Top 15 Best Dropshipping Niches: How to Find and Choose Dropshipping Products

Both the pandemic and the possibility of a pending recession have influenced our top niches for 2024.

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April 8, 2024
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Key Takeaways

  • Most dropshipping niches can work. The product is the most important factor.
  • Choose a niche with small, affordable, and light products.
  • You can use our Product Database tool to find niches and products with potential.
  • Avoid niches that could have legal or ethical barriers.

Our Top 15 Dropshipping Niches of 2024

Almost all niches have products that could be profitable to dropship. 

These are our top 15 niches of 2024 and some product ideas within each niche.

1. Pet Supplies

Best For: If you live in the UK, US, or Germany. [1]

Why? These countries have the highest percentage of pet owners.

Almost 40% [2] of households in the US have one or more dogs, and over 25% have cats. There is a huge market for pet products, for both necessary and complimentary items. 

The eCommerce market is rapidly catching up with in-store sales for pet products [3]. This makes it a great time to launch your online store.

The niche is quite heavily populated and has high competition. However, there is a huge demand. 

We recommend looking into smaller categories, like breed-specific products or need-specific (like dogs with long ears may require a different drinking bowl, etc.).

Our Recommended Pet Supply Products:

  • Food and Water Bowls
  • Puppy Pads
  • Harness
  • Poop Bags
  • Clothing

Top Tips:

  • Avoid larger products, like cat trees and dog beds. 
  • Add a variety of the same products, expand with colors, sizes, etc.
  • Food, medication, or supplements may require a license. I would steer clear of all of these products.

How to Find and Choose Suppliers in the Pet Niche:

  • Contact a local pet wholesaler and discuss your needs.
  • Search for the product you want to sell on AliExpress and Wholesale2B and request samples.
  • If you can’t find the product you want to sell, find a similar one and ask if it is possible to create it.

2. Home Office

The pandemic forced people to work from home. Now, as we slowly recover, it has created a new mindset around work. 

Many workplaces offer more flexible home working patterns or hybrid working as it has improved productivity [4]. Meaning there is still an increasing demand for home office supplies. 

Office accessories are evergreen and multipurpose. So, you will get orders all year round and can sell to students as well as office workers. 

Our Recommended Home Office Products:

  • Desk Mat
  • Cable Tidy and Holders
  • White Boards
  • Laptop Stand
  • Desktop Organizer

Top Tips: 

  • Monitor the market, as the spike could be due to the pandemic.
  • Avoid large office furniture.
  • Look at office accessories.

How to Find and Choose Suppliers in the Home Office Niche:

  • Ask a variety of suppliers if they provide the product you’re looking for and request samples.
  • Look through a variety of catalogs from potential suppliers and see if there is a possibility to expand your store beyond your first product.

3. Fitness and Workout

The pandemic forced people to exercise outside the gym, and now the recession could increase that number further. 

Studies [5] show that home fitness, running, and walking are rising due to convenience and cost. 

This rise can increase the demand in an already booming eCommerce market.

Fitness equipment is also often impulse-purchased, giving it a good conversion rate.

Our Recommended Fitness and Workout Products:

  • Running Head Torch
  • Weighted Hula Hoop
  • Bike Accessories
  • Resistance Bands
  • Foam Roller

Top Tips:

  • Fitness equipment can be seasonal, with a peak in January. Check with your supplier (if you source from China) if this will clash with the CNY holidays.
  • Test variations with product colors, weight, and size.
  • Check your ads against the Advertising Standards. Facebook limits ads with false health claims.

How to Find and Choose Suppliers in the Fitness and Workout Niche:

  • Search for the products you’re looking for on websites like Doba and AliExpress.
  • Request samples to check the products' quality, strength, and weight.

4. Clothing

The clothing and accessories market has increased in revenue by almost 50% [6] in the last five years.

There are a variety of routes you can take with clothing, either source specific clothing or use print-on-demand services.

The fast fashion market is still rife, with people searching for new trends. But, sustainability is becoming more and more important to shoppers.

If we were going to start selling clothing, sustainability would be at the forefront of our minds. We would look at the materials used, the worker's conditions, and the miles it travels to be delivered. 

Alternatively, Amazon has Merch on Demand, and other companies, like Printful, offer on-demand printing. You can print your designs on basic clothing like t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, joggers, etc. 

Our Recommended Clothing Products:

  • Leggings
  • Tracksuits and Loungewear
  • Print on Demand
  • Sleepwear
  • Baby Clothes
  • Sustainable Apparel

Top Tips:

  • Check for copyright issues with certain branding and logos.
  • If sourcing sustainable clothing, make sure the products really are sustainable. You might need certain permits or certificates.

How to Find and Choose Suppliers in the Clothing Niche:

  • Work out which type of clothing you want to sell. 
  • If it’s print-on-demand, check out Printful and Amazon Merch on Demand.
  • If it’s sustainable clothing, contact local eco-friendly companies.
  • Use AliExpress or Wholesale2B for other types of clothing and check the quality by requesting samples.

5. Kitchen Tools 

Best For: Those with dropshipping experience.

Why? Kitchen tools can have some risks, including what material they are and risks of contamination with food.

Food is a basic necessity; therefore, kitchen tools and utensils will always be in demand.

There is competition with superstores and home warehouses selling cheap kitchen utensils. These cater to a practical buyer who needs the basics.

But there are so many other areas you could choose to sell in. Choose different cuisines or organizational products.

We all want the Khloe Kardashian pantry. It is an organization heaven.

You can hone in on these pop-culture moments. Create a beautiful and thriving store selling hanging racks, organization tubs, baskets, and spice jars.

Our Recommended Kitchen Tools:

  • Bag Sealer
  • Stretching Lids
  • Silicone Baking Mat
  • Kitchen Roll Holder
  • Spice Rack

Top Tips:

  • Confirm the products are made of food-grade material if required.
  • Ensure there aren’t any allergy risks with an oil coating, production methods, etc.
  • Check if any certifications are required or if restrictions apply.

How to Find and Choose Suppliers in the Kitchen Niche:

  • Use sites like AliExpress and SaleHoo to contact suppliers selling the products you want.
  • Ask about possible restrictions and certificates they hold, if required, for the product.

6. Eco-Friendly

More people are becoming conscious of their impact on the planet. There has been a shift in interest from those seen as “Tree Huggers” to mainstream consumers.

This shift means the environmental product market is on the rise [7]. 

There are steps everyone can take to be more sustainable. Such as using products that can be reused or, if that’s not possible, recycled.

If this is a niche you are interested in, make sure to do your research. There are lots of aspects to becoming a sustainable and eco-friendly brand rather than just greenwashing for profit.

Our Recommended Eco-Friendly Products:

  • Food Wraps
  • Reusable Cotton Pads
  • Reusable Bread Bag
  • Compostable Bin Bags
  • Reusable Coffee Capsules

Top Tips: 

  • Make sure your products are actually eco-friendly.
  • Consider your packaging and shipping. If people are shopping for eco-friendly products, they don’t want a product wrapped in plastic and shipped around the world.
  • Check if you require any certifications to advertise as “Eco-Friendly.”

How to Find and Choose Suppliers in the Eco-Friendly Niche:

  • Look for suppliers local to the market you are selling in.
  • Ask about their sustainability policies and certifications.

7. Outdoor Gear

Best For: Selling in the US or Canada.

Why? Most demand and spending here.

Whether it’s hiking, backpacking, camping, biking, surfing, fishing, or any other outdoor activity, there is plenty of gear to go along with it. 

The forecast suggests that by 2026 [8], more than 59% of camping sales will be online rather than in-store. This makes it a great time to launch an outdoor products store.

We recommend selling accessory products and smaller items rather than bulkier items, like tents. 

Some products within this niche can be seasonal, so your sales will dip and peak throughout the year. Try to look for products that people are buying year-round.

Our Recommended Outdoor Accessories:

  • Collapsible Trekking Poles
  • Dry Bags
  • Survival Sleeping Bag

Top Tips:

  • Think about products that can be used year-round.
  • Make sure you understand the product's use and key features.

How to Find and Choose Suppliers in the Outdoor Gear Niche:

  • Request and test every product. Outdoor gear needs to be durable.

8. Party Supplies

Best For: Beginner dropshipping.

Why? Lots of small, light options. These are cheaper to source, so there is a lower financial risk.

This is a fun niche with so many options. You could choose a specific occasion, like Birthdays, Baby Showers, Gender Reveals, Engagement Parties, Weddings, etc.

We recommend avoiding anything seasonal, like Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter.

Once your store is more established, you could test seasonal products. 

As we looked at previously, sustainability is increasing. Party supplies are traditionally single-use. So you could sell more sustainable options to differentiate your store.

Our Recommended Party Supply Products:

  • Party Plates and Cups
  • Balloon Arches
  • Banners
  • Party Favors
  • Sustainable Supplies: Paper Straws / Bamboo Plates / Compostable Cutlery / Cloth Napkins

Top Tips:

  • Bundle your products and sell “Everything You Need Party Packs.”
  • Make your items eye-catching.
  • Find products suitable for specific occasions.

How to Find and Choose Suppliers in the Party Supplies Niche:

  • Contact suppliers using AliExpress or Wholesale2B.
  • Ask if you can send custom ideas or designs to print on existing products.

9. Home Decor

There are endless possibilities for products within home decor. You can sell anything from storage solutions to pretty prints. 

You could also choose to sell cheaper products or explore the luxury market.

The US market for home decor is expected to increase at over 8% [9] compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2020 to 2027.

This increase could be a great time to open a home decor store.

Our Recommended Home Decor Products:

  • Prints
  • Artificial Plants
  • Coasters
  • Storage Baskets
  • Cushion Covers

Top Tips:

  • Try to avoid selling anything that could break easily, like mirrors, vases, and frames.
  • If selling prints, watch out for copyright-protected artwork.

How to Find and Choose Suppliers in the Home Decor Niche:

  • Contact local businesses to see if they can offer home decor products.
  • Some products may be breakable. Ask the supplier what their return and warranty policy is.

10. Travel

Social media helps drive our desire to visit new and exciting places. When someone posts a photo of a beautiful lake or serene beach, we want to go.

You could use social media influencers to help market your products. 

Some places still have covid travel restrictions. But global tourism arrivals more than doubled between January 2021 and January 2022 [10], according to the latest statistics. Showing there is still a market for travel accessories. 

There is quite a lot of competition within the niche, and some products might be more seasonal, like ski gear or beach accessories. But there are plenty of year-round accessories to choose from.

Our Recommended Travel Products:

  • Travel Toiletry Bag
  • Travel Pillow and Blanket
  • Travel Bottles
  • Electrical Travel Case
  • Packing Cubes

Top Tips:

  • Avoid suitcases and larger travel products.

How to Find and Choose Suppliers in the Travel Niche:

  • Reach out to several suppliers on websites like AliExpress and Doba.
  • Request samples to check the product quality.
  • Check if the suppliers offer various colors and sizes.

11. Phone/Cellphone Accessories

There is always a new phone out. With that comes new cases, rings, grips, and stands.

Traditional stores or those who sell using Amazon FBA dramatically discount their stock when a new phone is launched and discontinue when it sells out.

But not everyone gets the newest cellphone. People are still looking for accessories for older models.

The beauty of dropshipping is you don’t have to hold stock. This means you can list a variety of old and new cellphone accessories.

Your current suppliers should keep up with the newest phone releases. So you don’t have to find a new supplier for each release.

Our Recommended Phone/Cellphone Accessories:

  • Phone Stand
  • Car Phone Holder
  • Phone Ring
  • Phone Clip Desk Mount
  • Cellphone Grip

Top Tips:

  • Check for copyright issues with brand and product names in your titles or description.
  • Stay away from electrical components. Any issues or faults could cause injury, which you could be liable for. They also have a high tendency to go wrong, resulting in returns.

How to Find and Choose Suppliers in the Phone/Cellphone Accessories Niche:

  • Ask various suppliers how quickly they release cases and accessories for new phones.
  • Check how long they continue to make older accessories and cases.

12. Car Accessories

Over 91% [12] of all US households have access to at least one car.

That means there is a huge market within the motor industry.

We don’t recommend selling vehicle parts as they are often model specific. Some products might be restricted or require a license to sell. Customers could need advice on auto part specifics, which, unless you’re a trained mechanic, you probably won’t be able to offer. 

But you could sell smaller items, like a car trash can, phone holder, or car organizer. These are light, small, and cheap to source. This could give you a generous profit.

Our Recommended Car Accessories:

  • Car Seat Covers
  • Car Trash Can
  • Trunk Cargo Liner
  • Trunk Organizer

Top Tips:

  • Try to find universal products rather than ones designed for a specific make and model of a car.
  • Avoid heavier products, like car mats.

How to Find and Choose Suppliers in the Car Accessories Niche:

  • Request samples and check they work in different makes and models of cars.
  • If you can’t find the particular car accessories you want to sell, find a supplier making other car accessories and see if they can create them.

13. DIY Tools

People are spending more time at home since the pandemic, and social media makes easy step-by-step DIYs accessible.

With this, it is estimated that the DIY home improvements retail market will increase at 4.37% [13] CAGR between 2022-2030. 

We recommend selling small, light, and non-mechanical tools. Make sure to check that any tool you want to sell isn’t restricted or requires a license. 

You could sell tool accessories, like bags, organizers, or travel cases.

Our Recommended DIY Tools:

  • Home Improvement Sets
  • Multi Tools
  • Universal Screw Socket
  • Tool Bag

Top Tips:

  • Check for magnets. Some shipping companies and selling sites have restrictions on magnets.
  • Consider selling different options, e.g., Pink Tool Kit, etc.

How to Find and Choose Suppliers in the DIY Tools Niche:

  • Confirm the weight of the tool you are selling and how much it will cost to ship.
  • Ask the supplier if they can customize the tool color or configuration in a set.

14. Beauty Tools

The already huge cosmetics market is expected to grow to 415.29 billion by 2028 [14].

We don’t recommend selling cosmetics themselves due to restrictions and licenses. But there are so many tools that go alongside.

You could sell skincare tools, like face rollers, cleaning brushes, or cleansing cloths.

There are also make-up tools like brushes, sponges, brush cleaners, or brush storage.

Or you could sell body products, like a tanning mitt or exfoliating sponge.

These small and affordable products, along with a booming industry, could create a profitable dropshipping store.

Our Recommended Beauty Tools:

  • Eyelash Applicator
  • Make-Up Brushes
  • Brush Cleaner Pad
  • Tanning Mitt
  • Reusable Make-Up Remover Pads

Top Tips:

  • Check the durability of the glue if you are selling make-up brushes with glued bristles. 
  • Avoid selling cosmetics. There can be restrictions and issues with allergies, reactions, etc., which could leave you in legal trouble.

How to Find and Choose Suppliers in the Beauty Tools Niche:

  • Request several samples and confirm the quality of the products.
  • Check the products don’t require any certifications for contact with the skin.

15. Indoor and Outdoor Gardening

Both indoor and outdoor home gardening is booming.

The rising older population, as well as younger people wanting to create a nicer outdoor space, are thought to have caused the increase [15]. 

More people are also interested in growing their own produce, which could be a niche to explore. 

Social media is crawling with garden transformation videos and easy outdoor DIYs. Using social media could be a great way to market your products.

Our Recommended Garden Products:

  • Small Plant Pots
  • Plant Care Kit
  • Hose Attachments
  • Garden Tool Set

Top Tips:

  • Check before selling seeds or plants, as a license or certificate might be required.
  • Avoid selling fragile plant pots as they can break during transit, resulting in returns and lost profit.
  • Consider if a product is seasonal.

How to Find and Choose Suppliers in the Indoor and Outdoor Gardening Niche:

  • Test a variety of samples to confirm they fit the standard size for the country you’re selling in, e.g., for a hose attachment.
  • Contact suppliers using Wholesale2B, Doba, or AliExpress.

How to Pick a Profitable Dropshipping Niche

Dropshipping is easy. However, picking the right niche and product is the main challenge. Not all products sell a lot of units. As such, the best decision you can make as a dropshipper is to pick the right niche. In this section, we will provide some pointers that can guide you in picking profitable niches. 

1. Look for Search Demand

The first step to finding profitability is to see how many people are looking for products in this niche. The best way to do this is through Google Trends. 

Google Trends is a tool that shows the level of search interest for keywords. With it, you will know if a lot of people are typing a specific product keyword in the Google Universe. 

Take a look at this: 

I highlighted some key areas here. I searched for the word drone, and the filters I used are: 

  • Worldwide – the chart shows the level of interest in the word “drone” in the whole world
  • Past 5 years – the chart represents data over the last five years.
  • All Categories – you can choose to search only for books, finance, vehicles, etc. I chose all categories to see a general overview of the search interest.
  • Web Search – the chart represents searches done on the Google Search platform. If you want, you can choose searches done on YouTube only, Google Shopping only, or image Search only. 

The numbers to the left do not represent the number of people searching for the term “drone.” It represents a score of 0 to 100. A score of 100 means that the term “drone” is at its peak—it means that a lot of people are searching for it. 

Google does not share the exact number of people who typed the word “drone” in Google Search. So, the way to analyze this data is this: the higher the search score, the better it is. 

As you can see, there is a consistency in how people type the word “drone” in the last five years. It tells me that people are interested in this word. 

Now, let us take a look at this: 

As you can see, people do not seem to have any interest in red rubber shoes. The search scores are too erratic. As such, we can say that there is a higher demand for drones than sneakers. 

Going back to drones, you will see more information if you scroll down. Here is an example: 

This portion tells you the top five counties with the highest search interest or score. Australia is at the top, which means that many people in this region use the word “drone” when doing a web search.  

Google Trends is a powerful way to find a winning and profitable dropshipping niche. My advice is to check if the search score is a consistent 50 over the last five years. If it is, you have a niche that has a consistent demand. 

2. Calculate Profitability

The second step to finding a profitable niche is to calculate profitability. There is no single best answer as to how much your profit margins should be. It all depends on your expenses. 

To make these calculations, you first have to determine your expenses as a dropshipper. To simplify our example, let us say that are paying $25 to Shopify monthly and nothing else. What you want to do is sell items that will cover your overhead cost (Shopify subscription) plus have profit.   

Take a look at this drone from an AliExpress supplier: 

The capital cost of this product is $12.13. Now, let us go to Amazon and see how much it sells for.

A similar drone on Amazon sells for $29.99. We can presume that if we sell our drone for the same price, our gross profit is $17.86 per sale. I can say that this product is profitable. We only need to sell two units a month to make $25 for our Shopify subscription; the rest is profit.     

Of course, in real life, you have other expenses, so factor them into your calculations and do the math.  You need to make assumptions as to how many units you will be able to sell, and then you can determine your profitability. 

My opinion on this is that you must avoid niches and products where you only earn $1 or $2 gross profit per sale. Products like that are not worth your time. 

3. Spy in Competition

You cannot spy on your competition without a special tool. While some companies offer tools where you can see the number of stores selling the same product, ours is better because you can find sales data in our competitor database

Take a look at this: 

This is what you will see in the competitor sales tracker of Dropship.IO. It tells you how the competitor is doing when it comes to sales. If you scroll further down the report, you will see this: 

The chart on the left indicates the number of items this seller sold for the previous 30 days. The one on the right is the number of unique products sold. Then, below these charts is a list of products that this competitor is selling and the sales performance for each.  

This information is critical to find out f a niche you want to get into has a market. In this case, it does have a market. The competitor sold over 2,000 units of a drone. If you want to get a closer look, you can go back up and view details about the store.

The screenshot above shows the kind of Shopify theme this seller uses. If you want to view the products, you can click on the number “81.” You can also see which social media channels this store uses to market the products. 

Then, if you want to investigate further, click on VIEW LIST. You will see something like this: 

From here, we can see that this seller tracks orders with the 17Track app. It is an app that customers can also use to track their shipping status. 

The other apps that help this store make sales are: 

  • Currency Switchers – will change currency based on the country of the customer 
  • Countdown Timer – a marketing app where you can offer a sale price for a limited period
  • Frequently Bought Together – an upsell and cross-sell app that increases your average order value
  • Product Reviews – allows the customer to leave product reviews with photos

There is also an email marketing and SMS marketing app that makes it possible for this seller to send marketing messages to potential buyers. 

Because of this information, you can now validate that the niche you want to get into has a market, and you can prove it with data. you can also investigate what competitors do and use to succeed in their marketing campaigns. 

4. Determine Product Seasonality

Many products are seasonal. There is a market for them, but you will barely have sales if they are not in season. Here is an example: 

This chart shows five years of data from Google Trends for the search term “hoodie.” As you can see, the search volume peaks only during the holidays. 

Before you choose a niche, check Google Trends to see the interest level across the months. What you want is to sell items that are in demand all year round. 

Choosing a niche is like doing a feasibility study. It is ill-advised to just jump on a niche because you like it. While liking a niche is also important, how you feel about a niche is less impactful than what the market demands. 

Summary: Niche selection is one of the most critical decisions you will ever make as a dropshipper. Pick niches that you understand, and then proceed with investigating their profitability. 

Other Ways to Find Profitable Dropshipping Niches and Products 

The most effective way to find a profitable product is through a spy tool. We have an article about the best Shopify spy tools you can use, but we will concentrate on Dropship.IO in this section.

To find a profitable niche, you have to find a profitable product and put them together in your store. You can start this process by listing down products you want to sell in a similar line of industry. 

For example, here is a simple list: 

  • Drone toy
  • Remote control car
  • Remote control airplane

All these products belong to the same niche—RC stuff. If you want, you can concentrate on drones only or RC cars only. To make that decision, you first need to determine sales and competition. 

With Dropship.IO’s product database, you can search and see if there is a demand for the product. We already did the drone earlier, so we will do the two other toys now.     

Here is a sample for the car:

We can see that there is a demand as evidenced by the sales figures. We will take the second item from the results, as the first one is an LED light for cars.

Here are the stats for the ZWN Remote Control Car:

  • 3,194 units sold in the previous month
  • $483,038 revenue in the previous month
  • The seller has over 317 products

From these details, we can conclude that there is a market for this toy. We can also browse the other remote-control cars in the list. We know from these stats that these products are selling. The next step is to find a supplier for them.    

You can do this by clicking on either the AliExpress icon or AutoDS icon:

Here is an example of what it looks like:

Now, you can search for a reliable supplier and then add the item to your store. Do this process over and over based on your product list, and you can eliminate those that have no demands.

Summary: It is always best to use a tool like Dropship.IO to find profitable products and niches. Use data to your advantage so you do not have to rely on hunches.

What Dropshipping Niches Should I Avoid?

Dropshipping can be a lucrative business, but there are some things that you must avoid because of the headaches they entail. Some examples of these are adult products and items that relate to violence. In this section, I will provide you with some pointers and product classes you should not dropship.    

1. Heavy Furniture

Heavy furniture costs a lot of money to ship. The one thing that makes it a bad idea to dropship is this: furniture is not often what it looks like in the picture. If you dropship furniture that requires assembly, it is likely you have not assembled it yourself. 

If this furniture has missing parts, I don’t believe there is a way for the supplier to provide these parts. in addition, the supplier will not take accountability for the cost of shipping the item back to them—the consumer has to pay it, or you do. 

Dropshipping furniture is a massive headache. Although the profit is huge, it is only advisable if you bought the furniture yourself and inspected its quality. Furniture is also a good idea to dropship if you made arrangements with the supplier about refunds and returns—an arrangement that is favorable to you. 

2. Adult Products

Although adult products have a market, such as sex toys, it is difficult to advertise them. Facebook, Instagram, and even Google have strict rules about advertising anything that is sexual.

You can advertise these products on pornographic sites. However, people who go to porn sites are not likely to spend money on these things. 

It is also illegal to sell adult products in many countries. The sad thing is that you may misinterpret their laws. If you do attempt to dropship a sex toy and their customs find out, they will hold that product on hold and you will lose money.

3. Batteries and High-End Electronics

Many governments do not allow the shipment of lithium and potentially dangerous electronics. These things can explode. 

As far as electronics go, it is not a good idea to dropship them because they are expensive. You will have to pay a big sum of money to cover the orders. In addition, you have to pay shipping insurance to guarantee that you have coverage if anything goes wrong. 

People are also not likely to buy expensive electronics unless the seller is the manufacturer. For example, customers would rather order an iPhone from Apple instead of you.

A better idea is to dropship electronic items that support high-end products. An example of this is wireless earphones that can be an alternative to other expensive brands. You can also sell accessories to electronics such as phone cases and phone stands. 

4. Politically Hot and Hateful Items

Many social media sites will not condone ads that spread messages of hate. It is not a good idea to dropship products like these because you cannot market them. You can even get banned if you try to advertise. 

It is not wrong to support political causes, but you need to be careful. In addition to the rules of social media sites, you also have to consider copyright. For example, you cannot just take a photo of Joe Biden or Donald Trump online and print that on a shirt.  

5. Counterfeit Items

Lastly, you should never sell counterfeit items. Here are some examples: 

  • Fake bags
  • Fake shoes 
  • Fake toys
  • Fake perfume

Not only are these things illegal, but you are helping the proliferation of piracy and counterfeiting activities. There are other things you should not dropship, such as fragile items and items of violence. With fragile goods, you can still dropship them if you can work out a special protective packaging with the supplier.  

Summary: Not all products are worthy of dropshipping. You need to consider the legality of the product you want to sell, and you also have to think about the potential problems you will face if a customer is unhappy.

Final Thoughts

Try to find small and light products that are not seasonal.

Check out niches like home decor, party supplies, fitness, and pets.  

Avoid products that have advertising, legal, or ethical issues around them.

With the information provided and our Product Database and Portfolio tool, you should find your first or next product to dropship in no time!

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