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Flea, Cart, and Kiosk Vendors: Finding the Right Venue for your Business

March 31, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

By Meaghan Brophy In a fluctuating market, flea vendors, mobile carts, and stationary kiosks offer greater flexibility with fewer start-up costs than traditional brick and mortar stores. However, if your dream is to prosper in brick and mortar, starting out as a vendor first is a great way to build a following and gain insight into what it takes to succeed in the retail market. Follow the tips below to determine which venue and products are a best-fit for you and your business aspirations. Leveraging Flea Markets for Success Flea markets serve a... 

Balancing the Safety of your Business and the Demand for Trendy Goods

March 21, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

By Meaghan Brophy As a vendor, staying on top of the trends and providing in-demand products for your customers is the name of your game. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that just because an item is popular, does not mean it is safe. There have been rising reports of hoverboards catching fire and exploding. There have also been recent reports of United States Customs and Border Protection seizing entire shipments and warehouses full of hoverboards because of their fake trademarks and unauthorized batteries. In addition to larger... 

All Peddlers Flea: Thriving Under New Management

March 18, 2016 by luke  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

“I was a vendor at the Super Flea Market in Evansville, IN for over 20 years,” says Terry Walters, the new General Manager of All Peddlers Flea Market in Henderson, KY. The original Super Flea Market closed down in 2014, and All Peddlers was reopened in June of 2015 across the Ohio River from the original location. Just this past February, Walters acquired the market, and has already begun taking steps to align the market with his vision. “I used to run a flea market in Arkansas about 20 years ago,” says Walters. “When... 

Successfully Transitioning from Vendor to Wholesaler

March 18, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under How-To Zone

By Meaghan Brophy Starting a wholesale business can seem like a daunting task. Partnering with the correct manufacturers, organizing warehouse space, and connecting with retail customers is a lot to handle. Luckily for you, vendors and retailers have the upper hand when it comes to breaking into the wholesale industry. David Pomerantz, founder of MysticFireLights, recently expanded his retail business into wholesale. “Starting on the retail level, and already having that experience in the industry makes it a lot easier,” he explains.... 

NY Punk Rock Heavy Metal Flea

March 16, 2016 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, New York

ADDRESS: New York City Building Flushing Meadows, Corona Park Queens NY 11368 PHONE: 646-240-3789 MANAGER: Erin Terror DESCRIPTION: NY’s Punk Rock/ Heavy Metal Flea Market is now accepting vendor applications for our upcoming event on June 25th, 2016 at the Queens Museum in conjunction with the exhibit “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk.”  Vendor set up will begin at 10:30am, and breakdown will begin at 5:30pm.  The event will be open to the public from 12:00-6:00pm. The all-day event will include DJ sets,... 

Jamie’s Flea Market: A Family Affair

March 15, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

by Meaghan Brophy “Flea markets are in my blood,” explains Lorna Ingersol, great-granddaughter of William Jamie, who founded Jamie’s Flea Market back in 1977. Though now under different ownership, Ingersol and her family have always been involved with Jamie’s Flea. “It’s actually pronounced Ja-May’s,” Ingersol clarifies, “but that’s where Jamie’s comes from.” A traditional flea market by every definition, Jamie’s market takes pride in staying true to its’ roots.... 

Wholesaler Home Value Finds Retail Success on Amazon

March 8, 2016 by luke  
Filed under Supplier Zone

by Kevin Zimmerman Home Value bills itself as “your wholesale shopping center,” and it is easy to see why. Also doing business as Bird View Mall, the umbrella company operates no fewer than five stores: Home Value, which specializes in kitchenware and party needs; Vieworld, which offers office chairs and organizers; Better Space, whose products seek to minimize wasted space vis-à-vis cars and baby strollers; Storack, which sells freestanding racks for home and office use; and the self-explanatory Nene’s Cribs. Many of its items... 

Red Door Mini Mall

March 7, 2016 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, New Mexico

314 9th Street Alamogordo, NM 88310 Phone: 575-491-8129 Manager/Owner: Henry Elliott Fun place to sell or shop! 35 vendor spaces plus additional consignors; we sell merchandise of all kinds. It’s everything under the sun, from antiques to furniture to apparel, cam e check it out! Open 10 am – 5 pm Monday – Saturday, all year long. Special flea markets held outdoors, please contact Henry for more information. Find us on Facebook!  Read More →

The Market Place

March 3, 2016 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, Pennsylvania

2300 West 4th Street Chester, PA 19013 Phone: 610-497-7180 Manager/Owner: Reed Davidson Indoor Flea Market open year round, over 35 vendors. Open Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, and Sundays 11 am – 5 pm. Great selection, includes a barber shop, consignments and antiques. New vendors welcome.  Read More →

March 2016 Issues of the Merchandiser Magazine

March 1, 2016 by luke  
Filed under Back Issues

Merchandiser magazines are available here in digital form. Click on the cover graphic to open each issue.  Read More →

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