Sometimes the stuff that sells well, is not the stuff we would automatically think of. Here are a few niches that are really hot right now – as of summer 2017.
Mermaids – everything mermaids – jewelry, t-shirts, toys, mugs, blankets, tote bags. This is going crazy at the moment. Seriously, there are even groups for people who want to discuss whether or not mermaids are real, groups for reporting mermaid sightings, and other groups that you probably don’t want to know about! The main thing is that mermaid themed products are selling like mad and since mermaids have been ‘around’ for centuries, this is a fad that may well stick around for a while.
Unicorns – same as above. Unicorn themed stuff has come into fashion again and although it’s not as hot as mermaids, there are still a lot of opportunities here.
Owls – owls have always been popular, but they have become even more popular over the past year or so. Wall art, jewelry, soft toys, mugs and tote-bags, ornaments and more.
Wall Decor/Art for KIDS/BABIES rooms – think stickers, canvases, murals. This is a great opportunity because wall art, especially the stick-on kind, is very cheap to buy wholesale. I’ve stressed kids and babies rooms because this is the type of wall art that sells the best.
Wooden Watches – Not a huge niche, but still big enough if you can find a supply of really nice looking wooden watches at a good price.
Bonsai Tree Seeds (not sure of the implications of importing these) – very, very popular right now and probably will remain so. You can get seeds for almost any bonsai you can imagine and on AliExpress these are very cheap with lots of good feedback from buyers. You would definitely need to find out about the implications of importing these into your own country.
Coloured Vegetable Seeds (same as above regarding importing) – think purple and yellow carrots for example. These coloured veggies are being sold in grocery shops all over the place now. It’s not just veggies either. Coloured flower seeds are also really hot. If you’ve not seen them, these are multicoloured, or vividly coloured flowers and plants. Again, very cheap on AliExpress.
Melamine’Magic’Cleaning Sponges – cleans everything using only water. I remember several years back ‘magic cloths’ were hot. Magic sponges do the same thing. In other words, they clean almost anything, from upholstery to ovens, without using any detergent. These sponges are selling a lot right now and this is another product that can be sourced very cheaply on AliExpress.
Messenger Bags – for men and women. Messenger bags are simply cross-body bags that come in various shapes, sizes, materials and designs. The most profit is to be had from selling mid-priced bags at around the $40 – $70 range. These bags are really ‘in’ at the moment, for both women AND men.