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Backwoods Bargains

April 28, 2017 by publisher  
Filed under Alabama, Flea Market Directory

30012 Hwy 24 Russellville, AL 35654 Phone: 256-627-8711 Web: Manager/Owner: Joe Pearson Weekly Saturday Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market. Rates for vendors are $25 for indoor wall both, $20 for 11×11 floor booth, and $10 per outside booth. Open every Saturday fro 7am – 5pm.  Read More →

Morgan Imports: The One Stop Shop for Outdoor Comfort Items

April 25, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Supplier Zone

Morgan Imports was founded in 2007 with their original line of Pump Bottle Misters. Company co-founder and CFO Debby Morgan notes she and her husband have a long history of selling in flea markets and swap meets. After taking a break from the industry, they came back and created the Pump Bottle Mister with the simple idea of creating comfort at outdoor events. “It seems like such a simple idea, but knowing the industry and knowing how hot it can get, we knew these would be extremely popular,” says Morgan. “Especially if you prefill them with... 

Jefferson Davis Flea Market

April 19, 2017 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, Virginia

5700 Jefferson Davis Highway Richmond, VA 23234 Phone: 804-972-0759 Manager/Owner: Sandy Bon Web site: Indoor market open year, round, market hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 7pm. We have a mix of new and old merchandise, new vendors are always welcome! Stop in and check us out or find more info on our Facebook page.  Read More →

Biker’s Best Friend: Ride Eazy

April 18, 2017 by LisaE  
Filed under Supplier Zone

Harris Mohammed is no stranger to a flea market or swap meet booth — in fact, he still sells regularly at many motorcycle and motocross racing events. Why? Mohammed’s line of trendy and stylish motorcycle helmets, boots and gloves are a sure seller at motorsports events, and in addition to selling the products wholesale, he likes to keep his hand in the retail side, too. “The half helmets are a best seller for me,” Mohammed explains, “The boots and the gloves are primarily for racing, and the half helmets focus on the cruiser... 

Pacific Vineland Swap: Open Air Success

April 18, 2017 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

When was the last time you went to a drive-in theater during the day? Well, for a lot of shoppers and vendors in City of Industry, California, the answer is, “today.”  According to Melissa Murphy of the Pacific Vineland Swap Meet, the City of Industry location first opened up their lot back in 1985. When the company owners, Pacific Theatres, realized they could use the giant property during the day as well as at night for the drive-in, the idea for the swap was born, and they haven’t looked back. Open 7 days/ week, the market... 

The World At Your Feet: Asia America Trade Show

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

Heading to Miami Beach is always a pleasure, but when you’re heading there to take part in the Asia America Wholesale Trade Show, the trip is even sweeter. Located just steps away from the world-class beaches, hotels and restaurants, the Asia America Trade Show has been welcoming buyers from over 40 countries for many successful years. Show owner Michael Finocchiaro and his team have over thirty years of experience in the wholesale tradeshow business, and are proud to be presenting the Asia America show for the 8th year. “We have developed... 

AML: Truckloads of Merchandise Ready to Ship

April 13, 2017 by LisaE  
Filed under Supplier Zone

Since 1992, American Merchandise Liquidators has been supplying flea marketers with off-price, overstock, returned, discontinued, and clearance merchandise. Originating as a live auction company, the company expanded into wholesale, and is now using their auction smarts to provide even better service to their flea market & swap meet customers. With the launch of the company’s new real-time listing of available truckloads of merchandise, called the AML HOTlist, vendors now have access to the most up to date information on their web site,... 

Fiber Optic Apparel from EDMPlug

April 12, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Product Zone

Fiber optic clothing and accessories are an exciting inventory addition for any vendor this fair and festival season. These eye-catching apparel items are an attention-grabber for retailers and festival-goers alike. Zach Meador of EDMPlug and creator of HolyThreads! fiber optic clothing tells Merchandiser, “People are drawn to this product like nothing else. The fiber optics and quality are really impressive in person.” EDMPlug was founded because Meador and his team were looking to become an integral part of EDM (electronic dance music) culture.... 

The Trading Place Flea Market

April 12, 2017 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, Texas

3698 US Hwy 59 South Cleveland, TX 77327 Phone: 281-659-2222 Manager/Owner: Market Manager Our flea market offers indoor/outdoor shopping of vast array of goods offered at reasonable prices. Open every Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine, 8am -5pm, our indoor market features over 80 shops of collectibles, antiques, one of a kind items hand made by local craftsman and so much more. Our friendly dealers are always willing to help you find what you are looking for.  Read More →

Selling Secrets: Pricing Strategies

April 12, 2017 by LisaE  
Filed under How-To Zone

Here at the Merchandiser, we’ve been around the flea market and swap meet business for close to 30 years and we’ve seen a thing or two in the marketplace. We’ve seen soaring prices on trendy antiques, and we’ve seen bargain basement prices on things people have trouble giving away. So where does this huge range in pricing leave a vendor who is trying to get started? How do you set your prices so that your products sell, while not giving away all your profits simultaneously? Consider these selling techniques the next time... 

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