Are you interested in dropshipping travel products? If so, this post may be what you need to help you generate some ideas.
Besides sharing some top-selling travel products, I will also explain where to source your products and how to open your own travel dropshipping business.
Dropshipping has enabled people from all walks of life to create their own online business with very little start-up costs. There is no inventory to buy, store, or ship.
All of the hard work is handled by dropshipping suppliers. Getting started today is easier than ever. Let’s dive into some of these awesome travel products that you can begin selling in your own store.
1. Travel Pillows
The travel pillow is a must for any traveler. Whether traveling by car, plane, or train, we need some support for our neck and head. They are great for adding support and getting in a nice nap.
They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. Some are made with beads, memory foam, or are inflatable. You can offer a wide range of travel pillows in your online store.
2. Universal Power Adapters
Universal power adapters are a must-have for any traveler. Have you ever been stuck in another country without one? It is no fun, right? I have no doubt that these are big sellers in any travel store.
3. Travel Backpacks
Nothing beats a good travel bag and many people prefer to use a backpack on their journey. They are convenient and work well as a carry-on bag. Travel backpacks usually have plenty of compartments to store all of your clothing, laptop, and other essentials.
You could create a niche store that specializes in selling nothing but travel bags and backpacks. It is a great sub-niche with great earning potential.
4. Travel Document Holder
It is crucial to keep your important documents organized when traveling. Keeping your passport, credit cards, identification, and other travel documents in one place can be accomplished with a travel document holder.
They can keep everything in one place and give you peace of mind whenever you need to quickly access them. Nothing is worse than having to search for a passport and not remembering which bag you’ve placed it in.
5. Travel Luggage Tags
Luggage tags may be an often overlooked piece of travel accessories. However, they play a big part of travel.
Luggage tags are typically used to place contact information on them. They can help the airline to return lost luggage.
Many people forget about luggage tags and have to use the paper ones offered at the airlines. Paper tags can rip and come apart during travel.
6. Luggage Straps
Attempting to lug around a bunch of different sized bags is a hassle. A luggage strap can help keep different sized bags together.
If you have a travel case with wheels, you can use a luggage strap to secure a small bag such as a backpack to it. You are then able to wheel around both bags keeping another arm free.
These straps are easy to store and convenient to travel with. They can definitely come in handy when you need them.
7. Luggage Scale
A smart traveler will invest in a luggage scale. Airlines charge for bags that exceed a specific weight limit. Fees can be in excess of $25 if not more.
Imagine having to pay weight fees on more than one bag! All of it can be avoided by weighing your luggage at home before checking in. I would consider a luggage scale a must-have item.
8. Noise Cancelling Headphones
A good pair of noise-canceling Bluetooth compatible headphones are great for when you want to listen to music or a podcast.
You can even get lost in an audiobook. No traveler should be without a good set of headphones. They even come in handy when waiting for your next flight.
9. Luggage Locks
Another overlooked piece of travel gear, luggage locks can help to secure your bags. It is far too easy for someone to open luggage and quickly steal the contents inside.
Travelers need a way to help protect their belongings and luggage locks are an inexpensive way to do so. They are a great item to carry when dropshipping travel products.
10. Neck Wallet
Many travelers prefer to carry their important documentation on them (myself included) and a neck wallet is a good accessory for that.
They are lightweight and small enough to carry essentials such as a passport and smartphone. This keeps your important items secure and on you at all times.
Your important items are safe from becoming lost or being stolen by a pick-pocketer.
Where To Source Dropshipping Travel Products
Locating dropshipping suppliers is a time-consuming process when attempting to do it on your own.
Some suppliers may require a monthly fee, others may charge a dropshipping fee per item sold.
It is a hassle to find a dropshipping supplier that carries all of the travel products that you want to sell in your own store.
The good news is that all of the items listed above are top sellers on AliExpress. Why does that matter? Well, AliExpress is a large online retailer that carries millions of products AND you can dropship all of the products they carry.
AliExpress is part of the AliBaba group. They are made up of merchants primarily based in China and other locations to include the United States.
A majority of the merchants are accustomed to working with dropshippers and even welcome it.
Thanks to ePacket shipping (a faster shipping method from China to the U.S.), items ship quickly so longer shipping times are not an issue.
There are U.S. merchants that may carry many of the travel products that you want to sell. You need only search for U.S. suppliers when researching products.
AliExpress has no registration fees, monthly fees, or any requirements to begin dropshipping products.
They ship worldwide, there are no limits on the number of products that you sell, and no limits on your profit margins.
They also have a buyer protection system with a full money-back guarantee. It is a hassle-free way for dropshippers to source products.
How To Start Dropshipping Travel Products – Open Your Own Store
When I chose to open my own dropshipping store, I already knew that I wanted to source products from AliExpress.
I also wanted to run more store on the WordPress platform so that I could retain full ownership and not have to pay monthly software fees.
Luckily I found the perfect solution in the AliDropship software. AliDropship is a WordPress dropshipping plugin that turns a WordPress website into a full-featured AliExpress dropshipping business.
It is also compatible with WooCommerce. However, I built my store with the standard version of the plugin (but you get both versions when you order.)
Here is a screen capture of my own dropshipping store:
Order a Custom-Built Dropshipping Store
AliDropship also offers a custom-built dropshipping store service. That means that you do not have to build your store yourself.
They offer three packages but no matter which package that you choose, you will be assigned your own personal manager who handles your store’s buildout.
There is also a Supreme Custom Store Package which includes added promotional services such as ready ads for Facebook and Instagram as well as ready promotional email messages.
AliDropship Software Features
The AliDropship plugin automates all of the essential features of a dropshipping store. It will automate order fulfillment, order tracking, and updating pricing and inventory.
You can import an unlimited number of products from AliExpress and process an unlimited number of orders—all without recurring monthly software fees.
- Affordable price with no limitations
- Fully compatible with WordPress and WooCommerce
- Simple and user-friendly interface
- Easy product search and instant upload
- Live stats and auto-updating
- Built-in themes optimized for high conversions
- Free lifelong support and updates
Making Your First Sale
After you have your store up and running, it is time to make your first sale. In order to do this, you must make a consistent effort to promote your store and the products in it.
You can accomplish this by creating social media accounts and posting on them. Yes, it is time-consuming but can be well worth the effort. I highly recommend using the Social Rabbit Plugin for WordPress.
It can automate all of your social media posting for you. It truly is an amazing plugin and does the job of a social media marketing team.
Here is a video review I created about Social Rabbit:
Promoting your store via paid ads is another option that many dropshipping store owners find success with.
Facebook ads and Instagram shout-outs (ads with Instagram influencers) seem to get the most results.
Check out AliDropship’s blog for free actionable advice on how to promote your store using Facebook and Instagram ads.
My Closing Thoughts On Dropshipping Travel Products
There is no better time than now to begin dropshipping travel products. The travel industry is a billion-dollar industry.
It is an evergreen niche which means, it will always be trending. You can sub-niche your store to specialize in selling specific travel gear such as:
- Luggage accessories
- Travel bags
- Organizing accessories
- Toiletry bags
AliExpress is a convenient and hassle-free way to source products. You get items at wholesale prices and you can offer a wide range of products in your store.
The AliDropship plugin can automate your business without paying recurring monthly software fees. It includes free lifelong updates and customer support.