What sells best on Shopee?

FAQ Nov 22, 2022

Have you been selling for a long time, or you're just getting started on your e-commerce journey? Either way, knowing the industry and, more specifically, platform trends is crucial in determining how successful your venture will be!

In this article, we'll break down the biggest sellers of the year and some rising trending products on Shopee.

Shopee is the single most prominent e-commerce platform in south-east Asia. As of 2021, each month, the site receives 340+ million visitors. 

The platform is also operational in parts of east Asia (Taiwan), Latin America and Europe. All the regions mentioned above can buy and sell on the platform, making it a beautiful marketplace.

Mobile Accessories and Tech

With the yearly refresh format of big tech companies like Apple and Samsung, it's easy to see why this product genre will likely be profitable now and in the future. This generation of tech-savvy youth tends to be obsessed with the latest tech from smart watches, phones or projectors. If it's innovative and new, you can almost guarantee that millennials will at least buy it to try it out.

Some easy picks are:

  • Phone cases
  • Power Banks
  • Smartwatches

Some of the products almost sell themselves; it is just a matter of marketing the product correctly.

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Personal care and Beauty products

With the popularity of social media sites and apps rising each day, you can be assured that the human age battle for beauty will rage on with ferocity. Social media has been a catalyst for many beauty products or brands, from Fashion nova to all of Kylie Jenner's offerings. The drive to constantly show yourself in the best possible light on social media has resulted in unimaginable profits for the beauty products industry.

Some popular products in this sub-category are:

  • Skin lighteners
  • Disinfectants
  • Moisturizers
  • Fake nails and eyelashes

Kids toys

The internet is an excellent tool for facilitating business transactions, a global information repository for raising our kids! Modern-day parents are so busy trying to earn a living working two jobs simultaneously whilst rearing a child is no light task, so many a parent will often leave their toddler on the tablet watching their favourite show whilst they work.

Fortunately for people with a product to sell, kids nowadays are whizzes with technology. They often browse the internet, looking at jumping castles and other toys to pressure their parents into buying.

Combine the latter with the innate drive for parents to want to take care of their kid's quality products and medicine, and you have a recipe for an everlastingly profitable business sector. Some of the best-selling kids' products include:

  • Learning toys: i.e. Shape and letter puzzles
  • Baby powder/wet-wipes
  • Diapers

Household items & Appliances

The world has changed since Covid-19, especially for the lucky few who got to stay and work from home. For the millions of us who had to work from home, improving our work environments was essential, whether it was a rug, a bean bag or a coffee table. We all made some effort to make working from home a little easier. The aftermath of the pandemic has resulted in more people than ever working from home as CEOs have found that their employees are more productive working from home!

The trend towards home improvement has continued post-lockdown and pandemic, and home/living goods have maintained their popularity, making a large and varied category of goods for sellers to profit.

A few of the best products to sell are listed below:

  • Humidifiers {particularly the Muji Humidifier}
  • Fluffy rugs
  • Blenders

There are millions of products to choose from, whether you're buying or selling, and this can result in decision paralysis, so we hope this article has shed some light on what works or, at the very least, helped you to decide what to start with! We do it all if you need more help with your store, from product management and marketing to customer relationship management!

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Sanjani Shah

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