Dropshipping looks easy on the outside, but a successful dropshipping business is not a piece of cake. Like traditional business models, it also requires effort to make sure you do not fail when you are new to dropshipping.
Most new sellers are concerned about finding suppliers offering products at the lowest possible prices. While these are important, finding the right products for your store is the backbone of dropshipping success.
Let’s say you see a product on another ecommerce site and add it to your store without further research. Now, you might wait for weeks, but there are no orders – you’re not the only one!
Many dropshippers add products to their stores just because they see others doing the same. A product might be good for another seller but not for you, considering your customers, region, demand, etc.
Don’t get worried; we don’t mean to scare you!
Product hunting might seem challenging and demanding, but you can simplify it and find products easily. It might surprise you but ChatGPT can be a wonderful resource in hunting product ideas for your business.
This article tells you how to use ChatGPT and Jungle Scout for product ideas (along with a bonus!)
But first, let’s tell you what exactly product hunting is in dropshipping.
What is Product Hunting?
Product hunting refers to finding product ideas that fulfill the criteria for a suitable market and profit above 30%. It is important to consider the recent trends and success rate to pick winning products that bring high sales.
You must consider the following when searching for products for your dropshipping business:
- Selling price
- Product size and weight
- Product simplicity
- Type of item
- Demand in your region
The world of online retail is a vast ocean of products. So, finding a winning product idea among others is like finding a needle in a haystack. But with tools like ChatGPT, this daunting task can be a lot easier.
In this article, we will guide you how to use ChatGPT and Jungle Scout for:
- Finding ideas
- Identifying trends
- Verifying potential
Let’s get started!
How to Use ChatGPT for Product Hunting?
ChatGPT took the internet by storm when it was launched in November 2022. Using AI to find answers to their queries was unthinkable for netizens before ChatGPT came to light.
ChatGPT is an auto-generative platform that generates responses from data from websites, articles, and forums. Compared to Google, it does not offer you multiple options to choose from. Instead, it gives you the most suitable answer to your query.
Using Natural Language Processing (NLP) allows ChatGPT to analyze and interpret human language and understand the meaning of sentences by breaking them into components.
While ChatGPT works on human command, it efficiently answers your queries after analyzing thousands of information sources quickly. Professionals around the world use it to create content. But did you know that it is an amazing research tool, too?
Yes, you can leverage ChatGPT to research multiple domains, including product ideas for dropshipping.
ChatGPT for Product Hunting
Product Hunting using ChatGPT
Here’s how you can hunt product ideas using ChatGPT:
- Log into ChatGPT (create an account if you don’t already have one)
- Enter the prompt: “Please regard yourself as a product manager for an online retailing business. Your position is to offer great trade product ideas for the company.”
If you are targeting a specific market, add that to the prompt. For example, “Please collect ten best training product ideas in the pet niche for the Australian market.”
After you enter the prompt, ChatGPT will generate a list of ideas. Then, you can ask it to dive deeper into any of the ideas, and they will give you additional information. This list will help you build a list of training ideas and keywords for product hunting.
While sometimes ChatGPT will provide you with the information you exactly look forward to, it’s not always the case.
You might ask for product ideas that ChatGPT may also provide, but they can sometimes be quite generic. In such situations, it is important to ask ChatGPT to give you another list with different areas by tweaking the prompt slightly.
For example, you can say, “The ideas sound good, but I think they are quite generic. Please give me 10 niche product ideas trending recently.”
Now, ChatGPT will give you another list. Like the previous one, they may or may not fit your liking. If they don’t, repeat the process.
Though ChatGPT is a recent addition to the technology world, dropshippers have also been using other product-hunting tools to find ideas; Jungle Scout is one of the most popular.
Here’s how you can hunt product ideas using Jungle Scout:
How to Use Jungle Scout for Product Hunting?
If you’re stepping into ecommerce, especially Amazon, you must have heard of Jungle Scout. It is a popular tool for product research and analysis for selling on Amazon.
Jungle Scout offers a SaaS-based tool to hunt products and analyze the market. You can also create product listings, conduct keyword research, manage inventory, and more.
While you can use Jungle Scout independently to search for ideas, combining Jungle Scout and ChatGPT makes it even easier. Jungle Scout primarily helps us with the second important part of product hunting i.e., identifying trends.
Input your keywords from ChatGPT into Jungle Scout and browse product options that pop up.
Jungle Scout provides valuable information regarding the product, including when the listing went live, monthly sales, units sold in the last 30 days, etc. If you dig deeper, you can also see sale trends over 6 to 12 months – this information helps you identify new and trending products.
However, Jungle Scout is not free, and you must get a monthly or yearly subscription to find products for your online store. The subscription plans are as follows:
- Basic: $49 monthly or $349 annually ($29 per month)
- Suite: $69 monthly or $589 annually ($49 per month)
- Professional: $129 monthly or $999 annually ($84 per month)
How to Verify Your Product Idea’s Potential?
Now that you have searched product ideas and identified trends, it’s time to verify your idea’s potential.
Check popular marketplaces like MyDeal, Catch, and Amazon Australia to see if sellers offer this product. If a few dropshippers are selling this product and you can offer a better price, it’s a potential winner.
Bonus: Using Helium10 with ChatGPT to Discover Product Ideas
Besides ChatGPT with Jungle Scout, you can get further information on product ideas using Helium10. It is another popular tool emerging and successful Amazon sellers use to find high-performing products and make money.
Helium10 gives you in-depth information about a product, its sales, average searches, competitors, etc.
- Open Helium10 and go to Niche; make sure you are searching in the right region (check location in the top right corner)
- Add your keyword and relevant details in the given space, including monthly revenue, price, reviews, etc.
- Further, check the product on Amazon from Helium10 and run a Helium x-ray to get all the information.
If you want to know more about Helium10, we’ll share an in-depth guide on our blog.
Product hunting is one of the most important elements of business success in dropshipping. Dropshippers use various tools and software to search for the right products. Jungle Scout is one of the most popular such tools that gives you a detailed analysis of the keywords and items you wish to add to your store. At the same time, you can use ChatGPT to find product ideas. The best way is to leverage ChatGPT to search for niche products and study further details and trends on Jungle Scout. Lastly, verify the potential of your idea by checking the competition on the platform you wish to sell on; Helium10 can also help you with product analysis before finalizing.
How does Amazon use Chat GPT?
Amazon sellers use ChatGPT to make dropshipping easier and to quicken the process. You can find products, study the market, write product descriptions, generate customer support responses, and much more.
Is Jungle Scout good for Amazon FBA?
Jungle Scout is among the favorite tools for Amazon FBA to find winning products and analyze other sellers. Hundreds of people have benefited from the software and found highly converting products using Jungle Scout.
Is Jungle Scout free?
Jungle Scout is not a free tool and does not offer a trial. You can take their monthly or annual subscription and get a refund if you think the product is not worth it. Alternatively, install the Jungle Scout extension for free.
Can I use Jungle Scout on my phone?
For now, you can use Jungle Scout on a desktop or laptop. But the Jungle Scout team aims to bring it to mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.