Dropshipping is a great way to get started in the ecommerce world.
But it’s not as simple as just buying and selling products in your store – there are many different factors that go into choosing the right product for your customers at the right price.
And if you’re doing all this research yourself (or you hired someone), it can be pretty time-consuming or expensive!
That’s why we’ve compiled these 17 best winning dropshipping product research tools for you – they’ll help make researching new products much easier and quicker so you can spend more time growing your business instead of searching.
Why should you purchase a dropshipping product research tool?
Look, I get it; doing product research yourself is great (and free most of the time), but it takes a lot of time. And sometimes you just can’t decide what to sell, right?
That’s where a product research tool (or product finder) comes in handy!
There are even product research tools out there that not only help you with the question “What should I sell on my store?”, but also help with things like competitor research.
For example, some tools show you exactly which other stores are currently selling the product that you just found. Now you have the advantage and can adjust your store to beat them!
Of course, as I said above, you don’t need a product research tool for this, but as you will see below, they will make it so much easier!
How do you pick the right dropshipping product research tool?
Before telling you about the various product research tools, it’s important to know what you’re searching for so that your decision is easier.
Here are a few questions that you can ask yourself before deciding on a product research tool:
- Is a free trial or free account important for you?
- If you’re going to spend money on a product research tool, then what’s your budget? If you know this already, then you can skip the ones that are outside the budget you set for yourself.
- Do you want tools that help you find products? Or do you want a few hand-picked products each day?
- Do you want a lot of filter and sorting options for your product research?
- Do you want some assistance with your Facebook targeting? (You will see below, some of these tools give assistance for your targeting – to get a starting point)
Now that you have some idea of what you’re looking for, you’re ready to see all the product research tools. Let’s go over them now:
The 17 best dropshipping product research tools of 2021
Below you will find the list of the 17 best product research tools that you can use to find winning products for your dropshipping store.
If you want to know what a winning dropshipping product is, then I suggest reading this article here first. I’ve also included some product examples in that article.
With each product research tool, I will tell you:
- What the function is of that tool (what it does).
- The current price of that tool.
- If they have any trials available, so you don’t lose any money if you don’t like the tool!
- And, of course, I will link to the tool. So you don’t have to search for it.
This way, you know exactly what the best product research tool is for your store!
Are you getting excited about finding your next winning product research tool?
If so, then let’s go!
Let’s start off with the number one of this list. I have used almost all the product research tools on this list, and this is my personal favorite.
If you have been on my blog before, you have probably seen me write about this product research tool already, but in case you haven’t, this is for you.
Sell The Trend is a new dropshipping product research tool. It contains so many different tools that it will blow your mind away for sure!
For example, one of the product research tools that they’ve got is called ‘The Nexus’. You can find a lot (like really A LOT) of products here:
The great thing is that they have a ton of data for each product:
You will surely get a lot of inspiration. Like, what kind of products to sell, Facebook Ads examples, and Shopify dropshipping store examples!
If you’re interested in Sell The Trend, I suggest reading my in-depth review that I’ve linked below:
What is the price of Sell The Trend and do they offer a trial?
The current price of Sell The Trend is $39 per month, and you will get two months for free if you pay yearly.
And yes, they do offer a 7-day free trial for people who don’t want to risk any money yet!
The second one is going to be a free one!
It’s the AliExpress Dropshipping Center!
In case you don’t know anything about the AliExpress Dropshipping Center or you don’t know how to enable it on your AliExpress account, I suggest reading this article here.
The great thing about it is that it’s free to use, and it gives you some basic product research options!
The next one is called Thieve. They show you what’s trending on AliExpress.
It will give you a lot of inspiration for your product research!
At first, they only had a free version available (you can see that one on the screenshot above), but now they also have a dropshipping version available.
That one is called Thieve Supply.
This is what Thieve Supply looks like from “the inside”:
As you can see above, it shows you all kinds of different products. You can then sort these products by a lot of different things.
Like category, sales, if the product is trending, and so on.
What is the price of Thieve.co and do they offer a trial?
Their free version is, of course, free, and their dropshipping version (Thieve Supply) is currently $15 or $49 per month. You can also pay yearly and save 20%.
They currently don’t offer a trial for Thieve Supply.
4. Dropship Spy
Another option is to go with Dropship Spy.
They currently have 10 different tools in one subscription.
The one thing I personally don’t like with this kind of product research tool is that they add a few new winning products daily.
For example, Dropship Spy say they add 5 new products each day.
I’m sure that they’ve got a lot of subscribers. So, what do you think happens with these few products?
Exactly! They get “saturated” so fast.
Keep in mind with “saturated,” I don’t mean the product itself, but the combination of the product + the information that they provide (for example, the Facebook targeting, video ad, description, and so on).
Well, because a lot of dropshippers out there are lazy and came into this space to earn some “easy money,” or “get rich next week.”
This is sadly the truth because a lot of so-called “gurus” advertise dropshipping like this. (You can find more information about these “gurus” here.)
Here is an example of what Dropship Spy will give you with each product that they add (it’s so much that it will be hard to read):
Even though the products might be seen by a lot of people, it’s still a great tool to get inspiration for the next product that you want to import to your dropshipping store!
And all the other tools inside Dropship Spy are definitely going to help you as well:
If you’re interested in Dropship Spy, I suggest reading my review:
What is the price of Dropship Spy and do they offer a trial?
The current price of Dropship Spy is $20 per month. They’ve only got one pricing plan now (before they had three different ones).
Unfortunately, they don’t offer any trials.
Although, you will get a 10% discount if you use the discount code ‘DoDropshipping10‘.
The next product research tool is called Ecomhunt.
This is another really popular product research tool.
This tool does the same as Dropship Spy. They add a certain amount of new winning products each day.
And which each product, they add a lot of information like suggested selling price, video ad, targeting (for pro members), and a lot more.
These kinds of product research tools are definitely great if you’re just beginning with dropshipping.
They help you with a lot of things related to the product that you want to sell.
For example, when I was starting with dropshipping, I didn’t know who to target on Facebook for my new product.
Luckily, product research tools like this one helped me with that problem. They steered me in the right direction. (Just don’t copy everything; try to be unique.)
If you’re interested in Ecomhunt, I suggest reading my review:
What is the price of Ecomhunt and do they offer a trial?
The current price of Ecomhunt is $20 per month.
They do offer a free account with some limited features:
Next up is Niche Scraper. Another popular product research tool.
But if you’re really curious right now to see which one fits with you, here’s what we recommend:
For more information about Niche Scraper, don’t forget to check out my complete Niche Scraper review here.
What is the price of Niche Scraper and do they offer a trial?
Their current price is $49.95 per month, and they do offer a trial account.
With that trial account, you will have access to a few free searches in each category:
Also, you will get a 75% discount if you use the discount code ‘DoDropshipping‘.
Next up is AliShark. AliShark is made by the creators of the popular countdown timer Shopify app, Hurrify!
AliShark is great for people that want a lot of filter options when searching for products on AliExpress (or Banggood).
And with a lot, I mean A LOT! For example:
And they’ve got a lot of options for you if you want to do research with keywords. You can include keywords, and you can even exclude keywords.
For example, I can include the keyword ‘Dog’:
And then I see that I don’t want to sell any ‘Bowls’, so I exclude that keyword:
If you’re interested in AliShark, I suggest reading my review:
What is the price of AliShark and do they offer a trial?
The current price of AliShark is $20 per month, and there is currently no option to pay yearly.
But they do offer a 2-day trial for only $1:
The next product research tool is called Intelligynce.
I suggest watching the video below to fully see what this product research tool can do for you!
What is the price of Intelligynce and do they offer a trial?
Their price depends on what plan you choose. You could either join monthly for $39 per month, join yearly for $79 per year, or you could pay $99 for lifetime access.
They currently don’t offer a trial.
The next product research tool on this list is called D-Nicheur. They show you one or three new products each day (depending on which plan you choose).
The idea for D-Nicheur was born after the owners were testing between 200 and 500 products per week for their own stores in massive “FB tests,” but they could only use a few of the products that had potential.
They decided to start giving away these extra products in their Facebook group, but so many people were interested that they decided to create D-Nicheur.
In D-Nicheur, they collect all the products that they couldn’t use themselves. For each product, they currently show you a product supplier example, a store that is currently selling that product, and an example of a Facebook Ad.
As you may know already from the name, they started in the French market but are now looking to open the tool for the whole world.
What is the price of D-Nicheur and do they offer a trial?
The current monthly price for D-Nicheur is either $20 for one product per day or $30 for three products per day.
They currently don’t offer a trial or refund period.
The following product research tool on this list is called FindNiche.
This dropshipping tool will help you with a lot of different things (as you might have seen in the screenshot above already).
With this tool, you can get inspiration for your niche, what kind of products to sell, and you can even find other Shopify stores:
The only thing is that you can’t sort by ‘dropshipping’ (like some other tools on this list), but it’s still awesome because of the price. More on that below!
What is the price of FindNiche and do they offer a trial?
The current price of FindNiche is $29 or $59 per month, depending on the number of features you want.
You also have the option to go for a free account which gives you five daily search queries.
Also, you will get a 20% discount if you use the discount code DoDropshipping15. That discount code currently only works for the $59 monthly plan.
One more thing, if you’re interested in the pro plan but not sure yet if you want to spend money on it, you can use their share rewards.
You will get seven days free if you invite one friend. Plus, you can get 30 days for free if you share it on one of your social media profiles.
The next dropshipping product research tool will help your dropshipping store with competitor research, and you can even use it for product research. It’s called Commerce Inspector.
This extension lets you see the best selling products, Facebook Ads, monthly site visitors, and more on an ecommerce store.
Plus, they’ve added a new feature called ‘Trends’. Here you can see the top dropshipping trends like top posts and products:
Great for product research, right?
What is the price of Commerce Inspector and do they offer a trial?
The Chrome extension from Commerce Inspector is free to use, but it does have limited data.
If you want unlimited data, check out their pricing below:
And yes, as you can see in the screenshot above, they have a 3-day trial for only $1.
Next up on this product research tools list is a tool that is more focused on ecommerce in general rather than just dropshipping.
Which isn’t a bad thing, don’t get me wrong! They are called Allfactor.
Allfactor is an ecommerce competitive analytics platform that aggregates billions of valuable ecommerce data from all channels such as Shopify, Amazon, Walmart, Etsy, and many others.
They provide millions of data insights to help you understand the whole market. Up to this date, it is monitoring more than 1,300,000 top Shopify stores.
They do help dropshippers as well by identifying emerging trends and new consumer tastes to help you optimize your marketing campaign strategy.
What is the price of Allfactor and do they offer a trial?
The current price of Allfactor is either free or $19 per month. They do have a business plan, but that will probably not be necessary for you.
Also, you will get a 20% discount if you use the discount code ‘dodropshipping’.
As you can see, they don’t offer a trial, but they do have a free account option which gives you limited data access, but you can use that to see if this tool is something for you and your store!
Let’s continue this big list with the product research tool ProfitBusters.
ProfitBusters is a Print on Demand research tool that reveals top-selling designs from some of the biggest POD stores.
You will be able to view designs that are currently selling successfully and implement similar concepts on shirts, mugs, necklaces, flags, blankets, shoes, and more.
Keep in mind that you can’t copy the design; it is meant for understanding a niche or style of design that’s currently working. And, same as with dropshipping, please don’t use any copyrighted material.
With a wide selection of categories to sort through (regardless of the niche you’re in), inspiration is limitless:
You will also be able to further explore designs through Amazon, AliExpress, Pinterest, Etsy, eBay, and Google search links.
Here’s an example of how that will look:
What is the price of ProfitBusters and do they offer a trial?
The current monthly price of ProfitBusters is $30, but it’s cheaper if you decide to pay upfront for multiple months:
Plus, you will get a 20% discount if you use the discount code ‘DoDropshipping‘.
There is currently no trial offer, but ProfitBusters does have a ‘Freebies’ section where they show you current winning ad examples (updated every two days) with limited key features:
It will add a lot of stuff for you to AliExpress. It looks a bit like the AliExpress Dropshipping Center, but then you get a lot of extra information on the AliExpress product page itself.
I suggest checking out this video from James Beattie to see what this product research tool does on AliExpress!
The next dropshipping product research tool on this list is ShopInspect.
This is another product research tool that will help you with a lot of different tasks:
For example, here are a few of the products that they included in their ‘Hot Trending Products’ section:
They do provide less information per product than other dropshipping tools out there, like Ecomhunt.
Here is an example of the information they give you with a product:
What is the price of ShopInspect and do they offer a trial?
The price of ShopInspect is currently $47 per month or $19 per month if you pay yearly.
However, if you’re interested in this dropshipping tool, you can get a 50% discount if use ‘DoDropshipping50‘ as a discount code!
Plus, they have a free account option available with a few free searches.
16. Wish Inspector
The next product research tool is for people who want something completely different for their dropshipping product research.
Wish Inspector analyzes products on, you might have guessed it already, wish.com.
I suggest heading to their website to watch their video explaining what the tool does and how it works!
What is the price of Wish Inspector and do they offer a trial?
The current price of Wish Inspector is $67 for 1 license and $77 for 10 licenses, and they do not offer any trial.
Although, they do have a 30-day money-back guarantee.
The last product research tool in this list is called Pexda. You have probably heard of this tool before.
Same as with Dropship Spy and Ecomhunt, they add a few handpicked dropshipping products each day.
These are awesome products most of the time, but a lot of people (and with a lot, I mean A LOT) see these products. (Don’t forget that that doesn’t mean the products will be saturated, you can learn more about that here.)
But their trial is still a nice option to go with if you’re just beginning with dropshipping.
Like I said with Ecomhunt, these tools helped me to get some ideas for my targeting!
What is the price of Pexda and do they offer a trial?
The current price of Pexda ranges from $30 to $200 per month without any sale discount.
Pexda does offer a 14-day trial for $1.95.
Product Research for Dropshipping: FAQ
Before we close off this article, let’s quickly go over a few key questions that people have when they start doing product research for their dropshipping store.
Who knows, maybe this will answer one of the questions you had as well!
How do you do product research for dropshipping?
You can use one of these product research tools that are covered in this article, but you can also do product research yourself.
You can learn 15 product research methods in this article here. (Yes, one of them is by using research tools)
How many products should I start out with in my store when dropshipping?
When you’re just beginning, I would suggest you import 5-20 products in your dropshipping store, but only really focus on 1-3 products.
These products are going to be the first products that you’re going to start advertising with. The rest of the products are there to make your store look alive and real. (You can learn more here)
How do you pick a niche for dropshipping?
There are many ways to find a dropshipping niche for your store. Think about choosing a niche that you’re passionate about or that other people are passionate about, like hobbies or pets. You could even check Amazon and AliExpress for their list of niches.
That was it! The 17 best dropshipping product research tools that will help you find your next winning product.
If you want to see more free dropshipping product research tools, you can read The 8 Best FREE Product Research Tools for Dropshipping.
I hope you learned something new today. Maybe you have found a new product research tool that you didn’t know before.
If so, then don’t forget to let me know in the comments below!
My suggestion for you, if you haven’t decided yet (or skipped to this part), is to try the 7-day free trial for Sell The Trend. You won’t regret it!
If you’ve got any dropshipping product research tools that you like but are not included, or if you have any questions regarding dropshipping, let me know by commenting below or contacting me directly by pressing the “Contact Us” button at the top.
Good luck with your dropshipping product research!
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, I suggest reading my 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 for free!
Reading this article will help you to get started and stay motivated while beginning and continuing your dropshipping journey!
Just don’t forget that success takes time. Keep improving each and every day!
Here are some of my best articles:
- 23 Awesome Shopify Dropshipping Store Examples
- Unique Dropshipping Store: 11 Amazing Tips to Create One
- AliExpress Dropshipping Complete Guide for Beginners! (2021)
- 12 Reasons Why Most People Fail With Dropshipping in 2021 | Beat Them!