Sex Toy Dropshipping Trends in 2023

The e-commerce business is one of the biggest retail industries globally. E-commerce has a significant role in driving sales for retailers of sexual products, including sex toys. Retailers of sex toys are among the many companies in this market with whom Adult B2B Marketing has worked. In this blog article, we’re going to discuss the specific trends in sex toy dropshipping that we’ve been observing over the last year, as well as how we predict this industry will grow even more in the years to come. The requirements for this type of work are also covered, as is how you, the owner, may improve your adult website by drop-shipping sex toys and other items yourself.

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How Does Dropshipping Appeal to Adult Owners? What Is Dropshipping?

I probably should remind some of you what dropshipping is. Instead of maintaining a stock of the items it sells, the traditional dropshipping company employs an order fulfillment system, in which the seller purchases inventory from an external source, usually a manufacturer or wholesaler, to fulfill orders as they come in. Dropshippers employ the dropshipping model, which entails purchasing fulfillment and inventory from an outside source as opposed to keeping and sending the products oneself. This suggests that a dropshipping company may be run by a large team of employees or by a single proprietor. The structure of the adult entertainment industry is similar to that of dropshipping sex items online. Dropship and wholesale fulfillment services are provided by companies in this industry such as Eldorado Trading Company and One-DC Wholesale.

Numbers for 2022, Dropshipping, and Adult Items

Grand View Research, a market research agency, assessed the value of the worldwide sex toy industry in April 2021 at around $30 billion, and predicted that it would reach $32 billion in 2022. A second reliable source of market data, data and Markets, stated in a study this year that the numbers are anticipated to match or even climb, supporting this statistic.

The sex toy and pleasure product markets are projected to be valued $54.6 billion by the end of 2026, with the US holding the largest market share among manufacturers, distributors, and retailers worldwide. The market for sex toys is predicted to expand at an average yearly growth rate of 8.4% to reach $62.3 billion by 2030. Online merchants account for the majority of this market share, especially those who use general and specialized e-commerce platforms such as Amazon. Given the popularity of sex toys and other enjoyment products, it is not unexpected that Americans utilize them to enhance personal activities. In fact, this tendency is likely to continue.

The Entire Dropshipping and E-Commerce Process 

Recent research indicates that the worldwide dropshipping industry is anticipated to reach an astounding $196.78 billion in 2022, growing by 23.7 percent from 2021. Given that 2023 has just recently begun, it is expected that 2022 figures will become more accurate following their release. According to projections, the market will first surpass the $200 billion mark in 2023, expected to reach $243 billion, indicating that the greater growth rate will persist. E-commerce websites will make up 22.3% of all online retail sales in 2023, according to statistics from Statista and eMarketer, which predicts that these sales would rocket to an incredible $6.51 trillion.

China will remain the largest e-commerce market with 842.1 million digital customers, or 39.4% of the world total, and 46.3% of all retail e-commerce sales reaching over $2.8 trillion in 2022. By 2022, the US market is expected to reach $904.9 billion, which would be marginally higher than China’s score. The UK would come in third place with a 4.8% share of the global e-commerce industry. In a November post, Shopify Plus analyst Michael Keenan stated that Japan and South Korea lag behind the UK by 3% and 2.5%, respectively, based on market research.

Several Top Platforms for Dropshipping Sex Toys

Here is a list of some of the best dropshipping platforms for sex toys. A post concerning content management systems and the many types of adult industry websites that are accessible also featured some of these entries. Adult B2B Marketing has written about a lot of topics, these being just a few. Even though this list is short, it effectively conveys the flexibility and expertise of these companies.

Shopify

Shopify is an e-commerce platform and content management system that provides a range of tools to assist with the selling of adult products such as fetish toys and sexual health supplies, while it is not the ideal choice for adult content. It also offers connections with dropshipping businesses that provide customers lubricants, sex toys, and other products linked to sexual wellbeing. Among the add-ons and services offered to the Shopify platform are VelvetShip and integration services with other dropshipping websites such as Sex Toy Distributing (.com), Eldorado Trading Company, and One-DC. With even more add-ons and services available, Shopify allows for the establishment of an e-commerce platform. In addition, these websites provide full creative control, blogging functionality, email marketing integrations, social networking service integrations, and more.

Adent.io

Adent.io has produced a pre-built e-commerce script called xMarketplace. This script offers connections with dropshipping providers who specialize in a variety of fetish and pleasure items, as well as a website builder, content management system, and add-ons. xMarketplace has integrated a new dropshipping API that allows you to access over 70,000 goods. Even those with little experience developing websites can start extremely successful adult internet businesses with WordPress. One of the most well-known places to get dropshipping items and software to sell online is Adent.io. Start-up expenses with xMarketplace are also very low, as the Adent.io team only needs to pay once for the software license and complete operational rights. Conversely, Shopify is highly costly for those who are just starting out and have limited resources.

Automations for Dropshipping

Not all well-known e-commerce sites fully interface with adult dropshipping services. In order to integrate with e-commerce systems such as BigCommerce, a number of services act as a sort of integration gap bridge. One of the largest players in the e-commerce industry, BigCommerce, is against dropshipping services for adult products for a number of reasons. But companies like SparkShipping have developed open API protocols and connectors that circumvent product listing limitations and allow companies to ship adult items through more conservative content management systems. SparkShipping is integrated with all of the biggest adult dropshipping and wholesale companies, such as Sex Toy Distributing and Eldorado. A quick Google search for services similar to SparkShipping yields a plethora of different API options.

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