For the past few years in China sourcing industry, there’s one type of question that I was asked by hundreds people. What is the best product to import from China? What is the most profitable products to import from China? Not only new importers, but also people who has years of importing experience will ask the same question.
I have to say this question is too big to answer, because different people have absolutely different answer, according to their work or life experience.
So I can’t give you a list of profitable items to import from China, and say “Hey, just purchase these items, and you will make tens thousands dollars easily”.
Instead of directly telling you what products to import, I share you some of my ideas about good products to import in 2020. By analyzing these products together with me, you will probably find your best product answer.
In this article, I’ve given 25 product ideas this moment, but will keep updating more new products into this list every month. Don’t forget to save it to the bookmark of your browser.
Based on my experience, I help you organize these products into 4 types:
- Cheap Products to import from China
- Novelty Products to import from China
- Conventional Products to import from China
- Useful Products to import from China
Cheap Products to import from China
Low-cost products indicate a very high-profit margin, which means if you are just starting out a new business then you will not require a very huge investment to purchase the products. Consequently, lower investment will mean lower risk as well. Therefore, many merchants will choose cheap products to import from China.
China is amongst the top manufacturers and exporters of pens worldwide. From fountain pens to brushes to gift pens, you will discover an overwhelming variety of pens in China.
The fountain pens, in general, have a high demand everywhere. Similarly, gift pens are particularly popular for brand promotion and marketing as they can be easily customized with the company logo and message. The gift pens are a cost-effective means for advertisement and hence are quite popular amongst the business community.
The gift pens which can meet the customization requirements of importers are made of metal or plastic. Plastic gift pens are priced at $0.03-$0.1, whereas the metal gift pens are available at $0.15-$1.5. So, even if you have a purchase budget of $1000, you can still purchase promotional pens from China.
Besides the availability of a wide variety of pens at incredibly low costs, the fact that importing pens from China does not require any certificates and documentation is another reason to import pens from China. You can directly transport your order to your country by express delivery without paying any customs duties.
If you are interested in importing pen from China, there is an article to Wholesale Pens From China for reference.
Lastly, people usually prefer buying pens from a physical store rather than ordering them online. Therefore, if you are going to engage in e-commerce, then pens may not be a very suitable product idea.
You can also purchase custom t-shirts in China at a wholesale price of $1.45- $3.7. The cheaper t-shirts that cost around $1.45 are lower in quality and can be worn only a couple of times. While the t-shirts that cost approximately $3 are much better in quality and made from comfortable to wear fabric.
If you want to get your logo printed on the t-shirt, it will cost an extra $0.2-$0.5 per piece. In case you are only purchasing 50-100 t-shirts with custom logo, the suppliers usually don’t charge a customs fee but will receive a printed minimum charge of $50-$100. The costs may vary according to the suppliers.
Daily goods that have a stylish element will always be in high demand and will generate a good sale. If you can judge the trend in time, you will definitely be able to make huge profits. So, keep sunglasses in your list of options as one of the best product to import from China in 2020.
On the us-based Amazon, a typical plastic frame sunglasses costs around $9, and ordinary metal frame glasses cost about $14. If the sunglasses style is in vogue, then the price may also reach up to $20.
Want to know how much these sunglasses will cost you if purchase from China? You’ll be surprised to know that the price of Chinese sunglasses ranges from $1 to $3. Such low wholesale prices can help you generate huge profits.
However, importing sunglasses from China requires specific certifications and regulatory compliance. For example, importing to the United States requires an FDA certificate and a ball drop test, while Europe requires EN ISO 12312-1 certification.
About sunglasses certification and how to import sunglasses from China, I have a specific information in another article. If you are interested, you can see this article: Wholesale sunglasses from China for reference.
④ Phone protector glass
Also, when considering selling mobile phone accessories, you don’t have to worry about product update as well, except for the protection cover, which has to be restocked according to the new mobile launches. So, in case you are starting with limited procurement costs and also lack experience, mobile phone accessories will be a safe choice.
The price of phone protector glass is about $0.13-$1. The protector glass for different mobile phones falls in the same price range, mainly because the quality of glass remains constant. However, irrespective of the price of the protector glass, you can make significant profits by selling them on Amazon.
Phone holder for the car is something that drivers are very fond of. It’s a practical product, but it’s buyers are much lesser as compared to the buyers of phone protector glass and cell phone case. Not everyone has a car, but everyone has a cell phone. The wholesale price of the phone holder is between $0.6-$2.
MOQ varies greatly from different types of Chinese suppliers. Recently, I wrote an article about MOQ, and analyzed MOQ information for different suppliers in this article. Besides, I share some practical tactics about how to get lower MOQ in the post, if you have interest, click here to learn more.
Besides having a good market demand, the sock is a product with a significant profit margin as well. In the United States, the price of the most common cotton socks on Amazon is about $3 per pair, whereas, in China, the cost of ordinary cotton socks is about $0.2/pair. The price difference is more than ten times, which means importing socks from China can be an extremely profitable business.
In addition to cotton socks, there are many other categories of socks like silk stockings, wool socks, yoga socks and so on. If you think there are too many sellers of cotton socks in the market, you can consider selling other types of socks. Silk stockings are consumables, very easy to break, and the demand is also very large. The wholesale price of silk stockings is between $0.37 to $1.47.
Most of China’s socks suppliers and factories are in Yiwu, Zhuji. Yiwu and Zhuji are very close, and often socks sold in in the Yiwu market also come from Zhuji. I suggest you go to the Yiwu market first, and if you can’t find the socks you want in the Yiwu market, you can go to Zhuji, where you’ll find many manufacturers as well. Want to find the sock manufacturers to get the most competitive price? Feel free to contact us.
⑥ Disposable pet diaper /disposable pet pads
However, it’s important to note that just like market demand, competition for baby diapers is also incredibly intense. Furthermore, in addition to China, several other countries are also producing baby diapers.
I suggest you consider selling pet diapers since the competition is not so intense, and pet diapers from all over the world are mainly imported from China. Chinese pet diapers are available at great price advantages, and distributors in many countries like to import pet supplies from China or find factories in China.
The disposable pet diaper price is about $0.12/PC, while the price of disposable pet pad is about $0.05 /PC. If you are purchasing directly from the factory, then their MOQ is 10,000 pieces, about 1000 bags (10/pack). The pet diapers and pet pads are light in weight and small in size. So the shipping cost is also very cheap.
⑦ Pet Clothes
Chinese pet clothes are about $1-$3, and the pet clothes sold on us-based Amazon are about $10, so the profit margin is also quite good. The MOQ on Alibaba is around 300 pcs, whereas the MOQ on Dhgate and Aliexpress will be lower, and some suppliers are also willing to take orders as small as a few dozens as well. You can choose the most suitable website for purchase according to your needs.
⑧ Cheap Lego Toys
There are indeed many factories in China that produce building blocks toys like LEGO, and the prices are also very low. In addition to the ordinary building blocks toys, toys such as jigsaw puzzles and robot assembly are also available at low cost, which gives importers a lot of choices.
But when you choose to sell this product in your country, be aware of the regulations regarding copyright. Some countries pay great attention to copyright, like the United States and Europe. Consequently, selling building block toys like LEGO may lead to copyright infringement and you may get in a lot of trouble.
If you are interested in importing toys from China, you might want to read this article first: How to import toys from China.
⑨ False eyelashes
The same fibre-made false eyelashes are priced at $2/pair on us-based Amazon, and the price difference is nearly seven times. Low cost is not the only advantage of importing false eyelashes. This product is extremely lightweight, and hence you can easily ship your order by express, without having to pay customs duties.