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Outdoor gear is the ideal niche, the type of niche that every ecommerce entrepreneur hopes to find. Why?
Here are a few reasons:
- It’s profitable
- It’s hot
- It will supply you with traffic year round
- It won’t lose popularity
You niche is critical to the success or failure of your home business, and outdoor gear is one that could take you to the top!
Sales Stats for Outdoor Gear
If you doubt that choosing to dropship outdoor gear would be a smart move, take a look at what the Active Outdoor Recreation Industry report had to say about sales of outdoor gear and related sales:
“A $730 billion annual contribution to the U. S. Economy.”
$730 billion! That’s an absolutely humongous market and certainly one that offers ample scope for a successful dropshipping home business!
The report goes on to say that 3 out of 4 Americans participate in some kind of outdoor activity and that sales of outdoor recreational products account for one out of every 12 dollars circulating in the U.S. economy.
Here is a list from the report that shows the approximate number of people in America that participate in a particular outdoor activity:
- Bicycling---60 million
- Camping---45 million
- Fishing---33 million
- Hunting---13 million
- Paddling---24 million
- Snow Sports---16 million
- Trail---56 million
- Wildlife Viewing---66 million
Obviously, those numbers represent an impressive market of potential customers for your home dropship business.
Now, one thing you may want to think about is that this is a broad, broad niche. It might be that you would be better served to drill down within it to find and develop a lucrative sub-niche.
For instance, you might focus on dropship gear for strictly snow sports, or water, or camping. You get the idea.
It would be challenging to do a good job on your SEO, marketing and promotions for as many categories as there are in this niche of outdoor gear. If you decide you want to have an outdoor gear variety store online something along the line of Dick’s Sporting Goods or Gander Mountain, you could pull it off, but it will require a major expenditure of time and energy.
Where to Dropship Outdoor Gear
You can basically dropship outdoor gear on any internet venue of your choosing. There are plenty to pick from, including eBay, Amazon, Overstock and more. Or, you may be happier having your own website and avoid the fees on these big marketplaces.
You can build a website from the ground up, or take the easy route and go with a turnkey web store such as ProStores that is almost ridiculously easy and user friendly. You can customize it to suit yourself, import your dropship products and you’re in business---ready to start making sales and money!
Outdoor gear is a proven winner when it comes to a profitable niche and one that you can count on to keep you in customers throughout the year. That being said, expect a spike in sales during the holidays as shoppers flock to the internet to buy outdoor gear as gifts.
Dropship outdoor gear and you’ll have yourself a money making home business in ecommerce!