Yes, it's already that time of year, Halloween! This spooky article will give you 10 Halloween product examples that you could sell in your online store.
So, if you were looking for Halloween product examples, you've found the right place!
I've found almost all of these Halloween product examples with the product research tool Sell The Trend. Keep in mind; these aren't the only Halloween products available.
So if you have access to Sell The Trend as well, go ahead and take a look at it yourself if you're looking for more inspiration. You will be frightened once you see how many product examples they have!
Halloween Ecommerce Statistics
Halloween is a holiday that is celebrated each year on October 31st. During Halloween, several activities are done, such as trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, costume parties, festive gatherings, and eating treats.
Not only is Halloween great for people who celebrate this holiday, but it's also amazing for store owners who sell Halloween products!
Here are some statistics that will show you exactly why:
- In 2022, Americans expected to spend $10.6 billion on Halloween.
- In 2022, 69% of consumers in the US planned to celebrate Halloween, up from 65% in 2021.
- The average American spends about $100 per person on Halloween.
And keep in mind, all this spending is made for just one particular day, so selling Halloween products is an excellent opportunity to make some extra sales in October!
However, how do you decide which Halloween products to sell?
What Halloween products should you choose or avoid?
When picking Halloween products to sell on your online store, be aware that you should keep a few things in mind.
There are a few characteristics that make a particular Halloween product perfect for selling on your online store:
- Not easily found in regular stores: In the first instance, most people will be looking in local stores to buy their Halloween products. So, if you find a Halloween product that isn't sold in most stores, you will have more potential!
- Fast shipping available: Halloween is celebrated on October 31st, so if someone buys a Halloween product from you, they expect to get it before Halloween! You will have to make sure that your customers get their products on time, which is why you need a fast shipping method. If possible, I would strongly recommend a US-based supplier.
Of course, not every Halloween product is suited to sell online. When choosing Halloween products to sell, avoid products with these characteristics:
- Oversized or heavy products: Avoid selling heavy or bulky Halloween products. They occupy more room and are less efficient to transport. As a result, the shipping costs will be higher, making it harder to stay profitable.
- Copyrighted products: Copyrighted products are products that have been copied from a brand. A copyrighted Halloween product, for example, is a Freddy Krueger mask. If you would sell a copyrighted Freddy Krueger mask, you could be in big trouble when the brand behind it finds out that you've sold it without their consent. Also, Facebook doesn't allow copyrighted products to be advertised on its platform.
- Consumables: Remember, you are liable for the products you sell. With consumables, it's hard to know if they are safe and whether or not they could potentially do damage to someone. When a Halloween consumable product like candy harms anyone, you could get sued and be in big trouble.
These are all some things you should avoid when picking Halloween products to sell. In fact, these characteristics are even part of our 10 Niches to Avoid as a Beginner article. If you would like to read about the other seven, check out the article!
The list of 10 Halloween product examples to sell online in 2023
Keeping the list above in mind, we have created a list of 10 awesome Halloween product examples for you!
Feel free to use this list as an inspiration, or even try to sell one of these products yourself. If you do, always remember to try to be unique and don't just copy the product photos or descriptions from another online store.
We will use AliExpress and Sell The Trend to showcase these products, but you don’t have to use AliExpress as a supplier yourself, of course.
If the product is available on AliExpress, it's probably available at other suppliers as well! For example, you can take a look at these AliExpress alternatives or these 17 free US dropshipping suppliers.
If you aren't just looking for the best Halloween product examples, we also have an article showcasing some awesome winning product examples, check it out -> 16 Winning Product Examples.
1. Halloween costume
The first product is a Halloween costume designed for toddlers!
Besides the illustrated one, which says “My 1st Halloween”, you will be able to find other versions of the product as well from this supplier.
For example, selling a skeleton or pumpkin version of this costume is possible as well.
Looks really sweet, right?
2. Spider earring
Waah! If you are scared of spiders and have never seen this before, you probably got a bit scared for a moment.
It's a spider earring, and you must admit, it looks really cool, right?
And it gets better. It will be even easier to spook your family and friends this year with this product.
Because of social distancing, they will be further away from you, and it will be a lot harder for them to spot that it's fake, especially in the dark!
You can even try to sell only spider-related items such as this spider earring, spider tablecloths, spider props ranging in lots of different sizes, and many more spooky-spider products.
3. Cat Bat Wings
Not only can humans dress up to try and be the scariest they can; cats can dress up too.
With these cat bat wings, your cat will definitely win the Halloween costume dressing competition from the other cats in its neighborhood!
Maybe if he or she goes for a sprint, he or she will even take off and fly like a bat, haha!
Considering the low cost of this product, you can even offer it as an extra for your main Halloween product and use it as an upsell to increase your Average Order Value!
4. Halloween smoke machine
This is a really nice product to decorate your home for Halloween.
Just add some water, toggle on the power, and it will look like you've just made a scary wizard's cocktail!
With 12 LED colors to choose from and a stunning mist effect, this product will definitely amaze your friends.
5. Inflatable Halloween costumes
Forget about the traditional costumes; it's 2023, and inflatable costumes are here now!
With these Halloween costumes, your friends can have amazing costume parties together. Inflatable costumes look fantastic because they hide your natural human shape and let you look like something else to others.
As an example, I've added this inflatable dinosaur costume above.
It would also be fun to scare people who come to your house, like quests or children who are trick-or-treating. They will think it's just an inflatable decoration piece, but then suddenly, you will start moving toward them. That will scare them for sure!
Don't forget that there are inflatable costumes of all sorts and shapes. Check out this inflatable alien costume:
6. Halloween LED mask
This product did really well last year. If you celebrate Halloween, you've probably already seen the previous year's ads with it.
This product has a Wow-factor to it; when putting on the mask, you really stand out from the audience!
As you can see, it isn't that expensive either, only $3.88!
7. Halloween Spider bowls
To stay safe during Halloween, many people may organize an activity at home with their families. A Halloween movie night, for example!
What do you need for a movie night? A cozy blanket, comfy pajamas, wine, and… a serving bowl for the snacks!
What better serving bowl to have during a Halloween movie night than this one? With its spooky appearance, it will definitely make everyone feel in a holiday mood.
Yes, it's Halloween!
Here's another example of some cool Halloween bowls:
8. Halloween Cookie Cutters
If you have kids, a fantastic activity to celebrate Halloween is to bake some Halloween cookies together! It's really a joyful thing to do, and at the same time, you spend some quality time together.
After you're done backing, the fun doesn't end! You can use the cookies as a decoration for the house, or just enjoy eating them all, together.
With these cookie cutters, you will be able to make pumpkins, dolls, bats, spiders, wizard's hats, and even ghost-shaped cookies!
9. Glow in the dark makeup
You know that girls love makeup, so you can be sure that they will love this glow-in-the-dark makeup palette!
It's great to use for Halloween since you will get loads of cool effects with it, such as glitter and glow-in-the-dark!
Here's an example of someone using it:
As you can see, it's amazing to use it for Halloween! If you come to a glow-in-the-dark party with this, you will stand out for sure!
And the great thing is, it can also be used outside of Halloween. You can put on this makeup anytime you have a party in the dark.
10. Halloween scavenger hunt pack
At last, I'm not giving you one product, but multiple products which you can combine into a bundle!
So, instead of selling only 1 product, why not bundle a few products together and sell them as an all-in-one pack to do a fun activity?
You can combine products and make Halloween movie night bundles, Halloween cooking bundles, or a Halloween scavenger hunt bundle!
With a Halloween scavenger hunt bundle, you can combine some products which your customers can use to do a scavenger hunt!
Then, kids would be given a list of Halloween-themed things to look out and search for during the scavenger hunt and keep the products as a gift afterward.
This is also an excellent idea for parents who want to organize something else for their kids this year instead of trick-and-treating!
Here are some example products you could combine into a Halloween scavenger hunt bundle:
Halloween balloons, in which parents could also tuck in some small extra gifts like a few dollar bills.
Wind-up toys, with which kids can play afterward and put in their rooms as decoration.
And as the last one, this mysterious spider box! When kids find this item, they will open it out of curiosity and will probably be very startled once they see what jumps out of it!
Afterward, they will try it on their friends and family, of course, making it a great product to have.
This is just one example of the many bundles you can make yourself. When selling bundles, make sure to explain what the thought behind it is and walk your customer through on how they will use it!
If you are creative, you could come up with tons of great ideas that will do really well not only on Halloween but the whole of this year's last quarter (Q4)!
Are you interested in how you can prepare yourself for Q4? Then definitely check out this article!
I will explain what changes in Q4, which products are great to sell online in this booming season, give you some awesome niche recommendations, and talk to you about some of my tips to make your revenue in Q4 even higher.
When is it too late to dropship Halloween products?
You might be worrying about whether or not it is too late to dropship Halloween products.
It goes without saying that when you are dropshipping with a Chinese supplier, the delivery times are often relatively long.
And that is what it all depends on, the delivery time.
For example, suppose you are dropshipping with AliExpress. In that case, you should be getting delivery times of around 14 days or shorter if you are using our six tips for faster delivery times on AliExpress.
Considering Halloween takes place on October 31st, you shouldn't be selling your Halloween products after October 15th since, otherwise, there will be a chance they won't make it in time.
In this scenario, you would have to stop selling Halloween products pretty early, but remember that local suppliers also sell Halloween products!
For example, take a look at these Halloween products on Spocket:
All of these are shipped by US dropshipping suppliers, and most of them will arrive in just four to seven days!
In this case, you could be selling your Halloween products for a much more extended period, at least until October 24th.
To conclude: take a look at your delivery time and see if your customers will get their product on time for the day they bought it for, Halloween!
There you have it! After reading this article, you should have gained some inspiration on what to sell for Halloween.
If there is no product on here that you like, don't forget there are many others as well!
You can search for Halloween products to sell on platforms like Sell The Trend, AliExpress, Pinterest, and many other platforms. If you would like to know more about methods to find winning products, check out our article about it here.
If you also would like to use the product research tool I used, you may want to check out our full review of it here.
If you decide to try them, you can click here to get a free 7-day trial! Don't worry, you can cancel anytime (even before you start paying)!
I hope you've gained some inspiration today and use it to sell many products during this year's Halloween. Good luck!