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Trending Ecommerce Niche Products That Are Killing It In 2017
March 22, 2017 .
Ecommerce is proving to be the best channel for selling niche products. There are so many hip products now nobody had heard of before and they’re an awesome way to start eCommerce business with differentiation in mind.
Why niche products sell so well online?
Ecommerce gives forward-thinking merchants a bigger reach to compensate for a smaller target group, and endless opportunities to educate about a new product.
The mobile and online space are relatively inexpensive while physical locations are expensive and rely on foot traffic and relying on location limits your reach.
The key is building a community around people’s shared interest in an unordinary product. It’s better if you, as a seller, are interested in the specific product or have expert knowledge of it.
Top 20 niche products seeing huge sales this year.
1. Healthy food and drinks on the go
2. Detox tea
4. Nootropics (smart pills)
6. Coconut oil based products
Pinterest claims it’s healthy and miraculous both when eaten and when used in cosmetics. The interest in the raw substance is so huge, we wonder if there are enough coconut trees out there to supply it.
7. Coffee scrubs
Used as an exfoliant for face and body, that’s another example of eCommerce catering to the healthy trend.
8. Specialty coffee
9. Craft drinks
That product niche is a great example how eCommerce can respond to the growing demand for craft, non-mainstream products.
10. Chalk paint
11. Sustainable and ethical clothing
As environmentally-friendly lifestyle is spreading among the wealthier, the clothing industry is shifting to more sustainable manufacturing and attention to materials.
12. Wood glasses
Yes, it sounds rough and bulky, but they are not. Technology has allowed eyewear to be shaped and polished beautifully out of wood and complete with any kind of lenses people need.
13. Enamel Pins
14. Subscription boxes
15. Pet food + accessories
17. Vapors (electronic cigarettes) and accessories
With the ban on smoking in public spaces spreading worldwide, people turn to the legal alternative. The variety of flavors has its appeal and the niche seems to be thriving.
18. Phone Power Banks
Our smartphones have become such a necessity that many people dread going out without their personal device.
19. All Things VR
Virtual Reality has already made it into our lives and it’s here to stay. Everyone is curious to see how far it can go, which encourages businesses to do all sorts of things with the technology.
20. Fandom items (mugs, T-shirts, etc.)
Fan wearables are always cool. Some communities (DIY moms, vegans, dog lovers, Game of Thrones fans, you get it) are so strong and so well-established niche markets that whole businesses can be built around them.