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December 2011 Issues of Merchandiser Magazines

November 30, 2011 by publisher  
Filed under Back Issues

Merchandiser Magazines are available online here in a digital form. Click on the cover graphics to open each issue.  Read More →

Mike’s Unique Road to Flea Market Success

Before deciding to open Mike’s Unique Collectible and Antique Flea Market in November 2009, owner Mike Cook had no retail experience and had never even been inside a flea market. Once he started planning for the launch, however, class was in session. “I just went around and studied flea markets around the country, and I just looked at them, taking notes about what I liked and didn’t like about them,” Cook notes. “I put a list together, and came back and talked to my partner, laid down our store, and it’s been great ever since. We’ve... 

Five Merchandising Techniques to Maximize Sales

November 29, 2011 by Justin Carretta  
Filed under How-To Zone

Merchandising (Noun)–the activity of promoting the sale of goods, especially by their presentation in retail outlets. It is incredibly vital for flea market vendors to utilize effective merchandising techniques, as an attractive, organized display of merchandise will always get attention. Merchandising is important year-round, but it is especially crucial near the holidays, when consumers are usually in a buying mood. Drawing attention to your booth through product placement, displays, sights and smells, and advertising will get your message... 

Mike’s Unique Collectible and Antique Flea Market

November 28, 2011 by Justin Carretta  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, Missouri

335 W Sunshine St. Springfield, MO 65807 Phone: 417-869-5400 Owners: Mike Cook & Richard Greene Website: Over 250 booths in a well lit, temperature controlled building. New and used furniture and home decor. Veteran owned. Open all year Mon-Sat  9am-6pm, Sun. 11am-6pm Closed Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving.  Read More → Helps Connect Buyers and Sellers

November 23, 2011 by Justin Carretta  
Filed under Featured Suppliers, Supplier Zone

The desire to connect buyers and sellers to each other has often been a challenge for providers of off-price merchandise. was created by American Merchandise Liquidators, Inc. as a way to give their customers a way to bid on a vast supply of assorted pallets, truckloads, and lots. Purchased from nationally recognized retail stores and other sources, AML sells a variety of merchandise below wholesale prices, with one of the largest inventories in the business., started in January 2011, helps retail stores, catalog companies... 

AquaDuck Flea Market Thrives

The Aqueduct Flea Market may have closed, but the AquaDuck Flea Market aims to be a worthy replacement for the legendary Queens staple. Opened on June 18th, the flea market currently has room for over 200 vendors, but will soon expand to a capacity of 350 to 400 vendors. “My business partner, Big Steve Valenti, had been working at Aqueduct for a really long time, and had a great network of other vendors that were evaluating other options,” says Dominic Ammerman, operator of the flea market. “None of the options resonated with the hardcore... 

Fox River Flea Market Opens in Heart of McHenry

The Fox River Flea Market opened on November 5 in McHenry, Illinois, in an old Jeep dealership. Running on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 to 5, the market was launched to give vendors who go to outdoor markets during the summer an indoor alternative that will operate year-round. Expanding Indoors and Outdoors The merchandise at the flea market ranges from jewelry to antiques and collectibles to glass blowing. Larry Ekeroth, owner of 24-7 Wireless and a vendor who handles IT and advertising for the market, notes there is currently room for 50 vendors,... 

Coastal Carolina Flea Market Celebrates 30 Years

There may be a recession right now, but the Coastal Carolina Flea Market has already thrived through far bigger issues. The indoor/outdoor market has been destroyed twice, by Hurricane Hugo in September 1989 and by fire in July 1998, and rebuilt with non-combustible construction and a new sprinkler system. This summer, Coastal Carolina, located in Ladson, SC, observed its 30th anniversary, holding a celebration with live music, and the market’s three restaurants rolled back the clock by bringing back 1981 prices for the festivities. 1,000 Spaces... 

CTS Wholesale Sunglasses Launches Redesigned Website

November 18, 2011 by Justin Carretta  
Filed under Featured Suppliers, Supplier Zone

Online wholesale sunglasses supplier CTS Wholesale Sunglasses has announced the launch of a redesigned website at The new design makes browsing and purchasing easier, features an easy and simplified navigation bar, and includes high quality pictures of the products that can be viewed at different angles, allowing customers to select the perfect sunglasses for them. The wholesaler has also expanded their product line, now carrying caps, hats, oil lighters, and more. “The new website is easily navigable, aesthetically... 

Orange County Market Place to Stay

The Orange County, California Fair Board of Directors has unanimously reversed a decision made in September to evict Tel Phil Enterprises’s swap meet, the Orange County Market Place, from the fairgrounds effective March 2013, according to a report in the Orange County Register. Productive Chat Leads to Mending Fences The nine-member board voted 7-0, with two members absent, to rescind the eviction notice and cancel a request for bids from other operators after CEO Steve Beazley and two other board members had a productive conversation with Jeff... 

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