Video transcript: Hello, you guys are always telling me that you’re afraid customers will not wait for long shipping times from China, and I’m always telling you you’re incorrect customers will wait. However, we have found a workaround that I think you and I can both be happy with. We’ve identified 10 products that are trending right now that you can sell from US warehouses. And the best part of it is these products are all already on AliExpress. So you can still use Oberlo and Shopify to get these products to your customers, but you can get them to your customers a lot faster.
In fact, for every product that I’m gonna tell you about today, I’ll also share the estimated shipping times and the shipping cost, ’cause that faster shipping, costs a little bit more. Your customers are impatient and so am I. So let’s get started with this list of 10 products that you can dropship from the US.
1. Body Shaper
The first product on this list might make you roll your eyes really hard because I know you’ve seen this on other videos, but I have some fresh perspectives on it. The first product is a body shaper. I know, I know you’ve heard that these are selling well before. But let me break down why these are selling so well.
A body shaper is not a flattering thing to buy, and a lot of women don’t want to go into the store and get this funny contraption that’s gonna make them look slimmer under their cocktail dress and bring it up to the front and look a cashier in the eye as they buy it. Instead, they would rather buy this product online, and that’s perfect for you, the online entrepreneur.
Now, why is this the perfect time to sell a body shaper? Well, we’re filming this in the fall of 2019, and as the fall turns into winter, there are going to be so many holiday functions, and at these holiday functions, women are going to need to put on cocktail dresses that they might not have fit into for a couple of months. That’s where these body shapers come to the rescue and because these body shapers are shipped from the US, you can get them to customers before their next holiday event.
Now, I love the numbers behind this particular body shaper in particular. It has a lot of orders, it has a lot of reviews, but one thing to know is that it’s not super cheap. The product comes in at under $20 which means to make a profit, you’re probably going to wanna price it above $50.
Here’s an important thing to get away with that high price, you need to be able to answer every question a customer would have about this, which means you really have to know the measurements. I tried selling clothing online before, and you can do it, but you’re gonna get a lot of questions about measurements, so order test products, whip out your tape measure, and make sure you’re right about that, so you can answer customer questions ahead of time. And they can click buy faster.
Although the product price is high. The good thing about this particular product is that shipping to the US, from the US, via USPS is free, and that’s actually quite amazing because it’ll get to your customers within five to seven days. I know this product isn’t very glamorous, but it flies off the shelf. Nevertheless, if this isn’t for you, I’ve got nine more products on this list of products that ship from the US. So let’s move on to product number two.
2. Magnetic Phone Holder
The next product on this list is a magnetic air-vent mount for mobile phones. Basically what this is is a little device that you can mount onto the air vents of your car. The device is magnetic and it comes with a magnetic sticker that you stick onto the back of your phone, so that, boom, you can stick your phone, onto the air vent essentially whenever you want and then you can drive long distances using Google Maps or whatever.
This product is great because you can determine where in your car, you want your phone. You can put it on an air vent that’s nearby, or an air vent on your left-hand side, whatever you want. It’s got that built-in flexibility that makes it unique. And if you don’t believe me, just look at the orders. There are 33,000 orders for this product and that is insane. This is a hugely popular product. Now you might say, “Well this product is saturated.” But I beg to differ because if you look at the reviews for this product, there are about 17,000 reviews, which is about half of the number of orders that tells me that a lot of consumers are buying this direct from AliExpress, which means that a lot of people aren’t yet dropshipping this product.
Another thing that makes this a particularly great product to sell, is that it comes with a video. Video ads are what move products off shelves these days. But the nice thing about this product is, you don’t need to go through the trouble of making your own product video ad. Simply click on that video to download it and use it in your Facebook ads instant conversions. This product is also inexpensive which means you can price it low and still maintain margins, and take advantage of impulse buys and that is the golden ticket for dropshippers. If I’m putting you to sleep already with the list of products that ship to the US then fantastic because I have product number three, which is perfect for anyone trying to get some z’s.
3. Anti-Noise Sleep Headband
Product number three is an anti-noise sleep headband. There’s a lot of room for branding, here, but what I love about this product, is it solves a problem which is what every successful dropshipping product needs to do to be compelling enough to buy.
The way this works is there’s a little audio set that feeds into this soft terry cloth headband, and as you can see in the product photos, customers can either wear the headband around their eyes are just around their ears, but they can play white noise into the headband, as they’re trying to fall asleep. So this is perfect for anyone who has trouble falling asleep, especially if they have trouble falling asleep while they’re traveling. That is a fantastic niche store, to build around a product like this. Or actually, it would be great to build a niche store around people who have trouble sleeping. I feel like there would be a lot of products there. I digress.
This product costs around $7 and ships to the US, in less than a week, so it’s a great product, that you can sell to people as they have a trip coming up because it’s likely that customers will get the product in time for the trip. Just make sure that if you do that you advertise that on your product pages, let customers know that they’ll receive this product within seven days so that customers can plan, “Yes, I need to buy this now so I have it in time from my next business trip.”
And just another tip. If you’re going to try to sell this product customers are gonna want to know a couple of specifications, they’re going to want to know what kind of headphone jack that the audio cord will fit into, they’ll want to know if it’s washable, they’ll want to know details like that. You can find that in the AliExpress product description, but just make sure to put it into your own words in the product description on your Shopify page.
What you wanna do is anticipate all the reasons a customer might not buy because they’re confused about how they would use or take care of this product, and answer those questions ahead of time, that will ensure that the customer feels comfortable buying and buys it right away.
4. Endurance Sports Mask
It’s about to get weird with product number four. Product number four is what looks like… Who was the guy from Batman?
Producer (off-screen): Christian Bale? Bane.
Jessica: Bane. It looks exactly like something that Bane would wear because it’s got this, I don’t know, this grill in front of it. But it’s obviously meant to be used in an athletic setting. And in fact, that is exactly the purpose of this training mask.
So what these masks do is limit the flow of oxygen into the mouth, which sounds counterproductive to me, but to people in the CrossFit world and people who are enduring sports, athletes, that’s exactly what they want to train with. They’ll strap on this mask, and they’ll get used to performing at a high level, with a little bit less oxygen than they’re used to. Just as if they were a high-altitude training or something like that that helps them to improve their performance. And personally, if you ask me, I also think you could wear this to some nightclubs and get a lot of positive attention.
But that’s not primarily why you would sell this product. If you dropship this product you want to sell it to people who are trying to train for intense sports. The good thing about this group, the CrossFit crew, is that they tend to have a little bit of disposable income. I mean CrossFit is not cheap so because this product is expensive, don’t be turned off from adding it to your store, you can sell it for $59.99. You just have to really hone in on the benefits of this product.
That means you might have to do a little bit of research about why this is helpful, and how people can use it, and how long. Make sure you also do some research on the safety of using this and let people know that maybe you don’t strap it on and do your whole work out with it, but only keep it on for a couple of hours. I don’t know this off the top of my head, but I know it’s something that a customer will want to know before they hit buy.
I have not seen this product before and I’m pretty athletic. So I think this has a lot of potential to turn heads with Facebook ads. If you’re looking for a really sneaky product to sell, I think this might be a stealth winner. Okay, so we’re about to go from talking about intense CrossFit athletes to moms.
5. Personalized Birthstone Ring
Because the next product is a personalized birthstone ring. This little ring is genius. It’s a wrap-around ring and when you order it, you have the ability to customize it so that each band has a name engraved on it and a custom birthstone as well.
Customized products sell because you just can’t find a completely customized ring like this in stores, you can build a whole store around this ring in particular and have blog posts about what birthstones match each month and what that means. Any content that gets web traffic to your store is good content when you target this product you do want to target it towards mothers, most likely, because they’ll be the ones that want to have the names of their children, on the ring as well as the birthstones.
But don’t overlook grandmothers as well and don’t overlook a male audience. After all, as the holiday season approaches, a lot of people need to buy gifts. And this is a pretty good gift for anyone looking to buy mothers or the mother figures in their lives. This product arrives at US doorsteps in four to seven days, which is excellent and the price is really good too.
This ring with shipping comes to just under $12, but you can afford to price it pretty high. I would say $39.99 or so because it is customized. When you offer customized products you can really set that price higher and that is fantastic. Just make sure that as you fulfill all of these orders, you take the time to get the orders right, because obviously if these things need to be returned, ’cause they have the wrong name on them, or something, you’re gonna end up losing money. So be patient with that, process or hire a virtual assistant to help.
Actually, you know what, I take back what I said earlier, when I saw this ring, I first thought it was great for mothers and I stand by that. But you can also choose to have one band, with one name and one birthstone and that could be a great gift for anyone to give, or for example, for someone to give as a birthday present. So make sure you keep your audience broad, as you begin selling this and let Facebook determine who’s most likely to buy this ring.
Oh, and actually, you know what’s genius about this particular product is when you’re creating a Facebook ad, you can target people who have a birthday in the month of the birthstone in the product. So, for example, buy this test product and get the birthstone for December and then target people with a birthday in December and let them know that they can have a customized ring on their birthday, with their own birthstone and they’ll get it in time for their birthday because of fast shipping from the US.
6. 3D Brick Wallpaper
This next product is a little different, but I think it really stands out, and I haven’t seen it in any dropshipping stores yet. This product is a 3D brick wallpaper and it’s selling well on AliExpress. It’s got about 2,000 orders and 1,200 reviews.
And that tells me that by far, most of the people ordering this are actually people ordering it straight from AliExpress. There are not a lot of other dropshippers in the game for this product yet, and that’s an opportunity for you. The way this product works is you can stick it on your wall and then it will seem like your wall has a rougher brick texture. Kind of like a nice industrial loft.
Personally, I’m a sucker for exposed brick, so maybe that’s why I’m biased towards this product, but I think it could sell well to anyone who’s interested in home improvement. Now, you might see the price and think it’s super cheap, just be aware that this is for one dimension of the product, what your customers will do is measure out how much they need and buy that many squares of the three-dimensional wallpaper.
One thing I love about products that people have to buy multiples of is that you can give volume discounts, so for example, you can give a little bit of a discount if someone buys two or more squares of this wallpaper, a note about this product and other home improvement products: These are going to sell well at the beginning of 2020, when people are starting to think that they’re ready for a fresh start, they want to redo their space. And so while other products that I’ve mentioned might be great for holiday sales, this is the product that you wanna stock now to get ahead of the competition in the new year.
7. Dog Car Carrier
The next product on our list is a dog carrier. But not just any dog carrier. What I love about this particular product is you can really be breed-specific when you target your Facebook ads.
If you’ve seen this dog carrier the way it works is you strap it into a car seat, but then it’s a little box and so it’s perfect for smaller dogs. This isn’t like the dog carrier that you put in your back seat that’s great for protecting seats from the fur of larger dogs. This is definitely for more toy breeds and so be really specific in your ads.
When you create this ad, create a copy that says, “Perfect for your chihuahua,” and then target people who love chihuahuas. You really wanna pluck the heartstrings of people who adore their dogs and would buy anything to keep their dogs safe and literally at their side as they travel.
Now, plucking those heartstrings is essential because this is a little bit of a more expensive product, it comes in at around $16, and shipping is an extra $4. So you’re going to want to price this around $49.99. However, this product looks really premium. Customers might have questions about what kind of car seats this fits in. So make sure you do your research or email the supplier to ask.
By the way, do not be afraid to email suppliers, suppliers are so eager to work with dropshippers on AliExpress and they’re really communicative because when you make a sale, they make a sale. So if you have any questions or need any clarifications, reach out to the supplier. If they don’t get in touch quickly, avoid working with them. A lot of these products have similar products from other suppliers that you can trust and it’s really important for your business and for your margins that you work with a supplier that you know is quick, responsive and trustworthy. There are a few more things to look for when you are trying to find a dropshipping supplier that you can trust. But we go over that in Oberlo 101.
Oberlo 101 is our newest dropshipping course and I will literally hold your hand through the store build process, and I’ll even teach you all about Facebook ads, in addition to what to look for in a great supplier.
8. Satin Shoelaces
On to the next product, they are satin shoelaces. This is the product that you get an easy sale with Instagram influencers. Because this product is cheap, it comes in a lot of colors, it makes any sneaker look super cool.
And even with shipping to the US it only costs you about $4. Price these shoelaces at around $9.99 or maybe $14.99. And then approach Instagram influencers that have around 10 to 50k followers. You’re not going for the huge accounts because, frankly, you can’t afford them yet. But that’s okay when you’re just looking for that first sale a product like this is perfect.
Quite frankly, I got my first sale, without even sending a product to an influencer, I just contacted them and asked them what they thought of my new store, and when they gave me some good feedback, I said, “Thank you,” and I gave them a 20 percent discount code. Boom. Sale. I didn’t even pay for any advertising. So don’t be afraid, as you reach out to influencers and anyone on Instagram, to remember that they are people too, they love a good deal, they love it when someone takes the time to talk to them as individuals. And when you’re not quite at the point of scaling, you have the time to do that. So take advantage of it, to get feedback on products like this, get your first sale and get confident about spending more money on Facebook ads.
9. 3-in-1 Diaper Changer
Okay, let’s move along to number nine on our list of products that you can dropship from the US. This is a travel diaper bag. It looks like a purse but you can unfold it and voila instant changing station for a baby.
The targeting on this is pretty intuitive, right? You want to target parents who have young children and are changing them frequently. And this is perfect to sell as the holidays approach because no doubt these parents are traveling to relatives’ houses, with their infants in tow and may not always have a good place to comfortably change their children’s diapers. Now, I wanna share with you one of my favorite hacks, for writing great product descriptions with something like this, when you’re on the AliExpress product page, click on customer reviews and have a look because often the customers will tell you what they were looking for in this product that you might not have been aware of.
For example, when I was reading through the reviews for this diaper bag I saw that customers mentioned that the headrest for the baby is padded. That’s not even something that I noticed in the photos but it’s something that would be really important to someone buying this bag. So with this in mind, I would include that in the product description. Another thing is no funny odors or no protruding threads which a baby could perhaps play with if the parent wasn’t watching.
Details like that really matter. Because when you describe a product in a way that really gets what the customer is experiencing and how this product fits into their lives, the customer is more likely to buy. I really recommend you add this product to your store if you’re selling to new mothers and new parents and go ahead and jack those prices up. Because this product is a little bit higher quality and people are happy to pay for high-quality products if it means that their children will be well taken care of.
10. Anti-Stain T-Shirt
Okay, time for the last product on our list of products that you can dropship from the US. It is an anti-stain t-shirt. Quite frankly. I didn’t believe it either, but the supplier had a video on this website that showed different colored liquids being poured onto the white t-shirt and the liquids just slid off. I don’t know how it works, but I’m not questioning that it works.
This t-shirt is magical and it obviously solves a problem for customers, especially customers who are gonna be eating lots of meals on the road as they travel or eating big meals with lots of sauces during the holidays. That’s exactly what you’re going to describe as you pitch this product with Facebook ads.
And not only does this product ship from the US, but it also ships from other countries as well. If you don’t know this already, let me tell you, you can dropship to a long list of countries with ePacket shipping and you can dropship to a lot of places locally too if you do a little bit of research. Countries like Spain and France are huge markets for dropshipping products.
So if you have a little bit of time and money to experiment selling to them, I highly recommend you give it a try. Just use a platform like Google Translate to translate the copy of your ads into French or Spanish in this case, and you’ll be able to offer this product to people in those countries with fast shipping. Okay, that’s it for this list.
Now, I’d love to hear from you. Do you think my anti-stain t-shirt really works? I saw the video, but I don’t know, I’m still kind of questioning it. And what do you think about the other products on this list? Let me know by leaving a comment below and I will respond with my thoughts. Until next time, learn often, market better and sell more.