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How to Find Products for Dropshipping – Part 1: From Demand to Supply

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What Are You Going to Learn in This Lesson?

In this lesson, you will learn one of the most common techniques on how to find products for your drop shipping store. Since there are many methods to source products, this lesson reviews one of two main concepts of product sourcing: starting from demand and then looking for supply.

We will walk you through the multiple demand-analysis channels and you will learn how to find products from different suppliers in order to dropship them in future covering the demand you just found. Enjoy!

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Choosing the right products to sell on your eBay or Shopify store can take some time and requires effort. The big chunk of this task is doing the research with the right tools, finding in-demand products that are profitable enough to consider. And, the other part is putting those products on your store and testing. And we are moving right along!

Demand to Supply (The Trending Products Method)

This method consists in finding the products that are currently popular or widely discussed online and most searched in search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo and so on.

Step 1: Find a Trend

Trending products can be easy and difficult to dropship at the same time. The trending items are popular but they have too many competing sellers. This may result in a very low-profit margin for you. One proven trick is to find a unique product within the same category of the trending product. Go ahead! You can do it!

Step 2: Calculate the Price-to-beat

Once you find the product, you need to know how to compare and calculate the prices considering the fees and taxes you have to include in its final price.

Step 3: Find the Right Product

All of the dropshippers around the world know that this step is a time-consuming journey through different sites in search of the right product. Thus, what are the most truly amazing tools to help you research the winning product?

Tools You Can Use to Find Products

Free

DSM Tool Upcoming Events Calendar

In DSM Tool, we have a feature which helps you as a seller search for the products to dropship. Let’s go to your DSM Tool account and follow the hints to find the best selling products.

DSM Tool Upcoming Events Calendar

The dashboard page in your DSM Tool account shows significant upcoming events and the product ideas which you can use to good advantage. It also gives hints on what keywords to include in the product listing title.

DSM Auto-Paste Tool: Product Search

Product Search is one of the features of the DSM Auto Paste Chrome Extension. It’s absolutely simple to use and works perfectly with a great number of supported suppliers. The tool opens the websites of the suppliers you selected in the new tabs of your Google Chrome browser and all you need to do is just type the name of the product.

DSM Auto-Paste Product Search Tool

Read the DSM Auto Paste: Product Search article to know more about this feature.

Explore eBay

Explore eBay is managed by eBay, it showcases trending products, best sellers, and presents a pricing tool that gives you an idea of how many items are sold.

eBay trending products

For more detailed information on how to use this website to find products for your store, please refer to the article How to find products for Shopify using eBay Explore: Your Ideal Scheme to Source Products!

Canopy

Canopy best products on Amazon

Canopy is a site that offers product ideas that you can sell from Amazon. And, if you are using DSM Tool as a repricer tool for your drop shipping store specifically eBay, then this site will surely help you find the products. You can select recommended products from Trending to Most Popular or choose the category in which you want to get them.

WatchCount

eBay’s Most Watched/Popular Items and Auctions

WatchCount focuses on the market data of eBay but it is not handled by them. From Most Watched to Completed Items, they got all the data you need to find the right products for your store. Another positive aspect of this site is that the data is divided into different eBay sites.

Google Shopping Insights

Google also has their own tool that helps online sellers find products, it is Google Shopping Insights.

Category selection

This Google tool gives sellers the idea of what products are in demand and what not. Search for any product you can think of and want to sell on your store and this tool will give the statistics you need to know.

Analysis page

Trend Hunter

Data Trends 

Considered as the biggest website if you want to find the trending products. Actually, it’s not just for products but also for other topics like news, fashion, technology, etc. Trend Hunter is pretty reliable when it comes to the data because they are partnering with big companies.

Best Seller Section

Supplier’s Best Sellers Section

Check the Best Sellers section of your preferred supplier where you can find items and products sold multiple times. This is a good idea for you especially if you need to choose what niche you are drawing into.

This product researching method is not a 100% guarantee that it will give a sale right away, however, you should be aware of the public demand. Still, you need to consider the marketplace you will sell the item on and many other factors.

Paid

BuzzSumo

This is an incredible online tool that helps to discover what content is well known by a certain topic and on which website.

BuzzSumo content search

Sometimes it takes long hours of researching the content on the internet for us to know what people are talking and thinking about. BuzzSumo lets you search content or topic and sends back social media sites related to what you have searched. You can go to the social media websites in the result and check if there are any products featured there. It has a trial version. Check it!

Content Analyzer

Shelftrend

Shelftrend is also a good tool for finding products on eBay, it gives a deeper understanding of the top-selling products of your competitors.

Product Analysis Board

Search any product by the name and you will instantly get results like price, a number of listings, and all other vital information about the best representatives in the sector.

Zik Analytics

Most often called as Zik is another popular tool that helps sellers find profit-making items to sell on their stores and it gives lots of helpful pieces of advice on how to sell the items fast by categorizing them in the first page of eBay search results.

Analytics Product Research 

Different tools like analytics data are included in this tool are created to find the best products. They have 7 days of free trial to check the product and after that, you need to subscribe to their plan to continue using the service.

 Product Research Results

Terapeak

Like WatchCount, Terapeak mainly focuses on eBay sellers. The only difference consists in the fact that it’s a paid service. It is also effective for researching products on eBay and other e-commerce marketplaces like Amazon.

Terapeak product research

Though the price for this tool is a kind of expensive, the service is great and it can really help to find profitable and promising products to sell on eBay and your other online stores.

Thieve

Thieve gives trending product ideas from AliExpress. Using this website is absolutely simple! Pick from the current list of products or go specifically to the categories that you like.

Thieve best products from AliExpress

Summary

You can spend dozens of hours in search of your income-generating product, but without the right tools and techniques you can come up short. This guide led you to helpful sites and tools in researching products to sell.

Have you used a different strategy to successfully find products to sell online? Still not sure what to sell? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

In order the drop shipping sphere becomes an open book to you, do not hesitate to join our YouTube channel and DSM Tool Drop Shipping Community! We will be glad to see you among the members of our friendly DSM Tool family!

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Written by Kfir Shapira

Kfir is a Co-Founder and the CEO of DSM Tool. He is working with eBay since 2008 and 8 years later in 2016 joined the founding team of a revolutionary drop shipping management platform - DSM Tool. He has a B.A in Business and Entrepreneurship from IDC Herzeliya. Kfir also plays the drums and owns a dog named "Bamba".

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