Posted By Harrisons Direct Delivered Wholesale on 2nd March 2020

Buyers’ Top Picks Summer 2020

Buyers' Top Picks Summer 2020

Scouting for all the best summer products is thirsty work. Luckily, we have an experienced team of buyers who do it all for you.

We follow all the latest product trends, so that you can get the essentials, as well as any trending products or event-focused merchandise. Here are our predictions for summer 2020.

Outdoor Toys

Garden parties, Euro 2020, bank holidays and the school summer holidays. There are plenty of events catered to children in the summer months, and parents (and some adults!) will look to buy toys to keep their kids entertained. Here are five products that are worth stocking.

Buyers' Top Picks Summer 2020

Top 5 for 2020

1.  UEFA Euro 2020 Playball (Coming Soon!)

2.  NERF N-Strike Elite Jolt Blaster

3.  Outdoor Cricket Set

4.  Sea Life Print Paddling Pool

5.  Beach Set

“After the excitement of the 2018 World Cup, we expect Euro 2020 to bring England together so we can (finally) witness it ‘coming home!’.

This huge football event should see a rise in the sales of outdoor play balls as your customers try to become the next Harry Kane or Raheem Sterling.” – Dana, Toy Buyer.

Festival Health & Beauty

Festival season is fast approaching, and you could impress your customers by stocking up on festival essentials. In essence, you could even create a ‘festival survival kit’ by grouping all the vital products. Help your customers stay clean with the following products.

Festival Health & Beauty

Top 5 for 2020 (Festival Survival Kit)

1. Nivea Sun Cream

2. Pro Plus/Paracetamol

3. Dental Travel Kit

4. Insect Repellent

5. Johnson’s Facial Cleansing Wipes 25’s

“The UK has seen some awful weather in the early months of 2020. Your customers will be planning holidays and festivals as they look for something to get excited about.

Since summer is only around the corner, festival essentials will be flying off the shelf, along with all your usual summer best-sellers such as sunscreen, after sun and mosquito sprays.” – Nyle, Trainee Buyer.

Camping

Muddy boots, blazing BBQs and scorching summer sun, camping is a staple of the great British holiday. It’s probably more realistic to prepare your customers for rain and wind, though! Here are our top camping products for 2020, with rain and wind consideration included.

Camping Supplies

Top 5 for 2020

1.  Polar Gear Orion Hot & Cold Stainless Steel Bottle

2.  Beach Shelter

3.  Summit Folding Chair

4.  Summit Waterproof Picnic Rug

5.  Summit Muddy Feet Covers

“Many Brits enjoy spending the summer months camping in the Great British outdoors. Campers are always looking for the essentials and often experiment with new and innovative products.” – Anne, Buyer.

Ones to Watch

Here’s what to keep your eye on this summer, which we base on upcoming events and current trends.

Trolls

Trolls

After the success of the first animated film, there’s a lot of anticipation for the Trolls World Tour movie release on the 17th of April 2020. We have your product range covered, with blind bags, plush toys, Play-Doh sets and more.

Eco-Friendly Products

Eco-Friendly Products

Protecting the environment and reducing the use of plastics is quickly becoming important in everyday life. 

Give your customers the option to switch their everyday essentials with eco-friendly options so we can all do our bit, no matter how small.

All of the Buying Team at Harrisons wish you a prosperous summer – we hope this advice helps you to increase your sales this year.