hinking about getting started with dropshipping in 2021 and don't know where to start? Don't worry, we're here to help! Dropshipping is what our business does, and we are happy to share the insights we have gained along the way. In this article, we'll be giving you our take on the 50 best dropshipping niches for 2021.
But, before we get started, what exactly is a dropshipping niche?
What is a Dropshipping Niche?
A niche is a product category within a larger market or industry. A dropshipping niche is the same thing, except it is a niche that you are looking to curate your store to serve. Since clothing is an industry, this makes baby clothing is a niche. If pet products are an industry, then bird products are a niche. Since beauty is an industry, then organic skincare products are a niche. Starting to get the picture?
We've already written an article on how to choose a dropshipping niche, so in this one we will focus on giving you a list of the best dropshipping niches for you to consider.
Why Use a Dropshipping Niche?
Using a dropshipping niche is beneficial because your store will lack focus without one. If you target everyone, then you will reach no one. It is better to have a small section of the market completely to yourself (or shared with a few competitors) than to try to target the entire market and face competitors from every sector. By establishing yourself as one of the best companies in a small niche, you can become indispensable to your customers. Without a niche, it is only a matter of time before companies that are specialized begin poaching your customers. And with that, financial failure is right around the corner.
That being said, using a dropshipping niche will give you an idea of who your customers are. You can begin to understand what drives them, why they need your products, when they need them, and what they are looking for. These insights can be used to develop your brand, your communications, and your marketing strategy. You will begin to occupy a space in your customer's mind. When they think of your niche, they will think of you. And this focus, combined with your excellent products and customer service, is what will keep your customers returning and recommending you to their friends.
Note: This list is ranked in no particular order, and is based on our opinions from working within the industry.
The 50 Best Dropshipping Niches for 2021
1 - Dog Products (Toys, collars, leashes, beds, etc.)
2 - Cat Products (Toys, treats, collars, scratch posts, etc.)
3 - Bird Products (cages, feeders, bird seed, etc.)
4 - Fish & Reptile Products (Aquariums, lights, filters, etc.)
5 - Men's Clothing (Shirts, pants, jackets, hoodies, etc.)
6 - Women's Clothing (Shirts, pants, sweaters, etc.)
7 - Workout Clothing (Clothing to wear during exercise)
8 - Plus-Sized Clothing (Clothing for larger men & women)
9 - Maternity Clothing (Clothing for pregnant women)
10 - Undergarments (Men's, women's, comfortable, etc.)
11 - Shoes (Athletic, casual, women's, men's, etc.)
12 - Costumes ( Halloween costumes, special occasions, etc.)
13 - Shapewear (Clothing that helps accentuate your figure)
14 - Lingerie (Nightwear for women and their partners)
15 - Winter Clothing (Jackets, gloves, boots, etc.)
16 - Watches (Men's watches, women's watches, etc.)
17 - Hats (Baseball caps, cowboy hats, fedoras, etc.)
18 - Sunglasses (Men's sunglasses, women's sunglasses, etc.)
19 - Jewelry (Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc.)
20 - Makeup (Mascara, blush, special effects, etc.)
21 - Skincare Products (Face masks, moisturizers, cleansers, etc.)
22 - Soap & Shampoo (Handmade, organic, sensitive, etc.)
23 - Wigs & Hair Products (Wigs, hairspray, curlers, etc.)
24 - Kitchen Accessories (Oven mitts, placemats, table covers, etc.)
25 - Home Organization Solutions (Storage, shelving, etc.)
26 - Home Accessories (Rugs, mirrors, fans, etc.)
27 - Candles (Scented candles, handmade candles, etc.)
28 - Outdoor Furniture (Chairs, tables, loungers, etc.)
29 - Lighting (Light fixtures, lamps, night lights, LEDs, etc.)
30 - Aromatherapy (Essential oil diffusers, candles, etc.)
31 - Artwork & Posters (Prints, posters, paintings, frames, etc.)
32 - Cleaning Supplies (Cleaning liquids, stain removers, etc.)
33 - Garden Products (Trowels, planters, pots, etc.)
34 - Office Accessories (Office chairs, stand-up desks, planners, etc.)
35 - Home Security (Security cameras, alarms, locks, etc.)
36 - Tech Gadgets (Headphones, chargers, alarm clocks, etc.)
37 - Party Supplies (Streamers, balloons, piñatas, etc.)
38 - Car Accessories (Phone mounts, LED lights, etc.)
39 - Pool & Beach Accessories (beach bags, beach toys, inflatables, etc.)
40 - Kid's Clothing (Kid's shirts, pants, socks, shoes, etc.)
41 - Kid's Toys (Balls, trucks, dolls, etc.)
42 - Baby Products (Strollers, toys, soothers, etc.)
43 - Vitamins & Supplements (Protein powder, vitamins, etc.)
44 - Home Gym Equipment (Pull up bars, ab-rollers, etc.)
45 - Yoga Accessories (Yoga mats, yoga blocks, etc.)
46 - Sports Equipment (Tennis balls, hockey pucks, etc.)
47 - Coffee & Accessories (Beans, presses, mugs, etc.)
48 - Tea & Tea Accessories (Loose tea, mugs, diffusers, etc.)
49 - Luggage (Suitcases, backpacks, carry-on, etc.)
50 - Music Festival Accessories (Glasses, costumes, etc.)
In conclusion, there are many different dropshipping niches for you to sink your teeth into. However, for the best results, make sure that you find one that is in demand or is a space where you can add some value. While all of the entries listed above are options, they might not all reflect the best option for you. Some of them won't align with your personality, and some don't have much demand at the moment (like music festival accessories). It's also crucial that you do your own market research before committing to a niche or dropshipping in general.
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