Trendy Products for Ecommerce
Nov 6, 2018 // By:Wyatt S. Mora // No Comment
Some of the products and niches you will discover in this article are an excellent starting point for new e-commerce companies, others are a useful orientation for established companies. Some of these trends may be ephemeral, only time will tell, although we expect many of them to stand out in the long term. So read this post to get an overview of what makes a product or trend viral, things you should think about before entering a competitive market and the future of e-commerce with 40 products and niches trends for 2018.
Trendy products, health and well-being for 2018
Not only has green tea continued to rise as a trend since the early 2000s, but it has gained popularity for a good reason. Green tea is generally a healthier option than other beverages in its category, it contains less caffeine than other beverages and, above all, there are many possible uses and variations of the product that allow retailers to propose new product ideas.
Matcha tea is an increasingly popular variant of green tea and is considered a premium product. In short, it is very high quality green tea that has been ground into a fine powder and, because you consume the whole leaf rather than soaking it in hot water, you get a much higher tea concentrate. Like green tea, this product can be used as an ingredient in many other products such as a flavouring or infusion. For traders looking for a “premium” tea to sell, then the matcha deserves to be studied.
“Detox” is a buzzword that can refer to many types of products in the health and wellness industry, but at the moment, the detox trend is tea. Tea detox, otherwise known as “Teatoxes”, claim to help consumers lose weight, gain energy and eliminate harmful substances from their bodies. It is likely that you have seen detox teas on your Instagram or Facebook feeds in recent months as this trend is growing. If you choose detox teas, or any other type of detox products, for your e-commerce, we encourage you to do your own research on products and markets and work with qualified professionals to help you create your product.
Nootropics, also known as “intelligent drugs”, help consumers to concentrate better, think more clearly and work more efficiently. Their popularity has increased significantly in recent years. Familiar faces in the ecommerce industry such as Tim Ferris introduced many people to this relatively new term in 2015. Since then, it has continued to grow. One thing to keep in mind is that nootropics are a market that is for the most part still unregulated. Therefore, first of all, you must take care to choose them as a potential product idea to sell and do your own research before selling them blindly.
Active holidays allow vacationers to stay on track with their health and fitness goals while relaxing from ordinary routines and enjoying a tropical environment. Two of the best companies offering active holidays are The Body Holiday and New Horizon Escapes, which promise a total wellness experience. If you are able to host or run an active holiday, go ahead! Their value really comes from their location and the activities they offer, so keep that in mind. If this is not your area of expertise, base your business on providing equipment, accessories or gadgets to active vacation providers or customers who are participating in an active vacation.
Veganism is no longer just a trend but rather a lifestyle/cultural choice for a growing number of people. The vegan food industry is booming and it is a market with a wide reach. Whether it’s soy-based products, vegan meat substitutes, vegan substitutes for household items such as furniture and cleaning products, or even vegan restaurant chains – there’s so much untapped potential. Think of all the food choices and options available to the majority of the urban population: confectionery products, condiments, gourmet desserts, home-delivered meat cuts, recipe books, websites, etc. An endless world. Finding alternatives to these products and services can help you break into your own niche in this segment while establishing a solid foundation for business in the vegan food industry.
We have already talked about the trend in tea-based products and now the sworn enemy of tea, coffee, is also appearing in the planned trends in the form of a body scrub. It seems that Frank Body has started to surf the trend. It is a classic and intelligent example of a company that takes a current product off the market and reuses it for another market. Don’t just think about coffee, think about what other products can do beyond their initial use.
Beard oil has been a trend in recent years and it seems that this trend is continuing. Lately, this market has become quite saturated with many new companies, but there is still room for those who are becoming a little more creative and focusing on narrow niches in the beard category.
We hope that this article will give you an idea of what 2018 has in store for e-commerce companies as old trends disappear and new ones take their place. Consider these 40 trendy products and niches for 2018 and integrate some aspects into your existing business or use them as a source of inspiration to develop something new that consumers can love.