Finding dropshipping products that will sell is one of the most crucial but also time-consuming tasks for us dropshippers, which is why we prioritize sharing the best strategies and methods to help you find hot-selling items.

With hundreds of millions of products online, it can get quite overwhelming when deciding what to sell. And it doesn’t end there. Adding random products to your store won’t matter much if they don’t perform well.

As much as it is a numbers game at times, we can’t be certain if a product will sell well or not, So in this case, even after you’ve imported products to your store, the next step is testing them.

This whole process can easily be shortened. There are tons of solutions to finding your next bestsellers, and lucky for us, Amazon is known for providing us with shortcuts.

In this article, we will go over one of the oldest tricks in the book, how to find hot-selling items to sell in your dropshipping store using Amazon’s Movers and Shakers list.

Amazon’s Movers & Shakers

There are a few proven methods to use when searching for products on Amazon. A few we recommend include Amazon’s Best-Sellers, Amazon’s New Releases, and of course, today’s topic, the Movers and Shakers.

When browsing through the movers and shakers list, there are numerous categories and subcategories to choose from. So whether you are running a general store or a more niche store, you will have a diverse selection of products to choose from.

The name itself shows that these are already proven items that move quickly, therefore “shaking” the market.

It is the perfect place to find trending items with a high sales amount. It is still a numbers game so adding multiple items to test is best to find your next best-seller.

Don’t forget that any product you see on Amazon can most likely be found through other suppliers too. Whether the exact same items or similar ones, testing multiple products will lead to even more sales and profits.

Dropshipping Niches for Amazon’s Movers & Shakers

It can get overwhelming with such a hugely diverse selection of proven products when narrowing down our search.

The first and best way to start filtering is to go by categories relevant and safe for us to sell in our dropshipping stores.

We went ahead and rounded up the top categories for you to choose from when selecting products to import from Amazon’s Movers and Shakers.

  • Arts, Crafts & Sewing
  • Automotive
  • Baby
  • Beauty & Personal Care
  • Cell Phones & Accessories
  • Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry
  • Computer Accessories
  • Electronics
  • Health & Household
  • Home & Kitchen
  • Kitchen & Dining
  • Musical Instruments
  • Office Products
  • Patio, Lawn & Garden
  • Pet Supplies
  • Sports & Outdoors
  • Tools & Home Improvement
  • Toys & Games

You’ll find plenty of dropshipping products inside these categories, so be sure to dive deep inside each one to begin your search for your next winner.

Products To Avoid When Dropshipping 

As you can see there are tons of categories to choose from and millions of products within those categories to sell, but there are some we should stay away from.

Some are a given and many are in a grey area. Even if there are no written rules regarding some of these, they can be controversial, problematic, dangerous, or simply cause unwanted problems.

Here is the list of products to avoid selling in your dropshipping store:

  • Unregulated and regulated supplements
  • Adult products
  • Third-Party infringements
  • Counterfeit products
  • Health products: “Before-and-After.”
  • Weapons
  • Tobacco products
  • Drugs and drug-related products

Find & Import Trending Products From Amazon

So, now that you know what product categories to focus on let’s show you the fastest way to find trending dropshipping products to add to your dropshipping store.


  1. Go to Amazon’s Movers & Shakers list and choose a “department” (category).

For this example, we are going with the arts and crafts category, as shown below. Let’s find us some trending dropshipping products.

As you can see, the first 3 highest-ranking products we get within the category all have good reviews, high star scores, and high sold amount. Start by adding them to your stores, and more products that are similar to them to start new sell trends.

Now, when it comes to importing these products to your store, there are 2 quick and easy to do so. Using AutoDS’ advanced importing solutions, you can save hours of time by doing the following: 

Import Products Quickly With AutoDS

Simply log into your AutoDS account and click “Add Product” on the left menu to add single products or multiple products in bulk.

You can use the item URLs or item IDs (item Asin) to first add as a draft for editing and optimization or immediately click add to store for direct importing. Another option is to schedule imports for a specific time or day.

AutoDS Helper Extension 

The second importing solution we offer is our Helper Chrome extension. Our extension provides two ways to do so.

You can easily import to your store straight from your supplier site and you can grab hundreds of products at a time.

You can extract product ID’s and the extension will create a CSV file for you to upload to your account for importing to your store. 

Another way to import hot products to your dropshipping store is using our one-click importer available from the helper extension. On top of the product’s title, you’ll see an ‘Import to AutoDS’ button that will import the item straight to your eCommerce dropshipping store.

Once you click to import, your AutoDS account will open in a new tab and your new imported product will appear on the drafts page.

That is where you can edit and optimize the product before finalizing the official import to your dropshipping store. If you have multiple stores connected to your AutoDS account, don’t worry. You will be able to select which store to import to or choose to import the product to multiple stores.

*Extra Tip*

If you are indeed an AutoDS member, when adding new products, make sure to create “tags” according to categories.

You can then tag items therefore grouping items from within the same category. It will make it easier for you to track these items and their performance. This is very helpful for editing and optimizing later.


Well, there you have it folks, a quick and easy way to find dropshipping products that are a must-have in your store. This is not by any means the only method, just one of many we recommend.

Another tip before you go ahead and try this method for yourself, try to focus on evergreen niches and not just on products that have been selling recently.

This means going for the categories that sell all year round and are not specialty items, seasonal items, or temporarily hot and trendy items.

We want stability and longevity in our dropshipping stores for a balanced income. So now that you have a new strategy, good luck and happy dropshipping! 

Let us know in the comments sections below if you have a favorite strategy of your own.