Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Summer Sunglasses

July 6, 2017 by mbrophy  
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Sunglasses are the quintessential impulse item for retailers during summer months. Most people own several pairs, and won’t hesitate to buy another pair if they need them in the moment, or find a new style that appeals to them. Though they certainly can be name-dropped and customized for specific tourist destinations, sunglasses are profitable seasonal impulse purchases all on their own. CTS Wholesale has decades of experience selling wholesale sunglasses to flea market, fair, festival, and concert vendors, as well as brick and mortar retailers.... 

Mesmerizing Wind Spinners

July 4, 2017 by mbrophy  
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i-Spin Metal meets art to create i-Spin’s mesmerizing wind spinners for all ages. At i-Spin, they believe quality is the only way to perfection. Spinners are laser cut 100 percent stainless steel with choice powder coating and put through rigorous testing to ensure they can withstand the harshest of outdoor conditions. The California-based company has been working with wind spinners for over ten years. I-Spin offers their years of experience in picking the designs that will best fit your market based on the area and clientele. The hypnotizing... 

Souvenir Plaques

June 29, 2017 by mbrophy  
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Summer months are prime-time tourist season for flea markets. If your booth is near a vacation destination, selling souvenirs and name-drop items is a foolproof way to make sales. Tim Smith, president of SJT says, “The tourist community is a huge business for flea markets. If someone is on vacation in a fun resort area, they want to buy something with that destination on it which will remind them of happy times.” SJT manufactures plaques and wall décor customized for specific locations. “We license the artwork images from over 9,000 locations... 

Fiber Optic Apparel from EDMPlug

April 12, 2017 by mbrophy  
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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.... 

Incorporating Dollar, Discount, and Convenience Items

April 4, 2017 by mbrophy  
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Almost ten years ago, when the US economy took a turn for the worse, households across the country turned to dollar and discount stores to save money on everyday purchases such as personal care, beauty, electronic accessories, and household necessities. Shoppers were looking to get the same products at a better value. Many Millennials started shopping for themselves right in the middle of the 2008 economic crisis and grew accustomed to choosing value-priced retailers. Today, discount and dollar stores are one of the fastest growing sections of the... 

Hongar Farms: “Tastes as Good as it Looks”

March 17, 2017 by mbrophy  
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Food products have always sold well at flea markets, fairs, swap meets, and festivals. In 2017, this is true now more than ever. Pair great tasting goods with beautiful presentation and a 400-year-old history, and you have yourself a recipe for success. Hongar Farms produces specialty oils and gourmet vinegars whose formulas and foundations date back to sixteenth-century Austria. All of their oils and vinegars are 100% natural with no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, sodium, or cholesterol. Hongar Farms products, including herb infused... 

Cut the Cord on Cable with Magic Stick TV™

March 16, 2017 by mbrophy  
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The average cable bill in the United States is easily around $130, says Omar Naweed, inventor of the Magic Stick TV™.  “Everyone wants to cut the cord, but they don’t know how.” Naweed created the initial Magic Stick TV when his cable bill frustrated him. “They bundle you in, lock you in, and you end up paying for services and channels you’re not using.” After inventing the prototype in his garage, friends and family started asking for their own Magic Sticks. “It’s a really straightforward product that provides a simple solution... 

A Story of Patterns: Floral

March 9, 2017 by mbrophy  
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As Spring slowly blooms into season, shoppers are looking for a fresh start. For centuries, flowers and floral designs have symbolized life, growth, and new beginnings. Florals have remained one of the most ubiquitous motifs in linens, textiles, and fashion for their universality and natural beauty. The origin of floral fabrics dates back to Asia, where flowers have always been a significant part of the culture. Silk fabrics with bright ornate designs eventually made their way from Asia to Europe starting in the Middle Ages. The fabrics were extremely... 

Spring and Summer Sellers: Value Priced Apparel

March 3, 2017 by mbrophy  
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Spring and summer are fast approaching which means shoppers are ready to hit the markets looking for great deals on apparel. Not only is summer one of the busiest seasons for flea markets, but also a top season for apparel purchases. According to statistics by The Balance, spring and summer months have been peak times for apparel sales growth for the past several years. Total year-over-year retail sales are up 5.6 percent, meaning there are plenty of opportunities to grow your profits this season. In the summer months, shoppers will head to markets,... 

Boost Oxygen: 95% Purified Oxygen in a Can

February 16, 2017 by mbrophy  
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We all know oxygen is required to sustain human life. When deprived of oxygen, the performance of the body and mind can suffer. At sea level, the average oxygen content in the air is 21 percent. At altitude, levels can be much lower. Low oxygen levels can lead to fatigue, shortness of breath, and feeling sluggish. Every cell in your body requires oxygen as the basic fuel for each cell’s metabolism. Without enough oxygen, cellular processes slow down and your immune system weakens. Oxygen deficits are even linked to a number of chronic diseases. Boost... 

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