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Why Sell Backpacks Online?
According to Fortune, the backpack industry is worth $2.7 billion in the US alone. While most associate backpacks with those in school, backpacks can be used for other purposes as well. You can also sell backpacks for travel or work. As your backpack business grows, you can also expand into luggage which is a related industry. The backpack also offers a wide style selection to attract a wider audience. If you choose to target students, the back-to-school industry can also prove to be profitable. The average parent spent $488 in 2016 on back-to-school items for their children.
Backpacks can be considered a seasonal product making it a great dropshipping business. Those who wholesale backpacks can lose money buying inventory on backpacks that are no longer popular such as those based on shows or movies for children. Also, when you dropship backpacks you can easily remove products that don’t perform well from your store and test new backpacks in replacement. Backpacks can also be large in size making shipping costs potentially higher for those who wholesale backpacks. However, many backpacks on AliExpress can be dropshipped with free or affordable ePacket shipping.
At Oberlo we have a number of experienced distributors that supply backpacks. The backpacks include many different types, such as backpacks for both men and women, backpacks for children, school or college backpacks, or fancy backpacks. Distributors also offer variety in terms of the design and style of backpacks, which could be of interest to some sub-niches. These include backpacks for hiking or travel, ladies leather backpacks, glitter backpacks, or even emoji backpacks. Some of the distributors also offer smaller varieties of backpacks for babies or very young children, that can be utilized as an accessory that matches their outfit.
Backpacks are mainly manufactured in China, Hong Kong, and Pakistan. The backpacks are high in demand in North America, Western Europe, and South America. The manufacturing process of the backpack will depend highly on the type of backpack. For instance, it is important that hiking backpacks are made from durable, compact, lightweight material and have enough pocket compartments for the user’s needs. Similarly, the fancy backpacks for women should be manufactured keeping in mind their appeal as well as functionality. Backpacks that are manufactured for women are most popular in the color black or brown, with trendy zips and adjustable straps. Lately, however there is also a trend to see many cool emojis or fun sayings displayed on the backpack. These could include backpacks covered with the pizza or burger emoji, or even unicorn covered backpacks.
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