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By: Andrew Roach November 24, 2017 Topic: How to Sell Online

If you want to run a successful ecommerce business, it’s critical that you find great products to sell. There are so many great products that you can choose from, so it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, no matter how much experience you have as a store owner.

This sentiment is especially true if you’re using the dropshipping model to run your business. When you’re dropshipping you can easily change the products that you’re selling with just a few clicks, so settling on a consistent product list can be difficult.

We’re here to make life easier for ecommerce entrepreneurs across the world, so we’ve created this article to show you some of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017. We’ll also break down dropshipping as a business model, and explain why it’s a great method that you can use to successfully launch and run your own online store.

At the end of this article, you’ll have a solid list of product ideas which you can use as inspiration for your own inventory, or emulate directly – whichever makes the most sense for you and your business.

So, let’s get started!


Using Dropshipping to Run Your Business

Everybody has their own reasons behind their decision to dive into the world of entrepreneurship.

Maybe you’re looking for a flexible work schedule, or you just want to work for yourself.

Whatever your reason is behind starting your own business, dropshipping is a business model which you can use to find the success you desire, no matter how much experience you have.

But, you may be asking yourself: “what is dropshipping?”

Dropshipping allows entrepreneurs, just like you, to run their own business without ever carrying any inventory. Instead of storing your products in your home, or wasting valuable business funds to rent storage space for them, you’ll simply ship your customer’s order directly from your supplier’s warehouse to their door.

A dropshipping business is straightforward to manage. You’ll never need to deal with the hassle that traditional ecommerce entrepreneurs do – you can ship products to your customers with just a few clicks.

It’s also simple to setup – you can check out our article which details how you can launch your own dropshipping business in less than 30 minutes.

You don’t need an office to run your business either. If you want, you can run your ecommerce business from your home, your local cafe, or anywhere else where you can find an internet connection.

If this business model has interested you, check out this article – we cover dropshipping in much more depth here.

What Are the Best Dropshipping Products to Sell in Winter 2017?

So, we’ve covered how dropshipping works as a business model.

Now it’s time to get into the nitty gritty – what are the best dropshipping products to sell in winter?

We’ve curated this list after extensive research into statistics from Oberlo users, and we’ve used our own entrepreneurial experience to provide you with this list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a total beginner, or an ecommerce veteran, these products are perfect for dropshipping, and we know that you can find success by selling these items.


Beanie Hats

best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017

Beanie hats kick off our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017. As the temperatures plummet, cozy, warm headwear becomes a necessity – after all, nobody likes having cold ears.

These products are available in a range of different colors, patterns, and materials, so you should be able to find some inventory which your customers will love fairly easily.

As a dropshipper, you can add and remove products until you land on the beanie hats which your customers love, so feel free to test out a variety of items.

These products are perfect for those of you who are looking to kick off your own fashion-focused dropshipping store. They’re light, easy to package, and cheap to source, which is perfect for dropshippers.

Also, you can find unisex beanie hats, so they’re great for both men and women. Our top tip would be to include these products as part of a bundle with other great winter accessories like gloves or scarves – we’re sure that you’ll find success by selling these products.


Fitness Leggings

best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017

For those entrepreneurs who are looking to run a women’s fashion brand, fitness leggings are a must-sell products for winter 2017. They’re light, comfortable, and extremely versatile.

They’re also great for dropshipping entrepreneurs. They come in a variety of different colors and styles, so you’ll be able to bolster your inventory to help your audience find the perfect products to suit their needs.

What’s more, they’re a great gift for the holiday season. They’re perfect for both fitness enthusiasts and those who are looking to make a change in the new year. In fact, there have been studies which show that simply putting on fitness clothing will motivate you to go and nail your workout!

Fitness is a niche which is continuously on the rise, and if you can come up with some compelling marketing campaigns to complement these products, we’re sure that they will prove to be a hit.


Titanium Rings

best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017

Titanium rings are next up on our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017.

Men’s fashion can be a tricky niche to tackle, especially when it comes to selling accessories and jewelry. If you want to succeed, it’s important that you find products which have the right balance of beauty and masculinity, and titanium rings certainly hit the mark.

These products offer a unique aesthetic that blends a rugged exterior with a traditional silhouette. Couple that with the fact that they’re made from premium materials, and they’re a must-have product for dropshippers who are running a men’s fashion store.

We highly recommend adding some titanium rings to your store – they’re extremely popular with Oberlo users right now, and we can only see them growing in popularity over the holiday period.


Bamboo Toothbrushes

best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017

Bamboo toothbrushes have been steadily growing in popularity for a while now, landing them a spot on our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017.

These products are sleek, stylish, and follow the same minimalist theme which Oberlo users have already found great success with (check out our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in fall for more info).

These products are made from high-quality, premium materials, and they haven’t hit peak popularity just yet, so you can capitalize before the market becomes saturated. 

If you add these products to your stores inventory, they’ll help your brand to stand out from the crowd. After all, if your audience doesn’t know another place where they can purchase these unique products from, they’ll be sure to purchase it from you.


Novelty Socks

best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017

It doesn’t matter what your age, gender, or fashion taste is, you’re bound to receive some socks over the holiday season, which is why we’ve added novelty socks to our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017.

They’re the perfect gift.. They’re simple, comfortable, and easy to pair with the rest of your wardrobe.

It’s important to note that we’ve added novelty socks to our list because the ecommerce landscape will be flooded with regular socks over the holiday season. If you do decide to opt to sell regular socks instead, that’s also fine, but be warned – you’ll face fierce competition for sales.

Oberlo merchants have already found great success with novelty socks. They offer a fun alternative to a classic, making them a great fit for all fashion-based dropshipping stores. Give them a try, we’re sure that you can find success with these products.


Night Masks

best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017

A niche which continues to surge in popularity for Oberlo merchants is skin care, which is why night masks have made it onto our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017.

Many trends have swept across the beauty industry recently, like the ever-popular charcoal face masks, and we believe that night masks are the next hot product.

If you’re running a beauty brand, we highly recommend selling these products. They’re a great addition to your store, and they’re perfect for skin care enthusiasts who are looking to achieve a glowing, moisturized look.

You can also try to include these products in bundles over the holiday season – they’re perfect to include in a set with some lighter beauty products, like moisturizers or toners.


Car Windshield Protectors

best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017

If you’re looking to get started with your own niche store, our recommendation would be automotive accessories, specifically car windshield protectors.

This niche is a relatively untapped market for dropshippers, and these practical products could prove to be your star product – let’s face it, nobody wants to start their day off by scraping snow and ice off their car windshield.

Windshield protectors are one of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017 because they’re cheap to source, and  they’re light, which makes them eligible for ePacket delivery.

We expect that these products will peak in popularity in late December to early January, so get ahead of the game and add these products to your store today.


Plush Toys

best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017

Plush toys are a mainstay in our list of top products to sell in winter 2017.

But, why should you dropship them?

They’re a great gift for children over the holiday period, and there are a huge selection of unbranded products which you can choose from.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re running a homeware store, a children’s clothing brand, or a dedicated toy store, plush toys can prove to be a great addition to your inventory.

Don’t be afraid to use these products to upsell your customers. If you’re selling adorable children’s clothing, you can bundle it with a plush toy that matches the clothing – your customers won’t be able to turn it down!


Unicorn Pajamas

best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017

Unicorn products were blowing up over the summer, and this trend shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon, which is why unicorn pajamas have made our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter.

Using data from top-performing Oberlo merchants, we found that these products are ideal for a women’s clothing brand looking to stand out from the crowd.

We highly recommend marketing these products through social media and Facebook advertising campaigns, as they’ll easily catch the eye of your audience and help you to land a sale.


Leather Bracelets

best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017

Leather bracelets are the last entry to our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017.

These products have been on the rise for a while now, and they’re a great addition to any inventory list. These products are made from premium materials, and they come in a variety of different colors and styles, so we’re sure that you’ll find some which suit your audience.

As they’re relatively cheap to source, we recommend creating a bundle deal for your store – it’ll really help out your customers who can’t decide which products they like the most.


Start Your Dropshipping Business With Oberlo

Now that we’ve finished our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2017, it’s time that we explained how you can get started with your own dropshipping store.

You’ll need to create a store with Shopify – the biggest ecommerce platform in the world – and install the Oberlo app from Shopify’s App Store. Once you’ve added Oberlo to your Shopify store, you’ll need to add some products to your store, and then you’re all set to launch your own dropshipping business.

If you’re interested, you can check a full guide to adding products to your store here.


Want to Learn More?


So, that’s it – now you’re all set to start making sales this winter! Let us know if you have any questions about these products, or ecommerce in general, in the comments section below, we’re happy to help.

  • gabriel kamau

    how can i sell

  • anand

    Get ‘Free online training’ on dropshipping business at Oberlo. Very easy to follow steps. Don’t miss it. Training sessions are available every day at different time slots.

  • Brian Raphael

    Excellent article. Thanks Andrew! Happy Holidays

  • Oberlo is Very Great App store

  • Just please can you tell me how to found products for my charity shop
    thanks a lot

  • Brien White

    How do I find out about time slots on training?

  • Dave Bailey

    How can I set up patterns on your faux fur boots and pillow sets. Your instructional videos do not off me enough help. I would like to sell these products on my store for Christmas.

  • Dave Bailey

    my email address is dave@davebaileyins.ca or phone 416-477-5491

  • Great advice that live to expectations.

  • How difficult is it to set up and choose your products when you are a complete newbie with no experience at all. I am so curious and it looks so much better than affiliate marketing.

  • Kathy Coley-McConnell

    I’ve never done affiliate marketing, but I am making a first attempt at dropshipping. I tried dropshipping back in 2001. I even designed my own webpages. I even did a couple of test runs to see if it operated correctly. It worked great. But, it was not successful because I didn’t know enough about how to advertise online. But now, it is so much simpler to find marketing help & ideas. I am starting out placing some ads (some that a broke person like me) that I can afford to run on FaceBook.

  • iRivers B

    The set up is fairly simple with Shopify as there are s number of FREE apps you can use to boost sales and Oberlo helps you find products. The issue is marketing and getting customers to come to YOUR store as opposed the thousand of others who may sell similar products! I’m in the process of learning how to scale ads on FB and other platforms and determining what my ad budget should be to make decent sales.

  • Thank you Kathy

  • Thank you iRivers

  • Kimberly Wack

    If you drop ship, the merchandise you import is all generic, correct? I guess I see some shops with there own name and the product has the shop name but I am assuming those are not drop ship items.

  • Andrew Roach

    Hey Chef.

    Just to clarify, are you asking how you can source products for your dropshipping store?

    Thanks,
    Andrew

  • Andrew Roach

    Not a problem Brian, Hope you enjoy!

  • Andrew Roach

    Hey Kimberly,

    When you say generic, do you mean products which aren’t branded? If so, then that is correct. However, you can reach out to suppliers and try to arrange a deal with them to personalize your products.

    Hope this helps!

  • Andrew Roach

    Hey Merry!

    Check out this article, you’ll be able to start your own dropshipping store in less than 30 minutes:

    https://www.oberlo.com/blog/how-i-launched-my-ecommerce-store-in-less-than-30-minutes

    Hope this helps!

  • Andrew Roach

    Glad you enjoyed the article, Hykeem!

    Let me know if I can help you with anything

  • Andrew Roach

    Hey Dave,

    Unfortunately, you can’t customize products through Oberlo right now.

    We recommend reaching out to a supplier directly if you’re looking to customize products.

    Hope this helps!

  • Kimberly Wack

    Thanks for the reply! Yes that is what I meant by generic.

    I guess my other concern is if it’s not dropped by Oberlo then shipping can take up to a month. Have you seen an issue with this?

  • Andrew Roach

    Generally, dropshipping involves longer shipping times than ‘regular’ ecommerce businesses, but this doesn’t need to be an issue – clearly state in your shipping policies that your products will take a couple of weeks to arrive and then you’ll be fine.

    Of course, if you’re dropshipping then I’d always recommend that you use Oberlo.

  • Kimberly Wack

    Yes I prefer Oberlo also. Thanks again for your responses!

  • hey Andrew
    So Glad To Hear You
    I was asking . how to Found easy methods for my charity shop . Example
    Products special Offers for charities
    thank you

  • awesome, thank you Andrew

  • Andrew Roach

    Hey,

    Unfortunately, I’m not aware of any special procedures for charity shops.

    I suggest you reach out to suppliers individually if you’re looking for this.

    Hope you find a solution!

  • Thank you Andrew

  • Stanley Kong

    Hi Andrew,

    I am a Distributor and would like to grow my business in Oberlo.
    Please advise.

    Stanley Kong
    Malaysia