People love buying bamboo products for various reasons. One of the primary reasons is for its durability. Therefore, it makes sense to want to dropship bamboo products in your own dropshipping store.
Bamboo has many environmental and economic benefits. For one thing, bamboo can grow in various climatic conditions but preferably in tropical conditions.
Bamboo provides 35% more oxygen and absorbs 40% more carbon dioxide in comparison to trees. The cultivation of bamboo is also beneficial to the environment in terms of soil erosion and more.
Bamboo Products Sales Statistics
The global bamboos market size was valued at USD 68.8 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.0% from 2019 to 2025.—GrandViewResearch.com
I will cover some of the various types of bamboo products that you can dropship, where to source them from, and how to open your own bamboo product dropshipping business.
Types of Bamboo Products You Can Dropship
There are tons of products that are made from bamboo. Everything from salad bowls to toothbrushes, there are plenty of products to sell in your own online store.
Here is a small list of bamboo products available to sell:
- soap dishes
- cutting boards
- table mats
- kitchen utensils
The great news is that all of the items above plus many more are all available on AliExpress.com.
Since you are dropshipping, you can carry a wider variety of products in your store versus if you were to buy items in bulk and ship them yourself.
Dropshipping is a low-cost and low-risk way to get started with your own eCommerce business.
Many dropshipping store owners source their products from AliExpress. I will explain why below.
Why Source Bamboo Products From AliExpress?
There is a multitude of reasons why many dropshipping store owners turn to AliExpress for sourcing products.
One of which is that AliExpress carries millions of products, most of which are available at wholesale prices.
AliExpress is part of the AliBaba group. They are made up of merchants primarily based in China. However, there are merchants that also ship from the United States and other parts of the world.
You can begin selling products from AliExpress immediately. There are no requirements or registration fees.
There are no dropshipping fees or other fees. Most merchants are accustomed to dealing with dropshippers and even encourage it.
ePacket shipping is available on a majority of products. ePacket shipping is a faster shipping method from China to the U.S., U.K., and Canada.
Other benefits include:
- 200,000 exporters
- Some suppliers ship from the U.S.
- Over 100 million items
- No entry or participation fees
- No limits on your profit margins
- No limits on the number of products you sell
- Works with individuals and registered companies
- Free shipping on most items
- Ships to over 200 countries worldwide
- Online shipping tracking
- Wide range of shipping methods
- Buyer protection system with full money-back guarantee
How To Dropship Bamboo Products With Your Own Store
Bamboo products is a great evergreen niche to focus your droshipping business on. There are so many products to sell.
In order to get started with your own store, you will need to use dropshipping eCommerce software.
I will explain how I opened my own dropshipping store. I use the WordPress CMS (content management system) and dropshipping software called AliDropship.
AliDropship is a WordPress dropshipping plugin that transforms a WordPress website into a full-featured AliExpress dropshipping business.
The reason I use WordPress and not another eCommerce shopping cart service is for two major reasons:
- WordPress is free and I retain 100% ownership of my store.
- No monthly software fees to worry about
Most third-party shopping cart software services charge a monthly fee. There is nothing wrong with that if you like the service.
However, I wanted to save on money by not having to pay those fees. By using a self-hosted WordPress website, I don’t incur those costs.
I also don’t worry about another service having the authority to close down my account.
Build Your Store Or Order a Custom Built Dropshipping Store
I chose to build my store myself using the AliDropship plugin. If you are already familiar with using a self-hosted WordPress website, then installing the plugin and building your store is a good option.
However, if you aren’t super familiar with using WordPress or prefer to have professionals build your store, AliDropship offers a custom dropshipping store service.
What is great about their custom store packages is that no matter which package you choose, you are assigned your own personal manager:
Your personal manager handles all of the details of your store’s buildout. They are your go-to person for any questions, suggestions, or concerns you may have about your store.
The custom store services offer many features to include choosing your store’s niche, registering your domain name, importing the best-selling products, social media page creation, on-page SEO, and so much more.
No matter if you build your store yourself or if you choose to have it custom-built, you will get free lifelong updates and free lifelong customer support.
What Happens After Your Store Is Up?
It is exciting to have your very own dropshipping business. However, it is important to understand what being a dropshipping store owner entails.
Like any other business, if you are not marketing your store on a regular basis, you will not make any sales.
Dropshipping store owners are consistently promoting their stores and the products that they carry.
You can do the same by using both free and paid marketing methods. Free methods include creating accounts on major social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
You can also pay for ads on these same platforms as well as using Google Shopping Ads. There is a learning curve to using paid advertising.
I recommend learning what you can on how to use paid ads. It isn’t difficult to learn. Some successful dropshippers knew nothing about online advertising and have managed to create consistent sales with their stores.
The AliDropship blog has tons of free information on how to promote your business.
My Closing Thoughts On How To Dropship Bamboo Products
Bamboo is a great niche in which to open a dropshipping store. Many people like and use bamboo products for various reasons.
There are so many products that are available to sell. You can focus on selling a variety of products or you can focus on one type of bamboo product.
For example, I once came across a dropshipping store in which the owner sold only bamboo toothbrushes.
Having your own dropshipping business is a great way to create an online income stream.
Managing your own store requires your hard work and dedication. However, it can be made easier when using reliable dropshipping software.