Alibaba has been the go to place for importers for more than two decades. Knowing what sells well on Alibaba will give you a better understanding of the products that are in demand, not only in a specific country, but worldwide.
In my travels to China, I see a few products that are best sellers and based on my research on Alibaba, the same products are best selling on Alibaba.
We’ve compiled a list of 50 Best Selling Products on Alibaba.
50 Best Selling Products on Alibaba
The sales figures below are the sales of one product for the top seller. Products that sell well on Aliexpress also sell well on Alibaba, you can find which platform is cheaper. If you are looking to kickstart your Alibaba business, then you can also get free samples from sellers, provided you establish trust.
|2||TWS Bluetooth Earbuds||44,908|
|4||Smartphone USB cables||2,28,966|
|5||Necklace / Pendants||27,448|
|13||Leather iPhone Cases||10,678|
|19||Women’s Blouses & Shirts||16,979|
|22||USB Splitter HUB||12,452|
|30||Pouch Belt / Fanny Pack||8,112|
|31||Card Wallet Holder||5,755|
|34||Tire Valve Cap||6,329|
|37||Leggings, Yoga Pants||13,179|
|38||Slip-on women’s shoes||8,888|
|39||Men’s Mocassin Loafers||8,544|
|43||Ceramic Nail Drill||21,696|
|45||Paint Roller Brush||7,553|
|46||Wifi Smart Water Heater||6,468|
|49||Smart TV Box||24,957|
|50||Organic Salt Soap||3,837|
|51||Swiss Lace Wigs||6,759|
|56||Soy Wax Candles||2,500|
iPhone Tempered Glass
Tempered glass is by far the most popular item on Alibaba because of their price. They cost around $0.30 to $0.80 and as they are required to protect smartphones. Tempered glasses or screen protectors in retail stores sell for $10 or more and there are good profit margins on these products. Repeat purchases are very high. iPhone tempered glasses can be sold on Instagram, other e-commerce sites like Amazon or even physical stores.
TWS Bluetooth Earbuds
TWS Bluetooth earbuds like Apple Airpod alternatives are super popular on Alibaba and also on Aliexpress. They range from $9 to $80 and they have great profit margins. They are ever popular products and people keep buying them once every few years. As they aren’t dependent on smartphones, all types of earbuds can be sold.
Smartphone cases are eternally popular and they have become a fashion statement. On average smartphone cases range from $0.30 to $2 and can easily be sold for $10+. The best thing about smart phone cases is the rate at which people keep changing their cases and it’s all about the design. Smartphone cases also come in different textures, patterns and styles such as wallet cases and more.
Smart Phone USB Cables
USB cables are a must have product. Similar to smartphones. People these days have multiple cables for travel, office, home and more. They are reasonably priced and cost around $0.40 to buy and can easily be solid for $10 plus. As cables have become standardised, one cable can be purchased for multiple devices.
As power sockets come with USB ports for charging cables, power bricks aren’t required and just plain cables will be in huge demand.
Necklace / Pendants
Necklaces and pendants are ever popular from China. Their designs are astounding and can be purchased for as cheap as $0.10. Necklaces and Pendants can be sold for $4 and more. These pendants come in different various colouring, shapes, sizes and also customizations. These are one of the best selling products on Alibaba. Keep in mind, these are imitation jewellery and not actual gold or silver. There are separate sellers who deal with gold and silver jewellery.
Electronics is one of the best categories and in that headphones are super popular. Headphones range from $10 to $100 and cater to a wide range of audiences. Although Headphone’s popularity has reduced slightly over the past years because of TWS earbuds, it’s still a strong segment.
Power banks are getting smaller and smaller and more powerful. Brands live Floveme make power banks that fit in the palm of your hand and cost about $10. These can be easily sold for $20+. Power banks will be popular for at least the next few years because of the increase in smartphone use.
Nail art is the underrated popular segment on Alibaba. Nail art products are super cheap and they are sold in massive quantities. Even if you look at sales on Aliexpress, there is more than 84,000 sales on the most popular product. Nail art will be popular forever and they have a good profit margin as well.
The competition for earphones has reduced because of the popularity of wireless products. This makes earphones lucrative because there is still a strong demand for these products. Brands like Simvict make earphones for $0.30 to $2 and these can be easily sold for $8+.
People are always looking to jazz up their car and the car accessories that Alibaba has is unparalleled. Do a small comparison between Alibaba and Amazon and check out the different car accessories. Hands down, Alibaba will have more unique products. From chargers to ports.
Who knew Fake Eyelashes was a thing? Based on our research, Fake Eyelashes have a massive market as they are cheap ways to make a person look good. They cost around $0.04 to $0.50 and can be easily sold for a few dollars. These products fly off the shelf either online or offline!
Rings on Aliexpress and Alibaba are amazing. They are super stylish. They come in different types such as platinum, gold, silver and come in different designs. Rings can also have customizations and they can be sold at a much higher price. These rings on Alibaba cost around $0.30 to $2 and can be sold for $10+. These are one of the top selling products on Alibaba.
Leather iPhone Case
iPhone products are one of the most popular. From iPhone cases, iPhone tempered glass to iPhone chargers. In this, the leather iPhone case is very popular and one of the best sellings. As trends change, people are moving from TPU cases to much more premium looks and the leather iPhone case is very popular.
In the makeup category, makeup brushes are super popular because of one reason. Makeup brush kits sold online and in stores are very expensive. Makeup brush kits on Alibaba are super cheap and easily a 50% profit margin can be earned. Makeup brushes on Alibaba sell better than the makeup itself.
RFID wallets protect the credit card or debit card from magnetic theft. There are scanners that can scan through your wallets and capture the information on your credit or debit card. These types of wallets are very popular as they can hold cards, money and protect from data theft. These can be sold at a very premium price, especially when the design is good.
The most popular women’s clothing products on Alibaba are lingerie. Women love their lingerie and are willing to pay a high price for these designs. With lingerie, it’s all about quality and the design and the profit margins can be really high. In clothing, lingeries is the top seller on Alibaba.
It goes without saying that watches are very popular on Aliexpress and Alibaba. People love watches and it has become a collector’s edition. Watches like automatic watches, leather watches, sport watches have become very sought after and can be sold for a good profit.
The women’s watch market is underrated because there aren’t too many options for women and their watches. On Alibaba, there are different types of women’s watches that sell like hot cakes. The ones with unique colours, designs and straps always sell well!
Women’s Blouses & Shirts
Everyday women’s wear is also very popular on Alibaba because it can be purchased for 60% cheaper. Blouses and women’s shirts are one of the best selling products on Alibaba and China exports millions of clothing worth billions of dollars every year.
When I was doing my research, I was surprised to see Men’s Jackets are super popular on Alibaba and one of the best selling items in men’s clothing. One of the reasons for this is good quality jackets cost north of $70 in retail stores. Jackets on Alibaba start from $20 and they are really good quality.
Men’s tees are super popular on Alibaba because tees start from $2 and are very cheap. This is a top selling category and there is high repeat purchase for men’s tees. In many countries, people don’t buy from their local online store or retail stores and buy directly from Aliexpress and Alibaba every single time.
USB Splitter Hub
Electronics are a popular item, like I’ve mentioned, but there are sub categories within the main electronics that do really well. The USB splitter hub is a perfect example of a best selling item on Alibaba. It has a massive demand, especially the smart splitter hubs as they are much cheaper from China than purchased directly.
As the smartwatch has become an accessory, watch straps are in huge demand because of the numerous customization options. A watch can have a stainless steel strap, leather strap, TPU strap and more. These straps cost around $0.50 and can be sold for $5 and more for the premium versions.
Women’s jewelry is always a popular category on Alibaba. In that, apart from necklaces and pendants, earrings are also very popular! They come in different styles and don’t cost much at all. They are super cheap to buy in bulk and can be sold for a much higher price because of their unique designs!
The home category may not be considered a hot category on Alibaba, but there are some underrated products that sell really well on Alibaba. Sticking tape is one of them, as it is bought in bulk and for much cheaper rates. Sticking tapes are of super high quality from Chinese suppliers as well
The other household item that is pretty popular is clothes hangers. These are bought in bulk as well and it’s much cheaper on Alibaba and that is why it’s very popular. A person can save a lot of dollars just on buying clothes hangers from Alibaba.
Drying racks are a household good that goes through a lot of wear and tear and can be quite expensive. It’s a popular product to buy from Alibaba, because the ones from Alibaba are cheap and are of super sturdy quality.
One of the cheapest items on Alibaba is the suitcase sticker. They are sold in bulk and have the latest design and trends. Each set costs about $0.20 and can be easily sold for $3 or more. These are perfect for a young audience and have a high purchase rate.
In the kids category, toy keychains are very popular as it’s an object that kids will love to play with and it also doubles up as a keychain. These comes in various styles and can be purchased for as cheap as $0.70.
Pouch Belt / Fanny Pack
A surprising addition in the bags section is the pouch belt or fanny pack. These are the best selling products in the bags category on Alibaba. These cost around $2 to $3 and depending on the styles and designs, can be sold for $20 or more.
Card Wallet Holder
Another interesting product that is popular in the accessories space is the card wallet holder. These come in leather patterns and are used for holding credit cards or business cards. These are very popular because they make for amazing gifts and are priced cheap.
The best selling product in the handbags category is the messenger handbag. This is like the long tote style bag that is made of leather. This is the most popular product in the women’s bag’s category. These cost pretty less and can be sold for a higher rate.
Anything that is generally bought in bulk is a best seller on Alibaba. Fishing accessories like fish hooks sell really well on the platform and can be bought for a few dollars on Alibaba. Other fishing accessories are pretty popular as well.
Tire Valve Cap
Due to the increasing trend of health focused living, the number of cyclists around the world are increasing and one of the important components of a cycle is a valve cap. These are very popular on Alibaba as they are reasonably priced.
Shorts are popular on Alibaba, but jogging shorts that are worn under your main shorts are even more popular as it’s meant to store your phone and other belongings and keeps you comfortable while running. This is a popular product for fitness addicts.
Another sporting wear that is quite popular is vests. Vests are worn by both men and women and the ones from Adidas and Under Armour are quite expensive. The ones on Alibaba are quite cheap, are tough and comfortable!
Leggings / Yoga Pants
Yoga pants are the go to wear for women these days. Women wear yoga pants even while not working out as it’s part of the Athleisure trend. Yoga pants from big brands can be quite expensive and that’s why it’s one of the top selling products on Alibaba because they are quite cheap to buy in bulk
Slip-on Women’s Shoes
One of the best selling shoes on Alibaba is actually slip-on shoes for women. These look like Nike’s cost around $15 or less and are super comfortable. Why these shoes are popular because people are shying away from major brands, when they are able to get the same for much cheaper.
In the footwear category, men’s casual loafers are a popular product. These are generally very expensive and cheaper models are much in demand. Casual loafers and even semi formal loafers will cost only about $20 or so. Bigger retail stores can sell this for $100 or more.
Another surprising addition in the footwear category is fur slippers. People are really obsessed with fur slippers as they are comfortable, stylish and cheap. This is probably the most popular item as people wear it inside their houses and as the wear and tear is a lot, they purchase a lot of it.
In the fitness space, slimming massagers are very popular on Alibaba. They cost less and the most popular slimming massager has 28,000+ sales. These are quite popular as the world is focusing more on fitness and health in the past few years.
Beauty & Health products are very popular on Alibaba and one of the best selling beauty products are pore cleaners. The skincare industry has become massive over the past few years and pore cleaners are a must have in every makeup kit and even grooming kits for men. These are top selling on Aliexpress and Alibaba.
Ceramic Nail Drills
Nail care is a big business and nail art is one of the best sellers. Ceramic nail drills basically help you file your nails in a professional manner. These are bought by salons and even by direct consumers for their nail needs.
Sunglasses are cheap generally, but the ones on Alibaba are even cheaper. It can cost $1 for sunglasses and even a premium one will cost only $4. Alibaba is also popular for Rayban look alikes and these are quite cheap as well.
Paint Roller Brush
Another household category item is the paint roller brush. These can be quite expensive to purchase from a retail store and they are a must have for every house even for small painting needs. With changing weather every few months, it becomes a must to paint a house frequently.
Wifi Smart Heater
Wifi controlled devices have become very popular in the past few years and the Wifi smart heater is one of those devices that has become a must for a house. This device showcases the temperature of the water and can be controlled remotely. As a heater is one of the biggest energy consumers in a house.
Smartwatches are another popular category and is a top selling item. Not everybody can purchase $250 Apple watches or Garmin watches and Alibaba has a lot of Apple Watch alternatives that are priced from $30. These have all the features of an Apple Watch, they look the same and are very popular online.
One device could be controlled by remotes, there were many remotes in a household to control all the devices. A universal remote can control multiple devices at the same time and are quite popular in Europe to control many devices simultaneously.
Smart TV Box
Smart TV boxes can make a normal TV into a smart TV and these are by far the most popular electronics on Alibaba after earbuds and headphones. There is quite a bit of profit to be made per unit and that’s why smart TV boxes are one of the best selling items on Alibaba.
Soaps like with natural sea salts and organic soaps are very popular on Alibaba. They sell really well because their prices of raw material are cheap in China. Finding similar products or manufacturing them locally can be quite expensive and that’s why importing soap from China has become popular.
Alibaba is one of the top Chinese wholesale websites and probably the most popular.
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