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:
Grocery and Gourmet Food
Movies and TV
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
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.