Winning dropshipping products… how do you find them?
Below you will find all the ways that you can do product research for your dropshipping store. (Most tactics will be free!)
At the end of the article, you will know all the methods to find your next winning dropshipping product!
Are you ready for some winning product research? Let's begin!
This article will contain all the tactics to do winning product research for your dropshipping store, but if you want to know what a winning dropshipping product is and what kind of factors winning products have, then I suggest reading my other article here as well.
How to find the best selling products of any Shopify dropshipping store
Before I get started with all the product research ways, it's important to know what the ways are to see the bestselling products of a Shopify dropshipping store.
You will need this later on!
One thing to note though, as you might have read already, this works only for all the Shopify (dropshipping) stores that you find.
Luckily for you, most dropshipping stores are hosted on Shopify.
1. Edit the URL yourself
This is one of the easiest ways to see the best selling products of a Shopify store.
You simply put this at the end of their URL: /collections/all?sort_by=best-selling
So for example, https://www.softpetpaws.com/collections/all?sort_by=best-selling
Keep in mind that some dropshipping stores disable their best-selling page. You will read in the last option below how to beat them!
2. Using Commerce Inspector
This one is the same as the option I covered above, but it makes it a bit easier.
All you have to do now is press the button “Products” in Commerce Inspector, and it will automatically show you their bestselling products:
I didn't include this product research method in the article because it's a bit small, but you can now see ‘Dropshipping Trends' in Commerce Inspector:
I think it doesn't need any further explanation; great for product research, right?
You can click here for more information about Commerce Inspector.
3. Beating dropshipping stores that disable their bestselling page
This is going to be a fun one!
Going to their bestselling page is fairly simple, as you saw above, but some store owners decide to disable the page.
Which I totally understand because otherwise people will just copy their winning product(s) and become profitable as well.
Finding winning dropshipping products is the goal of this article, so I will show you a way to beat them!
So, let's take for example Dude Gadgets. If you try to go to their bestselling page, it will direct you to this page:
Which is funny, of course, but not if you're trying to find their bestselling products!
So, what you're going to do next is go to the site settings of that website (I'm using Google Chrome in my example below).
You can get there really simple by either pressing the little lock in the left corner and pressing Site Settings or going to your (Chrome) settings and searching for Site Settings.
Keep in mind that the last option will do changes to all sites unless you press ‘View permissions and data stores across sites', and then you will need to find the dropshipping store in that list.
Now go to their bestselling page again (don't press refresh because you're most likely redirected to a different page) and you will see this now:
Their best selling products! Woohoo!
But yeah, your goal is to get their bestselling products and not to judge them in a design contest!
Are you ready now to see all the methods for winning product research for your dropshipping store?
Yes? Then let's go!
1) Find other successful dropshipping stores and see their bestselling products
Let's start with this one.
A great way to find winning dropshipping products is to find other (successful) dropshipping stores and see their bestselling products.
Think about it like this: why would anyone keep advertising a product if they are not making any profits?
You can use that question for most of the product research methods below!
You learned how to see the bestselling products of every Shopify dropshipping store above.
So, the only thing important for this product research method is to find other dropshipping stores!
I suggest you read this article:
I included so many awesome dropshipping stores on that list for you. Plus, if you're interested, you can read this article here which contains 5 tips to find more dropshipping stores!
One last tip for this method is to look at their recently added products as well.
Maybe they are going to test new products, and maybe one of them is a never-seen-before winning product! You never know, it's always worth taking a look.
The second option and the most obvious one is Amazon!
There's a 99% chance that you already know what Amazon is haha.
Amazon is great for shopping, but it's also great if you want to do product research for your dropshipping store!
You can get so many ideas on what kind of products are selling well currently (Best Sellers), and you can also see what is trending the last 24 hours (Movers & Shakers).
2.1) Amazon Movers & Shakers
Amazon Movers & Shakers contains products that are getting more and more sales in the last 24 hours.
Our biggest gainers in sales rank over the past 24 hours. Updated hourly.Amazon
These products are moving fast on the sales rank.
One downside though, not all products are going to be perfect dropshipping products; if you read the article that I linked to at the beginning (about what a winning dropshipping product is), I'm sure you can find some awesome products here.
2.2) Amazon Best Sellers
Amazon Best Sellers contains the most popular products (based on sales) on Amazon.
It's the same as with the Movers & Shakers; not all products are perfect for dropshipping!
I suggest scrolling through the different categories and see if you can find any products that you think are interesting to sell on your dropshipping store.
Even better is if you got a niche, you can just select that niche and see what products are doing well inside that niche on Amazon!
If you don't know what Wish is, then this is for you.
Wish is a place where most people from the western world buy cheap stuff. Wish advertises a lot, and a lot of people know the site.
Now you can use this to your advantage.
Just go to Wish and see what products are selling there.
What's even better is if you got a niche for your dropshipping store, then you can select that niche and see what products are selling well on Wish!
Try to find products that have at least 1000-5000 orders.
You can easily find these products by pressing CTRL + F and then type in 000.
Now it will highlight all the products that's got 1000 or more orders!
4) How to find winning dropshipping products on Facebook
There are a few different methods to using Facebook for your dropshipping product research!
Follow me below, and I will show you all of them.
4.1) Facebook Search Bar
You might know this one already, but I will include it anyway for the people that don't know about it!
Simply go to Facebook and type in one of these keywords in the search bar:
- 50% / 60% Off (or any other percent off)
- Get Yours Now / Here
- Free Shipping
- Get It Here
- Get It Now
- Just Pay Shipping
- Click Link
- Buy Now
- Limited Supply
For example, this is what you get when you type in 50% off.
You can also select it to only show videos!
Well, if you think it can't get any better, you're wrong!
You can even select a certain month and year that the posts need to be published in.
This way you will only have posts or videos that are from that selected month and year!
Another option is to search for a product name, but this is when you have already found a product and you're trying to find out if other people are already selling that product, and if so, what kind of ads are they running.
For example, if you plan to sell one of these scratch maps, this is the results for that on Facebook:
And these are just a few videos. There are many more videos and posts about the scratch map.
This is a great way to get some inspiration for your Facebook Ads!
Personally, I loved this product research method when I was just starting with dropshipping, but now I think it has changed a bit. Somehow I can't find that many posts and videos like before, but it's still a great way to find winning dropshipping products!
4.2) Following other dropshipping stores
At the first product research method, you learned how powerful it is to look at other successful dropshipping stores.
Now you can take that one step further, and that is to keep an eye on their Facebook page.
This way you will be the first to know when they are testing a new product.
And you can see what kind of Facebook Ads performed the best for them. Go see what kind of products they advertise in their most popular ads.
I suggest clicking here to learn all the ways to find the Facebook Ads that a dropshipping store is currently running.
4.3) More ways to find products on Facebook
Do you want to learn even more ways to find dropshipping products on Facebook?
Awesome! Then I suggest you read my other article that I linked to below:
5) AliExpress Dropshipping Center
The next way to find winning dropshipping products for your dropshipping store is by using the AliExpress Dropshipping Center!
This is the tool AliExpress made to make dropshipping with AliExpress easier.
You will get a lot of amazing tools inside the AliExpress dropshipping center.
But do you know what the best part is about the dropshipping center is?
It’s free to use!
I will link below the article that I wrote about the AliExpress dropshipping center. This way you can learn everything about how you can do product research with this tool!
Dropship is a product research tool that helps you find amazing products for your dropshipping store.
It was founded in 2020 by two brothers who recognized store owners had a hard time finding good products to sell.
Dropship offers many useful features, like a Product Database containing millions of products from other ecommerce stores.
And that's not all. Every week on Monday at 12 PM EST, Dropship will add 40 potentially winning products to your portfolio.
And those aren't just any random products from the database.
The products that appear in your portfolio are picked by an advanced algorithm and then manually screened by a team of specialists.
And that's not all! Each product comes with a variety of helpful information, including:
- The product and shipping costs.
- A product description.
- The benefits and drawbacks.
- The saturation level.
- A list of competitors.
- Facebook and TikTok content.
- And much more!
Doesn't that look amazing?
So, with all those great features, you're probably wondering what Dropship costs.
Well, let's dive straight into their three pricing plans:
Tip: You can try out Dropship for free using their 7-day free trial here!
7) How to find winning dropshipping products on AliExpress
This one will flow well with the product research method above (the AliExpress Dropshipping Center) because you can find a lot of products through AliExpress!
For example, through the “Rabbit Hole” method or by scrolling through AliExpress for hours, haha. If you're interested in learning more, you can read the article I linked below:
Another way to find awesome products to sell on your dropshipping store is by going to Flippa.
You can find a lot of Shopify stores for sale here, but the most important thing for you here is that you can select dropshipping as a business type!
Now keep in mind that some Shopify dropshipping stores for sale will be private listings, but some will be public as well!
See as an example this one:
You can see everything, from the website URL to how much their revenue and total traffic is.
Now you can browse through all these dropshipping stores that are on sale, then go to their website and see what products their bestselling products are.
You will get a lot of inspiration from this for sure. If they can grow a Shopify dropshipping store and sell it for $35,000, so can you!
Just don't forget to not literally copy everything. We are doing product research here!
9) Awesome Websites
This product research method isn't aimed for dropshippers, but these websites will definitely give you some inspiration on what kind of products are currently trending and what kind of products have a chance to sell well!
These products are not often seen in normal retail stores. This is why it's a great site to get inspiration for your dropshipping store.
The next one is called Touch of Modern.
This website contains more luxurious products, but you will definitely get some inspiration from them because they've also got a lot of products that you could dropship!
Another option is to go to their Sales Under $25 page.
This will definitely show you some cool products that could do well on your dropshipping store!
If you can't get any product inspiration from that website, at least take a look at their product images. They are awesome, right?
10) Best products YouTube videos
This is another great product research method. You basically go to YouTube and find videos like:
- Top 10 AliExpress Products 2023
- Top 10 Amazon Products 2023
- Top 10 Wish Products 2023
This will give you tons of YouTube videos with lists of the most awesome products currently on AliExpress, Amazon, or even Wish.
And guess what these videos all contain?
That's right – amazing products!
Definitely look in the comments to see if people really like one product of the list!
These videos will give you a lot of inspiration for your dropshipping product research for sure.
11) Ask AliExpress dropshipping suppliers
This is another awesome method to find amazing dropshipping products!
With this method, you find AliExpress dropshipping suppliers and ask them what products are going to be trending, what products are new, or will be launching soon.
What you need to do is find the best AliExpress dropshipping suppliers first.
Preferably the AliExpress sellers that are selling these trending dropshipping products (or if you're in a specific niche, then of course suppliers in that niche).
If you don't know how to find the best AliExpress dropshipping suppliers, then I've got two great articles for you:
- Dropshipping with AliExpress: How to Find the Best Suppliers?
- AliExpress Dropshipping Center: Sponsored Products. The dropshipping center had a tool to find AliExpress suppliers at first, but now they updated the dropshipping center, and they removed that tool.
However, you can still find some great AliExpress suppliers if you go through their sponsored products section!
After you have found a bunch of these AliExpress suppliers, it's time to reach out to them.
Ask them for a list of their new products that they are about to release into the market. Their new trending products! Or you can ask them for a list with their current trending products (or both).
That's how you can find these untapped products that are not sold by many dropshippers yet!
I will link to a video below so you can see how you can use this product research method. You will need to skip to around the 44 minutes mark:
Next up on the list of the best dropshipping product research methods is CJdropshipping.
I will not explain here what they do, but if you're curious, just go to their website!
The reason I added them to this list is that they've got so many products inside their app. From trending to hot selling, and even new products.
Just scroll through the different categories and I'm 99% sure you will have some inspiration for new dropshipping products!
For example, the screenshot below is from their “Listable Products” category:
The only thing is that you'll need to register a free account, but I personally think that's worth it for the inspiration that you're getting back for it!
Another option is to look inside DSers.
DSers has got a lot of data on what kind of products are receiving a lot of orders.
I suggest browsing a bit through different categories to see if you can find a product that has a lot of orders. Or maybe you can find one that is the opposite, and you can be at the beginning of a new product trend!
Or even better, if you have a niche, simply browse through that niche to get a lot of inspiration!
Here's an overview of a few of their categories:
14) How to find winning dropshipping products on Pinterest
Let's move to Pinterest!
Pinterest is another great way to see what kind of products are trending and hot right now.
You will simply search for Pinterest Pins. For example, car gadgets and kitchen gadgets:
If you're interested in doing product research on Pinterest, then I suggest reading our other article here!
That article contains six great tips on how to use Pinterest for your product research.
And if you're interested in advertising your dropshipping store with Pinterest, I suggest reading this article here.
15) How to find winning dropshipping products on Instagram
This is great if you're running a niche dropshipping store. Just follow all the Instagram pages inside that niche (you could create a second account for that as well).
This way you will know it when someone runs a shoutout on one of the pages you follow.
If you have found an Instagram page that has a live shoutout, you can see if that product is worth selling yourself as well (look at the comments!).
The great thing is now that you can just scroll once or more each day on your feed (on the Instagram account that you follow all these pages) and see if there are any new posts with shoutouts. Don't forget to check your Instagram Stories as well!
If you're interested in seeing Instagram account examples from other dropshipping stores, then you can read the article I linked to below:
The great thing is that you will surely get some product inspiration from that article!
16) Dropshipping product research tools
Doing product research yourself is great (and free most of the time), but it takes a lot of time.
That's where a product research tool could come in handy.
This tool helps you with finding the best products for your dropshipping store, so-called “Winning Products“.
I suggest reading the article I linked below. It contains the best dropshipping product research tools in 2023!
I included both free and paid options in that article, so don't worry if your budget is too tight for a product research tool:
So, there you have it! 16 awesome ways to find winning products for your dropshipping store!
I hope you've got some great inspiration right now to do your dropshipping product research, and I hope you will find your (next) winning product soon.
If you want some more inspiration for your dropshipping product research, I suggest reading one (or both) of the articles below:
- The 13 Safest Product Examples for Dropshipping
- 16 Winning Dropshipping Product Examples | Inspiration for 2023!
Plus, it's great to know when to stop dropshipping a product.
If you've got any more product research methods for 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 product research!
Getting started with dropshipping in 2023
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 2023. 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!
And here are some of our best articles:
- The 17 Best Free Dropshipping Courses | Learn for Free!
- AliExpress Dropshipping: A 20-Step Getting Started Guide (2023)
- Dropshipping Startup Checklist: 10 Things to Do Before Starting
- 7 Tips to Beat the Competition of Your Dropshipping Store in 2023!
Also, if you want to get started with Shopify, then you can click here to get a free 3-day trial + pay $1/month for the first 3 months!