selling products. Videos that only went up a couple of weeks ago and already have thousands of shares. Now that’s what I call a winning product.

Step 3: Find it on AliExpress

You want to make sure you can actually replicate this model and find the exact same product on AliExpress.

Head on over to AliExpress.com and type in the product name. If you’re having difficulties finding the product you’re looking for, try something similar and descriptive like “black coffee mug”.

If you can’t find it through AliExpress, try Google.

Go to Google Images and type in “site:aliexpress.com your keyword”. I find sorting through Google Images easier and quicker than going through AliExpress search result pages. Then click through to the AliExpress page from there and you can find the right products.

Note: I do not recommend going with products / sellers that have a low volume of sales. Ideally you’re selling products with at least a couple of hundreds orders and no less than a 4.5 rating. Do your own research on the supplier so you don’t end up reselling from someone who has little experience shipping internationally.

I also recommend you look at other sellers offering the same product to see if you can get it cheaper and from a higher rated seller. AliExpress helps you with this; just go to Feedback and scroll down, you’ll find other sellers selling the item.

Step 4: Replicate

Now that you’ve found a product that’s super hot on Facebook, it’s time to replicate their strategy. The first thing you need to wonder is whether or not the margins are fair. If the seller you found sells the item for $19.99 and AliExpress charges you $15, that’s probably not a good deal.

I prefer to go with products that have a good margin on them. For example: you buy an item for $18 with free shipping and it sells for $39.99 on Facebook. That’s a $21.99 difference. Now let’s say it costs you $10 in ads to acquire a customer, that totals to $11.99 of profit per sale.

If you do your up & cross selling correctly, your average order value will go up which can rack up the numbers even more.

Next steps:

If you’re new to dropshipping, you might want to start a general store with some of the products you’ve found on Facebook. Then you can test multiple products and multiple ad strategies from there. It’s all about testing, but finding hot selling products gives you a great chance of succeeding with Shopify Dropshipping.

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding a Niche

The Ultimate Guide to Finding a Shopify Niche

Starting an online store? You’re awesome! But you need a niche, and that’s where many people get stuck. Quite often starting  e-commerce entrepreneurs don’t know which products they should sell, after all, how do you determine if people would buy it from you?

In this guide, we’ll go over the basic principles of finding products to sell and choosing a niche that will have great potential to generate lots of sales.

So we’re looking for a profitable niche. That means we’re looking for products that are already selling well online. Many newcomers think competition is a bad thing; why would you get into a space that’s already crowded with existing (bigger) sellers?

The real answer is the exact opposite: you DON’T want to sell something nobody else is selling, especially if you’re new to e-commerce. What you want is a product that’s already doing well. Because the internet is much broader than you can imagine, there’s always room to surf on these waves of popularity.

So how do you find something that works? The cool thing about starting your own online business is that you decide everything. The choices are endless, so you might as well sell something cool.

Step 1: Make a list

It all starts with the basics. Make a list of at least 20 (or 200 if you like) niche ideas that you think are cool and could work. Later you’ll dive a little deeper to test if these niches are worth getting into or not.

If you’re not feeling inspired enough to make a list of at least 20 niche ideas, you can use the internet for inspiration:

Pinterest: A popular social curation site. Type in a search phrase, e.g. “Wooden Sunglasses” at the top bar. Not only can you look for trends by browsing the accounts who posted the pics, you can also see if a product is popular or not. What’s more, you can see your competitors who are selling these products and further investigate what works for them. Awesome.

Facebook: if you’re active on Facebook already, keep an eye on your timeline. Look out for products that went viral or general trends that have a product associated with them. Facebook also serves product ads, keep an eye out for those as well.

SSense.com: Fashion inspiration

KickStarter: another good source of trending new products. Kickstarter Discover let’s you browse projects by popularity and funding amounts.

ProductHunt: Browse through trending products

Google Trends Top Charts: Here you can find trending search terms. So for example, if Lebron James is a trending athlete in 2018, maybe selling Lebron apparel is a niche worth investigating.

Wanelo: (Want – Need – Love) describes itself as a community for all of the worlds shopping, bringing together products and stores in a Pinterest like product posting format. Look for products with a lot of saves under “trending”

AliExpress Collections: Niche collections for inspiration. You can even copy an entire “collection” and build a store around that. Take a look around and you’ll find plenty of niches on a platter.

eBay Popular: A list of some of the most popular product categories on eBay.

eBay Watch Count: An online tool that will list the most popular items on eBay based on how many people are “watching” them.

Amazon Bestsellers: Amazon’s most popular products based on sales. Updated hourly.

Amazon Movers and Shakers: Amazon’s biggest gainers in sales rank over the past 24 hours. Updated hourly.

Etsy Trending Items: Check out the current trending items and listings on Etsy.

Trend Hunter: Trend Hunter is the world’s largest, most popular trend community. Fuelled by a global network of 137,000 members and 3,000,000 fans, Trend Hunter is a source of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs on the hunt for new product ideas.

Step 2: Choose a Passionate Niche

By now, you should have plenty of ideas running around in your head. Write down any product or niche you think could work, no matter how basic or silly they might seem.

One of the best ways to get started is to look for a niche that has a passionate following online. Selling a product nobody cares about is going to be much harder than selling something people love. This will help you tremendously with advertisements and influencer marketing later on.

Here’s a few examples of products people are not passionate about and you shouldn’t start your first store with:

  • MP3 players
  • Extention cords
  • Refridirators
  • Mousepads

Here’s examples of niches people ARE passionate about:

  • Star Wars
  • Dogs
  • Anime
  • Avocados

So you can sell dog-themed watches, sunglasses and t-shirts. But selling those items plain is not a great idea. Why? People aren’t passionate about them. They’ll go to WalMart or Gap to buy a plain white t-shirt, not buy one through a Facebook ad. But a dog-themed store with cool doggy items can work great with Facebook ads and get you lots of engagement on your ads.

Another thing to look out for is seasonality and fads. Seasonality simply means a product that is bound to a certain period of time, like Christmas decoration or Halloween costumes, but there’s also less obvious ones that perform poorly certain times of the year. You can check Google Trends to see if a niche is bound to seasons.

As for fads, you don’t want to dive into a niche that’s only going to be popular for another month and a half, only to have to start over again with a different niche. Although fads are great for experienced e-commerce entrepreneurs looking to bank off a short trend, it’s a bad idea if you’re just starting out. You’d hate ending up finally making sales right when a fad is over.

To check if a niche is a fad, go to Google Trends. Make sure your prospect niche has been around for at least a couple of years. If it’s the latest children’s toy that popped into existence 2 months ago, it’s probably a fad that’ll be over soon.

Step 3: Proving the Concept

Now that you understand the basics, let’s go and see if people are actually active and passionate about these niches.

Head on over to Facebook’s Audience Insights and search for your keyword under interests.

Go to “page likes”

Facebook shows you all the top pages related to the topic of dogs.

Note: you want your audience to be at least 500K to 1M strong. This is the absolute minimum number of people interested in a topic. If your niche doesn’t have this following, you won’t make enough sales to run a decent online store. Ideally, your audience is at least a few million strong

Next, go and look at each of these pages and see if they have an active following. If they don’t have an active following, it’s pretty useless to target these audiences. Active means active engagement on the page, so frequent posts (more than 4 per week) and lots of genuine comments and likes.

If you’re looking at a niche that has 1) over 1M people interested and 2) active and passionate people on related pages, you’ve found a winner and it’s worth serving ads to this group.

Step 4: Find Products

Now that you’ve found a niche that has a passionate following on Facebook, you know you can start serving ads to these folks. Facebook allows you to target certain interest groups and everyone who follows these groups / topics, it’s so easy.

Now let’s look at products to sell. It’s super important that you find products that are ALREADY SELLING WELL.

Go look at trending items within the niche you chose on AliExpress. If you find items with lots of sales and good reviews, go to Ebay and Amazon. If that item or very similar items are selling well there, you got yourself a winner.

There’s more tools you can use to find top-selling products:

Shopify Stores: Why not check out other Shopify stores for inspiration? Use this handy link to see all Shopify websites on the web. Another trick is to go to Google and type in: “inurl:.myshopify.com [your keyword]”. So for example “inurl:.myshopify.com Fashion” will return some Shopify stores with the keyword fashion associated to them.

To find any Shopify store’s best selling products, paste this after the main URL: “/collections/all?sort_by=best-selling”

AliExpress Collections: Mentioned earlier. You can copy an entire “collection” and build a store around that. Take a look around and you’ll find plenty of niches on a platter.

AliExpress Best Sellers: browse through best sellers on AliExpress. You can also do a regular search for your niche and sort results by most sold.

Need even more inspiration? Check out the Top 40 Niches That are KILLING IT In 2019 (free download)

Next steps…

The biggest takeaway here is to find a niche people are passionate about and then find products that are already selling well online. Once you have these 2 factors in place, you’re ready to build your store.

After you’ve found a niche and products to sell, you can start to find a supplier. Working with AliExpress is by far the easiest way to go since apps like Oberlo (Shopify) and WooZone (WordPress) let you import Ali products easily.

Good luck!

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