Print-On-Demand for Dummies (Part 1): 10 Awesome Product Ideas to Inspire New Entrepreneurs
One of the most important keys to succeed in doing online business is choosing the right product. We want to help you start out so here is a list to discover the emerging product ideas!
This list consists of 10 in-demand products, which are consulted by Shopify (specialized in the U.S. market), that surely convert most sales for your store.
Let's discover the potential of each product with us!
No. 1 - Facemask
The recent COVID-19 pandemic situation has raised a high demand for facemask from all around the world. Many countries had made it an official regulation to wear facemask in public. This means that a non-medical facemask will soon be considered as a daily clothing item. Since there is a rise in demand for facemask, the supply quantity for it is forecasted to grow rapidly. Furthermore, it is known that Facebook has unlocked its regulations for Facebook Ads, which now allows sellers to run advertisements for non-medical facemask. As consequence, in order to compete in this market, it is best for sellers to differentiate the product by design and to sell in packs. For print-on-demand sellers, this is, without doubt, a good chance to grow and become the trendsetter with the most unique facemask’s art.
No. 2 - Nail Polish
On social media, the younger is starting to experiment with new nail trends, driving demand for a wider nail product range including, enamel, varnish, and lacquer. The global demand for nail polishes plans to hit $15.6 billion U.S. Dollars by 2024, with an annual compound growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5%, according to recent Grand View Study estimates. To keep up with this new trend and demand, you can search on Pinterest boards about nail polish. Pinterest has always been an ultimate idea inspiration for new businesses with the most popular product design.
No. 3 - Exercise Band
Exercise resistance bands rapidly have become, without surprise, one of the best-selling items online this year. Like facemask, because the government forced to shutdown fitness centers around the world, due to the pandemic, the demand for home fitness is increasing. Which has led to the rise of demand for convenient in-house fitness equipment.
Since home exercise may hold trends for a long time, you can create a fitness-related brand and optimize your product info to level up the rank on Google up-ranking and also to lead new organic traffic.
No. 4 - Jigsaw Puzzle
Jigsaw puzzle has been a long-time favorite mind game since the 90s. In recent years, it witnesses a huge surge in demand from householders as game developers create many more interesting ways to play around with this game. It is obvious that the game is making its own return in 2020 with 800,000 average monthly searches for the word “jigsaw puzzle”.
Following a persistent trend, Google Trends reveals an instant rise in interest following mandatory government lockdowns due to COVID-19. Parents are trying to give their children a space for enhancing intelligence and patience by encouraging games like a jigsaw. As a new Shopify entrepreneur, you shouldn't skip this trend.
No. 5 - Board Game
Similar to jigsaw puzzle, board game is another popular product of 2020 due to COVID-19. During this compulsory “holiday”, families are trying to get close to each other, so these games are the perfect excuses as they can create shared activities and drive interest to family members of all ages. According to Pipe Candy, the global market size of board games was worth an estimated $13.1 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 9%during the forecast period 2019 - 2025.
One of the methods to master this market is to become a gamer yourself. Once you know the rules and also all the steps to play the game you’re selling, it will definitely be easier for you to create related content for the product and to advise your customers. Board games communities are also good channels to advertise or to allow customers to see game demo. Creative marketing methods are in your hand since this is definitely a special product niche.
No. 6 - Yoga and Pilate Mat
The exercise mat market is expected to hit $17.3 billion by 2025 because of the increasing interest in yoga and the recognition for its health benefits. Many governments have initiated supportive programs to promote yoga across the world. Moreover, the rising number of yoga studios in developed regions is expected to drive the product demand further. According to Google Trend, there are nearly 200,000 monthly searches for “yoga mats”, proving the global popularity of this product. Also, with the widespread environmental concern recently, merchants should really consider starting a business with eco-friendly mats.
No. 7 - Kayak Accessories
Nowadays, Kayak is used for various activities including fishing, swimming, nature discovery, wildlife touring, rescue activities (within floods), boating, and free riding. The increase in the number of Kayaking events primarily contributes to the sales of Kayak equipment worldwide. It is predicted the global canoe-kayaking accessories demand is going to grow significantly between 2020 and 2026. The market expanded steadily at a CAGR of 3.85% in 2020 and is expected to grow over the forecast horizon.
Since these Kayaking activities are related to sports, it is best for you if you have in-depth knowledge about what you are selling. The more you understand your product, the more it’s easier to convince your customer to buy it. We would suggest starting with a sports video channel to educate, do marketing and also to show up your best Kayak accessories.
No. 8 - Rug
There’s been a growing trend in the search for “rugs” in recent months. This search term hit the number of 673,000 searches on a monthly average, and related search terms such as “area rugs” or “rugs for sale” generated sequentially 246,000 and 90,500 searches. In fact, the global market of carpet and rug has witnessed a substantial growth of $93.6 billion U.S. Dollars in 2020; and it is estimated that CAGR will reach 4.75% by the end of 2024.
With the propensity towards interior designs and the rising average income of the consumers, it is predicted that it will boost the growth of the global market of carpet and rug during the period of 2020-2024. There are many types and styles of rug that are available to sell, which can give you a diverse range of opportunities to expand your product line to this market. For more ideas, we recommend you to research on Google with keywords such as “braided rugs”, “shag rugs”, “area rugs”, etc.
No. 9 - Blanket
Another profitable market that Shopify owners should consider entering is selling blankets. The global market of the blanket is expected that compound annual growth rate will grow 4.5% from 2019 to 2025, and the whole market will reach $23.26 billion U.S. Dollars by 2025. Besides the normal usage as a personal item to keep the body warm and comfortable, these days, blankets are usually used for interior decoration. The research explored that wool blankets had been generating more sales than normal cotton or polyester blankets. Sellers can also think about selling customizable blankets with a little help from POD tools.
No. 10 - Laptop Skin
Last on this list, it’s the laptop skin. Since everyone is now using laptop more than a PC, the need for having an accessory with protection use is increasing rapidly worldwide. The average monthly search for “laptop skins” is nearly 40,000 searches per month. This new trending item opens many potentialities for you to take the lead. Not only by driving more sales, but it also creates lots of creative ideas for designing for you to explore. In the print-on-demand market, this item is considered one of the top-selling products by providers.
Furthermore, the services can also be easily varied, such as design personalization. Since personalization is becoming a new trend and also a niche in the print-on-demand market, customers would want a personalized skin of themselves rather than just any regular design.
It is said that by choosing the right product, you have succeeded 50% in doing online business. We hope this sum-up article can help you to determine what you’re going to sell online. So which product are you interested in? Let us know by commenting below!