Since the toys and hobby niche is projected to reach $88,206M in revenue by the end of 2020, and revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate of 3.9% according to Statista, resulting in the market volume to increase to $106,766 by 2025. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that dropshipping toy products are something that a lot of dropshippers are profiting from greatly.
Along with toys, we have hobby products. They don’t fall under the exact definition of toys but are fun and passion-based items.
People like investing their money in things that bring them joy. This is why in this article, we give you the top 10 toys & hobbies products you should have in your dropshipping stores for 2021.
The Top 10 Toys & Hobbies Dropshipping Products To Sell In 2021
Keep in mind that this is an evergreen niche!
An evergreen niche or product is not based on a trend, holiday and/or season, or otherwise dependent on an event of some sort. Sure, around holidays, sales spike because people buy each other gifts, but people still buy themselves things they enjoy. Plus think of all the parents buying their children toys year-round.
1. Hand Operated Drones
First, on the list, we have Hand Operated Drones. These cool self-flying sensor drones will excite any kid. Drones have become super popular. The full-size professional drones adults use are quite pricey. This could even be used as a beginner drone/practice drone for those looking for the real deal.
These hand-controlled drones use infrared sensors to navigate and perform 360° flips; each small drone features a webbed shell to protect hands and walls, so they are safe to use indoors too!
2. Remote Control Car
Next, we have Remote Control Cars. They seem to have been around forever, and yet we see sales spiking constantly as if it were a brand new trending niche. These are a classic, and it’s self-explanatory why.
They come in so many styles, colors, sizes. Make sure to offer variations to appeal to as many buyers as possible.
3. Foldable Mini Drone
Well, we know drones have become an extremely popular toy dropshipping products, and not everyone wants a big heavy-duty one.
These Foldable Mini Drones are perfect for on the go fun. Look out for the ones that have their own app. That means they come with different phone controllable camera features and different control keys.
Check different suppliers to get a variety of styles and at different price points.
4. Digital Drawing Boards
First, we had regular wooden drawing boards. Then, the magnetic drawing boards came to play. Today, in the digital world, everything is.. well, digital. There’s plenty of digital drawing boards for kids to go around (and for adults, too).
The drawing boards come in different screen sizes, pens, and drawing features. Did we mention they’re trending, too?
5. Building Toys
We now have an especially hot product! These building toys can be for anyone. There are so many types to choose from. The biggest factor is the size of the blocks or other shaped parts.
This is what normally distinguishes the age group it’s meant for. Grab a couple from each category to offer variations, and you’ve got yourself a nice little toy store.
6. Dress Up & Pretend Play
Well, this next one is unfortunately not for us, but mainly for kids. The only time of year known for adults to dress up for Halloween, and even then, there are more kids dressed up. When it comes to children, dress up and pretend time is any time and any day.
Plenty of costumes can be found, along with fun accessories. Make sure to have multiple options for both boys and girls to get the most sales from this niche.
7. Plush Toys
On to the cuter items within the niche! Many believe the classic stuffed teddy bear toy was the first of its kind. In 1892, the Ithaca Kitty became one of the first mass-produced stuffed animal toys in the United States.
The toy industry significantly expanded in the early 20th century, but it wasn’t until 1903 that Richard Steiff designed the soft stuffed bear.
Not only are Plush toys soft, fun, and adorable to play with, they are a timeless toy for essentially anyone. As mentioned before, there are almost too many of these to count. Add multiple variations to your store for the best results.
With this next item, we give you a slightly less “soft and cuddly” idea, but just as fun! Puzzles are a great hobby and are enjoyed by all ages. Especially now that so many people are staying in, puzzles have been on the rise. It’s a great way to get friends or family together for an activity together.
Due to all the different puzzle designs, make sure to offer a variety. Additionally, look at the puzzle piece count and puzzle piece size. Puzzles are also divided into age groups, so it’s good to offer a couple of each.
9. Toy Figures
One before last on the list is Toy Figures. We think it’s safe to say we provided you with product ideas that have so many variations; you’ll never run out. When you start adding them to your store, you can see which ones sell best to start analyzing your results.
Keep in mind; there are toy figures as well as action figures which are branded. Pokémon, Marvel, and many other brands are off-limits. There are plenty of unbranded options, so do not risk getting your store in trouble.
10. Remote Controlled Vehicles Parts
As the Toys & Hobbies niche’s final item, we’ve done a quick jump back to Remote Controlled Vehicles. This time around, we are talking about parts. Whether to replace a damaged or broken piece of the car, customize the car, or upgrade by buying different parts, these are hot sellers!
Dolls have clothes or accessories to play around with. Remote Control Cars have batteries, wheels, tail-blades, propellers, and so much more. Start selling cars along with their parts for double the profit.
Dropshipping From Multiple Suppliers
If you’re using only one supplier, we highly recommend rethinking this decision. There are plenty of reasons as to how this is better for your store. First, the optimal number of suppliers to work with is two or three… Working with more (four, five and more) can get messy and confusing. This can stop you from successfully scaling, so don’t go overboard.
Expanding to multiple suppliers is not only easy but, in a lot of cases, safer.
Additionally, expanding to more suppliers can help scale your business tremendously!
So, let’s get to the benefits of working with multiple suppliers. Diversity is a huge factor when you’re dropshipping. Expanding to multiple suppliers automatically gets you a wider range of products. This also lets you differentiate yourself from your competitors since many stick to one supplier.
The next reason is safety. Life is unexpected, right? Suppliers can surprise and disappoint at times. What if a best-selling item of yours goes out of stock, or the supplier suddenly changes their shipping time, or the price jumps, and it’s no longer profitable?
If you have only one supplier and this happens, you either have no choice but to stop selling the item and lose sales, and if you had sales come in just before this happened, you need to cancel orders. Using multiple suppliers will help avoid all of these issues.
Lastly, this is a great way to become a more experienced seller. Different suppliers mean different policies, prices, products, and niches! AutoDS supports over 10 suppliers, which is more than enough to reach millions of products and run a successful online business.
Tagging Your Dropshipping Products
On the AutoDS platform, we have a super useful feature called “Tagging.” Make sure to take advantage of it if you’re a member.
Once you start adding Toys & Hobby products to your store, make sure to create a “Toys & Hobby” tag and add all your gadget products to analyze and optimize their performance in the future.
One of our biggest goals is to save you time and simplify your business. Along with an innovative platform, we offer our very own Chrome Extension called the AutoDS Helper Extension. Our Helper can be used for adding tens, hundreds, and even thousands of products to your store with just a few clicks.
Once you’ve downloaded our extension, simply go to your desired supported supplier, search for your product, click on the extension icon in the bottom right corner, then click “extract” to grab all featured items. A CSV file will be automatically created for you.
As you can see now, Toys & Hobbies are not only limited to holidays as many think. It’s proven to be an evergreen niche, which always means in demand, always selling, always making dropshippers profit.
We’ve given you plenty of hot toy dropshipping product ideas here to add to your store and can’t wait for you to start adding and scaling your business.
Check out more product idea articles, and whichever niche you decide to go with, just remember you will need to add at least 20 products from each niche. This way, you will easily find your next best-seller and skyrocket sales.