Winter is the season which offers ecommerce businesses the biggest chance to flourish.
Why? Let’s look at the calendar for a moment.
Overall, November and December are the busiest months of the year for ecommerce businesses across the globe.
And then you’ve got the January sales too.
There’s a lot going on, so now is the perfect time to start your own ecommerce business.
But what if you’re still looking for a dropshipping product to sell in winter 2018?
Then this is the article for you – we’ll cover our list of the 10 best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2018. We found the products for this list by using data from Oberlo’s product marketplace, Google Trends data, and our own entrepreneurial experience.
Ready? Let’s go.
Kicking off our list of the best of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2018 we’ve got touchscreen gloves.
These unique products are a new take on the classic winter product – they function just like normal gloves, shielding your digits from the harsh cold, however, they’re even better.
Why? Simple – you can use your phone while you’re wearing these gloves.
No more messing around getting a mild case of frostbite while you’re trying to like somebody’s latest Instagram post (or slide into their DM’s).
These products come with two small grip areas, one on the tip of the index finger, and the other on the tip of the thumb, which allow wearers to continue racking up that screen time during their cold commutes.
Plus, look at the Google Trends graph below, and you’ll see that interest in touchscreen gloves peaks around Christmas time.
So, the product checks out, and there’s clear interest from shoppers – all you need to do is get this product in front of your target audience, and it’ll be a matter of time until you’ve got a flurry of customers who can’t wait to get their hands on these gloves.
Or, rather, their hands in these gloves.
…onto the next product!
Neoprene Body Shapers
Next up on our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2018 we’ve got neoprene body shapers.
These sleek products help the wearer to achieve their desired body shape. As you can see in the image above, shapewear garments can visibly shrink the waist of the wearer.
And while shapewear is good at reducing some things, it’s also great at increasing others, like sales.
In fact, shapewear products were some of the best-selling product on Oberlo’s marketplace during winter last year.
And, as you can see in the Google Trends graph below, shapewear has been growing steadily year over year.
So if you’re running an online fashion business, this is a great product to add to your store and test out.
Simply put, phone cases are one of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2018.
They’re lightweight, can be shipped using the ePacket delivery method, and are available in a wide range of colors, styles, and sizes, fitting a range of phone models.
You could dropship protective phone cases, convenient phone cases which can help shoppers store their credit cards or money, or you could even go for fun phone cases which have unique designs.
But why are they so great to sell in winter? Let’s take a look at Google Trends for a moment.
As you can see, people start searching for phone cases more and move over the holiday period.
This is most likely because there are plenty of people who will be receiving brand new phones over the festive season, so you can get ahead of the game with these products.
Overall, phone cases are a great choice if you’re looking for dropshipping products to sell in winter 2018.
Okay, so the next addition to our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2018 might not come as a surprise.
Winter coats sell well in winter.
It might sound obvious, but remember this: obvious choices aren’t any less valid when you’re looking for products for your store.
You don’t need to find the hottest trending products to succeed with a dropshipping business – you can succeed with any product that provides value to an audience.
The real success comes from finding the right audience, putting value in front of them, and coaxing them into making a purchase.
So give winter coats a try this winter – there are a wide variety of them on Oberlo’s marketplace, so take a look, find one you like, and add it to your store.
Waterproof pants are perfect for those who love the great outdoors, especially the ones who are brave enough to venture out in the winter weather.
It doesn’t matter whether your niche is hiking, camping, skiing, or any other outdoor winter activity, these products will be a necessity, which is exactly why we’ve added them to our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2018.
Plus, take a look at the Google Trends graph below, and you’ll see that interest in waterproof pants has already started to spike for this year.
And the best part? People love them.
Take a look at these waterproof pants which you can find on Oberlo’s marketplace – you’ll see that they’ve got a 4.9 star rating, which is just one fraction of a star away from a perfect score.
This is an average rating out of 400+ reviews, which is excellent news for anyone considering dropshipping waterproof pants.
Overall, these products are solid, and they’re a great choice if you’re in the outdoor clothing niche.
Pajamas are a must for those cozy nights in while you’re trying to avoid the cold weather outside, and this is something which you can play on with your marketing campaigns.
And shoppers know this just as much as we do.
Take a look at the Google Trends graph below, and you’ll see that online interest in pajamas usually spikes around December.
So, give the people what they want – there is a great range of pajamas to choose from on Oberlo. You’ve got seasonal pajamas for those who want to celebrate Christmas, family pajama sets, and much more on our product marketplace.
All in all, pajamas are one of your best options if you’re looking for dropshipping products to sell in winter 2018.
So let your audience take their Netflix and chill game to the next level and start selling some pajamas this winter.
Wireless Muscle Stimulator
Okay, the next addition to our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2018 is an interesting one.
These nifty products were one of the best-selling products on Oberlo’s marketplace during winter 2017, and let your customers stick to their fitness schedule at any time, any place.
They feature fat-burning stimulation pads which wearers can stick to their desired body areas. Plus, thanks to their sleek design, you can wear them underneath your clothing, and just carry on with your daily routine while the muscle stimulator helps to tone your body.
If you can develop some creative marketing campaigns for this product, it’ll just be a matter of time until you’re making bank from wireless muscle stimulators.
Makeup Travel Bags
Makeup travel bags are a must-have product for shoppers across the world, which is exactly why they’re on our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2018.
But why are they so great for winter specifically?
It’s simple – there are a ton of parties and events going on during winter, and most of them might take some traveling to get to.
Think traveling home for Christmas, that New Year’s party at your old friend’s place, or a romantic stay for Valentine’s Day,
That’s why these products are so great – they protect makeup and health and beauty products shielded from the wet winter weather and the knocks and strains of holiday traveling.
And, if we take a look at this Google Trends graph below we’ll see that the data adds up.
Interest in makeup bags is at its highest in December for the past few years, so now is a great time to try selling these products.
Plus, there is a wide variety of these cosmetic travel bags on Oberlo, so if you’re running a makeup or fashion store, these makeup travel bags are a perfect choice for you.
If there’s one thing I hate about winter, it’s going out in fear of getting my brand new shoes dirty.
Puddles, snow, torrential downpours… it’s a minefield out there.
And that’s where the next addition to our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2018 comes in – shoe covers.
Whether your customers are into retro Nikes, the latest Yeezy drop, loafers, or workwear boots, shoe covers will protect their favorite kicks from the harsh winter weather.
They’re useful for dropshippers too – as you can see with the Google Trends graph below, interest in shoe covers is relatively high all year round, but there are spikes in interest during the wet and windy months.
These simple products are undoubtedly eye-catchers, so try adding them to your store and selling them during winter 2018.
To round off our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2018 we’ve got pocket scarves.
And while these products are certainly dashing, they might not be what you first think of when you read “pocket scarves”.
In fact, these clever products actually function as a scarf – an essential fashion accessory that’ll help wearers keep warm during the winter months – but with the added bonus of a helpful pocket compartment.
But why did we place these scarves on our list of the best dropshipping products for winter 2018?
Take a look at this Google Trends graph.
You’ll see that interest in this product was pretty low, up until recently, when it suddenly skyrocketed.
Order counts on Oberlo’s product marketplace match this trend too – pocket scarves were among the best selling products in October, and we can’t see them slowing down anytime soon, so jump on them while they’re hot.
Start Your Business This Winter
Okay – that’s it for our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in winter 2018.
We’ve covered a lot in this article, so hopefully you’re filled with product ideas for your own store.
And whether you’re a total beginner or an ecommerce veteran, the best time to start your own business is now.
If you’ve got any questions about the products that we mentioned in this video, or you just want to share some ideas that you’ve had, feel free to leave a comment below – I read them all.
Also, check out the resources that I’ve left below to help you on your entrepreneurial journey.