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Study: Health and beauty products best for drop-shipping


Albany, N.Y. - Retailers can maximize revenue from drop-shipping by adding health and beauty supplies while staying away from electronics. By analyzing 750,000 products added by retailers on its merchandising and fulfillment platform in a 12-month period, CommerceHub found that the number of health and beauty supply products grew by 92% while increasing revenue in the product category by 130%.

On the flip side, the number of electronics products increased by 59% while only growing revenue by 15%. Other leading product categories for drop-shipping include bedding & bath (50% increase in SKUs and 57% increase in revenue) and baby & kids (63% increase in SKUs and 78% increase in revenue).

Other lagging categories for drop-shipping include sports & outdoor recreation (18% increase in revenue and 68% increase in SKUs), computers & networking (10% increase in revenue and 39% increase in SKUs), and electronics & entertainment (15% increase in revenue and 59% increase in SKUs).

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