By Rieva Lesonsky
A study from global tech protection company Asurion revealed something most of us likely already know: Americans check their mobile phones about every 10- 12 minutes, or roughly 80 times a day.
So, catering to this mobile phone obsession by selling mobile accessories is a smart idea. And mobile accessories are perfectly suited for e-commerce sales. Now, while the March Expo promotion at Alibaba.com is still underway, is the perfect time to stock up on mobile accessories. But you must act fast—March Expo ends on March 31st.
Mobile phone cases
These days many consumers like to switch their cases like they change their fashion accessories. They like to have them in a wardrobe of colors or textures or even styles. So, your inventories should include a variety of cases.
So many consumers prefer ultra-thin cases—especially people who like to slide their mobile phones into their pockets. These, manufactured for the iPhone X, are made of hard, anti-scratch plastic, so even though they’re ultra-thin, they protect the device. They came in five colors.
Some consumers prefer more protection. For them, these shock-proof, waterproof, anti-scratch clear cases might be perfect.
For those who want to make a fashion statement, these cases for iPhone X are perfect. The mostly floral designs are stunning.
Another option is flexible, soft, yet protective, silicone cases, which come in five colors.
For ultra-protection, check out these rugged, defender-type cases, available in 10 colors
And don’t forget special-function cases like these ultra-thin battery pack ones. They come in three different colors and have a built-in “kickstand” to prop the phone.
Hold the phone
I’ve seen many young people with socket holders attached to their phones. These work with all types of smartphones and tablets and are customizable.
These foldable, suction cup holders are not only perfect for mounting on your car dashboards, but also work just as well in the office—or the kitchen. If you store recipes on your phone, these make the recipes easier to see. They’re made of aluminum and come in several colors.
Also, perfect for the car, these magnetic holders fit in the air slots of cars, enabling hands free talking.
These foldable, portable desktop mounts are perfect for the office. They hold all types of mobile devices. They’re adjustable, and actually would be perfect for using your mobile tech on airplanes. These are similar, though not quite as small. They are portable, come in more colors. You can also use them when dining alone in a restaurant, so you can more easily read and eat at the same time.
You should also stock a variety of mobile phone accessories. Check out:
- USB cables. They’re 3 feet long and come in six different colors.
- Power bank with an LED light. These are solar powered.
- Bluetooth speakers, like these which are beautiful and made of natural oak.
- Tempered glass, to protect mobile phone screens.
- Screen cleaners. These are sticky and will clean any mobile screen.
- Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones, like these or these.
- For iPhones, this 2 in 1 charging cable and headphone jack is essential.
Act now—time is running out!
All the suppliers mentioned in this article are participating in Alibaba.com’s month-long sale featuring many deals, promotions and discounts. To take advantage of the deals, check out the action on Alibaba.com and the Alibaba.com mobile app (sign up here) today through March 31.
One of the special incentives being offered during March Expo is 15% off LCL shipping (less than container load) from China to the U.S. It’s all part of Alibaba.com’s new logistics service, which lets small businesses take advantage of Alibaba.com’s existing infrastructure to save time, save money and simplify shipping.
Look into Alibaba.com’s Secure Payment services. Alibaba.com is also introducing a new T/T transaction service during March Expo. This service allows buyers making Trade Assurance orders to make initial payments into a U.S.-based Citibank account. Previously Trade Assurance orders were processed through a Hong Kong-based Citibank account. This speeds up processing time to 2 to 3 days from 3 to 7 days. It also reduces fees, on average, by $15.
Stay current on all the great opportunities at March Expo by following @AlibabaTalk and the #DiscoverNewMarch hashtag on social media.