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Dropship Fitness Products: A Hungry Niche for a Home Business

dropship fitness productsDropship fitness products: a hot and hungry niche for a profitable home business.

Anyone casting about for a niche with a huge target market and  enough demand to guarantee a tremendous number of prospective customers might want to take a good, long look at dropship fitness products.

You could have a thriving home business with plenty of profits if you decide to dropship fitness products!

If you have any doubts about the global appeal for fitness products, take a look at some of these stats:

  • Personal training and fitness products for baby boomers, or older adults, is increasing

  • Functional fitness is increasing in baby boomers, as well, who aren’t as much interested in bodybuilding routines as just simple, do-able exercise routines

  • Youth exercising and fitness products are gaining in popularity as juvenile obesity continues to rise.

  • Corporate wellness programs at the workplace are becoming increasingly popular as are continuing to rise as corporate powers begin to see that having a wellness program will help keep sick days down as well as insurance premiums.

Here is some news from SGMA: (Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association)

According to SGMA’s Manufacturers Sales by Category Report (2012 edition), manufacturers' (wholesale) sales of sporting goods equipment, fitness equipment, sports apparel, athletic footwear, and sports licensed merchandise in the U.S. totaled $77.31 billion in 2011 - a 4.2% increase over 2010 when wholesale sales were $74.19 billion.

“For the most part, sales in the sports and fitness industry continue to be a mirror image of the U.S. economy,” said SGMA President Tom Cove.  “As the economy begins to improve, Americans are more likely to spend more money on fitness equipment, sports gear, athletic clothing, and footwear.  Overall, sports participation remains strong and solid in the U.S. though there is room for growth.  We remain optimistic that 2012 will be a significant year of change for the sports industry as people are posed to be more active, play more and, hopefully, increase their spending on sports and fitness items.”

Exercise equipment is a $4.49 billion business- up 3.4% from $4.34 billion in 2010. Treadmill sales account for 25.5% of that entire category. After treadmills, the next two largest fitness categories are elliptical machines ($1.06 billion) and exercise cycles ($484 million). Consumer/retail spending for exercise equipment accounts for just more than 75% of the entire exercise equipment category.  At the consumer level, the top three categories for sales gains were elliptical machines (up 7.1%), exercise cycles (up 5.3%), and treadmills (up 3.6%).
Source: SGMA Wholesale Study Report May 2012

Yes! Just look at those numbers! You can easily see why dropship fitness products would be a fantastic niche for your home business with a world of opportunity awaiting an industrious ecommerce entrepreneur.

To get started, simply find a reputable wholesale product source with a good selection of high quality dropship fitness products, choose the ones you want to sell, then list them on the venue of your choice and you’re in business.

You can have sales and money coming in literally right away!

Dropship fitness products is a wonderful niche for anyone who wants to start a home business in online sales!


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