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New Market in the Snowbelt

MC Glass Screen Repair & Flea Market recently opened in Rochester, NY, bringing a new indoor flea fix to the upstate area. Managed by Carrie Truesdale, a third generation flea market manager, the market is located minutes away from the shore of Lake Ontario and offers discounted merchandise to snow belt dwellers seven days a week. “My grandfather was in the flea market business for more than 30 years,” says Truesdale. “I started managing my first market about five years ago.” Popular merchandise at the other two markets she manages,... 

FLASH DEAL: Special Holiday Season Deal!

November 29, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
Filed under FLASH DEALS

Vendor FLASH DEAL — Expires 12/21/2012 PROVENDOR, the Professional Vendor Association, negotiates special deals for flea market and swap meet vendors. Find out more about PROVENDOR. To activate the savings, use the DISCOUNT CODE listed below. Valid for resellers and businesses only – no consumers. Supplier: Shoelaces Wholesale Link: Shoelaces Wholesale Contact: Tel.: 888-833-8777 Fax: 800-303-2354 Email: Wholesale Shoelaces!Special Holiday Season Deal! FREE SHIPPING on any order $100 or more. Over 1000 Items.... 

MC Glass Screen Repair & Flea Market

November 28, 2012 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, New York, Uncategorized

4431 Lake Ave Rochester NY 14612 Owner/Manager: Carrie Truesdale 585-709-9757 (PH) Busy brand new indoor market, open 7 days a week! 8am – 8pm, except major holidays.  Come in and browse anytime! Monthly rentals available. Contact Carrie Truesdale for rates and vendor info.  Read More →

Winter Market Opening in Troy

The Troy Flea, operated by Buy Local event planners Tight Knit, is launching the TK Winter Market on Saturdays in December, beginning on December 1, showcasing apparel, housewares, décor, jewelry and collectible items. Nestled inside the Troy Atrium and coinciding with the local famers market, the Winter Market is the latest in a series of Tight Knit growth spurts. The group had its first annual holiday market in 2008, featuring more than 50 vendors, which later grew to the weekly summer market held at Monument Square. This year, the region began... 

How to Handle Sales Tax as a Vendor

November 27, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
Filed under How-To Zone

Flea markets are nearly always under the jurisdiction of the town in which they are located, which means that vendors are required to have a valid sales tax certificate at their booths, even if their items are non-taxable. Seasonal businesses must pay, at minimum, income tax on profits, sales tax on taxable items, self-employment taxes and employment taxes if there are employees at your booth. Many vendors are classified as a sole proprietorship, meaning that business taxes are paid through a vendor’s personal income tax return. Vendors who sell... 

Step Up Your Sales

November 26, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
Filed under Featured Suppliers, Supplier Zone

Novelty socks are all the rage right now, and the brighter they are, the better they sell. With designs that pay homage to bacon, mustaches, bicycles and more, socks are one type of merchandise that falls in line with the funkiest trends. Sock styles offered by Cheap Wholesale Socks are available in every color of the rainbow plus a number of shocking neon hues and patterns, ranging from neon giraffe spots to bright skeleton keys. Cheap Wholesale Socks is an extension of the retail brand, Socks Rule, which grew to the point where owner Anthony Schreck... 

Sumner Communications Receives GreenCircle Award

Sumner Communications, leading publisher of general merchandise trade magazines, directories and websites, has received a GreenCircle Award from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection for its efforts to achieve a sustainable earth. “The Merchandiser Group magazines are printed on 100 percent recycled newsprint,” explains Scott Sumner, CEO of Sumner Communications. “Having printed over 600,000 copies using recycled paper versus new, virgin-wood newsprint in 2011, the positive impact to our environment is abundantly... 

Sell Scents for Maximum Margins

November 21, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
Filed under Featured Suppliers, Supplier Zone

Hz Distributors launched two years ago, specializing in high quality fragrances at a price point designed for high profit margins. Catering to both men and women, the company imports its fragrance liquids directly from France. “We then do the packaging ourselves,” points out Ibrahim Hassan, sales manager. “The only difference between our product and the name brands is that the name brands’ prices are higher, because those have been endorsed by celebrities.” Hz Distributors’ fragrances are formulated for long wear, which Hassan notes... 

Flea Market Sculpture Worth $22,500

A sterling silver sculpture commissioned by Tiffany & Co., discovered on a Philadelphia market rummage table, is the latest in a string of priceless flea market finds. The discoverer, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased the abstract sculpture for $200 without any knowledge of the piece’s backstory. He uncovered the initials “UV” while polishing the piece, which he suspected were a maker’s mark. An assessment by the Freeman’s Auctioneers in Philadelphia determined that it was solid sterling silver and not plate, but it wasn’t... 

SCORE Helps Vendors Prepare for SmallBiz Saturday

November 20, 2012 by Gloria Mellinger  
Filed under Featured FM News, Press Releases

SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals, announced its efforts to support small business enterprises this Small Business Saturday, November 24th.  Celebrated the weekend following Thanksgiving and a day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday draws attention to the profound economic impacts small businesses have on their local communities and seeks to raise awareness of, and increase patronage to, small businesses across the nation. SCORE, with its nationwide network... 

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