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10 Most Promising AliExpress Dropshipping Niche Ideas

By Olga L.

Dropshipping Niche Ideas In 2017

Looking for the hottest dropshipping niche ideas to try out? Check out these tempting options!

Every year brings us something new, and it’s awesome.

Different things happen in all the spheres of our lives: technologies, economy, politics, and fashion never stay the same.

This is the reason why it’s so important to keep an eye on the newest trends! Who knows, maybe they will become a wonderful idea for your dropshipping business.

As you know, every new business starts with choosing the perfect niche, and we in AliDropship pay tons of attention to it. We are always happy to share our list of AliExpress dropshipping niches with the highest potential, and today, we’re glad to show you our research of the most curious trends.

Oh, and by the way – if you want to easily calculate the potential of dropshipping niches you’re considering for your store, you can use our free research tool that shows how good is this niche for your business.

Dropshipping niche ideas: tech sphere

Gadgets and all things tech are always a winning choice. With innovations popping up on the market now and then, it’s really easy for you to update your store offer regularly and keep your product range relevant at all times.

#1 Drone accessories

Dropshipping niche ideas: drone accessories

Unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, are seeing a tremendous boost of popularity. PwC consultants expect drone industry to be worth $127 billion by 2020. Drones provide us with lots of fun. But, as a complicated piece of equipment, they require special maintenance. It means, an emerging niche of drone accessories can turn out to be quite lucrative!

There exist lots of types of drone accessories that you can easily find on AliExpress. We don’t recommend selling drones themselves since they cost a lot, and their safe delivery can’t always be ensured. Instead, spare parts and accessories will be your best bet. They are light and small, so they can be shipped to any destination on the globe with no risk of damage. And their price is low, so you can set a nice good markup.

For example, there is a wide range of items designed to protect your drone from various damages during transportation and use. Think of carrying cases that safely house a drone along with all the accessories. Also, take a look at propellers and propeller guards that help your drone fly easily and safely. It will also be a good idea to include such items as micro SD cards, LED lighting gears, landing pads, etc. in your store offer.

#2 VR accessories

Dropshipping niche ideas: VR accessories

Ericsson ConsumerLab research shows that 70% of information on the Internet exists in the form of video traffic. Analysts agree that the fastest-growing form of video traffic is VR or virtual reality. According to Cisco, this industry will grow 61 times in the period between 2015 and 2020! That means VR is a wonderful niche with huge potential.

Again, VR headsets themselves are a technically complex item. Still, you can benefit from this niche if you research the VR accessories market. It has incredible potential because it is very young, and it goes through rapid innovation.

These accessories include VR bags, smart gloves, various movement solutions, devices providing hand and arm tracking, as well as full-body tracking, and many more. Even more interesting concepts are expected to appear on the market really soon. Don’t miss the chance to profit from this wonderful AliExpress dropshipping niche idea!

#3 Video blogging accessories

Dropshipping niche ideas: video blogging equipment

According to analysts from HubSpot online videos will account for 74% of all web traffic. It is also claimed that 78% of people watch videos online every week, and 55% watch such videos every day! No wonder than the audience of video bloggers grows so fast. You can also join this community!

Bloggers need a whole range of cheap yet functional accessories to make their videos look and sound interesting, professional, and engaging. Tripods and special lighting accessories help them improve the visual part of videos. Microphones and earphones let them work with sound more professionally. Selling such small and affordable items surely is a great dropshipping niche idea!

#4 Accessories for iPhone and Apple Watch

Dropshipping niche ideas: accessories for iPhone and Apple Watch

As you probably know, the constructional design of every new iPhone is different from the previous versions. It means that the owners of the newest models need some very specific phone cases, screen protectors, monopods, earphones, etc. All of these items can be found on AliExpress for a fraction of the cost which makes them perfect for dropshipping business.

The same goes for Apple Watch accessories. You can easily find stylish and affordable straps, wireless earphones, chargers, stands, and docking stations on AliExpress.

‘Risky’ dropshipping niche ideas

These are not the most obvious choices for an online store: some entrepreneurs don’t consider them to be ethical, and some countries even impose some restrictions on these products’ imports. But actually, these factors might mean that you can deal with a lower competition level if you decide to enter this niche… So what would you say, is it worthy of trying?

#5 Vape accessories

Examples of vape accessories on AliExpress

The vaping industry sees impressive growth, and the whole vaping culture is developing faster than ever. Nowadays it is not simply a trendy habit – it is a whole lifestyle with its own specific culture.

Experts all over the globe are still discussing the vaping impact and the necessary regulations. Nevertheless, there are countries like the UK and the US where special festivals and events for vapers take place more and more often.

In other words, you can enter this promising AliExpress dropshipping niche and benefit from its growth. AliExpress sellers can offer you numerous vaping accessories like chargers, replacement coils, cases and skins, drip tips, etc., and even extensive vape kits. Small and light, these items are perfect for shipping to any country on the globe. Still, we ask you to carefully check if it is legal to sell these vaping accessories to your target audience.

#6 Weed smoking accessories

Examples of weed smoking accessories on AliExpress

First of all, we want you to be really careful with this niche. There are countries and states where marijuana is legalized, but there are also numerous places where smoking is prohibited by law. So please, check carefully if you can legally sell these accessories to your target audience.

Generally speaking, our society gets much more tolerant to marijuana. It is still tested by various medical institutions all over the globe, and it becomes legalized in more and more countries.

This is why you can find the widest range of smoking accessories on AliExpress. For example, the sellers on the platform can supply you with bongs, pipes, grinders, ashtrays, and secret stashes. Apart from that, AliExpress can provide you with various collectibles and everyday items decorated with marijuana symbols as well. These include bags, backpacks, blankets, cups and mugs, pillowcases, phone cases, and even jewelry.

Dropshipping niche ideas: lifestyle items

How about offering something relaxing and comforting to your customers? The opportunities are limitless!

#7 Drinking games and partying

What to dropship: drinking games and partying gear

Parties will always be trending, there’s no doubt about that. Friends’ gatherings and family reunions can bring you all even more fun if you select the accessories carefully.

Drinking games and partying supplies can do a lot to create a festive spirit, and they are probably as important as bar tools that you use to mix cocktails and serve drinks. So why not use this dropshipping niche idea for your new venture?

#8 Environmentally friendly items to dropship

Dropshipping niche ideas: eco-friendly items

Experts worldwide say that green technologies will make a huge difference in 2017. Mostly, they will refer to energy production and use, for example, to more efficient use of energy sources and search for new ones.

Still, the future is not only about shifting towards green energy – it’s also about making our own homes eco-friendly. We ourselves can do a lot to protect our planet even on a basic level of everyday routine.

AliExpress sellers can offer you numerous items which we constantly use in our daily life and which make our home a sustainable and safe place. Wooden kitchen utensils, bamboo blankets, LED light bulbs, economical showerheads, and many other items can surely be a nice choice for your eco-friendly dropshipping store.

Dropshipping niche ideas: clothing and accessories

Apparel is one of the most common choices for an online business owner. However, you have plenty of options to diversify your offer – and stand out!

#9 Pins, patches, and stickers

What to sell online: pins and badges

Fashion experts and style bloggers all over the globe agree: pins, patches, and stickers are a must-have. Tiny and cute, they do a great job of totally transforming your look and customizing your clothes. Even such a small detail can bring a sense of uniqueness and tell a lot about your self-expression.

This is why pins, along with buttons, badges, patches, and stickers will be a great choice for your dropshipping store. They don’t cost much on AliExpress, so you can set a nice markup and still get a lot of grateful customers. Also, they are light and convenient for delivery.

#10 Islamic clothes

What to dropship: islamic clothes

We live in the 21st century when everyone’s personal choice should be respected. Of course, it refers to many spheres of our everyday life, but clothing is probably the most important of them all. It’s the way we communicate with the outer world, and it’s the way we make ourselves feel safe.

AliExpress sellers can offer you lots of types of clothes that are suitable for those who follow and practice Islam. These products include headwear of various designs, as well as clothes with some specific features (long sleeves, high necked designs, non-transparent materials, etc.)

As you can see, there exist a wide range of dropshipping niche ideas that are a great choice for entrepreneurs who start their business. Of course, only a tiny part of them is listed in the article. We keep working on our list of the most promising AliExpress dropshipping niches, so you can check it for updates from time to time.

Why not use one of these dropshipping niche ideas to start your own profitable business?

By Olga L.
Olga is a Copywriting Director at AliDropship. Having graduated from the Faculty of International Business’ as an Advertising specialist, she puts years of her copywriting experience into making clear and informative guides, tutorials, and other educational materials for dropshipping newcomers worldwide.
Chris English 7 years ago

ohhh… very cool. Thanks

Thales B. 7 years ago

How did you guys research these products?

olga.lavrinovich 7 years ago

We used Google Trends to learn about the hottest trends of 2017. We tried to cover as many fields as possible – technology, fashion, lifestyle, etc. Then, we checked these niches on AliExpress to make sure there are enough items.

Arthur Siew 7 years ago

ya, I am trying to figure out how to really see which is the hottest trend in google trend… any tutorial right here ?

yaros 7 years ago

Please check this article Here you will find information about how to work with Google trends.

Ivy 7 years ago

Great ideas. I am just wondering how to make a branding out of those items and sell them for a living?

olga.lavrinovich 7 years ago

Thank you for your feedback! To work with branding, concentrate on the whole image and reputation of your store, not on separate products. Create a concept for your store, and follow it in your logo, store design, advertising campaigns, etc. Also, make sure the product pages are appealing to your customers. Check out this article for ideas:

yara 7 years ago

hey, i searched the rc drones but it seems it has small communites on fb and instagram….
any idea how to get to the audience?

olga.lavrinovich 7 years ago

Drones are technically complex items, which is why it will be difficult to promote them though social networks. Take a look at Facebook Ads and Google Ads instead. Also, pay attention to search engine optimization. To learn if these niches are good for SEO, take a look at this article:

Mohamed 7 years ago

Hello, I am really passionate about the Muslim Niche. How do i start, I dont have a niche name yet and i need some guide.

yaros 7 years ago

Hello, I would recommend that you check our Guide and look at our custom development service:

Stephen Turner 7 years ago

Thank you Olga for sharing these ideas on how and where to start..

Stay awesome..

Nikolas Barrera 6 years ago

Hi Olga, great post – tks. Any plans to announce a 2018 list soon or other routes to explore upcoming trends?

Next 6 years ago

Anymore ideas other than electronics stuffs?

Sam 6 years ago

Great niche ideas! Evaluate your niche throughout the year. Here’s another great read about niche selection

Beth 6 years ago

I saw you can custom make a store. How does that work? I already know the field and the name of the shop.

Yaroslav Nevsky 6 years ago

you can check the details of this service from this article

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