For any firm, drop shipping is a viable option. Simply put, we can now source and sell virtually anything within minutes on the internet. However, not every product will work, especially if you’re just starting out. Inappropriate dangers are inherent to certain of them.

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Five Product Categories to Avoid as a New Dropshipper 1

And if I may offer advice, don’t do it. Why? Because:

  • To lower the number of refunds and returns.
  • In order to keep away from trademark and patent disputes in court.
  • Restrictions imposed by online media for commercials.
  • You’ll have more luck with dropshipping if you know what you’re doing and give thought to the products you choose. As soon as I have a new student in Kartel Digital, I always teach them the same thing.

What exactly am I referring to in terms of merchandise? In this piece, I will go into further detail. The time has come to depart.

There are Best categories of items that first-time dropshippers should steer clear of.

Tight clothes

To tell the truth, this kind of product is very popular right now. But I don’t think it’s a good idea to put it on your dropshipping store. Why? When you sell this kind of item, the most common reason for a “return and refund request” will be that the item didn’t fit.

This is because there are different standards for each brand, location, and many other things. Most of the time, pants made in China will be two sizes smaller than those made in the US.

Yes, a size chart can be shown in your store. But it doesn’t do much to lower the “return and refund” rate of your store. Since some customers find the size chart hard to understand and time-consuming to use. So most of them just order the size they wear most of the time. In that case, you need to be ready to get a lot of requests from customers to return products.

So, what’s another way to do this? I think you should sell big or loose pants. Or maybe leggings, yoga pants, or any pants made of a material that can stretch. You still need a chart that shows how “stretchy” the material is. Customers don’t have to think too much about sizes and can make decisions quickly and easily.

Items that are black

You might be wondering why I tell you to stay away from this product. It looks good and easy. Yes. I concur. But the problem is that it’s too simple and general.

Make sure that any products you sell look good and make people feel like they are getting something special. Even just looking at the pictures makes them feel like they want it right away. This is something that every successful dropshipper knows. Not what you want to sell, but what the customer wants.

Also, if you have a “visually appealing” product, it will look good when you advertise it on paid platforms like Facebook Advertising. The pictures will be eye-catching enough to make them stop scrolling and look at your products.

Items with names and logos

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Five Product Categories to Avoid as a New Dropshipper 3

It’s tempting to sell anything in your store, even well-known brands like Nike or Adidas shoes. I get it. Because it has sold many times in the past.

But don’t fall for this trick. Because you need a “reseller licence” to sell these kinds of items. If you don’t have it, you could get into trouble with the law.

Everything is set up by you. Spend so much time, energy, and money on something, only to find out at some point that it’s “illegal” to do it. It isn’t worth the chance.

We don’t just want to do business for a short time. We want to make a name for ourselves that will last. So what’s another option?

Sell similar items that we can put our own labels on, or just sell them under the name of the manufacturer. Most of them don’t have trademarks and make products to sell again. So you can sell it in your shop without worrying about trademarks or patents.

Things for health and beauty

The market for health and beauty is definitely a hot one. It’s a multi-billion dollar business. It’s not surprising that every year, thousands of new entrepreneurs open up online stores selling similar goods.

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Five Product Categories to Avoid as a New Dropshipper 2

I try to stay away from this niche at all costs. Why? Because it’s the hardest niche to break into and make good money from. There are two things making it hard.

One is to find the right products that are safe enough to use on people. A lot of beauty products on the market aren’t reviewed or tested to make sure they work and are safe, especially if they come from “disreputable manufacturers.” Also, if your products hurt your customers, you could be sued and lose your business.

Second, big online advertising platforms like Facebook and Google have strict rules about advertising. This is because they have a duty to keep their users safe from “dangerous products.” So, this is not for you if you don’t know much about online sales and marketing. When your advertising account gets banned over and over again, you will feel frustrated and worn out.


If you want to sell furniture in your dropshipping store, you need to think about a lot of things. Yes, one sale can bring in a lot of money, but it’s not easy. Even more so if you’re new to dropshipping.

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You should think about two big things.

  • One, shipping costs are very high.
  • Two, shipping times that are longer.
  • Most people don’t buy furniture online because of these two things. But if you really want to get into this niche, there is one thing you need to keep in mind. Your products need to be small and light enough so that shipping costs and times are reasonable for customers. The size can’t be more than 90 x 60 cm, and it can’t weigh more than 2 kg.

Above that, don’t do it. So, if you are interested in this niche, what can you sell? I think you should sell things for decorating your home. Things like tablecloths, scented candles, desk lights, bed sheets, and so on. These are small, so they are easy to ship. Happy customers make you happy. home decoration accessories


If you’re just starting out with dropshipping, don’t put these kinds of items in your store.

  • Tight clothing
  • Items that are black
  • Items with brands and trademarks
  • Things for health and beauty
  • Furniture

This is all in a hot market. But with all the risks, it’s not worth it. But if you don’t want to do dropshipping anymore and want to make your own product and handle the shipping yourself, you can try these kinds of products later. Avoid it for now.