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 times, 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 2019. By analyzing these products together with me, you will probably find your best product answer.
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 want to find Chinese pen suppliers, I suggest you go directly to the pen market in Yiwu to find a reliable supplier. A plethora of pen suppliers gather at the Yiwu market and hence you can easily fulfil your purchasing needs. Plus, directly visiting the pen market will save you a lot of time and money instead of visiting a local pen factory.
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.
T-shirt is very cheap product to import from China. If you do not have high requirements on style and quality, you can even purchase them from some overstock markets in China. Many t-shirt of overstock market are calculated by weighing.
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.
A sunglasses is a must-have piece of accessory in every country around the world. With the pursuit of fashion elements, people nowadays use sunglasses as a fashion accessory rather than a pair of functional glasses.
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 2019.
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.
4. Phone protector glass
Mobile phone accessories are also quite cheap products to import from China. The accessories include protector glass, mobile phone case, car phone holder and so on. These are small objects with massive demand in the market.
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.
If you purchasing mobile phone accessories from China, I suggest you look for suppliers directly online. There are several Chinese suppliers on websites like Alibaba, Aliexpress, and ECVV.COM, so you can easily discover the best supplier after a bit of research and purchase products. It’s important to note that Aliexpress and ECVV.COM’s MOQ are relatively small. Suppliers are willing to take up a small order of 100 pcs as well. However, if you are purchasing from Alibaba, the MOQ is relatively large and usually more than 1000 pcs per order.
Socks are daily used consumer product and hence have a significant market share in the retail sector. Owing to the improving fashion trends, the demand for socks in the market is growing.
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.
For socks, I suggest that you either choose the cheapest sock without paying much attention to the quality or go with higher quality socks, customized and designed for your brand.
Most of China’s socks suppliers and factories are in Yiwu, Zhuji, and Guangzhou. Yiwu and Zhuji are very close, and often socks sold in in the Yiwu market also come from Zhuji. I suggest you go to theYiwu 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 several manufacturers as well.
Many people who lack the experience of importing diapers from China have thought about importing baby diapers. Considering the enormous market demand for baby diapers, many business owners plan on importing from China to get cheaper prices.
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.
Pet clothing is also a profitable product to import from china in pet supplies category. For people, pet clothing is a fast-moving consumer good, so they won’t choose expensive pet clothes and will rather buy them often. Therefore, China’s cheap pet clothing easily caters to the needs of pet owners.
Chinese pet clothes are about $1-$3, and the pet clothes sold onus-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 ECVV.COM 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.
We frequently get many inquiries regarding the wholesale price of building block toys like Legos. Such toys sell at a high price. Naturally, distributors consider purchasing from China to get a lower price and have more profit margins.
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.
9. False eyelashes
False eyelashes are also a particularly cheap product to import from China but sold at a high price on us-based Amazon. There are many grades of false eyelashes, and the price of different grades vary significantly. Usually, the wholesale price of false eyelashes ranges from $0.22 – $0.44 per pair for fibre-made falsies to $1 for each pair for the false eyelashes made of mink hair or having a magnet.
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.