7 successful product selection tips for Shopify sellers dropship from China

There are hundreds of new Shopify sellers inquired 86Deal about the product selection tips in the past few months. What’s the best seller products? How do I find hot sale products for dropshipping? What’s the best dropshipping supplier on 1688? After years of dropshipping order fulfillment services, we listed 7 product selection tips which applied by the high profits Shopify sellers dropshipping from China.

Product selection tips No.1 Product prices range from 10 to 50 US dollars

The selling price of goods is very important. This is the place that buyers will definitely see and consider before placing an order. The price range of 10 to 50 US dollars can be said to be the sweet spot (the best range), because this price range is easy for buyers to make impulsive purchases.

Of course, the dropshipping cost increased a lot in 2020 during the COVID19, especially the shipping cost increased a lot, the product price can be increased to 20 to 80 usd if you offer free shipping service in the Shopify store.

Product selection tips No.2 Product must be light weight

As we mentioned the shipping cost doubled or 3 times as 2019 especially in April, May 2020 during the COVID19 in EU and USA. The more heavy product the more higher shipping cost.

The ideal situation is that the lighter the weight of the product, the better, 4 to 5 pounds must be too heavy, unless the price of the product you intend to sell is too high.

When choosing products, you can try to find similar products of the same size on Aliexpress, and estimate the shipping cost according to their shipping weight.

Product selection tips No.3 Product ranked within 5000 in main category

Why? The higher rank means higher demand. When we dropship on Shopify we cannot choose products to sell without any demand.

The ideal situation is that after entering your product keywords, the first page of search results can have at least 2 to 3 products in the big category ranking within 5000, which also means that this product has a certain demand in the market. Remember to confirm whether there are other similar products within the ranking of 5000, to ensure the demand level of this product on Amazon.

If you refers to Aliexpress, you can also apply tools to check the product ranking.

Product selection tips No.4 Confirm product category or niche does not have a big brand

How to confirm whether there are big brand products in this category? Quite simply, go to the Amazon front desk and search for your product keywords to see if your eyes are caught by the brand. If you have a recognized brand on the first page of the search results, it is not a good phenomenon.

Ideally, you would want the products on the first page of the search results to come from different brands and be small and unknown brands! This is also a very important condition in the selection of products. There are no commodities and product categories that large brands compete with, which can reduce the adverse factors of competition. Product categories to avoid as much as possible:

Appliances 

Appstore 

Books 

Clothing

Electronics 

Gift 

Cards 

Grocery and Gourmet Food 

Kindle Store 

MP3 Downloads 

Magazines 

Movies and TV 

Music 

Prime Pantry 

Shows 

Software 

Video Games

Product selection tips No.5 quality product should be durable, not easily damaged or deformed

It is very important for product dropshipping from China as it may damage during internationally shipping. This is very important. Many of the nagetive reviews come from the damage of the goods. It is very important to select the goods that are not easy to be damaged during the transportation process.

Simple product condition list:

strong and sturdy

No electronic parts

Easy to find manufacturers in China

There is no detachable part

Can be used without instructions

The product only has a single function

universality

Product selection tips No.6 Product search page 1 contains at least 2 to 3 products Review less than 50

Give yourself a chance to win, choose at least 2 to 3 products on the first page, the review is less than 50, so that you have the opportunity to squeeze to the first page. The more products that have less than 50 reviews, the greater the chance of getting to the first page. Suppose a product with a large market demand, but there are very few reviews on the first page of the search results, which may be less than 5 reviews. Congratulations on finding a product with potential. The chance to rank the first page is very big. It’s also a very good way to select products for Shopify store.

Product selection tips No.7 The goods cost should be less than 25% of the selling price

Will the cost of 25% be too low? Why should we keep 75% of profit margin? Will 75% be too much? The answer is no. To maintain a certain profit, this 75% is absolutely necessary. Including international shipping cost, ads fee, platform fee, transaction fee, value-added tax and your profit, so the total of zero and zero add up to 75%.

For example, when you dropship from 1688 for a dress cost 30yuan, you can sell 30 usd to 40 usd in your store which could guarantee you have enough profits when deduct all the cost.

The biggest misunderstanding of new Shopify sellers is to consider too many factors during product selection period, and in the end, it often delays the best time for listing. The most important thing is to test product first, choose the product with the lowest unit price, test the market first, and then accumulate the account’s Feedback, then the second product and the third product will be considered for best sellers. Following the above 7 product selelction tips, the probability of product selection failure will be much lower.


5 ways to select hot sale products for Shopify dropshipping

I believe that Shopify seller the first time to do cross-border dropshipping will ask the same question: how to choose hot sale products for my Shopify store? No matter which platform, the product selection is a very critical issue. If you choose the right product, you have the opportunity to make money. If you choose the wrong product, losing money is inevitable. Everyone wants to choose the right product, then how can we know which products are popular and which are not? Today, we will share 5 ways to select hot sale products for Shopify dropshipping.

How to use Google Trends select products for Shopify dropshipping

When we select products for shopify store We can take advantage of Google Trends to understand the overall data of an industry or a product, including historical data and real-time data. When a product is hot, the search-related problems associated with it will increase accordingly.

Firstly, open Google Trends https://trends.google.com/trends/;

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Secondly, enter the product keywords in the search bar;

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Thirdly, check product keywords search results;

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Enter the product keywords and you can see a graph of the various aspects of that product. Including its search volume, the region where the audience is located, the amount of related queries and the keywords related to it. Using these detailed data information provided by Google Trends, we can more easily find our target products for Shopify dropshipping business.

How to find the best-selling Print on demand products for Shopify dropshipping

Print on demand means that the seller cooperates with the supplier, the seller chooses the product (T-shirt, hat, cup) and designs the pattern by himself, and the supplier provides customized service for the seller. In other words, whether you are a painter, a writer, a designer, etc., you can make money with your creativity in this way.

Customization is also a good Shopify dropshipping method. Even if it is customized, you don\’t need to purchase it yourself. After receiving the order, contact the supplier to customize it and then ship it. This method has low cost and large profit margin.

There are good vendor platforms for you: Custom cat, Print full and teespring.

These platforms are independent stations for suppliers of Print On Demand, and they will provide our dropshipper with product templates, which are solid color products.

Of course, we do not need to purchase. All we have to do is send the pattern design to the supplier after receiving the order, they will be responsible for printing and shipping.

Before deciding what to do, we can also take a look at these sites to see which niche, custom products are more popular. After made your decision, please ask the designer to design the product for the specific niche. For example, if you like wolf, you can ask a designer, or you can design some wolf totem T-shirts and put them in your shopify store.

How to use Facebook select products for Shopify dropshipping

If we are looking for products that are already sold and sold well on Shopify, then Facebook is the best platform. The product selection on Facebook is actually very simple, we just need to enter the product keywords we are looking for in the search bar of the Facebook page.

Step 1, login facebook;

Step 2, enter the women t-shirt keywords in the search bar and click on the post tab, as shown below:

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Step 3, check facebook post;

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After searching out, we found that someone is already selling. We can pay attention to the interaction rate of these products, including the praise, comments and share quantities. After reading this, we can go back to the store\’s homepage to see the credibility of their homepage, the number of praises, and the creation time of the homepage.

I have shown that there is only one product, but there are definitely more than one women t shirts selling on Facebook, there should be hundreds of them, and most of them are doing Shopify dropshipping. These products are easy to find on AliExpress and 1688, and will also have a relatively large profit margin.

Some people may want to ask: Why do we want to sell products that others are already selling and selling well? In fact, the reason is very simple, just like we buy clothes ourselves, we will definitely buy the styles that are already popular now, instead of choosing clothes that we think will be popular in the future.

How to use eBay select products for Shopify dropshipping

Many dropshippers choose to open stores on eBay, but now the competition on eBay is getting more and more intense. Therefore, we can\’t rely on the feelings of the product selection. We can first check the market in watchcount.

Watchcount is a website that serves eBay. On watchcount, we can see the real-time views of products on eBay, which means we can find out which eBay\’s most popular products are currently.

Search product keywords on Watchcount include a lot of information, such as product categories, related categories, related products, related keywords, prices, sales, color, style information and so on. Let\’s take the example of women top.

Step 1, go to the watchcount homepage;

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Step 2, input product keywords in search bar;

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Step 3, check product viewers;

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This is the result of the search in watchcount, we can clearly see which styles and price of the women top is more popular. If we have no goals at the beginning, after reading this information, it is much easier.

How to use Aliexpress select products for Shopify dropshipping

At present, AliExpress is arguably the best dropshipping platform in the world. Almost all dropshippers are selling products with AliExpress and earning a fairly high profit. And on AliExpress, basically all the products we can find.

There are millions of suppliers on AliExpress, but not all these suppliers are qualified. When selecting products, we should pay attention to the product reviews, as well as the credibility of the suppliers and the overall evaluation of their stores. We must find a reliable supplier that can guarantee the quality of the product, and also pay attention to the supplier whether supports ePacket or not, ePacket makes it easier and cheaper to do Shopify dropshipping. Now let\’s see the steps of the AliExpress product selection for Shopify dropshipping.

Step 1, login Aliexpress, please register an Aliexpress account if necessary;

Step 2, View the category menu on the left side of the home page, which contains all the products on AliExpress. Here we still take women\’s clothing as an example. We can see that there are more small categories under the women\’s clothing category, such as tops, bottoms, and accessories.

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Our target products are entirely dependent on the research we have done before and our target market. Therefore, in the case of this large selection range, our target niche must be very specific;

Step 3, Select specific subcategories, we now choose shirts as a sample;

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Step 4. Sort by sales;

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This way we can see which products are popular and high sales volume in short time.Here we can not only look at sales and other information, we can also set our target products more specific, and narrow the scope of choice.

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Here we can also choose the material of the clothes, such as cotton, silk, nylon, etc.; also have long sleeves, sleeves, short sleeves, sleeveless and so on.

In fact, just like we usually visit Amazon, it takes a few minutes to understand which models of the target products are relatively hot. Be sure to pay attention to the sales of a product, as well as the number of comments from users. You can view this product in different aspects. But you must also pay attention to this. If there are too many such products on AliExpress, you want to do this product later, remember that you must go to see facbeook and see posts, videos about these products.

If the product post, or video on facebook are very long and numerous, then you probably won’t be able to sell this product again, because these points means the product is very likely to be sold on the market by too many sellers, when you advertise, users don’t feel anything special, and they probably won’t buy.

The above are the 5 ways to select hot sale products for Shopify dropshipping, the product selection is an art, you can only learn after a lot of experimentation. The product selection needs to be carefully considered. After researching the selected products, you must first test to see which products are sold well, and then promote them.