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Revealing Secrets of Best Products to Import from China

For the past few years in China sourcing industry, there’s one type of question that I was asked by hundreds of people. What is the best product to import from China? What are the most profitable products to import from China? Not only new importers but also people who have years of importing experience will ask the same question.

I have to say this question is too big to answer, because different people have absolutely different answer, according to their work or life experience.

So I can’t give you a list of profitable items to import from China, and say “Hey, just purchase these items, and you will make tens of thousands of dollars easily”.

Instead of directly telling you what products to import, I share with you some of my ideas about good products to import. By analyzing these products together with me, you will probably find your best product answer.

In this article, I’ve given  25 product ideas this moment, but will keep updating more new products into this list every month. Don’t forget to save it to the bookmark of your browser.

Cheap Products to import from China

Low-cost products indicate a very high-profit margin, which means if you are just starting out a new business then you will not require a very huge investment to purchase the products. Consequently, the lower investment will mean lower risk as well. Therefore, many merchants will choose cheap products to import from China.

①  Pen

China is amongst the top manufacturers and exporters of pens worldwide. From fountain pens to brushes to gift pens, you will discover an overwhelming variety of pens in China.

Fountain pens, in general, have a high demand everywhere. Similarly, gift pens are particularly popular for brand promotion and marketing as they can be easily customized with the company logo and message. The gift pens are a cost-effective means for advertisement and hence are quite popular amongst the business community.

The gift pens which can meet the customization requirements of importers are made of metal or plastic. Plastic gift pens are priced at $0.03-$0.1, whereas metal gift pens are available at $0.15-$1.5. So, even if you have a purchase budget of $1000, you can still purchase promotional pens from China.

Besides the availability of a wide variety of pens at incredibly low costs, the fact that importing pens from China does not require any certificates and documentation is another reason to import pens from China. You can directly transport your order to your country by express delivery without paying any customs duties.

pens from Alibaba

If you want to find Chinese pen suppliers, I suggest you go directly to the pen market in Yiwu to find a reliable supplier. A plethora of pen suppliers gather at the Yiwu market and hence you can easily meet your purchasing needs. Plus, directly visiting the pen market will save you a lot of time and money instead of visiting a local pen factory.

If you are interested in importing pens from China, there is an article to Wholesale Pens From China for reference.

Lastly, people usually prefer buying pens from a physical store rather than ordering them online. Therefore, if you are going to engage in e-commerce, then pens may not be a very suitable product idea.

②  T-shirt


T-shirt is a very cheap product to import from China. If you do not have high requirements on style and quality, you can even purchase them from some overstock markets in China. Many t-shirts’ overstock markets are calculated by weighing.

You can also purchase custom t-shirts in China at a wholesale price of $1.45- $3.7. The cheaper t-shirts that cost around $1.45 are lower in quality and can be worn only a couple of times. While the t-shirts that cost approximately $3 are much better in quality and made from comfortable to wear fabric.

If you want to get your logo printed on the t-shirt, it will cost an extra $0.2-$0.5 per piece. In case you are only purchasing 50-100 t-shirts with a custom logo, the suppliers usually don’t charge a customs fee but will receive a printed minimum charge of $50-$100. The costs may vary according to the suppliers.

③ Sunglasses


Sunglasses are a must-have piece of accessories in every country around the world. With the pursuit of fashion elements, people nowadays use sunglasses as a fashion accessory rather than a pair of functional glasses.

Daily goods that have a stylish element will always be in high demand and will generate a good sale. If you can judge the trend in time, you will definitely be able to make huge profits. So, keep sunglasses in your list of options as one of the best products to import from China.

On the us-based Amazon, typical plastic frame sunglasses costs around $9, and ordinary metal frame glasses cost about $14. If the sunglasses style is in vogue, then the price may also reach up to $20.

Want to know how much these sunglasses will cost you if purchase from China? You’ll be surprised to know that the price of Chinese sunglasses ranges from $1 to $3. Such low wholesale prices can help you generate huge profits.

However, importing sunglasses from China requires specific certifications and regulatory compliance. For example, importing to the United States requires an FDA certificate and a ball drop test, while Europe requires EN ISO 12312-1 certification.

About sunglasses certification and how to import sunglasses from China, you can read this article:  Wholesale sunglasses from China.

④  Phone protector glass

Phone protector glass on alibaba

Mobile phone accessories are also quite cheap products to import from China. The accessories include protector glass, mobile phone case, car phone holder, and so on. These are small objects with massive demand in the market.

Also, when considering selling mobile phone accessories, you don’t have to worry about product updates as well, except for the protection cover, which has to be restocked according to the new mobile launches. So, in case you are starting with limited procurement costs and also lack experience, mobile phone accessories will be a safe choice.

The price of phone protector glass is about $0.13-$1. The protector glass for different mobile phones falls in the same price range, mainly because the quality of glass remains constant. However, irrespective of the price of the protector glass, you can make significant profits by selling them on Amazon.

Phone holders for the car are something that drivers are very fond of. It’s a practical product, but its buyers are much lesser as compared to the buyers of phone protector glass and cell phone case. Not everyone has a car, but everyone has a cell phone. The wholesale price of the phone holder is between $0.6-$2.

phone holder

If you purchasing mobile phone accessories from China, I suggest you look for suppliers directly online. There are several Chinese suppliers on websites like Alibaba, Aliexpress, and Dhgate, so you can easily discover the best supplier after a bit of research and purchase products. It’s important to note that Aliexpress and Dhgate’s MOQ are relatively small. Suppliers are willing to take up a small order of 100 pcs as well. However, if you are purchasing from Alibaba, the MOQ is relatively large and usually more than 1000 pcs per order.

MOQ varies greatly from different types of Chinese suppliers. You can read another article about how to get lower MOQ from supplliers in my post.

⑤  Socks

Socks are daily used consumer product and hence have a significant market share in the retail sector. Owing to the improving fashion trends, the demand for socks in the market is growing.

Besides having a good market demand, the sock is a product with a significant profit margin as well. In the United States, the price of the most common cotton socks on Amazon is about $3 per pair, whereas, in China, the cost of ordinary cotton socks is about $0.2/pair. The price difference is more than ten times, which means importing socks from China can be an extremely profitable business.

In addition to cotton socks, there are many other categories of socks like silk stockings, wool socks, yoga socks and so on. If you think there are too many sellers of cotton socks in the market, you can consider selling other types of socks. Silk stockings are consumables, very easy to break, and the demand is also very large. The wholesale price of silk stockings is between $0.37 to $1.47.

Most of China’s socks suppliers and factories are in Yiwu, Zhuji. Yiwu and Zhuji are very close, and often socks sold in the Yiwu market also come from Zhuji. Want to find the sock manufacturers or customize 3D printed socks to get the most competitive price? Feel free to contact me.

⑥   Disposable pet diaper /disposable pet pads

pet diaper pet pad

Many people who lack the experience of importing diapers from China have thought about importing baby diapers. Considering the enormous market demand for baby diapers, many business owners plan on importing from China to get cheaper prices.

However, it’s important to note that just like market demand, competition for baby diapers is also incredibly intense. Furthermore, in addition to China, several other countries are also producing baby diapers.

I suggest you consider selling pet diapers since the competition is not so intense, and pet diapers from all over the world are mainly imported from China. Chinese pet diapers are available at great price advantages, and distributors in many countries like to import pet supplies from China or find factories in China.

The disposable pet diaper price is about $0.12/PC, while the price of disposable pet pads is about $0.05 /PC. If you are purchasing directly from the factory, then their MOQ is 10,000 pieces, about 1000 bags (10/pack). The pet diapers and pet pads are light in weight and small in size. So the shipping cost is also very cheap.

⑦   Pet Clothes

pet clothes

Pet clothing is also a profitable product to import from China in pet supplies category. For people, pet clothing is a fast-moving consumer good, so they won’t choose expensive pet clothes and will rather buy them often. Therefore, China’s cheap pet clothing easily caters to the needs of pet owners.

Chinese pet clothes are about $1-$3, and the pet clothes sold on us-based Amazon are about $10, so the profit margin is also quite good. The MOQ on Alibaba is around 300 pcs, whereas the MOQ on Dhgate and Aliexpress will be lower, and some suppliers are also willing to take orders as small as a few dozens as well. You can choose the most suitable website for purchase according to your needs.

⑧  Cheap Lego Toys

logo toys

We frequently get many inquiries regarding the wholesale price of building block toys like Legos. Such toys sell at a high price. Naturally, distributors consider purchasing from China to get a lower price and have more profit margins.

There are indeed many factories in China that produce building blocks toys like LEGO, and the prices are also very low. In addition to ordinary building block toys, toys such as jigsaw puzzles and robot assembly are also available at low cost, which gives importers a lot of choices.

But when you choose to sell this product in your country, be aware of the regulations regarding copyright. Some countries pay great attention to copyright, like the United States and Europe. Consequently, selling building block toys as LEGO may lead to copyright infringement and you may get in a lot of trouble.

If you are interested in importing toys from China, you might want to read this article first: How to import toys from China.

⑨  False eyelashes

false eyelashes

False eyelashes are also a particularly cheap product to import from China but sold at a high price on us-based Amazon. There are many grades of false eyelashes, and the price of different grades varies significantly. Usually, the wholesale price of false eyelashes ranges from $0.22 – $0.44 per pair for fiber-made falsies to $1 for each pair for the false eyelashes made of mink hair or having a magnet.

The same fiber-made false eyelashes are priced at $2/pair on us-based Amazon, and the price difference is nearly seven times. Low cost is not the only advantage of importing false eyelashes. This product is extremely lightweight, and hence you can easily ship your order by express, without having to pay customs duties.

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Novelty Products to import from China

①Beach foot pad

Nowadays many people like to go to beaches and the seaside for the holidays. And, what we need for our beach day is a pair of comfortable slippers. You can’t go in the water with your shoes on, but if you leave the shoes on the shore, there’s a chance you’ve just lost your favourite pair of shoes. Your feet are easy to burn and cut if you roam bare feet on the sand. But, with a beach foot pad, you’re safe to enjoy the beach days.

Beach foot pads are made up of a special material that is as comfortable as bare feet after being attached. The pads are also scratch-resistant, waterproof, heat resistant and slip resistant, which makes it a perfect choice for people who enjoy water sports. Moreover, these footpads are easy to wear. You need to tear off the adhesive film of the pad, stick it to your foot and you’re done.     

If you think not many people around you know about this amazing product, this might be your chance of expanding your business. In China, the wholesale price of this beach footpad is $0.45, and the us-based Amazon price is $3. If you want a novelty and cheap product, the cheap beach foot pad is the best product to import from China.           

②Smart backpack

A smart backpack has recently become quite popular. This bag is equipped with a USB interface or a battery. The bag is waterproof and has anti-theft features. Also, the bag has more storage than regular backpacks.  

This multi-functional bag has become a trend, and it also makes travel more convenient. These backpacks can be sold at a higher price than regular backpacks. The price of these backpacks in China is $6 and $13 that lets seller earn a lot of profit.

However, for shipping smart backpacks with batteries, it is recommended to choose sea freight. Because it will encounter lots of troubles by air due to its battery. Of course, if you want to save time or don’t want sea freight. I can tell you that some Chinese freight forwarders can help you transport your goods to your country in some special ways.

③Inflatable lounge

The inflatable lounge was quite in trend but can no longer be used as a recommended product. But, how do these products become popular and how can we find about these on time?

In the beginning, some videos were circulated across the internet. After which, there were a lot of good ratings, and most of the stars started using this inflatable lounge. They also uploaded photos and videos on the internet. As the influence of actors is high, people started to think this inflatable lounge is interesting and easy-to-use. This is the reason why people want to buy these types of things even if they may not use it.

So, if you happen to sell this product, you will definitely make a huge profit. You should also pay close attention to social media and look for famous products. When you find such a product, find a Chinese supplier, have that product imported to your country immediately and seize the business opportunity.

④ Reverse inverted umbrella

Reverse inverted umbrella