Finding Flea Market Wholesale Items
by Melissa Oaks
Searching for flea market wholesale items for your flea market booth can be frustrating sometimes. If you try searching online for wholesalers, you will find many middlemen and other scammers claiming to be real wholesalers. This article will help you to sort thru the junk and uncover some wholesale deals.
Depending on the type of products you want to sell, you may be able to find wholesalers in your local area. You can look in the phone book to find local wholesale businesses. Or you can go to yellowpages.com and type “general merchandise-wholesale” (or other type of product) into the find box. Then enter your city and state or your zip code in the location box. If you live in a small city or town, you may want to enter a large city that is close to you into the location box.
Please note that most wholesalers will only sell to retailers that have a tax id number. Before you visit any of the wholesalers that you find, you may want to call and ask them what they require from you in order to purchase items from them. While you’re on the phone with them you may want to get directions and make sure they are still located at the address that is listed.
Another way to find flea market wholesale items is searching eBay for low priced items to resell. Some eBay sellers provide small wholesale lots for flea market vendors. You could also search some of the other auction sites to find some good deals. Amazon, yahoo, and overstock are some of the other large auction sites.
Buying flea market products at wholesale prices allows vendors to make more money from their items. If you know the demand for your flea market products, the price your shoppers are willing to pay, and how much you want to make from the item(s), then you will know how much you should spend on obtaining those products.
About the Author:
Melissa Oaks provides tips, articles, courses and more for flea market vendors on her site: www.flea-market-vendor-resources.com
Read her Product Sourcing Course for more wholesale buying tips.
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