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Top 20 Festive Items To Sell All Year Round

by Olga L. Niches and products
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Dec 03, 2018 5 minute read
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Top 20 Festive Items To Sell All Year Round

What items to sell if you want to dedicate your store to special events? Here are some ideas!

As a rule, it is super wise to fill your dropshipping store with the items of seasonal demand.

The reason for this is simple: your store will only be interesting to buyers in a limited period of time, and, during the rest of the year, you will have little to no sales.

Still, it shouldn’t stop you from selling festive & party supplies if you want to!

Why might party supplies be promising items to sell in a dropshipping store?

There are a least 4 reasons to consider this product category when you are thinking about your dropshipping store offer:

  • Year-round demand

Lots of the holidays and special events are not tied to specific calendar days – actually, they may happen at any time.

Think of the events like birthdays, housewarming parties, weddings, baby showers, family get-togethers, and other kinds of personally arranged celebrations. Mostly, they don’t depend on the season, and only happen thanks to someone’s personal choice.

It means that throughout a year, there is a huge amount of occasions that may require awesome party supplies – why not try to benefit from them?

Below, you will see 3 Google Trends graphs dedicated to 3 specific product categories. They describe the amount of worldwide Google searches during the last 12 months, and, as you can notice, the interest to these items is pretty stable throughout the whole year.

  • Wide product range

As I have already mentioned it, there are lots and lots of reasons to throw a party 🙂

Each of these celebrations requires a special type of gifts, decorations, tableware, etc. (imagine bringing bachelorette party games to your grandma’s 80th birthday celebration…) So, you can fill your party supplies store with hundreds of amazing items that are a great addition to one party or another!

Alternatively, you can create a basic set of festive items that will look appropriate on every special occasion  – that’s exactly what I’ve tried to do myself! (look at my sample selection below).

  • Emotional drive

In a dropshipping store, it is vitally important to create the right atmosphere for impulse purchases.

Festive supplies are a perfect solution! If your product pages are well-edited, they generate warm feelings and positive emotions that motivate the visitors to forget the doubts and proceed with purchases without a second thought!

  • Easy update

If your store is already dedicated to parties and celebrations, it will be super easy for you to update your store offer prior to seasonal holidays.

These updates will be met really well, and your customers will even expect you to offer something extra special for the upcoming holidays. It’s a great chance for you to meet the audience demands and double your profits!

Are you excited with the opportunities? Let’s take a look at the sample thematic selection I’ve mentioned!

Confetti balloons

Price – US $1.53-1.85, rating – 4.8*, number of orders – 6407

Metallic balloons

Price – US $1.69, rating – 4.8*, number of orders – 4970

Party food balloons

Price – US $0.88-1.68, rating – 4.8*, number of orders – 490

Retro metal plaque

Price – US $4.50-5.65, rating – 4.8*, number of orders – 330

Birthday cake topper

Price – US $0.46-0.80, rating – 4.8*, number of orders – 11703

Assorted cake toppers

Price – US $1.30-2.10, rating – 4.9*, number of orders – 1420

LED topper

Price – US $1.66-2.17, rating – 4.8*, number of orders – 785

Metal gift box

Price – US $1.08, rating – 4.9*, number of orders – 450

Gift box

Price – US $1.90-2.72, rating – 4.9*, number of orders – 3128

Laser cut gift box

Price – US $1.57, rating – 4.8*, number of orders – 842

Mini wooden pegs

Price – US $1.52, rating – 4.9*, number of orders – 385

Party headband

Price – US $2.93, rating – 5.0*, number of orders – 432

Peony headband

Price – US $2.55, rating – 4.8*, number of orders – 617

Black chalk photo props

Price – US $1.95, rating – 4.7*, number of orders – 704

LED string

Price – US $ 0.93-3.06, rating – 4.9*, number of orders – 25538

Willow branch lamp

Price – US $1.64-4.34, rating – 4.9*, number of orders – 6333

Acrylic beads roll

Price – US $8.63, rating – 4.8*, number of orders – 575

Cupcake paper forms

Price – US $1.40, rating – 4.8*, number of orders – 1441

Fruit picks

Price – US $1.53, rating – 4.9*, number of orders – 975

Dachshund ice tray

Price – US $4.35, rating – 5.0*, number of orders – 162

Now, you have much more ideas about great party-related items to sell in a dropshipping store. I hope it will motivate you to create a stunning product offer for your own business!

By Olga L.
Olga is a content creator at AliDropship, and she aims to explain the most complicated drop shipping concepts in the simplest terms possible.
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15 Comments
yr219 December 5, 2018 8:06:11

but how to ensure the product is delivered on time before the party , since sometimes the shipping time goes upto 2-3months & the party for which it was meant to be delivered is over..

    Olga L. December 6, 2018 5:50:19

    Thank you for the question!
    In this case, there are 2 ways to prevent customers’ dissatisfaction.

    1) While importing products on your website, pay attention to the available shipping methods (you can read more about it here: https://alidropship.com/find-best-dropshipping-suppliers/#subtitle-3). We recommend to choose the items with the ePacket shipping option: it enables a quicker delivery (around 2-3 weeks).

    2) Make sure that the delivery time is clearly written on your website. It is a good idea to write the estimated delivery period on every product page. Also, it is wise to put this date in a ‘thank you’ letter which you email to your buyers right after purchase. This way, your clients will be warned about the time of the product arrival – so, while placing an order, they will already know what to expect.

      Martha December 7, 2018 1:24:33

      I am soooooooo interested in knowing those ways. Olga

Coolstufs December 5, 2018 13:25:14

Great job, these are fresh and relevant.

eugen mihalascu December 5, 2018 15:01:18

the interest is based on the sales or google searches ?

    Olga L. December 6, 2018 6:04:33

    Thank you for the question!

    The interest is, first of all, based on the actual demand. The ‘number of orders’ indicator for every product shows how many times this item was ordered from AliExpress. So, you can see how many buyers have demonstrated their interest towards this item.

KULDEEP NAGARIA December 5, 2018 16:07:07

I would like to get started on building the party supplies e-commerce website please give me a turnkey solution and also let me know if you can do the online marketing. I would like the whole business to be automated as I will not be able to handle it own my on. Please let me know I would like to get started as soon as possible.

Jacqueline Acevedo December 5, 2018 18:35:44

How do we get express shipping 2-7 days with aliexpress or alidropship? How do we add fast shipping to our website?

Please advise thank you

Paulo December 6, 2018 5:57:03

These are time sensetive products. Is there a guarantee that the order will be delivered on time?

    Olga L. December 6, 2018 6:01:56

    Thank you for the question!
    In this case, there are 2 ways to prevent customers’ dissatisfaction.

    1) While importing products on your website, pay attention to the available shipping methods (you can read more about it here: https://alidropship.com/find-best-dropshipping-suppliers/#subtitle-3). We recommend to choose the items with the ePacket shipping option: it enables a quicker delivery (around 2-3 weeks).

    2) Make sure that the delivery time is clearly written on your website. It is a good idea to write the estimated delivery period on every product page. Also, it is wise to put this date in a ‘thank you’ letter which you email to your buyers right after purchase. This way, your clients will be warned about the time of the product arrival – so, while placing an order, they will already know what to expect.

Tony December 6, 2018 12:16:25

If these products sells the best all the year around then why it`s not listed in Dropship me plugin. I see 2 different things written by 2 people from the same company

    Olga L. December 6, 2018 12:48:32

    Thank you for your question!

    DropshipMe database gets updated and broadened every day. There are hundreds of thousands of items listed on AliExpress, so, naturally, it may take some time to transfer each and every promising AliExpress product to the DropshipMe database.

Rod Blum December 6, 2018 12:29:28

This is a well-balanced demand impressive Olga , year-round yes true, I do like the look of the Metallic balloons and Led string as well I never thought of this niche.
The downside is that just one missed special occasion due to the delivery and the firestorm in reviews could
lead to disaster passing the orders over to the next store. My main concern is not even that as I most likely would purchase stock stateside at the low cost why not?
I am more concerned with the non-circumvention agreement that I am confident you must have made a priority, especially in this niche. I personally would want to build a client base through trust and timing of course would do that so long term the following year percentages would be up as referrals as well on repeat business.
I don’t assume that the supplier does not have his company and number listed on the dropship. What is in place to prevent circumvention by mfg as Ali Express does not stock products correct?

    Olga L. December 6, 2018 13:03:30

    Thank you for the question!

    To guarantee the highest level of customers’ satisfaction, it is recommended to do the following:

    – Evaluate the suppliers carefully to make sure their business ethics is up to your standards – here is a more detailed guide on it: https://alidropship.com/find-best-dropshipping-suppliers/

    – Clearly and openly write the estimated delivery time on every product page, and repeat these details in the order confirmation letter – this way, the client will be able to promptly cancel the order if the terms are unsatisfactory, and get an easy refund with no worries or delays

    – Plan your marketing activities well in advance of a potentially important upcoming holiday (ideally, about 3 months before the event is a proper time to start). Here (https://alidropship.com/christmas-promotion-calendar-for-online-store/), you will find a sample pre-holiday calendar for Christmas preparations – you can use the same algorithm for any other event that is important for your target audience. Also, consider these basic holiday preparation tips for eCommerce business owners: https://alidropship.com/holiday-ecommerce-guide/

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