5 Beginner Products To Sell on AmazonReading Time: 4 minutes
If you’re just starting out and are looking for some ideas of what to sell on Amazon, this article will show you 5 beginner products.
These products are meant to complement the beginner strategy where we suggest that if you’re completely new to e-Commerce, have never dealt with China and haven’t sold on Amazon before, that you spend a max of $200 on a cheap product to help you learn the process.
In order to make the process simple & keep the initial costs down, they all meet the following criteria:
- Maximum selling price $9-10
- Simple product – no cosmetics/batteries/Hazmat/non breakables/no knives etc
- Small & light
- Have demand on Amazon.com
- Low competition on Amazon.com
- You can buy for a reasonable price on DHGate
- Free shipping from China
- Qualifies for Amazon’s Small & Light program (which means it’ll cost less for storage and shipping)
Now, these products won’t make you a fortune and we wouldn’t recommend doing them now (as other people might have seen this blog post and jumped on board!) but they should give you an idea of similar products you can choose to learn the process.
So here are 5 ideas of what to sell on Amazon for beginners
Using Jungle Scout, we can see that this is a great lightweight product that shows some good demand on Amazon with low review counts.
A quick search on DHGate to find the supplier.
For $140 you can buy 100 units with free DHL shipping. You will need to check what import duty & taxes you need to pay.
With this product, you could set a target price of $9.99
Fish Bone Tweezers – 2 Pack
Another small & light product that shows great potential for a starter product.
These can be bought cheaply from a supplier with a solid transaction and feedback score. Again, this comes with free FedEx shipping but you will need to remember any import duty and taxes you will need to pay.
With these tweezers, $88 will buy you 100 units and you could offer these as a twin pack costing $1.76 (plus any taxes) and set a target price of $8.99.
Collapsible Travel Cup
These collapsible travel cups are another product that has a small packaging size & weight and shows good demand.
A quick look on DHGate finds this product with free DHL express shipping
100 of these units will cost $123 with free express delivery (plus any taxes) and you can either sell them singularly for $5.99 or double them up for a 2 pack and sell at $9.99.
Mosquito Head Net – 2 Pack
The mosquito net is another potential starter product that has some solid estimated sales showing good demand on the platform.
These again can be found with free DHL shipping on DHGate.
This is also a product that can benefit from doubling up. $110 buys 100 products which would equate to 50 twin packs at $2.20 (plus taxes). A reasonable target price would be $7.99 for a two pack.
Rug Grippers Twin Pack (8 pieces)
Rug grips are another product that people shop for on Amazon where there is still room to position well on the first page. A number of sellers don’t have great review scores and this could be an opportunity to explore ways of making the product better.
Again, these can be sourced cheaply from DHGate with free DHL shipping.
$145 (plus taxes) will get you 100 of these which you can make into 50 x twin packs. A good target price for these would be $8.99.
When you’re just starting out with eCommerce, looking at the mountain ahead and wondering what on earth you will sell might seem daunting. But don’t let the paralysis or procrastination set in. Getting started is one of the most important steps which is why we’ve identified the above 5 products to help get you going. These products are not meant to be seen as a career move but they do offer an opportunity for you to 1) deal with China and 2) get used to the Amazon platform with a product that stands a good chance of ranking quickly.
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