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13 Best Dropshipping Niche Ideas For Your eCommerce Store In 2019

By Olga L.

10 Most Promising Dropshipping Niche Ideas For 2018

We continue our tradition of offering the best dropshipping niche ideas for eCommerce stores to try in 2019!

Feel free to check our list for dropshipping niche ideas in 2017 – many of the niches mentioned there have a long-lasting potential, which is why they will keep showing great financial results for years to come. Also, don’t forget to view the 50 niche product ideas for 2019!

Table Of Contents

Part I. Gadgets niche ideas

1. Wireless devices

Look at these crazy numbers of orders from AliExpress! It’s safe to say that various pieces of wireless technology are certainly a good pick for your store.

10 Most Promising Dropshipping Niche Ideas For 2018

What’s even more important, the up-to-date statistics proves we’re totally right in our predictions.

For example, WhaTech reports that the wireless router industry is estimated to reach $3200.92 million by 2022 while demonstrating a 8.18% compound annual growth rate during the 2017-2022 period.

Business Insider, in turn, expects that the market of hearables, also known as smart headphones, will show an astonishing compound annual growth rate of 45% during the next 5 years.

Finally, the Wireless Audio Market Global Forecast gives us a good reason to include wireless devices in our list of promising dropshipping niche ideas. According to the research, the wireless audio market will reach the mark of $31.80 billion by 2023. At the same time, it will maintain a 10.06 compound annual growth rate during the 2017-2023 period.

And why is the market growing?


Because the demand for these items is nice and steady, in the first place!

2. Wearable devices

Various kinds of fitness and health trackers gain massive popularity due to 2 reasons. The attitude to healthy lifestyle habits gradually changes, and the technologies themselves are evolving. As the result, wearables become available to a wide range of new audiences. Therefore, these devices even find their ways to previously untouched niche markets.

10 Most Promising Dropshipping Niche Ideas For 2018

You can see the growth of interest towards these items from the number of AliExpress orders above, and the Google Trends graph below:


And the niche, most certainly, has an incredible potential in the foreseeable future: the data from Zion Market Research makes it clear that the market of wearable sensors will grow at the compound annual growth rate of about 34,2% during 2017-2022, and the market volume will reach around $1,387.04 million by 2022.

At the same time, the Wearable Devices Market Forecast shows that the more broad market of wearable devices is expected to grow to $24.640 billion by 2022, while showing the compound annual growth rate of 25,76% during the 5-year period.

In other words, different types of trackers, as well as other kinds of wearables, are likely to see a nice demand over the next several years. Surely, it makes them a lovely choice for your drop shipping store.

3. Smartwatch accessories

The global wearables market shows an incredible year-on-year growth of 7,3%.

What does it mean for you as a dropshipping store owner?

Let’s suppose that for some reason, you don’t want to sell smartwatches themselves. For example, you consider them to be a technically complex item that may cause issues with returns and refunds. Or, you want to broaden your wearables’ store offer. In these cases, you can benefit from the growth of this market by selling online the necessary accessories!

10 Most Promising Dropshipping Niche Ideas For 2018

Given that wearables are increasingly used for both personal and business reasons, it’s no wonder that smartwatch sales are bound to double in the next 5 years!


With the growing demand for wearables and the rising interest towards customisation and personalisation, it’s quite logical to expect that smartwatch accessories are going to be a fairly profitable niche for you. It’s a good reason to search them at your dropship suppliers!

Part II. Best creative ecommerce niches

4. Antistress toys

Do you know why fidget spinners suddenly became so popular in the spring/summer of 2017?

No one knows for sure, actually.

Still, we can assume that people simply had enough of the exhausting stress they experience nearly every day. This is why they gladly adopt the newest ways of relaxation. Various types of antistress toys solve this problem easily and at a really low price.

Vogue included spinners in its newest rating of the best low-budget Christmas gifts, but of course, it wouldn’t be wise to only limit yourself with this particular type of fidget toys. Look how many exciting variations you can find on AliExpress!

10 Most Promising Dropshipping Niche Ideas For 2018

And if you think that the hype for fidget toys is already gone, look at this Google Trends graph:


Antistress tools and practices are certainly going to be one of the key pillars of the following year’s lifestyle trends. Even the choice of Pantone Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, was partially based on its connection to mindfulness practices that are a solution for “those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world”.

5. Art materials

As we already mentioned it before, basically every product category that is connected to a certain hobby is a great choice when you look for profitable dropshipping niche ideas.

People are ready to invest in something that provides them with a wonderful pastime. At the same time, they are commonly trying to make their hobbies a little less expensive. That’s why they commonly go on AliExpress to look for nice arts and crafts’ supplies and accessories!

10 Most Promising Dropshipping Niche Ideas For 2018

Every type of arts and crafts requires some expendable materials that are necessary all the time. Obviously, it’s not always possible for artists and crafters to spend a fortune on expensive items over and over again.

This is why they choose online stores where they can find top quality dropshipping products for a fraction of the cost:


The global handicrafts market is estimated to show an average growth 12% over the 2015-2019 period, and the whole industry of crafts, toys, hobbies and games is expected to reach $23,052 million by 2024.

In other words, the interest towards this industry will keep standing for years to come; why not benefit from this steady demand?

6. Household goods of retro design

Retro style will never go out of fashion.

Gadgetschildren toys, even Alexa devices – all the possible product types are gradually getting a nostalgic look that makes us dreamingly remember the joys of our childhood.

This is why the demand for daily use items of the retro style stays relatively stable. Take a look at the Google trends graph showing the worldwide search history in the last 2 years.


And of course, Chinese manufacturers follow these trends, and adapt to the public demand. Even such boring daily used things as storage containers can be given a lovely vintage touch. To illustrate this example, here is a sample selection of these items from AliExpress!


7. Reusable shopping bags

Strictly speaking, a reusable shopping bag is more than just a fashion accessory. It is a lifestyle item that supports the idea of sustainability and conscious consumption.


Just a quick glance at this Google Trends graph is enough to understand: people are more and more keen to wave goodbye both to plastic bags (they pose a significant threat to environment as they decompose in a really long and toxic way) and paper bags (even if they are made of eco-friendly materials, their production requires lots of resources – plus, they can only be used once).

Luckily, our favorite inventory source offers a wide variety of reusable shopping bags of all shapes and sizes.

reusable-bags.pngBeing fancy, cute, and handy for daily use, they are a wonderful choice for every smart shopper!

Part III. Fashion ideas for dropshipping

8. 100% cotton clothes

Everyone loves a soft touch of natural and eco-friendly clothes! These AliExpress items totally prove this statement – just look at the number of orders:

10 Most Promising Dropshipping Niche Ideas For 2018

Cotton clothes are expected to be an important element both of men’s and women’s fashion in the coming year, and this is obviously reflected in the public interest towards these items:


The trend will not disappear soon, and these products will continue to be popular in the nearest future: the increased use of cotton made it to the top 5 in the rating of textiles trends of spring/summer 2019.

9. Sportswear

Low-cost fitness is totally a big thing.

The rise of communication technologies makes it possible for people to take part in intense and efficient workout sessions without leaving their own homes!

You can greatly benefit from these digital fitness innovations through offering people low-cost sportswear that everyone can easily afford.


This way, you’ll be targeting two segments at once. It’s both the regular gym-goers who don’t want to spend extra on their fitness clothes, and the people who work out in the comfort of their own homes. Both of these audiences can be quite promising for your successful dropshipping business:


Don’t you think that affordable sportswear deserves your careful attention?

10. Makeup rhinestones

Clearly, the idea of using rhinestones for a bright and memorable makeup is not that new; still, it got even more popular in 2017 after the wonderful Jenna Marbles made her “Full Face of Rhinestones” video that quickly went viral.

10 Most Promising Dropshipping Niche Ideas For 2018

Obviously, multiple makeup artists who were making rhinestones the central piece of fashion shows also made a huge impact. For one reason or another, rhinestones are not something you can only see on runways; it’s the makeup element that is gaining a growing popularity in urban fashion.


If you still are not sure if you want to include rhinestones in your list of interesting dropshipping niche ideas, consider this: rhinestones have a tiny weight. That makes them the perfect type of product for dropshipping companies that is going to be delivered all over the globe!

11. Empowering clothes and accessories

The quicker our society progresses, the clearer it becomes that gender and racial equality are the issues of global importance. It’s hard to believe that today, in the 21st century, horrifying acts of human rights violation still take place across the globe, but this is the grim reality.

It’s comforting to know, however, that more and more people get knowledgeable and passionate about this situation, and do their best to draw enough media attention to this topic, as well as educate, encourage and enlighten their peers.

Therefore, the equality issues get mentioned and discussed in every sphere of our daily life, and of course fashion is not an exception.


It’s not only about the elite  ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ t-shirt featured in one of the latest collections by Dior, or the ‘Time’s Up’ pin universally worn on the 2018 Golden Globes ceremony. Mass market brands produce t-shirts, hoodies, pins, patches, necklaces, and other pieces of jewelry and clothing that support the idea of equality and remind us of its importance.


This is only a tiny selection of this niche-related items that you can find on AliExpress. The number of  best dropshipping products to sell in 2019 dedicated to this sensitive topic of huge public concern is expected to grow rapidly in the foreseeable future.

12. ’90s-inspired clothes

Lots of A-list celebrities paid a tribute to ’90s fashion in 2018, so there is no wonder why the iconic types of apparel, jewelry and accessories are super hot again.


History repeats itself, and, apparently, so does fashion – this is why so many recognisable elements of the era are back on the road again. Naturally, global manufacturers keep an eye on these trends – that’s why there are so many amazing old-fashioned offers on AliExpress.


13. Velvet clothing and accessories

Velvet is one of the hottest winter fashion trends. Moreover, velvet clothing and accessories are also included in the list of the best holiday gifts for fashionistas. So, it’s definitely a business idea that you should consider carefully, right?


Interestingly, this type of products has a somewhat seasonal demand. The graph below covers the span of 2 years, and the pattern of the demand growth is already visible.


If you research the same category within a longer period of time, you will easily identify the time of the year when people look for velvet clothing most actively. It will give you a chance to add these items to your special seasonal store offer.

Bonus! Dropshipping niche ideas list from our YouTube channel

Do you want more? Our video marketing team prepared list of niche ideas with good potential profit. Check it out.

That’s it! By now, you probably already have a couple of ideas for a perfect dropshipping store offer in 2019! Without any doubt, this year is just the perfect time to start your dropshipping venture.

To check the potential of any drop shipping niche you’re considering, you can conveniently use our free tool that automatically analyses the niche prospects.

We hope you’ll get inspired with our list of best dropshipping niche ideas, and we will be really happy if this selection motivates you to start your own online business!

By Olga L.
Olga is a Copywriting Director at AliDropship. She works on guides, tutorials, and other educational materials to help you start and run your dropshipping business with ease.
Abby December 13, 2017 8:04:04

This is absolutely awesome. Thank you for this list. It makes stepping into the ecommerce world that much more easier.

MarkCM December 13, 2017 8:20:20

SO when it’s the Year of the Chicken … everyone will run out and adopt or buy a pet chicken, right? LOL

    Tarry December 13, 2017 9:09:48

    I’m wondering the same thing. I didn’t quite get the logic of that part..maybe it’s just me

      Troy January 24, 2018 18:09:15

      Do you see many people have or consider having chickens as pets? No. But you see a lot of people considering having dogs as pets. You cant apply the same logic because it’s not the same thing. People are superstitious so getting a dog on the dog year is good luck.

        Bea February 13, 2018 4:04:14

        Few people even know what year it is in the Chinese calendar, and fewer still, outside of very specific areas, would think it relevant for decision making.

        MarkCM June 1, 2018 10:46:08

        You need to do a bit of work on your sense of humour, Troy. I was just joking. … LOL 🙂

    Britt June 28, 2018 22:10:01

    Of course not 🙄. Dogs are already popular pets, and even certain breeds can become niches. Since it’s the year of the Dog though, some people will capitalize on that. It’s reachable – Chickens aren’t reachable. Only a certain particular person would raise chickens; people view dogs as a pet that anyone can get. There are far more dog lovers than chicken lovers – Hince why people will take advantage of the trend. Don’t be stupid.

bedan December 13, 2017 8:20:48

Hey thanks for this enlightening, eye opening article. The timeliness and importance of such info can not be over-emphasized…Keep it up.

bill December 13, 2017 8:40:25

are these the prices for the buyer or the seller

Paul December 13, 2017 13:22:19

Great! Now 170 people will start a niche in dog toys on com level…will all do great SEO and pum money in FB and Adwords advertising……..and you are done and finished with your business in no -time due to killing competition.

    Alex Drastico December 21, 2017 4:03:09

    All of the above mentioned niches already have a huge competition. There is no niche on earth where you are the only seller, unless you are a monopolist.

Pido December 30, 2017 9:56:01

Awesome ,am sure the trend will continue,think about doll houses as well

Dylan January 4, 2018 15:56:15

Hi, thanks for this info!

Is the cardholder niche also profitable?

josh January 11, 2018 17:45:21

Every niche rises at november. These niches only are rising because of christmas

alex disouza January 29, 2018 10:14:38

Great ideas Olga!

Norma March 19, 2018 13:29:43

Thank you for the post.

Brianna March 28, 2018 17:33:36

What do you think about the baby niche. Too tough to get into or narrow down for marketing?

Phil May 8, 2018 20:47:48

Hello Olga, we are now in May, do you recommend new niches today ? Can you give us an advice ? Thanks so much. Phil.

Laxmish June 9, 2018 16:18:21

I want to dropship to India. Can you suggest some niches. So that I can finalise on the niche and start dropshipping

Deividas June 10, 2018 4:58:35

Thank you very much of this information

Anita June 18, 2018 20:00:23

Thank you very- much for all of the creative informative infor, I haven’t started my business as of yet, although am in the planning stages , it’s a lot to learn about dropshipping and it’s fun to learn new interesting things and earning a profit that’s the best and so are you Olga thanks

Kolawole July 1, 2018 13:58:24

This is one of the best business inspirational article I’ve ever read. Thanks soo much for this
Piece.. Keep it coming

Ahmad August 27, 2018 21:17:46

Thanks Olga, very useful and helpful information, but the question here, if there is a high demand on those niches, it will be a big challenge to me if I’m new to this business, is there any chances to compete with others with this list above?
If I use the tool that analyse the niche to choose from the above list then its not good to go with it due high demand and high average order which is not recommend as you advised in other article as the focus should be on niches from 300-500 orders and avoid orders exceeding 10000!
Can you elaborate further about this point please ?
Or I can start with any of 12 niches without using the free tool that I will consider ?

Yawar September 20, 2018 19:38:53

hi Olga L ,

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and research with us its realy very helpful for newbies to get right niche idea from your niche list given above .

kenneth Aneke September 24, 2018 15:48:59

thanks makes it easy as i start

Robbie October 16, 2018 20:19:01

Really good read folks.

Yan Ming Tan November 6, 2018 14:47:41

Is it legal to drop ship magic cube?

Mullai January 21, 2019 9:24:17

Hi Olga! thanks for the info on trending products.
I need further analytics info for Smart devices in term of their online marketing and demand ?

Thank you.

Balogun Omotayo April 29, 2019 11:57:44

Nice one Olga, what an eye opener. and a good guide. Thanks

Jav Censored June 1, 2019 9:02:53

That’s so cool! I don’t suppose I’ve read anything such as this before. So pleasant to obtain somebody with some primary thoughts on this matter. Really thank you for beginning this up.

Karen B. Spitzer June 17, 2019 16:43:22

I know there’s a turn towards vlogging but I love to write and read other people’s blogs. Yours is no exception.

The reason the fidgets Spinners took off is the woman who originally held the patent on it let it expire and everyone jumped on it. So it became a hot trend for a while and a lot of money was made. It cost next to nothing to make and some of them sold upwards of $25. I know a lot of people also got stuck with them after the rush was over. That’s why I don’t like products like that. I’d rather get into something that’s evergreen.

Olufunke Ogunbiyi June 22, 2019 16:32:22

Thank you so much for the list. It serves as an eye opener.

Sandra Židan June 23, 2019 9:52:32

Thanks! Great article!

Vee July 12, 2019 19:02:08

Hello im very interested in starting my own drop shipping business, but im new to all of this and have no idea on how and where to start.
Can anyone give me some advice on which drop shipping company to go with and whats the best place to start my website on?
Thanks in advance!

Shades August 16, 2019 8:26:06

I’ve been reading and watching my eyes still can’t narrow down my search or nterest to just one niche.Secondly do I have register my company or business name first with the regulatory bodies?

    Olga L. August 20, 2019 10:41:01

    Hi, thank you for your feedback!

    Please, look through this article on the most profitable dropshipping niches We hope you will find an interesting idea for you there!

    Also, please, check what are the online business laws in your country. Lots of our clients don’t register their dropshipping businesses right after they launch them, but, when they achieve a large turnover, many of them register as sole proprietors or small business owners.

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