The holiday season is often the busiest and most profitable time for flea and swap vendors. Preparing for the season can seem like a daunting task.
The 2015 holiday season saw over $626 billion in sales. Sales for the 2016 season are projected to be even higher.
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Super Saturday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, Chanukah and New Year’s Eve. Are you ready?
Flea market and swap meet vendors face the same pressures as every other retailer in the business, including having to compete with online retailers and ecommerce vendors, as well as a plugged-in base of customers who have a universe of choices before them. How can you do better?
Smart vendors must focus on the total experience they deliver to their customers and the values that matter.
Smart flea market vendors are gearing up for sales by formulating a fluid business plan.
Flea market vendors who learn to read shoppers, like poker players read opponents, can increase profits.
Flea markets and swap meets provide great opportunities for small businesses to cultivate a local following.
Vendors can be prepared to meet shoppers’ needs with merchandise that has these characteristics.
Vendor success is based on knowledge and experience, as well as on the time and thought you invest in your business.