15 Killer Hacks to Find Best Selling Products For Your Online Store

Have you ever seen top selling Shopify stores and wondered how they achieve feats of success in industries with millions of other sellers?

How does the best selling store sweep the audience from the internet?

How do they find trending products to sell online?

If you haven’t guessed it yet, these entrepreneurs are constantly researching AliExpress best-selling products online.

Being an eCommerce enthusiast, I am an active member of several online ecommerce communities over Facebook and other online forums.

It is every day that I see new entrepreneurs coming out with mostly basic but common ecommerce issues.

One very relevant question “what are AliExpress best selling products?” Here are some:

Aliexpress best Sellers
Find Best Selling Products For Your Online Store
In this post, I have tried my best to provide 15 killers hacks to find best selling products for your online store by doing different things. Here you go!

Don’t have a store yet? Set up your Shopify store right now to take advantage of these hacks.

#1 Killer Hack – Find Best Selling Products on Aliexpress

AliExpress best sellers list offers weekly best sellers and categorized Hot Sellers for drop shipping. As a drop shipping partner you can quickly view weekly AliExpress best selling products in this section especially for holidays and those operating in niche markets.

Aliexpress Best Sellers

The Hot Sellers section is a categorized directory of AliExpress’s most popular products. These are not weekly best sellers on AliExpress, rather, trend based top selling items. Usually products that fall within this category are small products priced between $0.99 and $50 with a more insignificant weight, hence, quick selling.

Next product research method is using Aliexpress best-selling lists.


Head over to Aliexpress best selling (https://sale.aliexpress.com/__pc/bestselling.htm).

You can literally see the top-selling Aliexpress products just in 5 seconds.

How to find AiExpress Best sellers on?

This is going to work a bit differently. This method requires you to do some manual work to find AliExpress best sellers.

Here’s a simple way to do so.

  • Head over to AliExpress
  • Go to your preferred category.
  • Search for the product you are looking for. (Example, iPhone 8 cases)
  • Now, filter the results by “Orders” and check “4-star & Up” field as well.
  • You will get the iPhone 8 cases with the most orders and highest ratings.
  • These are the best selling products in your chosen category.
  • Repeat these steps to find best sellers in as many categories as you want.

So we checked out “Retro Style Double Cotton Yard Colorful Pattern Camera Shoulder Neck Sling Hand Strap Belt”:



We can see the exact count that is being sold.

So this particular product has over 42,000 orders so there is a lot of potential in this product and people are taking too much interest to buy this product.

You can perform the same activity for any niche, BELIEVE ME, IT WORKS EVERY TIME!

#2 Killer Hack – Amazon Best Sellers

Another method to find hot selling products to sell on your Shopify store is to head over to Amazon bestsellers.


Click on Amazon best sellers it will pull up a list of all the top trending products on Amazon.

Don’t forget that amazon.com is the number one ecommerce platform in the entire world so the products that are selling well in Amazon are also going to sell well in your Shopify store.

This is an absolutely killer way to find trending products to put into your Shopify store so whenever I found my niche specific product that I saw on Amazon I head over to Aliexpress and cross check it to see if I can find the exact same product on Aliexpress.

For instance, I am aiming to sell “Harry Potter Wand” on my Shopify store.

I just typed “Harry Potter Wand” it costs $36.00 on Amazon.



So if I am aiming to sell this “Harry Potter Wand”, I just go to AliExpress to find cheap but exact item.


I typed “Harry Potter Wand” on AliExpress search bar. You can see plenty of options with extremely low prices.

Just import that exact item into your shopify store and start selling 😀
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#3 Find Best Selling Products on Facebook

You can use your favorite social media platform to find ideas for best selling products. Since people love talking about their favorite products then what better way to find the most viewed and most talked about products than looking on Facebook.
Here’s how you can find the bestselling products on Facebook.
1. Go to Facebook search and type your broad/targeted keyword. (for this example, we’re using “socks”)

Best Selling Products on Facebook

2. Now go ahead and Click on videos. Check out the most viewed videos. As you can see, these two product videos are the most viewed in the top 3 results. Socks with people’s faces on them and Socks with pets on them.

Facebook viral products

4. Click on the video to see the amount of engagement it received. As you can see, this video received nearly 7.1K likes, 43K comments, and 5K+ shares. That’s the kind of products that sell like bestsellers.

See, how quickly you found two best selling product ideas! There’s more,

socks with best friends

3. Now, click on photos and check out all the top photos that have a lot of likes/comments/shares.

facebook trending video for products

Click one of the photos to see the engagement it received. The image below received 14K likes, 208 Comments, and 800+ shares.

facebook trending images

You will find that there are a lot of trending products that people share/like and comment on.

That’s how you use one of the biggest social media platforms like Facebook to find the hottest selling products in minutes.

#4 Use Ahrefs to Find Hottest Products

Ahrefs is a great tool for any SEO related activity out there. If you want to find the perfect keywords, content ideas, or anything else for your online business then Ahrefs is a must-have.

Here’s how you can use Ahrefs to find the bestselling products!

1. Go to Ahrefs and search a niche Keywords. (For this example, we’re using “Rugs”)

Hottest Products

 

2. Now click “View All” under Keyword ideas for having the same terms. This will open the list of all the related keywords that have your keyword in them.

ahraf hotest products keywrods

3. Chose the right the keywords. These keywords should have:
a- Volume more than 1k
b- Click ability over 50%
c- Your target region (We selected USA for this example)
d- Keyword Difficulty below 10.

Using this metrics, we got the “Kitchen rugs” keywords which satisfies all the above requirements.

choose ahref best keywords

4. Go to Google trends and search the chosen keyword which in this case is “Kitchen Rugs”

5. Check both the worldwide and your target region (USA in our case). If you see the trend going upwards (as in the images here), you can start targeting these products because they will sell like hotcakes.

ahref trending products regional

So, this gives you another way of using Ahrefs to find the most trending products and keywords ideas in your selected niche. You can use this method to find as many ideas as you want.

#5 Killer Hack – MYIP.MS

My third product research method to find hot products to sell in Shopify is to use the amazing website called MyIP.ms which allows you to find all of the websites hosted from the Shopify platform. MyIP.ms lists all eStores that are being operated over the Shopify platform. MyIP.ms Shopify directory is the place to be if you cannot find products to add on your eStore.

The brilliant aspect of MyIP.ms Shopify directory is that it can sort Shopify stores by country, World rating, hosting city, and IP address.


Go to IP Owner/Parent IP Owner/Hosting and select Shopify as an owner. See below:

This allows you to see the top 30,000 Shopify stores that are receiving the most traffic to their site and probably making the most sales.
Just scroll down, you will see a list of more than 39000 shopify stores on the basis of their popularity.


These site are actually making thousands of dollars on a daily basis using AliExpress/Ebay or other zero inventory dropshipping model.   

Copy the first store URL (https://colourpop.com/) and paste it in to your browser.

Pass additional parameter “/collections/all?sort_by=best-selling” at the end of the URL and base URL will look something like this https://colourpop.com/collections/all?sort_by=best-selling. This technique will give you the hot selling products of any store 😀

Remember!

Do not reinvent the wheel. Just use the same thing with little tweaks which is already working.

#6 Killer Hack – BuzzSumo.com

The first product research method is using a website called buzzsumo. Buzzsumo allows you to analyze the best performing content across Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest & Linkedin.

Simply type in the product/topic or a keyword that you’re selling in so if you’re selling sunglasses you type in sunglasses Buzzsumo search bar and it will populate the most trending articles in the sunglasses niche.


Scroll down and we can see “1080P HD Video Recorder Sunglasses”.


On this post it has 2.4K Facebook engagement so we can assume that it is a viral article or a product page which is gaining lots of people attraction on Facebook.

Click on the link it will show you the exact article/product page that is being shared on Facebook so “1080P HD Video Recorder Sunglasses”.

If we scroll down the page, we can see that it is a dropshipping store.

So if you have a dropshipping store which is based on sunglasses, you can just import the same exact product from AliExpress/Ebay and promote it on the same channel where it is getting most attention. You can do the same activity for any niche.

#7 Killer Hack – Shopify Apps

Another clever way to find hot selling products for your Shopify store is to go to Shopify apps. What we basically do here is crosscheck on successful Shopify stores that are already selling successfully. The best products to sell on Shopify would most definitely be listed on prosperous Shopify stores.

Shopify’s bestselling products are waiting to be discovered, listed on popular eStores. To begin, select an app that has good customer reviews, for instance, I selected “Best Currency Converter” that has received 1637 customer reviews.

Now you will get plenty of store links with every single review.

So Shopify changed their app store layout which does away with store links. You can no longer see the links to the stores that have reviewed the app. So, you need to find the Shopify stores by their names. Just Google them.



Once you go to a Shopify store, just add “/collections/all?sort_by=best-selling” at the end of their URL..

You will get most selling or hot products for any niche from any store by using this technique.

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#8 Killer Hack – Pinterest.com

6th killer hack to find hot selling products for your Shopify store is to head over to pinterest.com.

On Pinterest you can literally type in your niche and it will pull up the most popular pinned posts across the platform.

Let’s assume that you’re selling “Necklaces”  and you you typed in “heartbeat necklace gold” in search bar. Now Pinterest does not show the repins number besides the search result, so you need to just look at the top pins.



Pinterest can literally find the most popular images that are being shared across the platform.

pinterest

Now head over to AliExpress and type “heartbeat necklace gold” on AliExpress search bar.




You can see that exact product which is available on AliExpress. Choose a supplier who has a very good ratings.

If you don’t know how to validate AliExpress Suppliers, watch this Facebook Video which I made few days back.
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#9 Killer Hack – Google.com

7th killer way to find hot selling products for your Shopify store is to go to google.com and type in myshopify.com + niche. See example below:



If you’re in the cat niche, you may type like myshopify.com + cat. See below. You can see that 4,000,000 stores are available on Shopify for cat niche.


If you are in the jewelry niche, you may type like myshopify.com + jewelry. See below. You can see that Jewelry niche has 6,920,000 stores on Shopify.


By applying this strategy, you may have tons of your niche specific shopify stores in 3 to 4 seconds. Click on any of the top ranked store (other than advertisements). For instance, I have opened the-cats-paradise.myshopify.com.

Once you have opened this store, just insert this parameter /collections/all?sort_by=best-selling after .com and it will look exactly like this “https://monmoncats.myshopify.com/collections/all?sort_by=best-selling”

monmon catBy doing this small activity, you will have top products in front of you for that particular niche. Just go to AliExpress.
Find that exact product. Import it to your Shopify store & BOOOOM!

#10 Killer Hack – Instagram.com

8th method to find hot selling products for your Shopify store is to head over to Instagram.

Let’s assume that someone is in jewelry niche.

Type #necklace in search box.


You can see on #necklace, Instagram has over 15,756,147 posts.

Let’s click on 3rd result.



You can see that this post has 2900 like in just 10 hours.

Just go to AliExpress and find this bracelet by inserting this keyword “jesus bracelet”


You can see the exact bracelet is available on AliExpress. Just import it on to your Shopify store and start selling 🙂

#11 Killer Hack – Find Best Selling Products on eBay

Here’s how you can easily find the best selling products on eBay.com with Watchcount.com. Watchcount lets you search for different keywords and shows you how those products are doing on eBay so you can check your preferred items.

Here’s how to use Watchcount to find the best products on eBay.

  • Go to Watchcount.com.
  • find the best selling products on eBay

 

  • Click on Most Watched 2.0.

 

  • Before inserting any keyword in search field, select your preferred country.

 

  • Now, type your product Keyword in “Search Keywords” field for instance “necklace”.

You will get the most trending eBay products below that will educate you what to sell online in necklace category that may help you to earn more money.

This way you can do research on multiple different keywords and find the next best seller for your online store.

#12 Killer Hack – Google Trends

Google trend is by far the potential, easy to use and free tool that comprehensively tells you about the product trend from all over the world.

Just type the keyword in the search box of Google trends and it gives the data from 2004 to past hour.

Let say the niche you are willing to enter is the travel accessories. Therefore, I have searched for keyword ‘Hiking Shoes’ in google trends.

Check out what Google trends has to say about it.

killer hacks

I see the worldwide trend and set the time 2004-present it shows a projected rising trends for hiking shoes that means the demands is going to rise for hiking shoes.

Evaluating a graph of longer period gives the idea about the demand of a product in certain period.

As you can see the trend, the demand of hiking shoes slows down in same patterns so you will know about the right time, when to take this product out of market.

Now, if you scroll down you can see the trend of the product in specific regions.

killer hacks

Now compare the keyword in different trending regions.

Here is how to do that.

First, change the worldwide to the country where it is trending.

Like I select USA as it is trending there.

killer hacks

Now click ‘compare’ enter the same keyword and choose different regions by changing the filters.

best-selling-products-google-trend

All the top three regions, USA, Singapore and Malaysia showing a rising trend for hiking shoes you can add more regions to compare by ‘add comparison’.

Scroll down and you can also see the other potential keyword related to your main keyword.

best-selling-product-google-trend

That’s how you can find the perfect niche by Google trends.

#13 Killer Hack – Analyze Your Niche’s Influencers

If you still having trouble in target your niche or have already decided a niche but do not know about the product.

The best option you have there is to watch out for influencer of that particular niche.

With their massive fan following, they can proved to be a game changer for your business.

Follow the influencer/celebrities with massive following and watch their social media activities closely what product they are supporting or often wears. It can easily influence their followers to entice with those products.

It can be difficult to find perfect influencer online. To do this flawlessly there are certain tools that can helps you to unearth influencer for a particular niche.

  • FollowerWonk

follower-wonk

Follower Wonk is a Twitter analytical tool that helps you to find and connect with the influencer of niche on Twitter.

  • LittleBird

little-bird

This Portland based website was founded in 2011 that help to quickly find the top influencer on twitter on any niche.

  • Heepsy

heepsy

Heepsy is a one-stop solution to find best influencer from Instagram based on industry and location.

#14 Killer Hack – Product Review Blogs

Review is also one of the major source of checking out trending products. The review blogs are extremely helpful in highlighting some cool products that can help to get eccentric ideas from those products.

I am listing some of the popular review blogs that can help you to find best products for your niche.

2Wired2Tired

2wired-2tired

It is a blog run by a family that share about the best product to use including tech gadget, food, restaurant, health fitness, kid products and travel destination.

AcquireMag

acquire-mag

This review blog covers a large number of topics fashion and entertainment to tech gadgets, car and electronic products.

Blessthisstuff

bless-this-stuff

This is a digital magazine that runs a review blogs that covers topic on variety of niches including sport wear, technology, smart vehicles etc.

You can get amazing ideas of trending tech gadget and other accessories from this platform.

TestFreaks

Test-Freaks

This giant review website has done reviews of over 30 million products. They review from kid’s product, home appliances to car accessories and computer products.

Werd

werd

It is one of the leading blog for men gears; it covers a large range of topics for men including technology, sports, books, grooming, food and many more.

I highly recommend following review blogs and websites. You never know where you can get the game changer idea for your business.

#15 Killer Hack – Trend Publications & Blogs

You can also get the idea about niche from trending publication and blogs. These kinds of publication tell a lot about viewer’s demand and current trending in your specific niche that gives you edge to outrank your competition.

I am mentioning some of the best trending publications that are best in the business.

TrendHunter

trend-hunters

Trend hunter is the world’s largest and the most popular trend community with over 20 million views per month.

It has around 140k members from all over the world who loves to share new market trends.

Form this platform you will surely get progressive tips and ideas about your niche. It is chamber of ideas for young entrepreneurs.

Spinwise

A newsletter that gives multiple articles related to different niches to tell you about the current trends.

It updates the website with changing trend articles to keep the viewer ahead of the curve. That provides topnotch ideas to run a successful ecommerce business.

You can have its subscription to get noteworthy information about the ecommerce world.

Cool Material

cool-material

Another website that keep you update about the cool trends of different niches. This website publishes post and provides information about the products mainly related to men.

If you want to target a niche, which is related to men then will definitely get amazing ideas from this platform.

They also share articles related to product review, odd products and opinions that are also helpful to get ideas for your ecommerce business.

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Saleem Ahrar

Saleem Ahrar is an accomplished eCommerce enthusiast with a wealth of knowledge and half a decade of experience. A gym-addict and reading enthusiast, Saleem enjoys mentoring newbies with his expertise & knowledge in digital marketing. His belief in the quote “hard work conquers all”, is the defining crucible of his never quit attitude.

111 Responses to 15 Killer Hacks to Find Best Selling Products For Your Online Store

  1. Ankit Bishnoi says:

    Thank you very much it is worth reading. Thank you

  2. SUREYYA COOK says:

    Hi saleem
    WE just started a multi vendor store and want to sell turkish goods to arab countries.
    How can I find out what arabs by on line the most? I would really appreciate if you could guide me.

  3. David says:

    The article you have been making is very detailed and very easy to understand.
    cant wait to put them in practice.

  4. Ankit Bishnoi says:

    Oh My God, I think this is the best article I ever read.
    I recently bought a Dropshipping and in that course, I didn’t find these strategies of product research that I found in this post.
    Thank you very much.

  5. Nasir Ali says:

    That is an awesome article I have ever read. Please write something about how to find trusted suppliers on Ali Express. Please also put an article for building a store on WordPress and its SEO techniques.

  6. Ikrame says:

    i spent about 2hours reading and examining the content and go through each hack , all i can say is thank you , this is the best content i ever read so far , so useful and rich of informations.
    thank you !

  7. Ranjan Bardoloi says:

    I have been trying to understand the IM niche for the past 3 years, i have joined enumerable mastermind classses, bought so many apps,read so many blogs, promising you 100% fail-proof plans except that they dont work!! After going through your article, i was stunned by the value you have provided without any BS and fluff!! Thanks a lot Saleem Ahrar! looking forward to more golden nuggets!

  8. Juan Carlos Ruiz Herrera says:

    Increíble artículo, muy directo y fácil de entender.
    Muchas Gracias

  9. Vichithra says:

    Amazing work,
    The toughest part of selling online is to find product trends. This requires loads of research and accurate judgment of how a particular product will perform.

  10. Nicolas says:

    Thank you for this article of such a value, nicely illustrated by numerous screenshots!
    You rock!
    Nicolas from Belgium

  11. Ahmed says:

    Thanks man this is really helpful content

  12. prolifichr says:

    Thank you Saleem, it is really brilliant way to find the best product. i think you have spent a lot of time to research this .

  13. Vinod says:

    Hey, man thanks for those valuable words and your time. greatly appreciated mate.

  14. elia naioof says:

    well done .one of the best article i ever found
    straight to the point and priceless information

  15. Zach Robin says:

    Brilliant!

  16. Afam says:

    Thanks so much man, this is 24 karat gold of information

  17. Furrystrokes says:

    Best information, very usefull for our shop

  18. NATALI says:

    It’s just a product search. The main thing-how to make fast delivery with Aliexpress…The customer will not wait 30 days for delivery.((

  19. Anantavijay says:

    This is gold! Cheers bhai!

  20. Yocef says:

    Thank you. For the useful information

  21. Victor says:

    thanks Saleem Ahrar…Very helpful article as I navigate the online business landscape called Shopify… This has been immensely educational…Looking forward to putting it to practice.

  22. Mechangbo MT says:

    Thanks Saleem

  23. Tom says:

    Amazing article, thanks so much for all the info!
    By the way, I have requested to join your Facebook group, but still haven’t been accepted ;p
    Already had my fingers in making websites so willing to help if I can in the FB group!
    Thanks

  24. David Lorener says:

    Thank you!

  25. Shane Cormier says:

    Hi Saleem,
    Thank you for passing your wisdom forward to the universe. It is not going unnoticed. I appreciate and admire the depth and breadth of your search acumen.
    May I ask if you change up your products fairly often?…do you have a routine or cycle?

    Thank you.

    Sahne

    • saleem ahrar says:

      Shane,

      I keep changing & testing my products. There is as such no time frame defined.

      But yes, I usually run 5 ads of the same product using 5 different creatives to see which one is working for me and yes, for that I set my budget max $25 ($5 for each ad)

  26. Dilawar Hussain says:

    Well, since AliExpress top sellers are now down so it means you need to find a different way of searching for the best selling products online. We have made edits to the method above to state a new method of finding top sellers on AliExpress. Try it out and see how it works out for you.

  27. Amy says:

    Thank you and I am so happy I came across your site. All the info you provide is invaluable and practicle. I thank you for being so direct and it certainly shows that you want to put the best content out there to truly help people become successful. I certainly respect that and I applaud you all! So refreshing!! Thanks for making a big difference and standing out from the rest!

  28. Judy says:

    Useful hints, Thank You! If you are effective in your sales, success is yours.

  29. Shridhar says:

    Thanks bhai, Much helping article.

  30. Alina says:

    Wow. Super cool article. Thanks!!

  31. Faizan says:

    Thanks for the wonderful insight

  32. Gbenga says:

    Hi, you have just said it all. No software will be more successful than these your “take by hand” methods. Thanks a ton ?

  33. Marc says:

    Wow! amazing content, really eye opening. Thanks Saleem. PS: Im joining your group.

  34. Masood Ahmad says:

    Great article, really practical techniques for finding high selling products.

  35. Narinder Singh says:

    Yes that’s really great articles and detailed information for new shopify users. I’ve also started new shopify store and still researching about killer products to sell.

  36. Shawn says:

    Love these hacks! I’m a beginner and I found a lot of interesting ideas. Thank you, man.

  37. sahan says:

    Yes dude it was great to read I focus in deeply thanks..

  38. Ahmed says:

    Thank you Sleem!!!
    very interesting to me
    I would like to understant ecommerce before to begin shopify.

  39. Suresh Raina says:

    The first hack states that using Aliexpress best sellers is a great way to find products. However, I want to know that most of the best sellers are very cheap, so the profits are not that good, can I use any higher priced products?

    • Saleem Ahrar says:

      Hello,

      You don’t have to only use the Aliexpress best sellers. This is just a simple method that would bring you products that are quickly selling yet cheap regarding price and profits. Other hacks will provide you with other products even ones with greater price tags and higher margins. So, you can mix and match these hacks to find products that sell better and provide you with better profits as well.

  40. Tesmi Brocklesby says:

    Hi, what do you think of this one for shopify product?

  41. Princely says:

    Hi, your killer hacks are really impressive and great job in sharing them, a tonne thanks.
    But I have a question a silly one to be true, will the customers ever buy from my store even if they are the best selling or hot products due to the longer shipping time that comes from Aliexpress??

    • saleem says:

      Yeah definitely. It all depends how you market viral/hot product on your store. Mention delivery time explicitly on a product page/cart.
      I have already created multiple 6 figures stores by applying above mentioned techniques.

  42. Subodh kant says:

    I just want to thank you.This article means a lot to me. keep doing good work.

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    Very soon this website will be famous among all blog viewers, due to it’s good content.

  44. Sayantan Kundu says:

    I was humting the net like anything to get info of my shopify store. Then I came across this article.
    Would like to hear from you more about what ad strategies people are using to drive traffic

  45. Kingsley Emmanuel Akpos says:

    This is really educating and mind blowing. Really appreciate. You have really done more than enough.

    More wisdom in whatever you.

  46. ngussa says:

    as a beginer, this was really helpful article. wish i could repay you in any way. thanks alot.

  47. Jeremy says:

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  48. Diamond says:

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