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September 2016 Issues of the Merchandiser Magazines

August 31, 2016 by publisher  
Filed under Back Issues

September 2016 Issues of the Merchandiser Magazines Merchandiser magazines are available here in digital form. Click on the cover graphic to open each issue.  Read More →

Giant Fall Market

August 29, 2016 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Rain or shine, it’s time for the Giant Fall Flea Market in Ocean Grove, New Jersey! Running just one day, from 9am – 4pm on Saturday September 10, this market is an annual favorite with shoppers and vendors alike.  More than 300 vendor spaces are available and new vendors are actively encouraged to sign up. Thousands of Jersey shoppers attend this event each year as a highlight to the end of summer season. Offering a variety of items ranging from antiques and collectibles, estate jewelry, sports memorabilia, all the way up to brand new... 

Qualcomm Swap Meet

August 29, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Qualcomm Swap Meet is held every Wednesday in the Qualcomm Stadium located in San Diego, California. Hundreds of vendors and thousands of shoppers gather each week to from 2pm – 10pm. The swap meet is broken down into two categories: commercial and garage sellers. Commercial vendors offer new, arts and crafts, antique, and collectible items. Garage sellers offer a large assortment of used merchandise. In addition to countless booths, Qualcomm offers live music, food trucks, rides, and giveaways and prizes. Hailed as one of the largest swap... 

Denver WESA Market: Equestrian and More

August 18, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Originally founded in 1921 as the Men’s Apparel Club of Colorado, the Denver International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market, also known as WESA, short for Western & English Sales Association combined with other groups over the years, and eventually found its permanent home in the Denver Mart when the location opened in 1965. WESA hosts a September market and a January market every year. Each September market attracts buyers and exhibitors from over thirty-seven states and seven foreign countries, and January brings together... 

Outdoor Picker’s Market

August 18, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Hand Pickin Emporium hosts an Outdoor Picker’s Market the 4th Sunday of each month from 7am – 3pm, rain or shine. Goods include antique, vintage, upcycle, crafts, arts, garden, food, and homemade items. “Our dealers come from near and far to bring the best picks,” says market owner Barbara Velasco. “Since our store houses twenty-five full-time dealers, the market is always a great event. We have many repeat customers and we are constantly growing.” Parking and admission is always free. Vendor spaces are only $20 for a 10′ x 10′... 

Holiday Selling Preparations

August 16, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under How-To Zone

As a seasoned swap meet vendor, you know summer selling and holiday selling are a night and day experience. Warm-weather flea market goers are often tourists, day-trippers, or families looking for a fun trip. Winter shoppers are often locals looking for unique gifts and low prices. As you make the switch this fall, keep in mind these seasonal differences: Protect from the Elements Depending on where you are in the country, more than just the clientele will be changing for the holiday season. Winter is coming, which means snow for many of us. Products... 

Value Priced Shopping is on the Rise

August 11, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Dollar stores, such as Dollar General and Dollar Tree, have seen an increase in traffic and spending from the affluent Millennial demographic. Though these consumers, in theory, can afford to shop at standard price stores, they are increasingly choosing not to do so. According to a report by Reuters, twenty-nine percent of Millennials who shop at Dollar General, Dollar Tree, and Family Dollar are from households earning over $100,000 per year. They also estimate that this same group of shoppers represents twenty-five percent of total sales made... 

World Famous Wheaton All-Night Market

August 9, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Zurko’s Promotions 40th Annual All-Night Flea Market will be held Saturday August 20th from 3pm – 3am at the Du Page County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, Illinois. According to Robert Zurko of Zurko Promotions, “Our annual market is a flea on steroids. It really is a pop culture event.” The market attracts between 12,000 – 15,000 visitors every year from all across the Midwest. In addition to hundreds of antique, collectible, furniture, vintage, closeout, porcelain, fishing, art, sport, craft and other vendors, the All-Night Flea Market will... 

Technology Use for Holiday Sales

August 9, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under How-To Zone

As we approach the holidays, now is the time to evaluate your flea market or swap meet business technology to make sure your process is optimized for the new season. For many merchants, stepping up booth practices means utilizing additional technology for a faster and more informative selling experience. Credit Card Processors If you haven’t started accepting debit or credit cards at your booth or stall, there is no time like the present to start. The holiday season attracts a variety of shoppers, including those who might not be accustomed... 

Fall Fairs and Festivals Guide

August 4, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

According to the Merchandiser Group’s annual FleaMarketZone.com survey, 52% of polled vendors are selling at fairs and festivals in addition to flea markets. 82% indicated that fair and festival booth rentals are just as profitable as their regular flea market booths. Becoming a commercial exhibitor at fairs and festivals is a natural addition for flea market entrepreneurs. If you are currently selling at fairs and festivals, use the following tips to really make a splash. If you are not yet involved, there’s no time like the present to start... 

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