Hot Products Research

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Hi Warriors,

I'm kind of developing interest in eCommerce - mainly mini importation.

But right now, I'm finding it hard to know the right product to import.

I'm a firm believer in using objective data to make inform decisions, and as a matter of fact, I'm quite good at long-tail keyword research.

So, I'd like to have your opinions on how to do product research so as to know the hot-in-demand products to import.

Thanks for your attention,
'Boye
#hot #products #research
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  • Profile picture of the author Nemanja Babic
    One very good way i found that works for me in finding good products that works is trying to go to aliexpress in products orders and seeing if there is traction. That means are there sales on daily basis. I've found out that winners have at least first 2 pages of orders that are being placed today.
    When you find that one product try to look for him on facebook. See if there are people selling it. It means that it works and it's worth spending money on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Linnea Sandel
    There are so many products that are hot-in-demand such as PopSocket phone stands, Keychains, Lanyards, Bags, Mousepads, Pens, Caps, Car air fresheners, Diaries, Balls, Power banks, Wireless charging pads, Travel Mugs, Bottle openers, Ceramic coffee mugs etc they are most trendy and in demanding as well. So if you want to know about more products and want to buy these hot products then there are so many websites such as PapaChina, Alibaba, Made-In-China etc they are a major wholesaler and here you can customize your products as per your necessity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Importexport
    Choosing to sell Hot Products is inviting massive competition, with the result usually being a race to the bottom price war.

    It would be far better to find unique products or ones that have never been imported into the country where you intend selling.

    Alternatively, find real need and fix that with a product that you have altered to overcome the problems.

    If you have any questions about safely sourcing and importing products from many overseas countries, you can ask questions here: Ask Me Anything About Product Sourcing And Importing For Profit. ― Veteran Importer Here Or just read through and you can learn a lot.

    Walter Hay
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  • Profile picture of the author MValmont
    Start by doing drop shipping...

    No point buying a lot of inventories if you are not 100% sure if it will sell.

    You can test it by drop shipping it then if it sells THEN you can buy a lot of inventories...
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    • Profile picture of the author Importexport
      Originally Posted by MValmont View Post

      Start by doing drop shipping...

      No point buying a lot of inventories if you are not 100% sure if it will sell.

      You can test it by drop shipping it then if it sells THEN you can buy a lot of inventories...
      The only problem with that is that it can be extremely difficult to locate the manufacturer on Alibaba, and prices on Aliexpress are too high to buy inventory there for resale.

      A better way is to start off buying a small quantity direct from a manufacturer. Use those to test the market and you will be sure that you can be sure of getting a continuing supply.

      I have taught hundreds of people how to get suppliers to supply small orders, so there is no need to buy their big MOQ's.

      Walter Hay
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      • Profile picture of the author MValmont
        Originally Posted by Importexport View Post

        The only problem with that is that it can be extremely difficult to locate the manufacturer on Alibaba, and prices on Aliexpress are too high to buy inventory there for resale.

        A better way is to start off buying a small quantity direct from a manufacturer. Use those to test the market and you will be sure that you can be sure of getting a continuing supply.

        I have taught hundreds of people how to get suppliers to supply small orders, so there is no need to buy their big MOQ's.

        Walter Hay
        Importexport
        No, the prices are not too expensive on Aliexpress...

        Even it reduces the margins a little bit and let's say you only make 4-5$ per unit instead of 10$ per unit, who cares? You just tested your idea and you know it works instead of paying $2000 in inventory upfront WITHOUT knowing if it works.

        Having zero risks vs having a lot of risks...mmm though choice.
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        • Profile picture of the author Importexport
          Originally Posted by MValmont View Post

          No, the prices are not too expensive on Aliexpress...

          Even it reduces the margins a little bit and let's say you only make 4-5$ per unit instead of 10$ per unit, who cares? You just tested your idea and you know it works instead of paying $2000 in inventory upfront WITHOUT knowing if it works.

          Having zero risks vs having a lot of risks...mmm though choice.
          Sorry, but you have missed the point. I said that it is possible to buy a small quantity from the actual manufacturer. That would not involve paying $2000 for inventory upfront. I would never suggest any new importer should spend that much. I always recommend starting small to test the market.

          With the small purchase from the manufacturer, you can soon know if it works, and you can confidently place a larger order at ex-factory prices. AND you will know that you have an assured supply.

          Walter Hay
          Importexport
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          • Profile picture of the author MValmont
            Originally Posted by Importexport View Post

            Sorry, but you have missed the point. I said that it is possible to buy a small quantity from the actual manufacturer. That would not involve paying $2000 for inventory upfront. I would never suggest any new importer should spend that much. I always recommend starting small to test the market.

            With the small purchase from the manufacturer, you can soon know if it works, and you can confidently place a larger order at ex-factory prices. AND you will know that you have an assured supply.

            Walter Hay
            Importexport
            $2000, $1000, $500, who cares, why would someone test more than a few bucks by dropshipping first?

            There is no reason to do this.

            The bottom line is the best way to get started with this is to dropship.

            No inventory cost upfront, you can test the product WITHOUT even owning the product or having any inventory.

            I think you are missing the point.

            You dropship to test the product first, WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY FOR INVENTORY. Then if it is a winner, you can order more inventory. It is pretty simple.
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