If you are searching for dropshipping niche ideas to start your brand-new dropshipping venture this year, then make sure to check out this article! I have compiled a list of the 25 best niches for dropshipping that will give you a high chance of succeeding.
I hope that you’re as excited as I am, so let’s get started!
What is a dropshipping niche?
Before showing you my list of the best dropshipping niche ideas, let me quickly explain what a dropshipping niche exactly is. If you think that you know what it is already, then feel free to skip this part.
So, what is a dropshipping niche?
A dropshipping niche means having a store catered for a type of people with the same interests.
In other words, it is a group of products in a certain category that will attract people with similar interests.
A niche can be very broad or very narrow. For example, there is a pet niche (for people who love pets), but you can also go deeper into the pet niche and find a niche for German Shepherd dogs.
Which dropshipping niche should I pick?
Now that you know what a dropshipping niche is, you might be wondering how to decide what dropshipping niche you should pick, right?
Well, this is different for everyone. I recommend picking a dropshipping niche that interests you or that you are passionate about, especially if you are a beginner in the dropshipping world!
Picking a niche that interests you will make working on your store a lot more pleasurable. You will learn more about your topic of interest and it will motivate you on days when you are struggling to not give up and always keep going until you succeed!
Another advantage of picking an interesting niche is that you will be able to use your prior knowledge to select the best products, write accurate product descriptions, and help your customers even better whenever they have questions.
So, don’t listen to any gurus telling you that a specific niche is “the best”. Instead, have a look around and find out what interests you the most. It’s that niche you should pick to have the best chance at succeeding!
If you want to make sure that you will pick the right niche for your dropshipping store, check out our article which covers 7 Ways to Find the Best Dropshipping Niche Possible!
The list of the 25 best dropshipping niche ideas
If you are struggling to pick a dropshipping niche for your store, then feel free to use this list to get some ideas. In my opinion, it will contain this years 25 best dropshipping niche ideas. Let’s not wait any longer and get started!
Be aware that this list is in a random order; I didn’t rank it from the best or worst. So, if you pick any niche that interests you, you’ve made a great choice.
1. Space-saving (Tiny) House Furnishings
With the growing popularity of minimalism, people are looking for ways to save space in their houses more and more!
You can take advantage of that by starting a store in the space-saving furnishings niche. Center your store around products that will help your customer save space and having an organized house.
Bonus: It’s also possible to focus your store on tiny houses as the interest for them is currently growing as well (see picture below)!
2. Wireless charging
My next dropshipping niche idea is centered around wireless charging products.
Since most of the phones that currently come out support wireless charging, more and more people have access to this new and convenient method of charging your devices.
Now, wireless charging isn’t just for your phone, but there are other products such as earbuds, headphones, and smartwatches that support it as well! Most people who purchased these devices would like to try to charge them wirelessly and maybe consider purchasing a charger for them.
3. Home Gym Equipment
With the Covid-19 virus surrounding us, people are cautious with close contact and should abide by social distancing guidelines.
While most gyms are open again, some people still want to be cautious or just are too busy to go there. They would much rather work out at home where there is no chance of getting infected and where it’s more convenient.
The home gym niche isn’t at its highest interest level anymore, but it still receives more than twice the interest of the times before the pandemic!
This niche is targeted at people who have fishing as a hobby. It’s just one example of a niche within the awesome hobbies niche.
Do you know why niches within the hobby niche are so great?
Well, people with a passion for their hobby will spend a fortune on the best equipment and parts available! Fishermen are always looking for new, easy-to-use, and innovative equipment they can buy!
5. Organic Products
With sustainability and climate change becoming a more and more important subject, people are looking for solutions to limit the amount of plastic they use. This is why products like bamboo straws, toothbrushes, and organic cotton rounds are becoming more popular each day!
6. 3D Printing
According to the Smithers report, The Future of Global 3D Printing to 2027, the 3D printing industry is set for explosive growth over the next decade. They estimate an annual growth rate of 23.0%, which means that more and more people will be looking into the technology.
It has also become a hobby for some people, so there’s always a demand for new fillings, parts, and tools!
7. Smart Home
In the last few years, there is a growing trend visible for the interest in smart homes. We are increasingly looking to make our lives more convenient by purchasing products like intelligent doorbells, automatic soap dispensers, intelligent lightning, robot vacuums/lawnmowers, automatic temperature control, and power-saving devices.
8. High-End Water Bottles
Premium water bottles is another niche that is doing particularly well right now. People are increasingly more aware of their health and the fact that they should stay hydrated.
Different types of water bottles exist, like this one that shows you how much you should drink for each time of day. There are also water bottles that are extra insulated, include a straw, or that are made of premium (metallic) materials!
9. Personal Health
The personal health niche is great.
People always have personal health problems like bad posture, a sore neck, and muscle pain.
These are big problems for them, especially because they are located in their own body, and they can’t walk away from them. This is why they will always pay for products that offer a solution for their problems, like a posture corrector, neck massager, or a massage gun!
If there is one niche that will always do well, it’s the pet niche!
Some people are so attached to their pets that sometimes, they would rather buy something for their pets than for themselves.
A great thing about this niche is that there is always an influx of new pet owners to sell your products to. Also, the niche is very broad, so you can specialize in any animal such as dogs, cats, or even turtles!
If you’re interested in this niche, I recommend you to read our full guide for the pet niche here!
11. Home Working / Desk Accessories
Since the Covid-19 virus hit the world, working from home has become increasingly more accepted. More and more people are currently working from home, which is why it’s a good time to start your new dropshipping store in this niche!
Product ideas include laptop stands, desk mats, iPad holders, seat cushions, smart notebooks, and footrests!
12. Car Accessories
Petrolheads are always on the lookout on ways to make their car look nice, and tools to repair their cars (or maybe to wash them). But that’s not all; how about other car accessories such as air fresheners, storage boxes, or motorsport phone cases?
In other words, the car accessories niche is really big, and there are lots of products available for all car-lovers in the world!
13. Amateur Photography
Photography is another hobby that enthusiasts will spend a fortune on!
You can sell any accessories like lightning, tripods, backgrounds, props, lightboxes, and stabilizers.
Feel free to try this dropshipping niche idea, especially if you are an amateur photographer yourself! It will make the experience a lot more enjoyable, and you will be able to use your knowledge to pick the best products.
You can even use that knowledge to start blogging around this niche to gain even more authority in your niche!
If you are able to find a great supplier who has excellent quality sportswear for a good price, you will have lots of potential!
One example of a sportswear store is Gymshark. They started out as a small online dropshipping store, but because of their great marketing, website, and products, they’re now one of the biggest brands on Shopify!
This brand is also a great example of how you can transition from dropshipping to having your own supply chain; you can read about their story here.
15. Home Decor
Next up, I present you with the home decor niche!
The best thing about this niche is that it’s so broad.
You will have hundreds of unique product groups to choose from like wall decorations, lighting, frames, vases, ornaments, and pillows. You can also customize your store towards decoration for special events, like Christmas or Halloween!
16. Cycling Accessories
The cycling niche is another example of a great hobby niche.
People who love cycling do it all year round. You can sell products like water bottles, lights, bike tools, tire pumps, reflective clothing, or electronically-warmed gloves!
17. Kitchen Tools
Wow, we are already at number 17 in the list of dropshipping niche ideas.
This one is kitchen tools, and it’s awesome!
In this niche, I’m always amazed at the ingenious solutions and the tools people invent that can help everyone who cooks daily. If you find a product that either solves a problem or saves time for people who cook daily and you market it well, then you will have a good chance of becoming successful with it!
Niches centered around health tend to do very well. If you’re a spiritual person, you should definitely consider picking this niche.
It has lots of cool products like yoga mats, blocks, cushions, and wheels!
19. Outdoor Kitchen (BBQ)
When it’s nice weather outside, people love to go out of their house and make some food outdoors!
More and more products are being invented to make the experience of cooking outside even more convenient. Example products are cooking tongs, grill mats, BBQ cleaning brushes, or even corn holders!
The downside of this niche is that it’s a little bit seasonal, but if you’re selling all over the world, you can focus on the regions where it’s currently summer and nice weather!
20. (Fruit) Storage Containers
When bringing fruit with you in a bag, it’s important to protect them and prevent them from getting squashed. That’s why there are hundreds of products available nowadays to do just that.
But, there are other storage containers available too, like meal prep boxes and silicone stretch lids. So go ahead and search for the one that you think will sell the best!
21. Toys and Puzzles
Whenever people are bored at home, they will always be looking for something to do. So why not play a game with someone, or do a puzzle?
There are lots of products available for this niche. As an example, the product you see above was very popular at the start of the pandemic, since people were stuck at home and looking for things to do!
22. Hand Tools and Accessories
People will always need tools to fix whatever is breaking in their house or near them.
There are lots of different kinds of hand tools; they can be multi-functional, compact, or easy to use!
23. Indoor Gardening Equipment
Whether used for normal house plants or even for cannabis plants (which are growing in popularity as well), we know that houseplants are having a spurt in popularity, as indicated as well by the Financial Times.
Now, you have the opportunity to make a unique dropshipping store by picking this niche idea.
This type of store is also perfectly suited for making Youtube videos and blogs about your products, as you can easily show how your products work and the progress of growing a plant!
We’re almost at the end of the list about the best dropshipping niche ideas, this one is about the camping niche.
This niche is awesome because you will have the chance to include lots of different products in your store.
You can implement upsells as well to highen your Average Order Value (AOV). Finally, people who love to go camping will often buy multiple products at once, which saves you shipping costs!
We’ve arrived at the end of the list, but don’t worry, I didn’t keep the worst for last!
Let’s end the list with perhaps one of the best dropshipping niche ideas out there, the baby niche.
People with a baby want the best for their little one, which is why they are willing to spend a lot of money on the best and most convenient baby products out there!
There it is! Those were the 25 best dropshipping niche ideas for this year.
I hope that I brought some inspiration to your mind, and maybe you’ve even found a niche that interests you a lot!
But, before making a final choice about which niche you are going to pick, make sure to double-check if it’s a profitable niche. Not sure how to do that? Check out our article about it here.
And, if you are thinking to pick a niche outside of this list, remember to first check if it isn’t in our list of Top 10 Dropshipping Niches to Avoid as a Beginner.
Are you still debating between picking a general store or a niche store? Then I recommend reading this article to see what the best choice is for you.
If you know of any niches that are even better than those in this list, or if you have any questions regarding dropshipping, then let me know by commenting below or contacting me directly by pressing the “Contact Us” button at the top!
Good luck with your dropshipping journey!
Getting Started with Dropshipping in 2021
So, are you ready to get started with dropshipping? Or maybe you have already started, but you’re looking to get some inspiration?
If so, then I suggest reading this complete Shopify dropshipping guide.
It’s a huge article, but it contains everything that you need to know to create your own Shopify dropshipping store in 2021. It’s like a dropshipping course, but then for free!
Reading this article will surely help you to get started and to stay motivated while beginning and continuing your dropshipping journey.
Just don’t forget that success takes time. Keep improving each and every day!
And here are the articles I suggest you read next:
- The 13 Safest Product Examples for Dropshipping
- The 17 Best Free Dropshipping Courses | Learn for Free!
- 23 Most Successful Shopify Dropshipping Store Examples
- 10 Ways to Advertise Your Dropshipping Store (No Facebook!)