Dropshipping Toys: 25 Product Ideas You’ll Love
Looking for a profitable and evergreen niche? You can dropship toys as these products are always in demand and there are hundreds of models for different ages and tastes.
Why dropship toys?
When trying to find good products to dropship, one wants them to have a number of features. They include affordability, high demand, uniqueness, etc. However, there’s always the problem of stability. Even if a given niche is profitable now, can you be sure it won’t change?
Toys are one of those niches that will never ever disappear because people will always have children. Even if we start reproducing by means of test-tubes, we’ll still have to raise those kids, which is hardly possible without toys. Even prehistoric children used to play with stones and sticks!
Moreover, most toys feature age restrictions or limits. In other words, as children get older, they need new things to play with. A rattle is a good choice for a newborn baby, but a 3-year-old boy or girl will get bored with it. In other words, you can have a wide range of goods in this niche.
And finally, look at the diagram below.
Those peaks show the rise in search volumes during December and January for the last 14 years. As you can see, this niche is getting even more popular during Christmas and New Year.
Types of toys you can dropship
1. Educational toys
All parents want their kids to grow healthy and smart. Educational toys help children develop intelligence, fine motor skills, spatial thinking and so on. That’s why any toy store should have a number of such products for different ages. Here are some good examples.
Price – US $3.79; rating – 4.8; number of orders – 4902
Price – US $16.00; rating – 4.9; number of orders – 4465
Price – US $4.12; rating – 4.9; number of orders – 225
Price – US $9.90-31.00; rating – 4.7; number of orders – 5407
If you want to dropship toys, you can’t do without dolls. By ‘dolls’ here I mean any kind of toy portraying humans, animals or even monsters. So, this category includes the so called action figures as well which were originally positioned as dolls for boys. Let’s take a look at some examples.
Price – US $29.75; rating – 4.7; number of orders – 659
Price – US $1.92-2.72; rating – 4.8; number of orders – 8095
Price – US $4.50; rating – 4.7; number of orders – 505
Price – US $12.92; rating – 4.6; number of orders – 635
Price – US $0.99-2.99; rating – 4.8; number of orders – 1363
As for action figures, AliExpress has lot of them. However, almost all such toys portray well known movie and cartoon characters. So, if you choose to dropship them, you may face copyright issues.
3. Toys for Babies
You can find a lot of products in this category. Most of them are simple and relatively cheap, which creates high demand.
Price – US $1.15; rating – 4.7; number of orders – 4299
Price – US $2.90-3.97; rating – 4.9; number of orders – 2919
Price – US $5.00; rating – 4.7; number of orders – 1713
Price – US $0.70-3.69; rating – 4.7; number of orders – 5460
Price – US $0.01-2.98; rating – 4.7; number of orders – 1041
4. Toy weapons
You can also dropship toys that imitate weapons of all kinds or other military-themed models.
Soft Bullet Gun
Price – US $28.99; rating – 4.8; number of orders – 244
Price – US $1.84; rating – 4.7; number of orders – 722
Price – US $7.66; rating – 4.6; number of orders – 320
In this category, you will find various toys from simple cars to military vehicles.
Price – US $4.68; rating – 4.7; number of orders – 2083
Price – US $17.24-57.52; rating – 4.7; number of orders – 1158
Tank Assembly Models
Price – US $2.39-6.24; rating – 4.7; number of orders – 592
Price – US $2.12-2.85; rating – 4.6; number of orders – 408
6. Plush Toys
Classical choice and absolutely a must for someone who decided to dropship toys. These products suit both genders and a wide age range.
Price – US $25.00-36.00; rating – 4.7; number of orders – 561
Price – US $7.89-50.14; rating – 4.8; number of orders – 2447
Price – US $4.35; rating – 4.9; number of orders – 3252
Price – US $12.23-18.61; rating – 4.9; number of orders – 8186
Things to watch out for when you dropship toys
As mentioned above, although such goods sell very well on AliExpress, if you start dropshipping them, you may face serious problems.
I decided not to include remote-control toys in this list because such products are complex and can easily break during transportation. It doesn’t mean you should avoid such products at all costs, but import them at your own risk.
Certain types of products may seem like toys but in fact they are not. I’m talking about collectables, figurines and similar stuff designed for adult fans rather than children. Of course, you can sell them too, but make sure your buyers understand that these are not toys for playing.
Use My Supplier add-on to make sure you dropship toys from the best sellers only. See which suppliers bring you the highest profits, keep track of what products you ordered from them and many more.
Toys for children is not only a potentially profitable niche, but a very inspiring one. There are lots of most interesting, unusual, cute and exciting products for kids of every age and different interests. Consequently, you can either stick to a certain sub-niche or try to cover all of them at once.
An article about toys but no mention about how to check whether the toys conform to safety standards. Before drop shipping any toys, you must check whether the toys adhere to your country’s health and safety regulations. Order a sample and check for CE mark and whether the product is EN71 complaint. This for the UK. This is why I don’t drop toys due to the level of risk involved.
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Please note that this particular article is solely dedicated to product ideas an entrepreneur can choose from. We have previously shared guidelines on the best and worst products to dropship (https://alidropship.com/worst-and-best-things-to-dropship/), which goes over the process of products evaluation and choice in more detail.