Saturday, December 15, 2018

Western Express: New Products for 2017

January 24, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Supplier Zone

Western Express is a family owned wholesale distributor of country western merchandise. Their low prices and expansive inventory make them a one-stop-shop for many value-priced sellers. Dan Mottsman, co-owner of Western Express, tells Merchandiser that his father started the business in the late 1970′s when western style was experiencing a rise in popularity. Ever since that time, Western Express has experienced slow and steady growth. Much of the company’s success can be attributed the quality, pricing, and convenience of many of their... 

FFYF Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market

January 20, 2017 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, Illinois

801 East Francis Road New Lenox IL 60451 PH: 815-485-5927 Description: To be held April 29, 2017. The FFYF Flea Market features both indoor and outdoor vendors and offers a great variety of crafts, antiques, direct sale consultants, old/new merchandise, and countless other treasures. Open to the public and FREE admission. Opens at 8:00am. Visit us at If interested in becoming a vendor, please call Becky at 815-485-5927  Read More →

Profit from Holiday Overstock with Direct Liquidation

January 19, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Supplier Zone

For the retail industry, January means one thing: returns. Though returns are bad news for many box stores, they provide a great opportunity for flea and other value-priced sellers. Customer returns are usually not resold at the original store but are resold to a reverse logistics or liquidation company, which then resells those items at a deeply discounted wholesale rate to other retailers and vendors. Michael Lawrence of Direct Liquidation, says, “We love January. That’s when we get the largest stock of returns all from the holiday season.... 

Pompano Beach Celebrates the Nautical Flea

January 17, 2017 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Vendor applications are now being accepted for the 27th Annual Nautical Flea Market at Community Park in Pompano Beach, FL.  This famous market includes live music, food and drink of all kinds, and hordes of shoppers looking to enjoy the outdoors and browse through their favorite merchandise! To be held on January 21st – 22nd, this event attracts both locals and snowbirds from all over and has come to be a winter-time tradition for Floridians. Sponsored by Outboard Specialties and Suzuki Marine, free parking is available for shoppers and vendors... 

NFMA Announces Conference Speakers

January 13, 2017 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

February 8 – 9, 2017 marks the conference date for the National Flea Market Association’s event at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, NV. The annual conference of NFMA members is a great way for market owners and managers to connect, network, and discuss the important events and concerns that impact today’s swap meets and flea markets. The conference includes educational and informative seminars, which include speakers like Mark Connolly of Traders Village and Lisa Povich of Mile High Flea Market.  Connolly is responsible for all... 

Buyer’s Flea Market Rebuilds

January 12, 2017 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Chicago area vendors, rejoice! 10 months ago the Buyer’s Flea Market located at 4545 West Division Street in Chicago, suffered a devastating fire and was forced to close down, leaving both shoppers and vendors at a loss.  In mid-December 2016, market president and general manager Greg Morand, was able to secure a permit to begin constructing new buildings on the site. Morand explains that the new construction will be approximately the same size as the previous building, and the permit application placed the cost of the construction at just... 

New Life for Hell’s Kitchen Flea

January 10, 2017 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, located in the heart of the district at West 39th Street and 9th Avenue every Saturday and Sunday, is no stranger to challenges and politics.  Since 2015, the market, owned and operated by Annex Markets together with the Chelsea Flea Market, has been under fire from the City’s Arts, Culture, Education and Street Life Committee, but market owners are happy to report that the market’s application for 2017 has been approved. Consultant Karen Seiger made a report to the Committee assuring the members that... 

Color Psychology and the Art of Persuasion

January 10, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Product Zone

Selling is an art of persuasion. There are a variety of active and passive techniques that go into influencing a shopper’s purchasing decision. Many of the most effective passive techniques are visual cues. As people, we receive and process countless visual cues that subconsciously and consciously affect us each day. Body language, text, light, and most importantly: color. Marketers have used color psychology for decades to elicit different emotions and reactions from their audience. Consumers also use color psychology, especially when selecting... 

January Date for Mid Hudson Indoor Market

January 10, 2017 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

If you live in New York, New Jersey or anywhere in New England, you know that flea markets are scarce on the ground come January, which is why the Mid-Hudson Farmers + Flea is such a hit! This indoor market features dozens of vendors selling fresh home-made goods as well as a wide array of unique collectibles and treats for the whole family. Held the fourth Wednesday of every month from January to April, the popular indoor venue has free shopper admission and opens their doors to the public from 3pm – 7pm. New vendors are welcome to join in at... 

Carroll County Announces Winter Market

January 5, 2017 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

The Carroll County Ag Center has announced the upcoming date for their winter Indoor Flea Market, to be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Danele Shipley Memorial Arena located within the AG Center in Westminster MD. Within easy driving distance from the Pennsylvania border, as well as from downtown Baltimore, the market is popular with shoppers of all ages. Held seasonally throughout the year, this bustling market brings together local vendors, artisans, direct sales vendors, and bargain sellers of all kinds.  New vendors are always welcome... 

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