18 best-selling products online — start a side business

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Sandeep Babu

India had the fastest-growing online retail market among the South Asian countries in 2019. So, if you are thinking about starting an online retail business in India, the timing couldn't be better. What's more, you don't have to dig to find the best products to sell online. I've already researched it for you and prepared the list of 18 best-selling products online.

Without further ado, let's dive in.

List of best-selling products for your online store

There’s no point in trying to sell products that few people want to buy. Your chances of success will be better if you sell the most popular products. Here are 18 ideas for you.

1- Face shields or masks

Masks are first on our list of best-selling products for obvious reasons. Even before the coronavirus pandemic started, face shields or masks were popular among Indians. Those who ride bikes use them to ward off dust particles, bacteria, and other air pollutants.

Now, in the COVID-19 world, most people use a face shield or mask when they go outside.

So selling shields/masks online can be a profitable idea. To stand out from the crowd, you should try to offer designer masks — to choose, there are many wholesale providers on the internet.

Related: 5 tips for adding an eCommerce shop to your brick-and-mortar business

2- Non-contact infrared thermometers

COVID-19 is likely to be with us for some time, so thermometers will be in demand.

Authorities in India and worldwide are taking strict measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Temperature checking has become a routine exercise in residential and commercial establishments.

This has increased the demand for a non-contact infrared thermometer by many folds. So, selling them online can be an excellent strategy to increase the sales in your online retail store. In addition to selling this to individual buyers, this might be a product you could sell in bulk to businesses or government agencies.

Related: How to increase sales with trade marketing

3- Touchscreen gloves

More and more people have started using gloves during the coronavirus pandemic, to protect themselves when out of the house. Once at home, the wearer simply takes off their gloves and washes them before wearing them again.

Moreover, it goes without saying that using a smartphone with gloves on is a nuisance.

Touchscreen gloves allow the wearer to use touch-enabled devices easily.

As touchscreen gloves are becoming more popular among people concerned about their exposure to the virus, they are among the best-selling products online. Selling these gloves can help you grow your online sales.

4- Breathable mesh running shoes

Our feet get hot when we run and mesh fabric is breathable. This is the reason why mesh running shoes are becoming hugely popular among runners.

If you start selling affordable and quality mesh running shoes online, there is no reason why people wouldn't buy from you. A good thing is you can find many affordable sources of high quality mesh running shoes. You simply buy in bulk, and then resell them.

5- Phone lens attachments

These days, mobile phones come with high-quality cameras to cater to mobile photography enthusiasts. Phone lens attachments can help people improve the photos they take with their phone cameras.

Adding phone lens attachments to your online offering will undoubtedly boost the sales in your online retail store. What's more, you will not face any difficulty in sourcing quality phone lens attachments for your eStore.

6- Phone tripods

You might be surprised to learn that phone tripods are also on the list of best-selling products. Thanks to vlogging, people are buying phone tripods to shoot top-quality videos. However, it is not the only use of phone tripods. One can also have better framing and panoramas when using a tripod.

As more and more people are interested in mobile photography, selling phone tripods can be a smart idea to grow your online retail sales.

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7- Car phone holders/mounts

People use car phone holders/mounts for various reasons:

  • GPS for navigation
  • Hands-free music
  • Distraction-free driving

If you add creatively designed, quality car phone holders/mounts to your online retail store, there is no reason why people wouldn't buy. People want accessories to complement their car interiors. Therefore, the opportunities are endless.

8- External phone microphones

External phone microphones are in demand as more and more people are using their mobile phones to shoot videos and create podcasts. You can start selling external phone microphones online to boost sales in your eStore.

9- Pet massage combs

Woman holding bichon puppy
Pet massage combs are an affordable accessory for many pet owners.

Pet owners use massage combs to groom their pets, removing loose hair and combing through tangled hair. Pet owners can also use these combs to massage their pets to promote good blood circulation. Pet massage combs are easy to buy from a wholesale supplier, and then sell at a profit.

10- Bear claw meat shredders

Meat shredders are also on our list of best-selling products. Bear claw meat shredders are used in shredding chicken, pulling pork, lifting turkeys, and tossing salads. You can easily add bear claw meat shredders to just about any eStore to grow sales.

A good thing is you can find claw meat shredders of various designs at wholesale prices to spoil the buyers for choice. Then sell each shredder for more than you paid for it.

11- Front-facing baby carrier

From strengthening the bond between the baby and the caregiver to supporting the baby's natural posture, baby carriers offer multiple benefits. This is the reason why baby carriers are popular among parents. Add designer front-facing baby carriers to your product portfolio, and you could open up a profitable new revenue stream.

12- Yoga and Pilates mats

There is a growing interest in yoga to stay fit. During the current COVID-19 crisis, when people prefer to stay inside, the demand for yoga and Pilates mats has increased.

People are still avoiding gyms/health centers and looking for alternative ways to stay fit.

Sell yoga and Pilates mats to draw new customers to your eStore.

13- Exercise bands

Exercise bands are also in demand during coronavirus. Why shouldn't they be? Using exercise bands strengthens and tone muscles. Hence, people are buying them enthusiastically to work out at their homes safely. You can quickly start selling exercise bands online, as sourcing them will not be a problem.

14- Laptop skins

People love to personalize their possessions, including their laptops. This is the reason why laptop skins get sold like hot cakes. When you start selling laptop skins, you can cater to a broad audience because laptop skins come in various designs. Superheroes, pets, religious symbols are just a few designs to look for.

15- Jigsaw puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles are popular among people of all ages. Some people love to complete their puzzles alone, while others prefer to finish with other puzzle lovers.

Many have more leisure time now, so demand for jigsaw puzzles is growing.

There are many sales opportunities for you if you decide to add jigsaw puzzles to your online product offerings. While you might not make a big profit on each puzzle, gift items like these might serve to pull people to your store (where you can tempt them to buy other products).

Related: How to price your products

16- Board games

Board games are popular among people because they help them have family time and build strong bonds among each other. Much like jigsaw puzzles, the demand for board games has surged during the lockdowns in India. If you decide to sell board games online, you will generate quick sales.

17- Rugs/carpets

Shop with many rugs on display

We all need rugs/carpets in our homes. There is always a demand for high-quality rugs/carpets in the market. There is even a demand among some for handmade rugs.

Selling rugs/carpets online can be a smart decision as these products are always in demand, regardless of the season or year. Just make sure that you are offering quality rugs/carpets with multiple design options.

18- Shapewear

Shapewear gives the human body a pleasing shape so that the wearer can put on their favorite clothes without any hesitation. Start selling shapewear to increase sales in your eStore. Does shapewear sell quickly? Yes, they do. Who doesn't like to look better?

How to create your eStore

Once you have selected the best-selling products you’d like to sell online, the next step is to build your eStore. With the help of GoDaddy Online Store, you can make a secure online store that has:

  • Secure payment processing of all debit/credit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay
  • Shipping options that are easy to set up
  • Marketing tools (email marketing, Google My Business, sell through Facebook)
  • Guidance on how to grow your new online business

One of the best things about Online Store is that you can make changes to your eStore or manage orders and your calendar right from your phone.

Try Online Store free before you decide — no need to provide payment details.

Get complete instructions on how to build an eye-catching, mobile-friendly eStore with Online Store here.

Keep up with the best products to sell online to make money

Creating an eStore is one thing, and making it a success is another. Picking the best-selling products is a critical first step for any digital store to succeed. You’ll also need to:

The products listed in this article are best-selling products currently, and people are buying them in significant quantities. Over time, this list of best-selling products will adapt as buyer behavior changes. Make a habit of checking sources such as Nielsen India to check the latest trends and then adjust the products in your online store accordingly.

The information contained in this blog post is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as an endorsement or advice from GoDaddy on any subject matter.

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