Sourcing from India: Products That Have Good Demand on Amazon
Online shopping has become the trend for both buyers and sellers in this modern world. Regardless of where the products are sourced from, people look for products that are useful/look nice, cheap/but in good quality. From electronic goods from China, tea from Sri Lanka, to cosmetics and perfumes from France or clothes from India, people want to buy it. Why do people actually look for such ecommerce methodology? The increase in technology is most likely the culprit. Things like mobile applications, loyalty schemes, online payment, choosing from category, quick delivery processing are all readily available and on top of all of that they can select the product that may not be available from their respective country.
What Are the Different Products That Can Be Sourced From India?
We all know that India is a growing country with its economy being more imposing year after year. This country has emerged as a premier destination for product sourcing and companies worldwide are choosing to import from India. The slight erosion in China’s competitive position and questions about the country’s future has led businesses to rethink their sourcing strategy. As the seventh largest country in the area and second most populous country in the world, the country’s sheer size (with low labor costs), economic weight, and stable political system explains the level of attention from potential investors and corporate buyers. All you need is the experience and insight to ensure that you can establish and expand India sourcing operations strategically.
What Indian Products are Popular on Amazon?
There are many Indian products that are sold on Amazon as hot cakes. They come in the form of pure cotton clothes, leather accessories, agarbati (incense sticks), and different herbal mixes and teas. Apart from clothes- where India stands best is in cotton products- fashion jewelry, silver and brass artware, glass artware, wooden artware, embroidery garments, stone artware, home decor items and leather/leather products are all hot imports. All can be sourced from India.
Indian Handicraft Items
Each state of India contributes to the rising standards of Indian handicrafts. With such varied culture and different techniques put to use, the outcome has been that of sheer brilliance.
Every state is famous for a particular wooden art form. Rajasthan, which is also known best for its handicrafts, has elegant products like carved tables, cabinets, chairs, tables, chests, windows, racks, chess boards etc. made out of rosewood. Figurines with inlay ivory work, latticework in rosewood and sandalwood are considered the highlights of the handicraft industry. The tribal population of Arunachal Pradesh carves exquisite wooden products like dishes, bowls and cups, and toys made of sal, teak, and oak woods. Andhra Pradesh is rich in red sandalwood which is used to carve panels, columns, framework, and traditional dolls. In Tamil Nadu, craftsmen carve small wooden religious sculptures that can be set for any interior decors. Sandalwood and rosewood are mostly used in Karnataka. Artists are expert crafter of wooden items like jewel boxes, lamp shades, trays, puppets, and walking sticks.
Handicraft items are not only made of wood. They can be of crafted out of metal, jute, coir, ceramic, clay, bone, paper, embroidery or glass. Many handicrafters use natural, even entirely indigenous, materials while others may prefer modern, non-traditional materials, and even up-cycle industrial materials.
India accounts for 12.93% of the world’s leather production of hides/skins. India is the second largest producer of footwear and leather garments in the world. Handbags made from pure leather are plentiful. In northern part of India leather items are manufactured and exported. There are manufacturers in South India as well. Other leather products such as party bags, handmade wallets, belts also can be also be sourced from India.
Here are some examples of “Made in India” products that have excellent sales on Amazon US (images below). Indian leather products are popular in European and other Amazon markets as well.
Jute is one of the most affordable natural fibers and is only second to cotton in amount produced. It has a variety of uses as a vegetable fiber. Products such as baskets, mats and rugs, garments, blinds, twines and many more can be sourced from India. Today jute has become one of the most affordable biodegradable alternatives in the world.
Coir or coconut fiber, is a natural fiber extracted from the husk of coconut and used in products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes and mattresses. These products are eco-friendly with demand that keeps climbing. As customers increasingly demand “green products,” there is an incentive for marketers to offer such products which are safe for the environment. Coir mats and coir for gardening are selling particularly well on Amazon!
Brass and Silver Items
Silver fashion jewelry or other items made of brass and silver can be sourced from many states of India. For example, good quality silver jewelry for fashion and brass decors are available from many sellers in Jamnagar, Gujarat. This city is also the hub for brass and bronze metals.
Gold plated items
Gold plated silver jewelry is crafted in 925 sterling silver and dipped in 24k gold. For fashionable designs and new trends emerging in the market, such special processes makes them almost indistinguishable from other gold ornaments. Gold-plated jewelry combines with contemporary textures and semi-precious stones for unique gold jewelry styles that makes it look more elegant. Products like earrings, necklace, rings, antique items and bracelets can be crafted from this kind of gold. Many buy them online as well as offline because they are cheap and considered as popular items for teenage girls. It can be sourced from Maharashtra and Rajasthan in India. There are other states that manufacture such items, but may be of low quantity and quality.
India is a great sourcing destination. There are many products that you can source from there besides the ones described above. Listed above are just a few examples. Many other products sourced from India are available to sell, and currently sell successfully on Amazon.