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Alchemisst

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Niche Ecommerce Ideas?
« on: February 08, 2021, 07:56:54 PM »
I would like to start an e commerce site, just looking for ideas for a niche product to sell, ideally something other $100 that has been around for a while any ideas?

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Re: Niche Ecommerce Ideas?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2021, 08:15:39 AM »
You might listen to the Tim Ferriss podcast from a few years ago about spy hardware. Ethics aside, it was enlightening how the owner started as a sales rep at another company and eventually started his own e-commerce business with manufacturing out of China.

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Re: Niche Ecommerce Ideas?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2021, 11:19:23 AM »
I would like to start an e commerce site, just looking for ideas for a niche product to sell, ideally something other $100 that has been around for a while any ideas?

This is the million-dollar question (quite literally). Everyone is looking for that niche that has a combination of high-demand and low competition.

The reality is there is probably nothing you can think of that someone else isn't already doing. And that's fine. They've proven there's a market for selling boat anchors, hair extensions, pet tags, funny underwear, or a million other things you've never thought of.

If you're looking at Amazon there are a lot of software tools out there that can help make sense of the massive amount of data. Helium 10 and Jungle Scout are the two most popular. However, that means hundreds or thousands of other people have probably searched for the same criteria. So maybe try to focus on something that's harder like an electronics product. Or something that's oversized where most people want to sell something small and light. Also, you may find something that doesn't work on Amazon, like selling gun-related parts/accessories. Building your own ecommerce website around something that can't be sold on Amazon is another option.

I really like podcasts for ecommerce. EcomCrew, Quiet Light Podcast, and eCommerce Fuel are the podcasts I listen to virtually every episode. I'll listen to episodes of The Smartest Amazon Seller, My Amazon Guy, and Buying Online Businesses Podcast if it's an interesting topic or guest. EcomCrew has multiple episodes about figuring out product ideas or niches. They also have a blog - www.ecomcrew.com that has a lot of good information.