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Want to Boost Holiday Sales? Dropship Skateboards!

dropship skateboardsIf you have had a rather so-so year as far as sales go in your ecommerce home business, here’s an idea for you to boost your bottom line before the new year arrives: dropship skateboards!

Although we’re told the economy is improving, times are still hard for millions of people. Not just in the United States, but all around the globe. When folks are living with straitened financial circumstances, it isn’t always easy to spend money on non-necessities and as a result, retailers and e-tailers alike suffer slow sales.

However, the retail analysts who study and research shopping trends and make projections regarding sales each year, especially holiday sales, tell us that there is definitely a spike predicted in sales this holiday season.

What does that mean to you, an ecommerce business person?

It means that the winter holidays will bring an increase in shoppers, including online shoppers, and that if you want your piece of this profitable pie you should start gearing up with dropship products that are hot enough to be on many gift and wish lists this season!

Which brings us to skateboards.

What are Skateboards?

You may have heard of skateboards but are still a little vague about the details. So, from Wikipedia comes this very good explanation of what a skateboard really is:

“A skateboard is a type of sports equipment used primarily for the activity of skateboarding. It usually consists of a specially designed maplewood board combined with a polyurethane coating used for making smoother slides and stronger durability.

A skateboard is propelled by pushing with one foot while the other remains on the board, or by pumping one's legs in structures such as a pool or half pipe.

A skateboard can also be used by simply standing on the deck while on a downward slope and allowing gravity to propel the board and rider.”

About Skateboarding

It might help you to understand what skateboarders actually do on these things and gain a little understanding of why it is such a popular sport. Once again, trusty Wikipedia provides us with a clear, concise definition of skateboarding:

“Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. Skateboarding can also be considered a recreational activity, an art form, a job or a method of transportation. Skateboarding has been shaped and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years.”

A job? People apparently get paid to skateboard. Who knew?

Well, that just expands your niche market!

The Market for Dropship Skateboard Sales

Check out some of these stats:

  • Skateboarding has 11.08 million participants and is a $4.8 billion market.
  • The size of market has declined 2 percent since 2007.
  • The market is aging, with fewer skateboarders saying they skate everyday.
  • In 2008, 71 percent of participants were 12 to 17 years old. In 2006, 45 percent fit that age range.
  • The specialty market is king with skaters, with 77 percent shopping in that channel.
  • 10.9 percent shop on the Internet and 3.1 percent in sporting goods stores.
Source: Shop-eat-surf.com

The world is full of skateboard enthusiasts, many or even most of them are kids. So, you can rest assured that a lot of these skateboarders or those who want to start skateboarding will be asking for skateboards from Santa.

This creates a prime opportunity for a home business to rev up annual income, so dropship skateboards and watch that yearly revenue soar!


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