With a track record a decade in the making, Merch-A-Mart has made a specialty of selling oil burner lamps and fragrance oils to flea market and swap meet vendor customers. According to owner and founder Kimmy Chen, her company does well by vendors, since her products sell well for them. She has many flea market customers, and “everybody knows” Merch-A-Mart’s great reputation. In fact, she says that her customers with both flea market booths and retail stores report business is doing better at the flea market.
But Chen knows that innovation is important. “We update our inventory daily, and new oil lamp designs come out every month.” She uses Wholesale Central, a sister company to FleaMarketZone, to run the Web site behind her ecommerce business. Chen says it is easy for customers to stay up-to-date by searching the site, so the Internet is vital to her business.
Mercha-A-Mart offers about 1,000 items for sale, wholesale only. The company charges a minimum of $50 per order. Says Chen, “It’s not much.” For more information, contact the company online or call (704) 335-8868.