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30 Best And Worst Products To Sell During The COVID-19 Outbreak

By Artyom K.

best and worst products to sell during covid-19

The quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak is going to be game-changing for some entrepreneurs. The products that were once extremely popular are now taking a back seat, and vica versa. So do you want to know which products are now the most promising for your online store and which are not? If so, here is great news: we have prepared for you a compilation of 30 best and worst products to sell during the COVID-19 outbreak!

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Best and worst products to sell right now: what should a business owner know in 2020?

For a number of reasons, this year there are some fluctuations in ecommerce. Definitely, this is a temporary phenomenon. However if you pay close attention to it and reconsider your business strategy for a while, you’re highly likely to succeed and make a fortune.

For that very reason, we have examined what’s going on on the market nowadays and prepared for you an ultimate compilation of 30 best and worst products to sell during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here it comes!

In this article, we have used the data from the world’s leading analysts in ecommerce. Building on their comparison of March, 2019 and March, 2020 indicators, we have selected for you particular products that meet the highlighted criteria.

Best products to sell during the COVID-19 outbreak

In relation to particular events that took place in 2020, we can witness a range of products the demand for which has increased recently. Consequently, if you focus on them when running your online store, you will get an opportunity to make a fortune.

So what are these products? Let’s find it out!

1. Disposable gloves: 670% growth in sales

best and worst products to sell during covid-19

In fact, the growth of demand for disposable gloves is predictable and understandable. Nowadays it’s increasingly important to protect yourselves against COVID-19 and other infections and viruses. That’s why gloves, face masks, and other tools of so-called self-defense are extremely popular nowadays.

Please remember that for this category of products, one of the most influential purchase factors is the delivery speed. It’s essential to cooperate with suppliers who can arrange shipping from multiple destinations across the globe apart from China, and look for ways to cut down the shipping time.

2. Sports equipment for home: 307% growth in sales

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So what should people who have to stay at home nowadays do? Right, it’s high time to go in for self-development! And if some people believe that self-development is reading books, others prefer to develop physically. That’s why we have a massive growth in demand for equipment for your home gym.

3. Dishwashing supplies: 275% growth in sales

best and worst products to sell during covid-19

Since lots of people have to stay at home due to quarantine, they have to stop going to restaurants. So they need to cook at home more than earlier. That’s why, whether they have a dishwasher or not, they have to spend more money on dishwashing supplies!

4. Power generators: 210% growth in sales

Power generators were always very popular. However, in recent weeks, the demand for them has become four times higher than earlier! Probably, it’s due to the fact that lots of people from all over the world have to stay at home and look for more advantageous energy sources.

5. Health monitors: 182% growth in sales

best and worst products to sell during covid-19

Traditionally, wearable devices head the list of trending products to sell. And nowadays, when lots of countries are under quarantine, the demand for devices that let people monitor their health has grown almost 4 times.

6. Fitness equipment: 170% growth in sales

best and worst products to sell during covid-19

Fitness is one of the most popular ways to be in good shape. What’s more, you may do fitness at home. And due to this very reason, the fitness equipment is trending now!

7. Bathroom accessories: 160% growth in sales

best and worst products to sell during covid-19

There is one more interesting fact about people who are under quarantine: many of them prefer to use their free time to make their homes more convenient! And, as a rule, they start improving their bathrooms. That’s why the demand for bathroom accessories is extremely high nowadays!

8. Cooking accessories: 160% growth in sales

best and worst products to sell during covid-19

How to make the good use of time people have got because of quarantine? Right, it’s time to try your hand at cooking! That’s why the demand for baking accessories has increased by 160%!

9. Yoga accessories/supplies/equipment: 154% growth in sales

best and worst products to sell during covid-19

It’s sport and nothing but sport! To date, millions of people all over the world exercise at home. That’s why the demand for clothes and other products for yoga has jumped.

10. Craft kits: 117% growth in sales

best and worst products to sell during covid-19

When thinking of how to spend free time, many people choose to do crafts. And why not? It’s a great idea since you can do crafts both alone and with your family! Here is why the demand for craft kits has doubled!

11. Nail care: 108% growth in sales

best products to sell during covid-19

Products for nail care are always trending online. And nowadays lots of people have no other choice but get a manicure by themselves. Hence, the demand for nail care products has doubled!

12. Art paint: 104% growth in sales

best products to sell during covid-19

There are lots of reasons to try your hand in painting, beyond quarantine. You know, whatever influenced this decision, but products for painting are trending now, since the demand for them has increased more than twofold!

13. Toy clay: 95% growth in sales

best products to sell during covid-19

Lots of people are now looking for ways to occupy children. Probably, this is the very reason why the demand for toy clay has almost doubled!

14. Ping pong: 89% growth in sales

best products to sell during covid-19

It’s very important to occupy children. But how to occupy adults? Practice shows that many people prefer to play ping pong, since the demand for paddles, balls, and nets is now almost two times higher than earlier!

15. Keyboards/mice: 80% growth in sales

To date, the majority of people have to work from home. That’s why they start thinking of their workspaces. And since the choice of an office equipment is one of the most important work-from-home tips and plays a crucial role in getting a comfortable workspace, the demand for these products has almost doubled!

Worst products to sell during the COVID-19 outbreak

In fact, for you as a business owner, it’s very important to know which products are now highly likely to become unpopular. So we have prepared for you the list of declining products in ecommerce as well to let you reconsider your business strategy and make the most of the current situation in the world for your business.

1. Luggage and suitcases: 77% drop in sales

worst products to sell during covid-19

Nowadays lots of countries have cancelled all the international flights and limited internal displacement. That’s why many people have to temporarily suspend their travel ideas. Consequently, the sale of luggage and suitcases fell 77%.

2. Briefcases: 77% drop in sales

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Due to the fact that lots of people have to work from home, the popularity of briefcases has also fallen.

3. Digital cameras: 64% drop in sales

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We have already mentioned that the demand for all the products related to travelling have declined. And digital cameras are not the exception.

4. Men’s swimwear: 64% drop in sales

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Since the majority of countries are under quarantine now, men can’t be bothered by the purchase of swimwear. That’s why the demand for men’s swimwear has dropped by 64%.

5. Wedding clothes: 63% drop in sales

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We don’t know it for sure if this is connected to quarantine, but the demand for wedding clothes has fallen. So pay attention to this if you’re selling bridal clothing and accessories.

6. Men’s formal wear: 62% drop in sales

worst products to sell during covid-19

Those people who sell men’s formal wear should also pay attention to the fact that the demand for these products has dropped. It’s highly likely that people from many countries in the world don’t have to go to their offices because of the quarantine.

7. Women’s swimwear: 59% drop in sales

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Women’s swimwear has also been losing its popularity since many people in the world have to stay at home nowadays and stop thinking about travelling.

8. Gym bags: 57% drop in sales

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There is an interesting thing: people have not stopped going in for sports, so why has the demand for gym bags declined? That’s because many of them don’t have an opportunity to go to a gym and nowadays they do sports at home.

9. Backpacks: 56% drop in sales

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Here is the same situation with backpacks. Since citizens of most countries in the world have to stay at home, whether we are speaking about children or adutls, the popularity of backpacks has also dropped.

10. Snorkels: 56% drop in sales

worst products to sell during covid-19

It’s highly likely that people will go on travelling this year, but it’s going to happen a little bit later. Meanwhile, the demand for products related to travelling is getting lower. And this applies to snorkels as well.

11. Baseball equipment: 55% drop in sales

worst products to sell during covid-19

In fact, this is also not clear why the sale of baseball equipment is decreasing now, but this is true. The decline is about 55 percent.

12. Party supplies: 55% drop in sales

worst products to sell during covid-19

In many countries, there is a rule that makes people avoid mass events. Due to this reason, the demand for party suppliers has decreased by 55 percent.

13. Motorcycle protective gears: 55% drop in sales

worst products to sell during covid-19

Although the spring is coming, the demand for motorcycle protective gears is getting lower. This is probably also connected with the outbreak of COVID-19.

14. Women’s dresses and boots: 53% drop in sales

The demand for women’s dresses and boots has also dropped. It’s also highly likely to be the consequence of quarantine.

15. Drones: 50% drop in sales

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As a business owner, you should also note that dropshipping drones is challenging now since the demand for drones has declined. This fall is not very significant, but it’s going to be a great idea to reconsider your business strategy for a while.

Final thoughts on best and worst products to sell during the COVID-19 outbreak

As an online business owner, you should pay attention to the fact that there are some temporary changes on the market in 2020. And although the situation is going to get back on track soon, you have an opportunity to benefit from it.

So we provide you with the list of 30 best and worst products to sell during the COVID-19 outbreak, so you can reconsider your business strategy, and make the most of these market fluctuations for your online store.

We hope this information will help you much in building your financial empire.

Don’t you have your own business? If so, start your profitable dropshipping journey with AliDropship right now! And use this list of 30 best and worst products to sell during the COVID-19 outbreak wisely.

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By Artyom K.
Artyom is a content creator at AliDropship. He aims at explaining the most essential dropshipping aspects from the perspective of a person with extensive background in eCommerce.
16 Comments
MANOJ KUMAR April 14, 2020 12:52:43

Can you easily shipment in India during Corona virus lockdown if your company easily shipment in India then reply me with details how I can start a dropshipping

    Artyom K. April 16, 2020 6:52:14

    Hi, thank you for the interest!
    Pay attention to the fact that Chinese suppliers have completely got back on the track, and now they work as usual.
    As a rule, this very aspect plays a crucial role in a successful delivery. However, when processing orders, it’s essential to check what’s going on now in the region of delivery and make sure that a system of cargo transportation works properly and stable.

Joseph April 14, 2020 13:31:28

Kindly send me items popular in Kenya.

    Artyom K. April 16, 2020 6:05:00

    Hello, thank you for the interest!
    We regularly provide our clients with compilations of relevant and trending products to sell.
    So stay tuned!

Penelope Keys April 14, 2020 15:02:10

Thank you for your information

Reda Sabile April 14, 2020 16:28:17

Excellent post, thank you. But how to deal with the shipping? It’s very very long, way longer than usual due to the pandemic, I think customers will not receive their products when they need them.

    Artyom K. April 16, 2020 6:37:41

    Hello, thank you for the interest!
    First of all, if speaking about suppliers from China, they have completely got back on the track, and they work now as usual. Still, when you take the order, it’s necessary for you to check if a system of cargo transportation works as usual in a country of destination.
    By the way, pay attention to the fact that nowadays it’s a great idea to prefer the basic option of delivery to ePacket. We have noticed that, in most cases, shipment by means of ePacket takes longer than usual.

Bashir April 14, 2020 23:22:34

Quite insightful, I am very much interested. I live in Nigeria.

    Artyom K. April 16, 2020 6:00:20

    Hi, thank you for your interest!
    Our manager will get in touch with you soon.

      Bashir May 1, 2020 9:09:18

      I am on my way to starting the business, thank you for the explanation.

Wizl May 1, 2020 16:55:14

How much time it will take for shipment to reach kuwait.. if the countrys customs is delayed due to covid 19 crisis , is dropshipping a feasible business ?

    Artyom K. May 5, 2020 12:34:41

    Hello, thank you for the interest!
    Despite all the circumstances, building a dropshipping store is a perfect business idea nowadays. Feel free to check the options we are ready to offer you and choose the one you like more: https://alidropship.com/stores-comparison/
    As for shipping, it depends on the country your potential customers live in. Although even there is a lockdown, as a rule, it can only slow down the delivery time. Anyway, your customers will be able to receive packages. If you want to learn more about COVID-19 and its impact on dropshipping, you can check this article: https://alidropship.com/dropshipping-and-coronavirus/

Amarachi May 14, 2020 18:41:58

What goods will generate greater sales in Nigeria?.

Melody May 14, 2020 19:14:36

Kindly send me selling product in Nigeria in this period of pandemic

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