What to Sell on Amazon FBA: The Best 5 Products for May 2024

What to Sell on Amazon FBA: The Best 5 Products for May 2024

The hardest part about selling on Amazon is, well, figuring out what to sell on Amazon. You may have what you think is a great idea for a product, but smart sellers rely on data — not always their gut instincts — for which products to invest in.

This is especially true in May when customers shop for Spring and Summer items. This time of year is when the warmer weather and seasonal items start to pick up again — which sellers can take advantage of.

How do you pick the best products to sell on Amazon? How do you know what consumers are buying during this time of year? How much inventory should you purchase?

We’ll answer all those questions and more in this article, so keep reading.

1. Golf accessories

We all know someone like this: As soon as the weather starts to break and get a little warm, they’re on the golf course. Golf has become increasingly popular over the past couple of years, and this year is no different. 

Now is a great opportunity to offer golfing products on Amazon. Scroll through the search results on Amazon to get an idea of what types of products you can sell.

Golf related keywords are seeing an uptick in 30-day search trends, so now is the time to start stocking up. 

There are many great opportunities to launch new private label products for golf, but if you want to capitalize sooner than later, there are an unlimited number of retail arbitrage and wholesale opportunities. 

For wholesale opportunities, reach out to small and medium-sized golf brands and state how you can help increase their sales if they allow you to sell their products on Amazon. 

To learn more about how to properly source and sell wholesale products on Amazon, check out our full in-depth guide: Amazon Wholesale: The Complete Guide to Selling Wholesale on Amazon in 2024

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2. Fishing gear

As the weather warms up, more and more people will be looking for some fun outdoor activities to do during the spring and summer months. One of those activities that is booming right now is fishing! 

There are so many different types of products you can offer to those wanting to get out on the water and fish. Let’s look at what people are searching for. 

After searching for “fishing gear” in Keyword Scout, it returned over 1,100 keywords, most of which are trending upwards in the past 30 days. 

Scroll through the hundreds of keywords to get some ideas of what you can offer customers in May and the upcoming summer months.

3. Memorial Day products

Memorial Day is a U.S. national holiday to honor those who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. On this day, citizens in the U.S. will typically have a barbeque or some kind of get-together with friends and family. 

As we are heading into May, Memorial Day related keywords are skyrocketing in popularity. Now is the time to stock on up products before May 27th, 2024. Arbitrage and wholesale resellers will do well selling these types of products. 

Think of decorations such as flags, banners, USA-themed dinnerware, and clothing. Look in your local grocery or hardware stores to find products you can flip for a profit. 

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4. Mother and Father’s Day Gifts

Don’t forget about mom and dad! In May and June, consumers rush to purchase a wide variety of gifts for their parents for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Mother’s Day this year is on May 12th, so you don’t have much time to sell products unless you fulfill yourself via FBM, but Father’s Day is on June 16th, so you still have some time to prepare. 

“Mothers day gifts” and “fathers day gifts” are currently trending upwards.

To get some product ideas, search for “mothers day gifts” or “fathers day gifts” on Amazon and see what types of products come up in search. Then use Jungle Scout to validate if those products would be a good idea to launch. 

5. Sundresses

Consumers love buying new clothes for the spring and summer months! At least, that’s what the data is telling us. Products rising in popularity during May are in the women’s clothing category — more specifically, sundresses. 

While this can be a competitive product category to sell in, there is undoubtedly high demand for summer fashion. If you are an experienced Amazon seller who isn’t afraid of competition (or selling clothes), this may be a fantastic opportunity.

Take a look at the 30-day trend in Keyword Scout for keywords related to sundresses. 

The search term “sundresses for women 2024” is up 144% in the past 30 days!

Sundresses and other summer apparel would be excellent products for any business model you follow on Amazon. Maybe you’re a fashion designer who can create a brand new summer style using private label; or perhaps you’re simply a retail arbitrage, online arbitrage, or wholesale reseller looking for trending products to sell. Either way, there is a strong customer base looking to shop for the season. 

How to find the best products to sell on Amazon

Don’t limit yourself to the list of ideas above, as most products in all product categories will sell in May. Think outside the box, gather your ideas, and make sure you bring them into proper product research before investing in any product to sell on Amazon

Next, use Jungle Scout’s tools to figure out if your product idea is viable for selling on the Amazon platform:

  • Keyword Scout: Use this tool to determine a product’s search volume and gather additional keyword ideas to target in your listing and PPC campaigns. Keyword Scout will also show you the historical search volume of a particular keyword to see which time of year it is searched for the most. 
  • Opportunity Finder: This tool will help you find unique niches and determine the seasonality of different products. I used this tool to find viable evergreen and seasonal products to sell during Q4 on Amazon. 
  • Product Database: Enter specific criteria to find the exact products you would be interested in selling. Try out different criteria and filters, and see where your research takes you.
  • Extension: Hit the extension button, and it will pull up valuable data about the product you are currently searching for. This will give you an idea of potential monthly sales and a quick competitive analysis. With the Extension, you can now view a Historical Trend data chart located in the embedded section on a product detail page. View historical data points such as Buy Box price, New lowest price, BSR, Amazon’s price, and more.

Want to learn more about how to find profitable products to sell on Amazon? Check out our YouTube video on How to Sell on Amazon for Beginners in 2024

What are you going to sell on Amazon in May?

We hope this guide gives you some good ideas of what products you can sell during this time of year. Bookmark this page for updates in June 2024 — we’ll update you with more ideas for the next month, and every month after that. Now, get out there and make it happen! 

Let us know what you think of these categories, or if you have any questions, let us know in the comments below. 

Check out our full How to Sell on Amazon guide for more information on product research, sourcing, listing creation, and much more. 

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Brian Connolly is an Amazon seller, ecommerce expert, and writer for Jungle Scout. He lives in the New Jersey Shore area with his wife and cat. When he isn’t writing advice online for aspiring and experienced Amazon sellers for Jungle Scout, he spends his free time boating, fishing, and selling boating-themed items on his Amazon business.

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