Have You Met Everyone in the Neighborhood?
Finally, and my favorite by far, there are opportunities in health and fitness. With more devices speaking to one another, I think this category is a no-brainer. Take in to consideration pedometers. Advanced pedometers can measure calories burned, steps taken, stairs climbed and even how well you sleep. All of this information is transmitted via Bluetooth to your mobile device or home computer. And the market is huge for these devices.
In fact, according to CEA’s recent study, Getting Connected with Emerging Fitness Technologies, pedometers remain the most popular fitness technology, used by 31 percent of survey respondents. Additionally, there are many other innovative devices on the market in the health and fitness category, including wireless scales and air quality monitors. Many of the items are small in size and easy to inventory as well.
So it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Why don’t you look into adjacent categories? Some are more seasonal than others, but for the most part you can build your opportunities for profit year-round while offering your customers new and exciting products.