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The 10 Best Dropshipping Niches of 2019 for Maximum Profits

Looking for the best dropshipping niches of 2019?  

Well, I've got good news for you. Not only am I going to give you the complete list for 2019’s most-profitable drop ship niches, I'm also going to give you my top ten niche list from the previous four years!  

That means you're about to get 50 proven-profitable niches to choose from! Now let’s get started...

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2019: Brandable Niches

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Moving into 2019, we're heavily focusing on brandable drop shipping stores. That means we need niches that give us multiple opportunities for monetization.

While it's still very possible to make a lot of money with niches that only provide the opportunity for one-off sales, I do believe that as we move into the future, the more opportunities for monetization, the better.

So Without Further ado, Here are my Top Ten Brandable Dropshipping Niches for 2019:

Minimalist Luggage

Build a brand around travel where you can drop ship minimalist luggage.  Add in another revenue stream by doing brand deals with travel companies and promoting flights as an affiliate.

Home Gaming Setups

Build a brand around gaming where you drop ship desks, mounts, and gaming chairs.  Add in another revenue stream promoting PC parts as an affiliate.

Increase your brand reach by virtually building e-sports stars’ gaming computers and share details on how visitors can recreate them for themselves.

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High-Performance Workstation

Similar to home gaming setups, you can drop ship desks, mounts, chairs, and even treadmill desks.  Build a brand around productivity and add in additional revenue streams by promoting project management software.  

Add in another revenue stream by promoting business conferences that focus on productivity and results.

Home Gym Equipment 

Drop ship weights, bars, stationary bikes, and kettlebells.  Then build a brand around getting fit in the comfort of your own home.  Promote the fact that people save time and money in the long run by not having to commute.  

Add in another revenue stream by promoting home meal delivery services, in-home personal trainers, and instructional exercise videos.  Build your brand’s reach by sharing meal prep and workout videos on your online store.

Tiny Home Furnishings

It’s not too late to cash in on the tiny home trend!  You can drop ship all of the furnishings that tiny home builders need. Increase your revenue streams by referring clients to tiny home builders!

Custom Window Treatments

Shutters, blinds, shades, curtains, drapery… you can drop ship all of these products while making a great profit margin!  Add in another stream of revenue by partnering with interior designers and sending them referrals!

Recreational Boating

Build a brand around recreational boating where you drop ship replacement parts and upgrade options for boater owners.  

Add in another stream of revenue by doing brand deals with boat manufacturers, promoting boat shows, and promoting boat insurance as an affiliate!

Home Theater Equipment

Build a brand around home theaters and drop ship the projector screens, the mounts, the seating, the shelving, and the popcorn machines!  

Increase your brand reach by showcasing different home theater setups for different size rooms.  Add in an additional stream of revenue by referring clients to home theater installation companies and also by promoting the electronic components as an affiliate.

Indoor Grow Rooms

Cash in on the growing cannabis industry by drop shipping indoor grow rooms, lighting, and related accessories.  

Increase your brand reach by sharing “how-to” videos.  Add in another stream of revenue by doing brand deals with industry events.

Kiteboarding Gear

This is a niche that is continuing to grow with no signs of slowing down.  Drop ship the kiteboarding gear and start creating content to build your brand now.  

Kiteboarding will be in the Paris Olympics in 2024 which should cause a huge boom in sales.  Do the work now and be positioned for even more success in the future.

2018: Repeat Purchase Niches

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Keeping long-term strategies in mind will not only help bring in a consistent cash flow but will increase the value of your store over time. Meaning, if you decide to sell your store, it will be worth more.

That’s why 2018 was the year of the Repeat Purchases Niche. With these dropshipping niches, you’ll be able to acquire customers that will buy from your dropshipping store for years to come. This means you’ll have a much higher customer lifetime value and a higher ROAS (return on ad spend).

Here are Ten of the Best Dropshipping Niches for Repeat Purchases:

  1. Racing Bicycle Wheels (New Tires = Repeat Sales)
  2. Skeet Shooting Launcher (New Skeets = Repeat Sales)
  3. Grills / Smokers (Wood Chips = Repeat Sales)
  4. Video & Photography Lights (New Bulbs = Repeat Sales)
  5. Pottery & Ceramics (New Material = Repeat Sales)
  6. Automatic Pet Feeders (Pet Food = Repeat Sales
  7. Mobile Bars (Restocking = Repeat Sales)
  8. Commercial Restaurant Equipment (Restocking = Repeat Sales)
  9. 3D Printing (New Material = Repeat Sales)
  10. Bow Hunting (New Arrows = Repeat Sales)

2017: Community Niches

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​In 2017, we focused on passion-based niches that you can create Facebook groups around and become a leader in. If you build a thriving community around your products you’ll get a ton of organic and referral traffic, which means you’ll be able to sell more to your customers!

These ten niches are broad while still being specific. Meaning there are a lot of associated products you can sell with/after they purchase your main offer. Which means you’ll have huge upsells on the main offer AND be able to continually sell to them after!

So what niches are perfect for building Facebook groups?

Here are the Best Dropshipping Niches for Building a Community:

  1. MMA Training Equipment: Take advantage of the buzz created around fights
  2. Spelunking: It’s a competitive hobby, think photo bragging rights of “who climbed into that really really small hole”. Plus it’s usually a group activity.
  3. Survival Prepping: Think “Doomsday” preppers.
  4. Exotic Pet Supplies: People, LOVE their pets, and they also LOVE talking about their pets.
  5. RC Cars & Planes: Not just for kids. Adults pay some serious bucks for this niche.
  6. Rock Climbing Equipment: Also a group activity. Many rock climbers join local climbing Facebook groups to meet fellow climbers & talk “rock”!
  7. Lawn Care: These are the type of people who win “Lawn of the Month”.
  8. Robot Building: Another expensive “toy” for adults. There are even robot competitions!
  9. Bio-Hacking: Huge trend that has grown in popularity over the past few years.
  10. Amateur Photography: So many accessories to talk shop about: light boxes, stands, green screens, filters, etc.

With these ten niches, you can build up an active Facebook group that your customer will love to interact with. More importantly, you’ll have a brand that they’ll love to buy from!

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2016: Upsell Niches

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2016 was the year of the upsell. We chose niches that make you more money through selling add-ons with your main product. That means you make even more money per transaction.

Here are Ten Upsell Niches That Will Make You More Money:

  1. Power Tools - Value Added Upsell Idea: Woodworking Plans
  2. Drum Sets - Value Added Upsell Idea: Drum Lessons
  3. Gun Safes - Value Added Upsell Idea: NRA Membership
  4. Wall Paper - Value Added Upsell Idea: Interior Design Consultation
  5. Snowboards - Value Added Upsell Idea: Snowboard Bags
  6. Trampolines - Value Added Upsell Idea: Safety Net
  7. Fireplaces - Value Added Upsell Idea: Fireplace Screens
  8. Desks - Value Added Upsell Idea: Office Chairs
  9. Home Bars - Value Added Upsell Idea: Bar Stools
  10. Above Ground Pools - Value Added Upsell Idea: Pool Covers

2015: Hobby Niches

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2015’s top ten dropshipping niches were all about hobby niches. People are passionate about their ​​hobbies and will gladly spend top dollar to support that passion!

The best part? These passionate people can be targeted over and over again with new content that can be loaded into your email autoresponder. You can target the same customers repeatedly by delivering real value that they’ll love and want to share with their communities.

For you, this means less advertising costs, more qualified traffic, and more loyal customers.

Out of all the hobbies that are popular, we found that these ten dropship niches (in no particular order) were the winners:

  1. Aquariums
  2. Backpacking
  3. Deep Sea Fishing
  4. Home Brewing
  5. Bowhunting
  6. Model Trains
  7. Arts & Crafts
  8. Gardening
  9. Doll Houses
  10. Scuba-diving

These dropshipping niches have a lot of opportunities to use smaller offers for building trust with your customers. That way they’re comfortable buying your main offer.

Also, you can make some great free content with these niches to attract potential customers.

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Conclusion

Now you have 50 of the best and most profitable drop shipping niches from the last 5 years! With these ideas, you can get started creating your own eCommerce store. And finally, live the lifestyle you’ve always wanted.

Anton Kraly
 

Anton is a the Founder & CEO of Drop Ship Lifestyle - an online coaching program for eCommerce entrepreneurs. He began selling online in 2007 and has built and sold multiple seven-figure businesses while leveraging the power of drop shipping.

  • Raffi says:

    Hi Anton, first of all, I would like to thank you for this great article.
    I’m looking forward to starting my first Shopify store and I’m doing so much research to find a good niche. I have been thinking of Coffee and Tea niche as I’m assuming this will have return customers monthly. What is your advice on this Niche?

  • Thank you for a great article, Anton
    I think “wireless devices” or “smarthome” are interesting niches too, you guys should try it.

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Hi Tinh,

      I’m not a fan of selling most electronics. Too much customer service for a lifestyle businesses 🙂

  • Alexandros Karagiannis says:

    Hi Anton,

    Love you content and I am big fan of your podcasts. I listen to them everyday while I commute to work (makes the train journey a learning time which is great).

    I had a question around seasonality, you meantion not to choose a niche that is seasonal yet you picked Kite & Boating as a nich for 2019. Aren’t those considered seasonal? I liked at Google trends and would say 50% is up and 50% of the year to drops.

    Again thank you for all the value you have given us. All the best with the new move and house!

    • Anton Kraly says:

      I appreciate that, Alexandros!

      Regarding seasonality and the niches listed, you’re correct there is variance on how they trend based on the time of year. However, I give examples of what seasonal charts look like in the Drop Ship Blueprint and the niches that are truly seasonal have much more extreme peaks and valleys than what you’ll see for kiteboarding and boating.

      If you’re a member of Drop Ship Lifestyle you can checkout this video to see what I mean 🙂

      Hope that helps!
      Anton

      BTW – if anyone sees this that doesn’t know about my podcast, it’s called eCommerce Lifestyle and you can get every episode (plus transcripts) here: click here to find it on iTunes. target=”_blank”>https://www.ecommercelifestyle.com/episodes/

  • Mo says:

    Great article. I’m thinking of dropshipping Curley hair products – any thoughts? Also any thoughts on how to go about locating those suppliers. Any advice from you would mean the world to me as I am just starting out . Many thanks. All the best to you.

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Thanks, Mo!

      Regarding dropshipping those products, it really depends on how expensive they are and if shoppers in that industry have any brand loyalty.

      My advice to you is to check out my next webinar where I dive deep into niche selection and how we validate our ideas:

      https://www.dropshiplifestyle.com/webinar/

      Just let me know if you have any questions!

  • Megan says:

    I like the idea of minimalist luggage, but would that be hard to find priducts that fit the price range you recommend? Also do you think home decor is oversaturated?

  • Megan says:

    Hi Anton!
    I have always been into aviation and want to become an aviator some day so I was wondering if there are some good aviation related niches you could suggest?

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Hi Megan,

      I don’t know that industry so I really can’t think of anything off of the top of my head besides RC planes and/or replacement parts/upgrades for small aircrafts.

      My advice would be to go through Modules 1 and 2 of my Drop Ship Blueprint and then use your industry knowledge to find something great 🙂

  • Seb says:

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Ann says:

    Hi! What do you think about glitter trend? I’ve found that niche with glittering products can be profitable. But I still can’t choose what to sell…

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Hi Ann,

      That may be a niche that is trending… however, the price point is just too low.

      To make any real money you would need thousands or tens of thousands of orders per month.

      That’s just too much work for too little money.

      I would recommend you keep searching 🙂

      Check out my course and Done For You program if you’d like my help:

      https://www.dropshiplifestyle.com/ecommerce-courses/

      – Anton

  • Julie says:

    What do you think about essential oils as a niche?

  • tarek says:

    I am thinking of a Dolls niche shop. all type of dolls, dolls clothes, dolls accessories… what do you think ?

    • Anton Kraly says:

      The price sounds like it would be too low… however, I’ve never researched the niche before so I can’t say for certain. Are there products/bundles that sell for over $200?

  • Derrick says:

    Amazing

  • Ali says:

    Hi Anton,

    Why is the focus regional. Why arent you encouraging your students to sell worldwide…why focus in the US if you reside in the US?

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Hi Ali,

      That is because most of the items we sell are large and heavy.

      The cost of shipping them overseas is often greater than the cost of the products themselves so it just doesn’t make sense.

  • Travis says:

    What are your thoughts on 3D printing supplies?

  • Razover says:

    it’s just an awesome post regarding finding a profitable niche for blogging and affiliate marketing because find a niche is a very difficult task for the new blogger

  • Bill says:

    I’m a little confused. I see pottery/ceramics as being a top niche but when I search “pottery” on google trends it seems to be a seasonable niche, which would be a no go for a first time store, correct?

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Great question, Bill!

      If you check trends for the past 5 years you will see that there are small spikes around the holiday season. However, I would not consider this seasonal. A trends report for a seasonal niche will show huge peaks and valleys each year (meaning next to no sales in the offseason).

      You can search hammocks and check that chart for reference of a niche that is truly seasonal.

      Hope that helps!

  • Yawar says:

    Hi Anton,

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and research with us! It’s really very helpful for newbies to get the right niche idea from your niche list given.

  • Kashif says:

    Hi Sir,

    Very nice article.

    Nowadays I am stuck between 2 niches.

    1. Men/Women (accessories, dresses, tops, belts, bags)
    2. Problem solution tools (kitchen problem solutions, bathroom problems, vehicle washing tools, gardening tools) etc.

    Can you help me out?

    Thanks!

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Glad you got value from the post! My advice is to stay away from apparel. It has a very high return rate and it’s not worth your time when just starting out.

      • David Taylor says:

        Low margins on belts plus a struggle on finding reliable suppliers.. I drop ship belts very slow sales on ebay not sure why

  • karen says:

    Awesome material Anton, thanks!

    Karen Pineau

  • Rox says:

    Wow, thanks for creating this! Can I ask, what type of restocking is there in restaurant equipment? I would think that equipment is ordered once and lasts years

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Hi Rox,

      Few ideas off the top of my head…

      If you sold commercial deep fryers you could sell oil.

      If you sold commercial blenders & drink machines you could sell glassware.

      If you sold buffets you could sell food trays.

      Hope that helps!

  • Ponmanian says:

    Awesome list but what is bio-hacking

    • Anton says:

      Basically everything that Dave Asprey talks about. Things like float tanks and blue blocker glasses 🙂

  • Vivek says:

    Nice research Anton Kraly. The top 10 Niches from 2015 to 2018 are here now. These are 100% genuine list. I will begin to keep following your blog.
    Good job. Please keep sharing.

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Thanks, Vivek! And keep checking back to the blog every week! We release a new eCommerce / drop shipping post every Tuesday 🙂

  • Danny says:

    Love this idea, it’s limitless and tests ones creativity in order to make a sustainable business. My whole life I feel as if I’ve been in the wrong job. I started as a carpenter, then I learnt the knowledge of London, becoming a black cab driver, which I’ve done for the past 15 years. I detest driving in London now days but can’t help feeling it’s a great way to get feedback. Anyhow always been a practical person and my computer skills are limited. I’m adaptable and very ambitious

  • Ankita says:

    You have covered different niches in different years. Thank you for sharing this list with us.

  • La Tasha says:

    Hello, looking to see if Shopify is the best platform to use for drop shipping. What your opinion?

    • Anton Kraly says:

      ?% it’s the easiest to use, the most secure, the easiest to customize, and they have the best support.

  • Michael says:

    Anton,
    do you have any smaller package deals?
    Honestly, I really think your Done For You package is a great deal….
    I just cannot afford it… 🙁

  • Honish says:

    Hi Anton, is orthopedic braces i.e neck, back, knee, wrist a good niche to get into? Would like to know your opinion

  • rajendra says:

    is there any specific niche categories for Indian eCommerce bussiness.

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Hi Rajendra,
      My advice would be to use this list of niche and to do business in the U.S.
      We have many students from all around the world (including India) who are doing that:
      Drop Shipping Outside The US
      Thanks!

  • Joy Pearl says:

    Hi Anton!
    I am currently folling your free Drop Ship Lifestyle mini-course and am excited every day to get the next module?
    I’m assuming at the conclusion of the free mini-course will be an option to become a student of yours by “purchasing” your more in depth courses. Will you offer an option to make 2-3 pymts or will the pymt be due in full only?

  • Oula Daughlas says:

    Hi Anton
    Good info, is it possible to dropship from kenya?

  • Sukhpreet says:

    How to add product photos to our website?
    When order is placed in our store How to transfer order to supplier?

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Hi Sukhpreet,
      Add photos to Shopify is extremely easy… we show you how to do this in our Shopify Video Course but this part is also very simple to figure out on your own.
      Regarding sending orders to suppliers, you could do this manually (via email) but if you’re a member of the Drop Ship Lifestyle Coaching Program then you have access to the Drop Ship Lifestyle Shopify app which will automate this for you 🙂
      Hope that helps!
      Anton

  • Noel says:

    Many thanks for sharing this article, Anton!
    Thinking of getting serious with dropshipping, good thing I checked here. Found a few niche ideas that resonated with me.

    • Anton Kraly says:

      You’re welcome, Noel! And if you really are serious about drop shipping then you are in the right place 🙂

  • Abner wang says:

    Hi Anton
    That’s Nice Direction For Selection.
    My Advantage is Sunglasses,How Can I Find The Reseller?
    Best regards
    Abner

  • diogo sousa says:

    Hi Anton,
    Nice article, excelent information to prepare my business for next year!!
    Best regards,
    Diogo

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Glad to hear you’re getting value, Diogo! Wishing you and your family nothing but success in this new year 🙂

  • Robiul Islam says:

    Hi Anton
    Thanks for sharing these great niches with me.

  • Steve DeGayner says:

    Anton, What do you think of Wine fridges for a good niche. Either that or Ecigs

    • Anton Kraly says:

      eCigs would be a no go because it will be next to impossible to get (and keep) a merchant account in good standing.
      Fridges could be good, but you’d have to do the research to confirm! I teach this in Module 2 of the Drop Ship Blueprint.

  • David Pham says:

    Thanks for sharing, well come to Viet Nam Anton!

  • nonso says:

    pls is possible to dropship from Nigeria in Africa? Thanks in advance

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Hi Nonso,
      Your only problem would be getting a merchant account. However, you can use Stripe Atlas and that would work. Hope that helps!

  • Kris says:

    Great information! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Odbitka says:

    Great niche ideas! Definitely worth analyzing and give a try.

  • christopher says:

    I would still like to come and apprentice with you, if you’re not overwhelmed and overstocked with prospects. I have some skills and knowledge, and I believe my biggest enemy is Fear !! Reason being is I’ve given some valiant efforts, with virtually no return. I owned my own website at one time and I currently have an ebay and amazon store. I was considering selling the MCA road service packages, so that is why I own most of the whymca domains. They want too much for the .com site. So if you’re interested, please contact me. I am a Round Rock Resident. Thanks, Chris

  • Anton Kraly says:

    Hey Everyone,
    As many of you already know I created Drop Ship Lifestyle after selling a network of eCommerce stores and then trying to find a community of other store owners to network with… What I found was a bunch of scammers who promised newbies they would get rich quick by following their push button systems!
    This lead me create a new community along with online training that shares how to build a REAL online business.
    I’d love to hear what you think… it’s 10 video training modules designed to help you drop ship profitably… all for free.
    Be sure to click here to check it out and send me your feedback 🙂
    If you go through the “What Is Drop Shipping?” mini-course and still have questions just contact me and I will help you out.

    • GEORGE N GARCIA says:

      YES SEND ME YOUR 10 MODULE TRAINING FOR DROP SHIPPING. THANK YOU .

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