Some consumers are able to get creative with their holiday gifting and can turn a few items into an exciting arrangement, and others need a little help on that front. As a seller, you need to be prepared for all types of consumers so you can help them find exactly what they’re looking for, and […]
By Annabelle Short Most artisans start out by selling their artwork personally, either through an online platform such as Etsy or at craft fairs and flea markets. As the business grows and gains more customer attraction, it’s important to think about expanding your product reach. Getting into a local store sounds daunting, but you can […]
By Lizzie Weakley The market for homemade goods these days is strong. The search for quality products made locally and sustainably is driving many consumers to explore shopping options beyond the big box stores, and online marketing makes it easier than ever for them to find you. One of the keys to a strong bottom […]
Private label brands never used to be that popular. In fact, in 2011, 17 percent of U.S. consumers felt private label brands were for people on tight budgets who couldn’t afford the best, according to Statista. With the rise of Millennials and Gen Z shoppers, more consumers have taken a liking to private labeled goods […]
The time is nigh to once again start stocking your booth with back-to-school products. As flea market and swap meet vendors are preparing for the rush, The Merchandiser has some tips and reminders to make sure you can provide your customers with whatever they may need. Checklist Ready The great thing about back-to-school products is […]
Sourcing new merchandise to sell can be pretty tricky, especially if you’re looking at new suppliers. Even though product price and quality are the top priorities to look for before you make a purchase, there are plenty of other factors that come into play. Whether you’re just starting your own business or you’ve been doing […]
You probably already saw our article a few months ago on the new CloseoutCentral.com launch, and if you haven’t, go check it out. CloseoutCentral.com is a strictly B2B website that connects closeout buyers to closeout suppliers. Now fully mobile enabled, it’s one of the easiest websites to use to find the best deals on closeout […]
Have you ever thought about creating your own brand? Maybe it’s something that you’ve been wanting to try but didn’t know how, or maybe you just haven’t thought of it at all. The springtime might be a good time to put those ideas to action and create your own. The Merchandiser Group has some tips […]
The summer season is inspirational for almost every customer.
Here at the Merchandiser, we’ve been around the flea market and swap meet business for close to 30 years and we’ve seen a thing or two in the marketplace.