Have you ever heard of Sell The Trend? Well, probably not! They are the new kid on the block, and I must say, their chances of becoming the best kid on the block are great!
I’ve got a great in-depth Sell The Trend review for you below. Let’s see if this will be your next dropshipping product research tool in 2021!
Update: The review has been updated with their latest design change and their new features, like their connection to CJdropshipping!
What is Sell The Trend?
Sell The Trend is a product research tool that helps you with finding winning products for your store with data sources from AliExpress, Amazon, CJdropshipping, and a ton of Shopify stores.
The great thing is that you can do each of these steps yourself with all the different tools that they have inside:
It’s like you’re subscribing to a lot of different product research tools, right? Well, you’ve got all of this inside one tool!
Plus, they’ve currently got almost eight million products available for you:
Sell The Trend: An In-Depth Review
Are you ready to find out if this product research tool is something for you or not?
Are you ready to see Sell The Trend from the inside and not just see screenshots from their website?
If so, then let’s get started with my awesome in-depth review of Sell The Trend!
Just to note, I won’t just include images from their landing page. This way, you can know exactly if this product research tool is something for you or not. For example:
I will show you all the tools inside Sell The Trend. These tools will help you find winning products for your dropshipping store.
With each tool, I will give you my personal opinion of that tool in the form of a conclusion. Is that tool worth using? Can they improve something? And so on.
And of course, in the end, I will give you my final conclusion of if I think Sell The Trend is worth your money or not!
A quick warning though, it’s a long review because I’m going over everything inside Sell The Trend.
So, if you don’t have time, simply scroll to the bottom to see the conclusion!
Some great things in each product research tool inside Sell the Trend
I will first show you a few things that are great and that you can find in each of these tools that I’m about to review for you below.
Each tool has a favorite section
You can press the red heart in the corner of the product or store. This way, you can keep scrolling without having to worry where that awesome product, store or ad was that you liked so much!
You can then find them again, easily organized:
And this is how it will look like then:
Each tool has a lot of filter and sorting options
And by a lot, I mean a lot. I still haven’t tried them all yet.
For example, see these screenshots below of the filter and sorting options of their “Nexus.” (More about the Nexus below)
Here you can see the filter options:
As you can see, you can filter things like where they ship from, if they have a video, and more.
And here you can see the sorting options:
You can sort most of the results of these tools by niches and categories
You can see the screenshot below for some of the categories and niches that you can sort by:
I think this is awesome if you don’t have any inspiration yet about which niche to pick for your dropshipping store.
Each page has a tutorial video
If you’re new to a tool inside Sell The Trend, then they will show you a pop-up at the top like this one:
If you can’t find that one anymore, then you can always press on the ‘Tutorials’ or ‘Watch Tutorials’ button, which will show you a video demonstration of that tool!
Plus, they’ve got a whole page dedicated to all their tutorial videos:
That’s why I thought it was so easy to use when I first tried it.
Do you know what would be great?
To see all the hot products, new stars and hidden gems on AliExpress, right?
Well, you can with their AliExpress explorer!
Like I said above, you will have a lot of filter and sorting options. For example, you can filter to only show products priced over a certain amount. Or to only show products over a certain amount of orders. You can even sort it by if that product has a video available or not.
You can also filter on by the number of stars that the product must have. This is great if you only want to see products with, for example, more than 4.8 stars:
What I like the most is that they show a graph with each product. This graph gives you some information, like how many orders the product had over time.
This means that you need to look for a product with a graph that’s going up! Like this product:
The best products then, of course, are the ones where the graph doesn’t have a flat line, and it seems like it’s going up and up. This means that there is a demand for that product.
Conclusion of the AliExpress Explorer
I love that they show you so much data, especially the graph. It’s great that you can see how well the product is selling on AliExpress. Is that product getting any orders these past weeks, or not?
Personally, for me, it was quite overwhelming because there were so many products.
I could keep scrolling and new products came popping up that I had never even heard of.
But I guess this is a good thing. It showed me how much data they have.
As you probably know, Amazon is a great site for product research. To see what sells well.
Now you can let Sell The Trend do the boring part.
This tool will show you the hot products, hidden gems and new stars on Amazon at this moment.
Just like with the AliExpress explorer, they will give you data on how well that product is growing:
You can see how much it increases each day and the overall increment since they began tracking the product.
Conclusion of the Amazon Explorer
I thought it was amazing that you don’t have to go to Amazon anymore and manually look at how each product is ranking for each category.
Yes, you can’t sort on dropshipping products, but neither can you do that on Amazon.
You use Amazon to get product ideas and see what’s hot and selling well because it’s a great sign if something is selling well on Amazon.
Shopify Store Explorer
You’ve got two options inside this tool, the product and the store explorer.
Shopify Product Explorer
The first option is the product explorer. This shows you every product from every store that they are tracking.
Like with each explorer tool, you’ve got a lot of filter and sorting options available to you.
The great thing is that you can filter by “Dropshipping Verified.” This will only show you products that are confirmed to be from stores that are focused on dropshipping:
Shopify Store Explorer
The second option is the store explorer. This shows you every Shopify store that they are currently tracking:
The great thing, as with the option above, is that you can filter by dropshipping stores. This will only show you Shopify dropshipping stores!
But as you might have guessed already, they have a lot more data available for you.
As you can see above, they show you a lot more information than just a Shopify store name:
- They will show you how much traffic per month each store is getting. I think it’s an estimate. If they don’t have that information for that store, they will show you “Low Traffic.”
- They also show you how much that store spends on tech (like Shopify apps) each month. Again, I think it’s an estimate.
- They will also show you if they found any tracking on that store. Like from Facebook or Google.
- And they will show you their social media profiles. The last thing that they will show you is if they found any social media profiles from that store. For example, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and so on.
Conclusion of the Shopify Store Explorer
I absolutely love this tool. I used it for one of our popular articles: Awesome Dropshipping Store Examples.
It gave me an easy way to find other Shopify dropshipping stores out there to see what everyone else is doing with their product descriptions, home pages and so on. Definitely a great way to learn!
One thing though, not all dropshipping stores are “Dropshipping Verified.” So if you can’t find any more dropshipping stores, try searching without that filter enabled.
The Nexus product research machine
The Nexus. This is their powerful product research machine!
If you’re not that interested in these tools above or simply don’t have the time to look at each one manually, this is the tool for you!
It combines all the tools that I reviewed above and shows you what products are trending, hot, and on the rise.
These steps are all the tools I reviewed for you above. Now finally comes the last step: The Nexus!
This tool does a lot. So, if you want to know more about it, I suggest watching this video from them below. They will explain everything to you:
Conclusion of The Nexus product research machine
I guess you already know what I’m going to say. This one is awesome!
You can find so many products that you can sell, and you don’t even need that much time for it!
I will show you an example of a product from their Nexus below! This product was on their Hot Products section, and it took me less than ten seconds to find.
Sell The Trend dropshipping product example
You might recognize it from the screenshot above:
Here are a few things explained when you find a product you like and you press on the ‘Product Research’ button (which you will see if you hover over a product):
- A lot of data. At the top, you will find the most important data points like how many orders it received, the total amount of sales, and more:
- The charts. This will put you in the ‘driver seat’ and lets you choose what you want to see. For example, you can see the number of orders the product received, which can help you spot a trend:
- Product insights. This is the most amazing piece of it! Here, Sell The Trend will help you make sense of all the data they collected:
- See the stores and suppliers that are selling the product. Here you can easily view all the stores that are selling that product:
- Facebook targeting. Need some help with finding your target audience? No worries! Just scroll down to the bottom of the product research page of that product:
These buttons will bring you to the platform that you click on. They will automatically search for the name of your product.
For example, the Facebook button will bring you to the Facebook Ad Library, where you can view all the Facebook Ads that are currently active for that product:
Here you can see the example from if you press on the Amazon button:
And the YouTube button:
And here is one of the Shopify stores that are currently selling this product:
Was that enough data for you to do product research?
Well, if it’s not, then read on!
You can press on ‘Stores Trend’ on the product you like. You can press it instead of the ‘Orders Trend’:
This is great if you find a product that has been added a few times already the past week. This indicates that the product is trending!
Extra tools inside Sell The Trend
If these product research tools above aren’t enough to convince you that this tool is great, they have a few more awesome tools for you to get the best dropshipping store out there.
Yes, these tools below might not be perfect for the more experienced dropshippers (it might miss some features), but don’t forget that these are all included in one tool. No need to pay anything extra.
If you think that you have read enough and want to try the trial already, then you can click here or on the image below to start your 7-day free trial!
Importing products & fulfilling orders
I’ll start with this awesome extra tool inside Sell The Trend. You can easily import products from Sell The Trend (or directly from AliExpress) to your Shopify or WooCommerce store.
At first, they only supported Shopify, but they also integrate with WooCommerce now. Awesome, right?
But that’s not all; you can also fulfill your orders through this tool.
Yes, you heard that right, there is a new Oberlo alternative on the market!
I’ll walk you through the steps on installing it on a Shopify store so you can see how easy it is. But you can also easily install it on WooCommerce!
Firstly, you need to connect your Shopify store to Sell The Trend by installing their Shopify app.
You will also need to install their Chrome Extension. This extension will help you with fulfilling your orders (like Oberlo).
Secondly, you need to find a product inside Sell The Trend that you like and want to import to your dropshipping store. For example:
Here are some things that are nice to know about their import to store tool:
- You can edit the fulfillment source. If you don’t want to use their selected AliExpress supplier for that product, you can change it to a different one – even if you have already imported the product:
- Import details from other stores. Take a look at my screenshot above. Do you see something different in the product description? Well, that’s because they imported that from the stores that are currently selling that product. Of course, use it as inspiration, but it’s a lot better than the standard AliExpress descriptions that are normally shown!
And here is the result after importing that product to my test store:
Then, after you have connected your store and imported your products, it’s time to receive orders! Once the moment comes that you receive an order, you can easily fulfill that order with the Chrome Extension that you installed in the first step.
But do you know what the great thing is now?
They have 1-click fulfillment ordering. Not like Oberlo, but like DSers, where you can order your orders with one click on a button instead of ordering each order separately.
If you’re curious now, you can learn more about that feature in this video here:
Plus, they keep updating this feature. For example, you can now not only integrate to AliExpress, but also to CJdropshipping:
Conclusion of the importing products & fulfilling orders tool
Wow, this is awesome!
When I review product research tools, I always see that they’ve added an ‘Add to Store’ feature, but my opinion of that feature is, well, useless…
Because you will still need an app like Oberlo to help you with processing the orders that you get. (Or you want to manually order them)
But now Sell The Trend is changing this all. They are the first (as far as I know) that have added this feature to become a true Oberlo alternative!
Let’s continue with their newly released tool called ‘Store Intelligence’. You might have guessed already what it does by the name, but if not, I’ll explain this awesome new feature for you below.
In this tool, you can fill in the URL of a Shopify store, and it will show you a lot of data. Such as the monthly traffic, avg. product price, monthly orders and monthly revenue.
Take, for example, the dropshipping store Notebook Therapy:
As you can see, they estimated that they make around $1,263,000 per month in revenue!
Plus, if you scroll down, you will also see their best selling products:
You can then easily add these to your own store as well with the extra tool that I talked about above.
Here’s another example from the dropshipping store Dog Pawty:
Conclusion of the store intelligence tool
It’s so great that Sell The Trend finally added a tool that lets you estimate the revenue of your competitors!
I think it’s a great addition, and I can’t wait to see what else they are going to add in the future. (Yes, they are still working each day to make this product research tool the best one on the market.)
The only thing you need to keep in mind is that the monthly revenue isn’t all profit.
First off, it’s just an estimate based on their traffic and industry standards conversion rates.
And secondly, monthly revenue is simply their sales for the month. It doesn’t include any costs, like product costs. Although they do mention an estimate on how much they spend on tech:
The next extra tool that they’ve got is a quick link to the product videos section.
This one is super easy to explain, and I won’t need a conclusion of this tool because it’s awesome to get some inspiration!
Alright, so with this tool, you can use the same filter and sorting options as with every other tool that I covered above. Plus, you can directly view and download the video inside Sell The Trend by pressing the play button.
Just don’t forget about copyright laws, and this will be a great extra tool for inspiration or to find products that have a video available.
For example, I sorted the product videos by ‘Daily Order Change’ with the highest percentage increase:
Facebook audience builder
In case you need some ideas for your Facebook Ad targeting, they’ve got you covered with this tool:
You can press on a popular audience on the right or type your keyword in the search bar.
They will give you some tips on what interests you can target if you want to sell something in that niche.
Conclusion of the Facebook audience builder
I think it’s awesome if you don’t know where to start with your Facebook Ad targeting.
And even if you’re experienced, I think you can still get some great ideas from them.
Like what I saw when I pressed on ‘Camping’, a section with Jobs, I didn’t think of targeting someone that likes camping.
And it’s great if you don’t have much experience in the niche that you want to sell a product in. This way, you got some starting points with the targeting.
So yes, it’s definitely nice that they added this as well to their big list of tools!
Video Ads Creator
This is perfect if you’re just beginning with dropshipping or if you don’t know how to make a video ad yet.
You can either upload your images to this tool directly, or you can let it fetch the image from an image URL.
After that, you will have a few options that you can select to make your video ad perfect. You can see them on the screenshot below:
Conclusion of the Video Ads Creator
It’s definitely easy to use, and it’s got a lot of options for creating your first video ad.
But this tool might not be as great if you got some experience with, for example, making videos, as this tool will be too basic for you and might be too limited in the options it has.
Like, you can set a text on the top and bottom, but you can’t change it (yet) to a different text when a new image comes up.
Engagement Rating Calculator
You can use this tool for Instagram and Twitter influencers.
It’s an easy way to see what the influencer’s rating is. For Instagram, just fill in the number of followers, likes, and comments:
You can also fill in the number of retweets for Twitter influencers.
The likes, comments, and retweets are either from one post, or you can take a rough estimate of their average from all their posts (or the last nine, for example).
Conclusion of the Engagement Rating Calculator
It’s a nice little tool that got included here. I definitely didn’t expect it to be included in the first place.
It’s got its downsides though, like you need to make the estimate of their average comments and likes yourself.
In case you don’t want to do that, just use the free Phlanx tool for this. You can fill in the Instagram handle, and it will automatically give you their engagement rate.
Free dropshipping course included inside Sell The Trend
Yes, you read that right. Nine free videos are included where they teach you the basics of dropshipping.
Bad thing? You can also watch almost all of these videos on their YouTube channel. So, it’s not really exclusive for their tool subscribers.
Except for the last two videos. You can only watch these two when you’re subscribed!
How much is Sell The Trend?
Currently, Sell The Trend is $39,97 per month, or $32,97 per month if you pay yearly (you will receive 2 months for free then).
Does Sell The Trend have a discount code?
Are you looking for a Sell The Trend discount code?
Currently, there are no discount codes for Sell The Trend, but I will update this review immediately once there is a discount code available!
Does Sell The Trend have a trial?
Although Sell The Trend doesn’t offer any discount codes at this moment, they do offer a free 7-day trial for anyone who wants to try their product research tool without risking any money.
The great thing about their trial is that you can cancel your subscription any time you want.
This way, you can use the trial, but you don’t have to be scared that you need to pay money if you don’t like the tool!
3 Sell The Trend alternatives
As you know, most people have a different budget, store, and different needs, so if you think that Sell The Trend doesn’t fit with you right now, then don’t worry!
I have collected the top 3 Sell The Trend alternatives for you below:
1. Niche Scraper
Niche Scraper is another product research tool that helps you do product research by providing a few great tools.
It’s similar to Sell The Trend in terms of tools, so some might be asking themself, what’s the difference?
No worries if that’s you! You can check out this comparison article here.
The main difference is the price. With our discount code, the price will only be $13 per month:
For more information about Niche Scraper, like what this tool can do, check out our in-depth review here.
Next up is Ecomhunt, a tool that most people use if they are looking for a few winning products per day, but they also have a few product research tools inside now.
So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the data that Sell The Trend provides and prefer having a few products hand-picked for you each day, then check it out here.
There are, of course, downsides to that as well, which you can read more about it in our review here!
The current price of Ecomhut is $29 per month, but they also have a free account option available for you.
Another option is AliShark, which also provides a ton of sorting and filter options for AliExpress.
However, this one also provides data from Bangood, so if you’re interested in that, then check it out here.
The current price of AliShark is $20 per month, but you can also go for the 2-days trial of $1 to see if it’s something for you or not.
If you’re interested in learning more about AliShark, check out our complete review here.
And if you didn’t find the right Sell The Trend alternative yet, then check out this article here, which contains 13 more product research tools that you can use for your dropshipping store.
Sell The Trend FAQs
Let’s continue with a few questions people have before they start using Sell The Trend.
Who knows, maybe it will answer a question you had as well!
If not, then don’t forget that you can always contact me, or you can leave a comment below.
Is Sell The Trend an Oberlo alternative?
Yes! At first, they were ‘only’ a product research tool, but now you can also use it to easily fulfill your AliExpress and CJdropshipping orders in one place.
So if you’re currently dropshipping with AliExpress and only want to use one app, then you can indeed use Sell The Trend only.
Can you combine Sell The Trend with something like Spocket?
Yes, you can combine it in multiple ways! One way is using Sell The Trend for the product research part and Spocket to get access to the US and European dropshipping suppliers.
But you can also use Spocket for the US & EU suppliers part and use Sell The Trend to connect your store to AliExpress. (Plus, the research part)
I know this can sound a bit complicated, so if you’re not sure yet about this, check out this article here.
Don’t forget that they already have an integration with CJdropshipping in case you were wondering if they can connect to something else than AliExpress.
Does Sell The Trend have a Chrome extension?
Yes, you can find their Chrome extension here. You can use it to easily import products to your store.
Do you need a Shopify store to use this tool?
No, you can also use the order fulfillment feature with WooCommerce (WordPress).
However, don’t forget that you can still use the research part of Sell The Trend no matter which ecommerce platform you choose.
Is every product from AliExpress on Sell The Trend?
No, they do their best to extract all the products, but they are so many products on AliExpress!
However, they are continuing to do a great job with this; once I first wrote this review the total products were around 2 million, and now it’s around 8 million already!
So, is Sell The Trend worth it?
So, is Sell The Trend worth your money? Do I recommend to get this tool?
Personally, I love Sell The Trend because of all the product research tools and other extra tools that you’re getting.
This tool has got such a nice combination of so many product research tools and extra tools that you don’t expect in a dropshipping product research tool. Add that all up, and I think Sell The Trend is definitely worth subscribing to.
As you saw in my conclusions, I enjoyed using each tool inside Sell The Trend, and I used most of them for my dropshipping example articles. (You can find them here)
You will surely get a lot of inspiration. Like, what kind of products to sell, Facebook Ads examples, and Shopify dropshipping store examples.
They offer a free 7-day trial for you to check it out. If you don’t like it, you can cancel it directly without any costs!
One last thing, in case you don’t want to pay for any product research tool yet and you’ve tried their free trial already, then keep an eye on their blog.
They have “Winning Products Friday” episodes where they give you a winning dropshipping product for free. For example:
If you have any questions regarding this product research tool or about dropshipping in general, let me know by commenting below or contacting me directly by pressing the “Contact Us” button at the top!
Also, let me know what product research tool (or something else) you would like for me to review next.
Good luck with your dropshipping store, and don’t forget that it takes time before you see success! Don’t give up, ever!