Shopify Dropshipping: Top 3 Steady Niches Revealed

By Iam B

shopify dropshipping top 3 steady niches revealed

Finding the right niche is a crucial step in any successful online venture. It’s no different with Shopify and dropshipping with Aliexpress.

If you happen to believe that Dropshipping is dead then think again. People are making a killing everyday using this business model with Shopify. Do a simple search on YouTube and will see successful dropshippers showing you the back end of their shops with live proof of earnings.

Back to the topic at hand, there are two schools of thought on what niche to get into for an online business: follow the trend or start with an evergreen market.

I would say try both and see what works for you. From my own experience evergreen niches seem to be the best markets to start with because of their steadiness. It’s not a fad that will eventually pass.

Introduction

David Vranicar at Oberlo, the leading marketplace in dropshipped products found on Aliexpress.com, wrote a blog post on the same topic. He used data from Oberlo to highlight some of the most popular niches, in the most popular categories, over the longest period of time.

His analysis covered 2016, 2017 and part of 2018.  He concluded that the categories that get the most sales year after year are:

  • Women’s Clothing & Accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Home & Garden

Within those popular categories, the niches that had the most orders were:

Women’s Clothing & Accessories

  • Intimates
  • Accessories
  • Dresses

Jewelry

  • Necklaces & Pendants
  • Bracelets & Bangles
  • Rings

Home & Garden

  • Home Decor
  • Kitchen, Dining & Bar
  • Home Textile

These are categories and niches straight from Aliexpress.com the go to marketplace for dropshippers.

I went a bit deeper to uncover one top product by niche to get you started the right way with your shopify store. I also suggested some targeting for each of them on Facebook (my favorite traffic source).

I picked the products using aliexpress' own dropshipping center. Indeed they have created a resource center to help dropshippers sell more of their products.

It shows hot dropshipping items, trusted suppliers and some insights on products (also know as product analysis).

You can find out more at the following link https://home.aliexpress.com/dropshipper/ds_center.htm

Top 3 Popular Steady Niches

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Top Category 1: women's clothing & Accessories

Niche 1: Intimates

Product Suggestion: Ladies Underwear


Rated 4.8/5 based on 19216 customer reviews


28026 orders as of December 24, 2018


Supplier Orange Inc.


Porduct link

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Dream-2016-New-arrival-women-s-sexy-lace-panties-seamless-panty-briefs-thong-underwear-free-shipping/32615749145.html


Here is my suggested Facebook targeting (based on Facebook Audience Insights):


Demographics: Women age 25-54

Broad interest: Panties

Flex interests: victoria's secret, ulta beauty, the mint julep boutique



Niche 2: Accessories


Product Suggestion: Tactital Outdoor Belt



Rated 4.5/5 based on 8566 customer reviews


21853 orders as of December 24, 2018


Supplier : Zeagoo Official Store


Product link

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Waist-Tactical-Adjustable-Outdoor-Belt-Military-Nylon-Belt-Men-Army-Style-Belt-Automatic-Buckle-Cummerbunds-para/32906610578.html


Here is my suggested Facebook targeting (based on Facebook Audience Insights):


Demographics: Men & Women age 25-54

Broad interest: Belt

Flex interests: undisputed belt, cerakote, nine line apparel, under armour

Niche 3: Dresses


Product Suggestion: Women Sleeve Solid Color Dress


Rated: 4.9/5 based on 17 votes


Number of orders: 12446 as of December 24, 2018


Supplier: Shop4550010


Product link:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2018-Women-Autumn-Winter-Women-Dress-Long-Sleeve-Solid-Color-Ladies-Loose-Casual-Dresses-Lady-Bodycon/32955831025.html


Here is my suggested Facebook targeting (based on Facebook Audience Insights):


Demographics: Women age 25-54

Broad interest: Dresses

Flex interests: The mint julep boutique, ulta beauty, adore me, amazon fashion, H&M

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top category 2: jewelry

Niche 1: Necklaces & pendant


Product Suggestion : Female Transparent Fishing Line Necklace 


Rated: 4.8/5 based on 17865 customer reviews


Number of Orders: 61581 as of December 24, 2018


Supplier: Poputton Franchise Store


Product Link:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Poputton-Female-Transparent-Fishing-Line-Necklace-Silver-Invisible-Chain-Necklace-Women-Rhinestone-Choker-Necklace-Collier-Femme/32849520431.html


Here is my suggested Facebook targeting (based on Facebook Audience Insights):


Demographics: Women age 25-64

Broad interest: Necklace

Flex interests: Inspired silver, the bradford exchange, mobstub daily deals

Niche 2: Bracelets & Bangles


Product Suggestion: Hot Rose Gold/Silver Alloy Letter Bracelet


Rated: 4.8/5 based on 7380 customer reviews

 

Number of Orders: 37504 as of December 24,2018


Supplier: GR Jewelry Store


Product Link:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Fashion-Hot-Rose-Gold-Silver-Alloy-Letter-Bracelet-Snake-Chain-Charm-Bracelet-Female-Personality-Jewelry/32894429537.html


Here is my suggested Facebook targeting (based on Facebook Audience Insights):


Demographics: Women age 25-64

Broad interest: Bracelet

Flex interests: Inspired silver, the bradford exchange, mobstub daily deals, pandora

Niche 3: Rings


Product Suggestion: Ring Men Titanium Black


Rated: 4.7/5 based on 9389 customer reviews


Number of Orders: 37441


Supplier: Shop1352342


Product Link:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Ring-Men-Titanium-Black/32711160134.html


Here is my suggested Facebook targeting (based on Facebook Audience Insights):


Demographics: Women age 25-64

Broad interest: Ring (jewelry)

Flex interests: Bez Ambar Wedding Rings, Engagement Rings, and Fine Jewelry, Barkev's, tacori

top category 3: home & garden

Niche 1: Home Decor


Product Suggestion: 18pcs/lot 3d Effect Crystal Butterflies Wall Sticker


Rated: 4.8/5 based on 4599 customer reviews


Number of Orders: 22264


Supplier: Boran Store


Product Link:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/18pcs-lot-3d-Effect-Crystal-Butterflies-Wall-Sticker-Beautiful-Butterfly-for-Kids-Room-Wall-Decals-Home/32893339416.html


Here is my suggested Facebook targeting (based on Facebook Audience Insights):


Demographics: Women age 25-54

Broad interest: Home Decoration & Design

Flex interests:  The view, decor & design,zilow,home decor and interior design ideas

Niche 2: Kitchen, Dining & Bar


Product Suggestion: Creative Kitchen Drains Sink Strainers


Rated: 4.8/5 based on 13253 customer reviews


Number of Orders: 33678


Supplier: Common Truth


Product Link:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1Pc-Silicone-Waste-Drain-Hair-Catcher-Filter-Stopper-Trapper-Hair-Colanders-Strainers-Bathroom-Sink-Practical-Kitchen/32817356749.html



Here is my suggested Facebook targeting (based on Facebook Audience Insights):


Demographics: Women age 25-64

Broad interest: Sink

Flex interests: Melissa's southern style kitchen, kitcken crafty fun,casserole kitchen

Niche 3: Home Textile


Product Suggestion: Flower Printing Removable Chair Cover


Rated: 4.8/5 based on 4102 customer reviews


Number of Orders: 9573


Supplier: Meijuner CoverAll Store


Product Link:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Meijuner-Flower-Printing-Removable-Chair-Cover-Big-Elastic-Slipcover-Modern-Kitchen-Seat-Case-Stretch-Chair-Cover/32883792761.html


Here is my suggested Facebook targeting (based on Facebook Audience Insights):


Demographics: Women age 25-64

Broad interest: Chair

Flex interests: Ashley homestore,smallwoods,birch lane,chic soul

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