Flea Market Guide
Flea market guide: Here are some tips for anyone wishing to get into flea marketing.
Flea marketing is fun and exciting for all those who do it. It is one of the cheapest ways to go into business for yourself. It requires very little investment and not much overhead. It enables you to sell products you like, plus make a little extra cash for yourself. You don't have to worry about having a building or making enough money to cover other expenses incurred by having a retail establishment. Here are some tips for anyone wishing to get into flea marketing.
1. The main thing you will need is reliable transportation that is suitable to haul your merchandise back and forth. There is a flea market almost everyday in some places.
2. Find a wholesaler that has the items you are planning on selling.
3. Find products that are cheap and catch the eye. I have found that I can sell almost anything at a flea market if it is under $3.00.
4. Diversify your products. According to the market area, some products may sell at one place and not another.
5. Study the area. Decide which products sell at each location. It may take you a while to figure it out, but once you do, you should start making money.
6. Try to get to the flea market early enough to get a high traffic spot. Some places allow you to reserve a spot. Also, the biggest crowds at flea markets are in the mornings, so don't miss out on those early sales.
7. Prepare to bargain. Most people at flea markets try to haggle with you. I always price my products higher so I can come down. I still get what I want out of the item and the customer thinks they got a better deal. This way everyone is happy.