Funco Tops began in 2010 as Dewayne Lytle’s way of adding a little pizzazz to a boring car antenna. The company’s line of Tenna Tops™ caters to every personality with its wide selection of designs. The foam ornaments fit snugly over any car antenna as well as over a pencil. Not limited to the exterior of your vehicle, they can also be hung from a rear view mirror. Having a Tenna Top on your car’s antenna can make it easier to locate in a packed parking lot. Lytle reports that since starting Funco Tops out of his basement, the company has been extremely successful and has grown to fill a 9,500 square foot warehouse. “Tenna Tops are cute, fun and inexpensive,” he says. The Tops have been known to sell well at flea markets since they are an attractive impulse buy.
Lytle takes pride in the feedback he has received from retailers who sell his product. Pierre Dvemois, a flea market vendor with whom Lytle has done excellent business, told him, “I sell the Tenna Tops at various flea markets, or should I say they sell themselves. This product is a great seller and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to sell items for a good profit.” Other vendors have told Lytle that they have repeat customers who see the Tops as a collector’s item.
With a great variety of designs, the company has something for everyone. All varieties are available online in styles that entice every interest. Some styles are more traditional, such as pink flip-flops, a bald eagle head, daisies and a smiling sun. Others are more eclectic, such as the ornate Queen Bumble Bee, the Flying Pig, the Frog Prince and the sea turtle. There are seasonal varieties for Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day, as well as political designs sure to sell quickly as this year’s elections approach. The wholesale cost of each Tenna Top is $1.50, with the retail price set at $3. There is a minimum order of $100, but if a retailer buys 250 Tops the individual price drops to $1.40. There are additional bulk discounts, with 500 Tops priced at $1.30 each and 1000 at $1.20 each. The company offers free shipping and free point of purchase displays, which include clip strips, wing shelves and floor spinners shown in detail on the website.
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