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String Voodoo Dolls - Monday Market of the Week

With still a couple of weeks before October 31st, I thought I would feature another product that would sell well for Halloween. Search after search lead me to string voodoo dolls, and it seems that these are something that not everybody is selling yet they are still popular enough to sell online Perfect!

String voodoo dolls are hand-made using a single thread which is usually made of natural hemp. Each string voodoo doll is decorated with various accessories in order to give each one its own defining character.

I have read several articles online mentioning the increasing popularity of string voodoo dolls, which are an excellent accessory as a key-ring or a mobile phone charm.

So how popular are string voodoo dolls?

 Using SaleHoo’s Research Lab, I discovered that the articles I read online were definitely right in saying that this product is gaining popularity. 

Referring to the screen shot above, you can see that there are only 203 active listings with at least 75 requests! The numbers seemed promising and thus I was convinced to dig deeper and this is what I discovered:

Demand for string voodoo dolls

One key factor in determining whether you have found a viable product is the current market demand. You must always check that there is a relatively steady request for that particular product before going any further. A product with a high demand usually indicates that it will be profitable for you, but remember that you need to  balance demand with competition.

To check the current demand for string voodoo dolls, I turned to our trusty SaleHoo Research Lab.


Looking at the screen shot above, you may be wondering why Australia has the highest demand rating when in fact,  the wanted requests on the US site is more than twice of that in Australia. This is because the demand rating is computed based on the ratio between the wanted requests and the current number of listings.

As you can see, there is a relatively promising market  for string voodoo dolls with a “Very High” demand rating in Australia with 30 requests, followed by eBay US with 75 requests, UK with 20 requests and last eBay Canada with only 2.

When you see the number of active listings below, you get a clearer picture of why the demand is highest in Australia.

 Competition for string voodoo dolls

Another factor worth checking when doing your market search is your competition level. Knowing the number of sellers competing against you will give you a good idea as to what your odds in the market for a particular are.  It is best to avoid products that have too much competition since this  clearly denotes that the market is saturated.

 Going back to the SaleHoo Research Lab, I checked for exactly how many sellers are selling string voodoo dolls on eBay. The screen shot below shows that on all four eBay sites the competition rating is set at Very Low, meaning not too many sellers are competing to sell this product.


The highest number of listings is found on eBay UK with  525 active listings, followed by the US with 203, Canada with 195 and Australia with only 163 listings.

So now you see why eBay Australia has the highest demand rating  compared to the other eBay sites being featured.

With at least 30 requests and only 163 listings actively competing with each other, a string voodoo doll is definitely a good product to check out!

Gain a better grasp of your product

Since there are number of other sites similar to eBay, it would be ideal to know just how popular string voodoo dolls are online. Traffic Travis is a great option: It’s free, it’s easy and it tells you exactly what you need to know.   Visit to download your free software and learn how you can drive more traffic to your online store or eBay listings!

As you can see in the screenshot below, using Traffic Travis’ Research Tool, I discovered that the keyword ‘string voodoo doll’ has a Global Count of 58 and a US Count of 28, while a related keyword ‘string voodoo dolls’ has a much higher search count globally and locally (US). Notice how just added an ‘s’ can make a huge difference?

What does this mean?

In a month there are at least 58 searches for string voodoo dolls around the globe and at least 28 searches for the same keyword in the US.

Although more searches are made for ‘string voodoo dolls’ this should not be taken negatively since Google searches are not the final indicators of how well your product will sell  on eBay and other auction sites. Plus both keywords actually refer to the same product!

String voodoo doll suppliers

Voodoo Doll  Supplier  #1

They provide a wholesale and distribution gateway to the United Kingdom, Eire, Europe and beyond. They supply over 5000 independent retailers including toy, gift and card shops, newsagents, convenience stores and post offices. They accept Visa Delta, Visa Electron, Switch, Maestro and Solo debit cards and also Visa and MasterCard credit cards. They also accept sterling cheques, cash, PayPal, and bank transfers.

View their SaleHoo listing (requires a SaleHoo account)

Voodoo Doll  Supplier  #2

They are one of the largest importers and wholesalers of gifts and homewares in the UK, supplying gift shops, tourist attractions, garden centres and department stores. They accept major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard and Switch, as well as debit cards and bank transfers. They can deliver orders worldwide.

View their SaleHoo listing (requires a SaleHoo account)

Voodoo Doll  Supplier  #3

They are a wholesale-only body piercing and sterling silver jewelry site. They specialize in sterling silver jewelry, body piercing jewelry and fashion jewelry. All products come with a 30-day no quibble guarantee. Orders made from the UK or the European Union is charged 15% VAT. EU traders who are registered for sales tax will not be charged VAT but must supply their sales tax number. They accept Visa and MasterCard. Free shipping on all orders over £200 within the UK only. International orders are accepted.

View their SaleHoo listing (requires a SaleHoo account)

To access our list of ‘string voodoo doll’ suppliers as well take advantage of SaleHoo’s brand new Research Lab mentioned above then sign up as a SaleHoo member now. 

Inside you will get access to over 8000 suppliers, comprehensive training to help you find the best products to sell online and access to our members only forum full of tips and secrets from other members (including a few eBay Powersellers) to help you make money online. Join SaleHoo today

‘Til next Monday!


Disclaimer: The information published here is strictly for informational purposes. All above product items are only suggestions for possible products which will sell favorably, and should be used as a guide only. At the time of writing, all above products were researched using methods recommend by SaleHoo and found to be potentially profitable for sellers. All sellers are encouraged to conduct their own market and product research.


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Comments (2)

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Tahir Khawaja on 21:04 17 Oct
I goto Research Labs then Dashboard then enter string voodoo dolls, hit "Analyse" not "Search" and the results I see look nothing like your screen captures or what you describe. So what am I missing?
Richelle Monfort on 22:36 17 Oct
Hi khawaja1971, Sorry for the confusion. Please note that this is the last niche I found using the old Research Lab before we shifted to the new and current Research Lab, thus the results and the screen shots look different. Cheers :)


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