Now is the time for flea market vendors to stock up on the latest products for Fall. Affordably priced, these products appeal to consumers, and offer good profit margins to vendors as well. Here is a look at ten top deals.
Glass-U Collegiate Collection
Glass-U was launched at the Rose Bowl in 2013, its goal to allow fans and students a place to find high-quality custom sunglasses. At just $5 per pair for originals and $6.50 for licensed units (12.99 retail) and a minimum quantity of 36 units, they are also incredibly affordable.
The collegiate collection includes dozens of school logos, from Cornell to the University of Miami. Through the “Glass Garage,” Glass-U can produce custom designs with just 100 pre-orders and glasses shipping within just 8 to 12 weeks. Glass-U is licensed to hundreds of universities and nearly every fraternity and sorority in the country. The company has been featured at major events ranging from The Rose Bowl to Lollapalooza. This past summer, they were an official licensee to produce sunglasses for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Glass-U was started by Daniel Fine, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Fine has been named one of TIME Magazine’s Top 25 International Leaders of Tomorrow and one of the World’s Top 5 Young Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs Organization.
4040 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 855-OUR-SHADES (855-687-7423)
Web site: www.glass-u.com
Handmade Artisan Soap From The Soap Guy
What started in 2002 as a family business making triple-scented soy candles for holiday bazaars has turned into a resource for bulk handmade soap at incredible prices. The Soap Guy’s super-rich olive oil formula, when mixed with water, penetrates into the pores for deep cleaning. Best of all are the 350 different varieties of handmade artisan soap, available in 22-ounce loaves that can be cut with a soap cutter or in 5-ounce bars or 1.23-ounce guest bars.
Customers can choose their style of labels, with free labels on the 5-ounce bars for orders of 60 bars or more, or free custom labels by sending an image in a jpeg format. For the smaller guest soaps, the price is 30 cents per label for any 1.25-ounce bar order.
The company also supplies bulk bath salts, milk bath, and lotions. Top-selling fragrances right now include tobacco flowers, orange aloe, cherry almond, and Gobi Gold. Soaps are available in a range of quantities for every need, from 12 5-ounce bars for $23.95, to 60 5-ounce bars for $109.95. The company offers a guarantee that it will not be undersold, same day shipping on many items, and free shipping for all orders over $75.
The Soap Guy
717 Sheridan Avenue
Michigan City, IN 46360
Toll free: 1-800-755-9838
Perfumeir High Profit Fragrance
Perfumier.com is the place to go on the web for quality men’s and women’s designer perfumes, miniature perfumes, gift sets, skincare, makeup, and even candles at fraction of the retail price. The selection is enormous and comprehensive, and includes new releases as well as some of the most classic fragrances ever made. Markdowns range from slight discounts to as high as 70 percent off retail. For example, a 3.4 oz. bottle of Casmir Eau de Parfum spray by Chopard, originally released in 1991, would retail for $100 and can be found for just $30. Even better, there is free shipping on orders of over $80.
A popular seller is the company’s premium fragrance oil sample pack with 72 pieces, 12 types of oils and 6 of each which wholesales for $99.99 Other sample packs are available.
Perfumeir’s premium fragrance display includes a 24-piece mix and display rack with three of each of the following fragrances: A&F, Girlfriend by JB, Sexual Fresh, Hugo Boss, Usher, Armani Black Code, Pink Sugar, and Skulls&Candy for just $40. The 36-piece fragrance roll-on mix includes six types of fragrance oils with six of each and a display rack for just $54.99.
16225 W. Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48228
Tuggo Dog Toy
Not all dog toys are created equal, especially the vast majority of them, which are often destroyed within just a day or two. Not the Tuggo, a new, one-of-a-kind dog toy for any size dog that uses weight to provide tension for dogs. Tuggo can last for months, according to its creator Adam Harrington, who that says not a single prototype has ever been destroyed.
The Tuggo is so innovative that it was even featured on the Today Show earlier this year. Its design starts with a hard, hollow plastic ball with a rope going through the middle that can be pulled from either side for an instant tug-of-war. The toy also has a recessed screw cap allowing the ball to be filled with water, giving it a sloshing sound that pets just love. This is no lightweight toy. When completely full of sand or water, the 10-inch Tuggo weighs approximately 20 pounds, creating enough tension to help build muscle while the pup plays.
The Tuggo is available in two sizes, a bargain at $12 wholesale for the new “mini” 7-inch size (which retails for $27.99) or $15 for the original 10-inch size (retail prices range from $29.99 to $34.99) with no minimums and free shipping. Right now, purchase a case of 15 minis and 12 originals and receive a free display case.
Tuggo Dog Toy
1084 Lavern Circle
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Therapeutic Million Dollar Insoles
Orthotic insoles can cost hundreds of dollars, but there’s a far less expensive option: Million Dollar Insoles. These therapeutic, massaging shoe insoles are filled with glycerin. They distribute your weight across the foot, which eliminates pressure, absorbs shock, and takes the friction off calluses and corns, allowing them to heal. Pain from other common foot conditions, such as heel spurs and plantar fasciitis, is also relieved, and circulation is increased. The benefits extend up the leg to knees, hips, and even to the back, relieving pain.
The way these insoles work is by channeling liquid to the places around the foot that need positive and negative pressure. Since we all walk differently, they adjust to each user’s feet, weight, and gait. The special liquid glycerin glides through the channels to just the place the user needs it—a feeling that’s often compared to walking on water.
Million Dollar Insoles are available in every size: for women in sizes 5-12 and for men in sizes 5-16. They are effective for both walking and running. Best of all, they have a two-year warranty. The wholesale price is as low as $7.20 including volume discounts. Recommended retail is $40 and up. The minimum order is five pairs per size.
Million Dollar Insoles
1700 West New Haven Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32904
Buy4Store.com Animal Umbrellas
Buy4Store.com Inc. was established in 2008 as a sister company of buckletown.com. Both have built a reputation for offering accessible fashion at inexpensive prices to flea market vendors, retail stores, drug stores, distributors, and chain stores. It was one of the first online wholesale companies in downtown Los Angeles and has been carrying some of the same traditional favorites since that time, as well as new best-selling items that change with the trends, among them chullo hats, mohawk beanies, rasta hats, and pilot hats, with low wholesale prices. Also available are floor and counter top displays.
Popular for Fall is the company’s animal umbrellas in an assortment of designs from a green frog to pink cat. Wholesale pricing is $23.00 for a dozen and price breaks are given for higher orders.
But that’s just the beginning: The company offers a wide selection of scarves, socks, ties, suspenders, and bowties. Hot right now are bright, satiny bowties in lime greens, fuschias, and cherry reds, with a minimum order of four for $1.50, as well as dozens of styles of fedoras starting in the low $20s. The minimum order is $50 and minimum quantity varies by item.
207 West 138th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90061
Back scratchers are a thing of the past, now that the Cactus Scratcher has come to town. This ingenious bright green contraption with two two-foot nylon straps, power grip handles, and two levels of spikes—54 in all, on two different sides, one more aggressive and the other a little milder—is the ultimate answer to the itchy back. It uses the two ball handles and straps to access places you just can’t reach across your entire back, giving you more leverage and allowing you to hit all the right spots.
The Cactus Scratcher is one of those inventions that people might never have known existed, but once they find out about it, they simply have to have it. The idea behind it was to give customers the same level of relief as a prickly pair cactus—and it does. Said one recent online reviewer: “You NEED this! This thing is the best device I’ve ever found to scratch my back. It has sharp spikes on one side and rounded nubs on the other side. It’s easy to control the placement and the force you need to hit exactly the right spot.”
As great as the itch relief it provides is the low price of $6 per item wholesale (for a suggested $12.99 retail), with a minimum quantity of 24.
P.O. Box 761
Draper, UT 84020
Country Club USA Bamboo Pillows
According to owner, Steve Ladd, bamboo pillows are five times cooler to sleep on than any other pillow and most importantly, never go flat. “People hate when that happens,” he explains. “The pillow has a bamboo cover and the filling is made of memory foam, which cradles your neck so you wake up nice and fresh.” The pillow is also hypoallergenic and helps relieve snoring, insomnia, neck pain and migraines. It is machine washable and dryable. The bamboo pillows are currently only $9.99 each as a promotion. Minimum order is one box (6 pieces). If you order by the pallet free shipping is included.
Country Club USA
706 Trumbull St.
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
RX Toys & Games Feelings & Christmas Flash Cards
RX Toys & Games aims to provide educational and unique playing and flash cards for people of all ages, according to owner, Sara Levy. The company sells a deck of Feelings cards that are endorsed by educators and are great for use in schools, hospitals, and with therapists. Children become familiar with 30 different feelings as they play these fun card games. All playing cards come with an attractive point of purchase display to promote impulse sales.
The minimum order is one P.O.P. display. Feelings playing cards include 12 decks of cards for $72.00. Suggested retail price is $11.95. Feelings flash cards also include 12 decks of cards for $77.00 and suggested retail is $12.95. A deck contains 56 flashcards and 30 faces cards, each with a face on the front and 25 language on the back.
The company also offers The 12 days of Christmas playing cards. Instructions for 12 favorite games including Go Santa, Grinch, Christmas Bingo, Rudolph, Crazy 8’s, Five Golden Rings, Mashed Potatoes, Secret Santa, Tick-Tock, Payday, Wink, and more are included. The deck also includes educational cards with the religious symbolism of the 12 Days of Christmas. These cards make great stocking stuffers and come with a velvet pouch. Suggested retail price is $11.95. P.O.P contains 18 decks for $86.00.
RX Toys & Games
960 NE 172nd Street
North Miami Beach, Florida 33162 United States
Mr. Yellow Cap – Gas Can Cap
Mr. Yellow Cap answers every homeowner’s questions of “Where is my yellow gas cap for my gas can?” and “where can I purchase another one?” The product is an aftermarket patent pending design change of the original vintage Blitz style plastic yellow cap and will fit any vintage Blitz gas can spout as well as similar spouts from other gas can manufacturers. Blitz manufactured over 140 million of these plastic cans (people love them) and most are missing the yellow cap. The best part is that the entire cap is made and packaged in the U.S. in Fall Branch, TN.
How does Mr. Yellow Cap work? “We made a very simple design change by adding the tab to the side of the yellow cap. We have filed for a patent and made sure it will do the job. This tab allows you to tie a string to the hole in the tab and then to the handle of your gas/diesel can, thus never losing your Yellow Cap again,” explains Ken Hylton, owner. Wholesale pricing is $1.09 to $1.35 depending on quantity ordered and suggested retail price is $3.00 and up. There is a minimum order of 50 pieces.
Mr. Yellow Cap
PO Box 412
Fall Branch, TN 37656