Smartphones now function as part of our daily lives, and since they can be a bit costly, it seems appropriate to protect them with the best cases available. One of the more popular brands (if not the most popular one) is the iPhone by Apple.
Are you the type who prefers to go bare to enjoy the sleekness of your iPhone or are you an avid fan of the iPhone case? I know I am. A study conducted by Business Insider with Survey Monkey Audience found that 86% of their respondents do use iPhone cases, and most of these users are women. :)
The data provided by SaleHoo's Market Research Lab directly supports the result of the study mentioned above. With selling rates ranging from 75% to 88%, you can easily see that iPhone cases are indeed selling well. Let's learn more about the current trends in yet another profitable niche!
Here's what I have for you this week:
I know you're now itching to list your own iPhone cases, so without any further delay let's start our quick review of the data from our Market Research Lab and AffiloTools, our preferred keyword research tool.
There is a wide variety of iPhone cases available on the market. For every iPhone case user, their case is the best there is! Below are just 5 of the most popular iPhone cases, but if you want the entire list you can find it here.
Is it a good idea to invest your money in iPhone casings? Learning as much as you can about your market will help you stay a step ahead of other sellers, and we will do just that with the help of our very own Market Research Lab.
If you have extra money to buy wholesale or in bulk, this is always the best way to go. This will afford you prices that are way below published retail prices, which means you will be able to stay competitive among other iPhone case sellers. Remember that your target profit margin should be around 5%–10% at the very least after all deductions from fees.
Now that you have found a product that has a solid average selling price you also have to ensure that your market competition is low, otherwise there is not much to gain. The lower the market competition the easier it will be for you to land a sale!
Is your niche in demand? Are customers actually looking for it? One way of determining this is via a keyword research. Using the right keywords will help your potential customers find your products on search engines like Google and even marketplaces like eBay and Amazon, helping you direct traffic to your store and/or listings to make sales.
When it comes to finding the right set of keywords, we rely on our very own AffiloTools Keyword Research tool. Below are some of the top-ranking keywords for iPhone cases:
Look at those search volumes: 450,000 local searches for "iphone 6 case." Just imagine if you could attract even a fourth of that traffic—that could potentially translate into a lot of dollar signs!
I did some more keyword research using a different set of keywords, so here's another set of results you can refer to when deciding which iPhone cases you want to start selling.
Since these are relatively small and easy to store, I highly recommend buying your stocks in bulk rather than dropshipping a single case at a time—again, this will mean you get a better profit margin. You can also try offering these in bundles with freebies like "buy 3 cases and get 1 free" or offer free shipping when your customers buy a certain number of cases. The word FREE is a buyer magnet.
We have over 30 iPhone case suppliers that all ship globally and have been verified as safe and legitimate. You can access them instantly here within our directory.
Let us know if you're selling iPhone cases online and share your success story with us! Feel free to leave your comments below and let us know if we've missed something.
Disclaimer: The information published here is strictly for informational purposes. All above items are only suggestions for possible products which we believe will sell favorably, and this article should be used as a guide only. At the time of writing, all above products were researched using methods recommended by SaleHoo and found to be potentially profitable for sellers. All sellers are encouraged to conduct their own market and product research.