5 Ecommerce (Dropshipping) Business Ideas You Can Start Today

Starting an e-commerce business from scratch is not rocket science.

You only need to have solid e-commerce ideas to be able to make money, and understanding the nutty gritty of the business.

There are several e-commerce business opportunity and tons of ecommerce product or business ideas out there that you can start today.

Some are tried and tested, others green and growing. So much so that picking from the list of business ideas becomes a challenge for many.

Several factors influence choice of product or business line one of which is demand.

Supply is another factor, as well as price, among others. Thankfully, the business ideas highlighted in this post combine these factors nicely to give us a handy list of business ideas that are good to go.

The best part is that, you can really make money with dropshipping on e-commerce sites like amazon, Shopify, Aliexpress, Oberlo, and others.

Also, the truth about dropshipping is that you do not have to worry about startup capital to buy and stock these products yourself and how much you can make is not limited.

There are many suppliers willing and waiting to fulfil your orders to your customers anywhere in the world at no extra cost to you, i.e for free.

There are dropshipping companies with no membership fees, no minimum order and with quality services.

The fact is that, you’re basically helping them selling their products at your own price.

When customers place orders with you, you forward their order details and the cost price to your suppliers while you keep your profits.

Your suppliers will pick, pack and ship orders to your customers globally.

Reports indicate that shoppers spent over $1tr between November 2017 and January 2018 holiday sales period.

Similarly Statista reports that: “In 2017, an estimated 1.66 billion people worldwide purchased goods online.

During the same year, global e-retail sales amounted to 2.3 trillion U.S. dollars and projections show a growth of up to 4.48 trillion U.S. dollars by 2021.”

To help you tap into this huge and growing market, here are


5 Dropshipping Business Ideas Worth Checking Out


1. Drones

Currently, drones are literally in the air. Companies like DJI make a fortune from this business idea making drones and controlling over 70% market share.

Drones are also used in everyday activities like

  • Motion film making
  • Sports coverage
  • Aerial surveillance
  • Remote sensing
  • Construction
  • Monitoring livestock
  • Emergency response
  • Relief efforts
  • Tracking and mapping wildfires
  • Oil, gas and mineral exploration
  • Inspecting pipelines, powerlines
  • Recreational/hobby flying, etc

Drones come in all shapes and sizes. Selfie drones have also become as popular as selfies and such a wonderful business idea.

Here’s a Google Trends Visualization of Selfie Drones Worldwide Within the Last 5 Years.

High interest areas in USA include

  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Georgia
  • New York
  • California
  • New Jersey
  • Alabama
  • Virginia
  • Pennsylvania, among others.

2. Smartwatch

If you’re looking for good business ideas it might be time to start selling smartwatches.

The smartwatch is a popular wearable tech device and makes our shortlist of profitable dropshipping business ideas you can try.

Statista reports that: “Worldwide smartwatch unit sales doubled from 19 million to 38 million between 2015 and 2016, and the market is expected to continue growing at a similar pace in the coming years, with 2018 projections of around 141 million unit sales.”

With a smartwatch you can:

  1. Make and take calls
  2. Receive and send text messages
  3. Receive phone notifications
  4. Monitor heart rate
  5. Monitor calories, activity
  6. Track sleeping time
  7. Get GPS for hiking

Here’s a Google Trends Visualization of Smartwatches in USA With Google call mom
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Source: Google Trends

Some cities in UK with high interest in dash can include:

Plymouth, etc.


4. Beard Oil

The beard gang is growing in leaps and bounds thanks to the sensational beard oil therapy that has turned the men’s facial grooming industry around.

More and more men are not only keeping but growing their beard. This trend has become so fashionable especially with millennials, even notable celebrities have joined the bandwagon.

Smart entrepreneurs are also cashing in on this business idea of selling beard oils.

Statista reports that by 2024 the global male grooming market is estimated to have grown to $29.14b.

Google Trends Visualization of Beard Oil Worldwide Within the Last 5 Years

Beard clubs abound around that teach members how to grow and care for their beard.

Regions with high interest that you can target with this business idea include:

Sri Lanka
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
South Africa
Kuwait, etc.


5. Wireless Earphones

This is another cool business idea worth pursuing. Earphones have grown in popularity and use alongside the smartphone.

Wireless earphones are a special set of earphones that do not require wires. This class of earphones are fashionable, trendy and comfortable to use.

It allows you take hands free calls while driving, hiking, jogging, biking, cooking or engaging in other activities that would otherwise require the use of your hands, enhancing safety for you and third parties.

Google Trends Visualization of Wireless Earphones in US Within the Last 5 Years

Areas you can easily sell wireless earphones to as a business idea in the US include:

New Jersey
New York
Georgia, etc.



These business ideas are only a few among many other business ideas you can try but until you try you’ll never know which might succeed.


Amos Onwukwe is an AWAI trained Business and Ecommerce Copywriter who has been featured in scores of blogs including Huffington Post, Dumb Little Man, Ecommerce Nation, eCommerce Insights, Understanding Ecommerce, Result First, Floship, Successful Startup 101, Small Biz Club, Small Business Bonfire, among others.

He is available for hire
Twitter: @amos_onwukwe