Friday, August 31, 2012

6 Must-Answer Questions for Flea Market Vendors

Where are you located?

Don’t get confused here…The question mentioned right above doesn’t refer to your home address. The location that I’m talking about is the location of your flea market. Is the flea market you’re selling your stuff at worth your efforts? Does it have a location? Does it have the potential to bring in many customers? Remember, the better your flea market location is, the more chances you have of making profitable sales.
What’s in your inventory?
When it comes to inventory, you have two choices.  You can either invest in a variety of wholesale lots or sell items in a particular niche-preferably an area you’re knowledgeable about and comfortable with.  For instance, if you don’t want to sell different products like DVDs, equipment, software or watches, you may consider starting a perfume booth.   
What about the cost?
Flea market shoppers are quite aware of how much and where they need to spend. While many are there for a look-around, others are regular customers who’re in search of attractive bargains. Therefore, visiting the market before selling and pricing your merchandise can prove to be highly helpful. Check if there are a number of vendors who are doing the business of the same merchandise that you’re planning to sell. To get a pricing idea, you may even check out eBay. Remember, pricing is one of the most important factors that affect your sales potential. So, price your merchandise wisely as most regular customers will already know if your stuff is reasonably priced.
Thinking to sell movies?
If you’re thinking to sell movies at a flea market, make sure you have the knowledge of this business. From DVDs to Blue-Ray, buyers are interested in movies, particularly the classics and recently-released ones. A cheap way of collecting movies is consulting your friends and relatives. Then, you can start selling your movie collection by selling your stuff at competitive rates. Offers like “Buy 3 and Get One FREE” are a great way of advertising your stuff.
What about home décor stuff or equipment?
Investing in home décor stuff isn’t a bad idea either. Remember, your target market is women who’re usually looking for stuff that fits into their home decorations. Here, pricing the merchandise wisely is just as important as marketing your stuff attractively.  
As for tools like hand tools and/or garden tools, all you need is a well-organized flea market booth.
Are You In the Food Business?
Flea market vendors are often tempted to start their food business. Trust me; this is never a bad idea. Everyone needs food but they only love GOOD food. No doubt, as a food vendor, you can make a great deal of steady cash. But don’t just enter this area because you think it is profitable. If you can’t make people love your food, your booth won’t last long.

How to Maximize Your Profits as an Online Vendor?

Investing in the Right Goods

When it comes to reselling liquidation products online, your main goal should be buying quality goods that are low bulk as well. Since online business involves shipment, you’ll have to make sure that your products are small enough to be easily shipped at profitable rates.  While reselling larger goods is a good option, you may see fewer sales as large products cost more in terms of shipping charges.

Selling the Name

A very few actually know that online shoppers are more interested in buying branded products. So, investing in branded product lots can prove to be a highly profitable option.

Keeping the Option of Local Sales

In addition to selling your products through your online store, you should always keep the option of local sales. Larger products can be advertised on Craigslist with the option of “pick-up only".

Making the most of eBay and other online resources

You can use eBay and other online resources as your research weapon for determining the prices of specific goods before investing in liquidation products and reselling them online.

Knowing your Niche

Is there a particular niche that interests you? You need to have an area of expertise and excel in that particular niche.  By doing so, you’ll not only enjoy a heavier influx of loyal customers but you’ll make sales more quickly as well.
Using Other Sites for Your Sales

Who knew websites such as eBay could work in your business’ favor? As these sites are more popular among customers, enjoy an online reputation base, have reliable payment methods and get a great deal of daily traffic, these sites serve as a great opportunity to score high in online credibility- especially for business start-ups who are planning to  branch out into their stand-alone sites in the future. 

Doing Your Research Homework

The biggest mistake most online vendors make is ignoring the importance of market research. Market research is essential in determining the pricing strategies for your products. By lowering the price of your products wisely or offering attractive options like free shipping, you can significantly boost your online sales while maintaining credibility.

Purchasing Larger Wholesale Lots 

Do you fear investing in larger loads of liquidation goods?  The reason behind this could most probably be the amount of space needed to stock those products and the time required for sorting through the merchandise. Well, you’ll be relieved to know that there are many liquidation services that help in moving undesirable inventory. At the end of the day, you certainly can’t ignore the profits larger lots accompany.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

How to Improve the Productivity of Your Warehouse?

Picking Path Matters
Picking path helps in determining the flow of your warehouse. The picking initiates at one end while stops at the wrapping staging site.

Bin it to Win It!

If your merchandise is binned efficiently, the majority of picks will be finished in the first 2 percent. The top hits goods should be reevaluated on a regular basis as inventory doesn’t always remain the same.
Organization Matters!
Organize your warehouse wisely, which also means that the bulk products should be saved for the end. You may also consider separating the bulk goods from your small picks.
The Manifest Trick
Ever thought of using picking manifests? This is a great option for pulling multiple orders in a single go. You can pick large orders separately; however, 5-6 small orders can be combined in a single picking manifest while being divided in final boxing.

What about stocking levels?
You certainly can’t ignore the fact that every product has a shelf life. While restocking your goods, make sure that the goods will have to be rotated. When there’s an excessive amount of inventory available, rotating the goods becomes harder.

Considering loading manifests

All routes should preferably be in the required delivery order but you’ll have to understand that they actually come out in reverse orders as the first item being loaded is the last item being delivered. 

Ever thought about your warehouse employees?
 When it comes to efficiently running and managing a warehouse, employees serve as the backbone of day-to-day warehouse operations. But unfortunately, this group of very important people gets easily ignored, which eventually affects the productivity and efficiency of your business. By making small changes and taking small steps, you can make the environment of your warehouse more employee-friendly.  From space heaters to fans, you’ll have to consider the different factors that affect the climate of your warehouse as well as the efficiency and comfort of your employees.
Let the employees have their say
Remember, you aren’t operating your warehouse alone, which is why it is essential to get your employees involved in the warehouse matters to a certain extent. At times, you get some of the best and surprisingly productive ideas from unexpected sources. If you’re about to introduce a new law, making sure that your warehouse labors get an equal chance to have their say is really important.

Retail Business: Understanding the Various Types

Are you interested in store retailing?
When thinking to start a retail business, the first idea that comes to the mind is starting your very own independent retail shop or store, building a discount or convenience store, becoming a member of a national or regional retail store chain, etc.
The basic idea behind starting a retail store is managing a fixed point-of-sale location that has the potential to draw in a heavy influx of consumers. Usually, store retailing involves product displays at extensive levels while making use of mass-media marketing for the purpose of attracting customers.
Is “Specialty retailing” your cup of tea?

If power retailers like Target are selling "customer`s needs”, the other sector of specialty retailers addresses the  " customer`s wants." This category of retail business has emphasizes local convenience, the quality of shopping experience as well as the right type of merchandise for satisfying the demands of the target consumer. The reason why most small retail stores or shops succeed is the fact that these have a lot to offer in terms of shopping atmosphere along with the variety in products or merchandise.

Ever heard of non-store retailing?

Non-store retailing involves retail sale via a variety of different mediums including online shopping options, print and electronic media, in-home demonstrations, the option of mail order, etc. In most cases, a non-store retail business doesn’t require stock maintenance for sale on the store location. The good thing about non-store retailing is the fact that this business saves a great deal on purchasing, maintaining and protecting an inventory as the retailer contracts with others for dealing with these issues.

What about mail order?

Whether you’re offering wish books or printing some simple-looking brochures, product catalogs are highly useful in reaching a broader range of consumers- especially those who aren`t in close proximity with shopping stores, the aged customers and others who hate going out for shopping. But with the help of direct mails, sales materials are easily delivered to a number of consumers in a single go.

The Online Retail Game!

Today, many people are running their retail business from the comfort of their homes or warehouses. Thanks to the internet and its influence on retail business trends! No matter which particular category of retail business you choose to engage in, ignoring the power of Internet can prove to be a big mistake. So, are you ready to play the online retail game?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Road To Starting A Retail Business

Selecting A Legal Structure For Your Business

When it comes to selecting a legal structure for any business, making the right decision before investing in every aspect of the business is very important. Remember, legal structure is the foundation of all retail businesses and the wiser you are in choosing the structure, the more chances you have of succeeding through your retail business efforts. 

Name for Fame!

The second step is naming your retail business, which could be anything from “XYZ Store” to “ABC Retailers”.

The EIN Problem

EIN stands for Employer Identification Number, which aids in identifying a business. Remember, applying for EIN is a crucial step.

What Are You Going To Sell?

A lot of businesses make the terrible mistake of ignoring the step of deciding on the particular type of merchandise they’ll be selling. You need to be wise and analytical when selecting products for your business.

Plan it Man! 

“Those who fail to plan, plan to fail”. The famous quote is strong enough to make you acknowledge the importance of business planning. By creating an effective business plan for your retail business, you can save a great deal of trouble ahead.

The Must-Know Laws

If you don’t have the right knowledge regarding business licenses or business permits, you’re heading in the wrong direction. Remember, familiarizing yourself with the laws and regulations involved in starting a retail business is extremely important. You may seek the help of an experienced lawyer or accountant to learn more about those legal matters.

Determining Your Business Location

Where are you planning to operate your business from? Are you considering opening a retail store or is it an online store that you’re planning to start? Answers to these questions are very important as the location of any retail business can greatly influence its success potential.

Entering the “Wholesale” World

For all retail businesses, offering the right merchandise is just as important as finding affordable goods to sell.  Of course, investing in wholesale products is the only way you can make the most of your retail business. So, finding a reliable wholesale supplier is highly recommended.  

Writing Policies for Your Business

When writing your business plan, it is best to dedicate some time to researching   and writing your retail business’ policies as well as legal procedures. This step holds great significance as it allows you to be prepared for problems in the future and dealing with them accordingly.

Time to tell the World!      

Once you’re done with the setup process, you can work on your retail marketing strategies and sales ideas for branding as well as advertising your retail business. Remember, it’s time to tell the world about your retail business and you have to hit the bull’s eye!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tips To Get The Most From Your Merchandise e-Store!

Is Your e-Store’s URL Worth It?

One of the biggest problems faced by store owners when entering the world of online business is selecting their website’s name or URL. For instance, for “MBA Trading Group”, having the name of the business in the web address is very important. Sometimes, it isn’t possible to use the exact name as some domain names aren’t available, but you can always create some innovative domain names while adding your business’s name to the url and making it sound more appealing and professional.

Credibility and Payment Methods Go Hand in Hand!

When selling merchandise through online platforms like your very own e-store, it is important to make sure that the payment methods you have on your website are credible and secure. The safest and most effective way of doing so is setting up a merchant account that allows your online shop to safely process credit card as well as other transactions. Remember, the more flexible you are in terms of offering payment methods, the more customers you’ll have.

Navigation Matters!

Whether you have to hone Web Design skills yourself or hire a professional who can do the job for you, build your e-store website in a professional and attractive way. Remember, online customer experience is directly linked with navigation i.e. how easy it is to navigate your website. You can also improve the look and feel of your store’s website by introducing fresh design elements like response pages, online surveys and informative blogs.

Stand out in the Crowd

When it comes to getting recognition as an online seller, make the most of elements and e-marketing tools that are unique and innovative in order to stand out from the crowd. From dedicated email marketing campaigns to newsletter subscriptions, do whatever it takes to help your e-store build its online reputation.
One of the most effective marketing strategies used by online businesses today is the use of promotional codes for tracking the effectiveness of each of their online marketing endeavors. So, keep on experimenting so that you can determine the best possible e-marketing strategies for your particular niche.

SEO, SMM, Sales…So Many “S” To Stress About

While it may seem difficult to struggle with all those SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SMM (Social Media Marketing) tactics along with sales in the beginning, things get way easier and stress-free as you learn more about the various online marketing tools.  Remember, the more knowledgeable you are, the more chances you have to boost your e-store’s success rates.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Should You Invest In Salvage Goods?

When it comes to investing in salvage goods or customer returns, a lot of individuals are confused whether they should buy these items or not. But before we get into the pros and cons of buying salvage goods, let’s get an understanding of what these goods actually are.
Basically, customer returns involve merchandise that is purchased but returned after a certain period of use. Different stores, shops and retailers have a variety of different customer returns and liquidation product policies that have an impact on the category and condition of items that are seen in varying loads. It is important to note that customer returns haven’t been checked for functionality before entering the market.

What to Expect From Your Merchandise
If you’ve invested in salvage goods, then you should be fully prepared to get items that are somewhat in a defective state, having certain blemishes etc. It is very common for salvage goods to lack in certain components like controls and important documentation. The packaging of salvage goods isn’t appealing and is usually damaged.  Salvage goods aren’t necessarily in perfect working condition, which means that some features may be missing. Customer returns also have defaced barcodes along with obvious signs of customer handling that may affect the look and functionality of these products.
While investing in customer returns and reselling these items for profit is one of the proven concepts of earning extra cash through liquidation products sales, businesses should be fully aware of the risk involved in buying salvage goods.
The Position of the Wholesale Supplier
If you’re buying salvage goods from a wholesale supplier, then you should know that most suppliers have a no-return policy for salvage goods with the sale of customer returns considered final and the merchandise being sold as “As-Is” products.
Is It The Thing For You?
Irrespective of your experience in the field of liquidation merchandise, you should understand that the business of reselling customer returns doesn’t work the same for all. Analyze your business, your sales channels etc. to know more about the potential of profit and loss.
As far as making maximum profits from salvage goods is concerned, processing, checking, and researching the pricing trends of these goods is extremely important before putting them on sale.

Will the Risk Be Bearable?
Ask yourself if you can handle the risk involved with the purchase of salvage merchandise. Yes, there are chances that your products may not sell at profitable rates, especially in the beginning.
As most goods aren’t in a retail-ready state, they may require extra work, time and money in order to be prepared for resale.
The Final Word
At the end of the day, reselling salvage goods can be a profitable business if you have the gut to take the chance and use proper channels and strategies to market and sell your profits at desirable rates. As they say, NO RISK, NO GAIN!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Marketing Your Flea Market Merchandise

For people interested in buying and selling new and/or pre-worn goods, flea markets offer a great opportunity to generate huge profits.  But just like other businesses, product sales are directly linked with product marketing. Here are some simple yet effective ideas to market your merchandise at a flea market:

Table Formation Affects Product Display

When it comes to displaying your merchandise at a flea market, the most feasible option is using tables that are arranged in a long line at the display area’s front. A smart trick for unhindered interaction with customers is putting the tables in an inward "U" form for allowing customers to enter the display area easily while discussing product specifications with you. In short, your tables should be arranged in a manner that makes things convenient for both you and your customers.  
What about Display Cases?

Did you know that display cases can significantly enhance the appearance of your flea market booth? So, where to get these display cases from?  Well, a smart idea would be contacting a retail store that is out of business and asking if their retail displays are available for purchase. For instance, if you’re selling jewelry or small accessories, lighted displays will work best for you. In addition to adding that professional touch to your booth, display cases help in displaying more delicate or costlier products. Besides, cases give your booth a cleaner as well as a more organized feel.
A Smart Trick to Attract Shoppers...

When it comes to catching the eye of those passersby, an effective advertising strategy is setting up a T.V. at your booth and playing the advertisements of your products. Make sure that the device you’re playing your ads on is up to the eye level of customers so that the products can be easily spotted by anyone passing by. Of course, you’ll have to play ads in a low volume as you don’t want to bother other vendors. Remember, product videos or commercials can serve as powerful attention-grabbing tools for your flea market business.
Flyers Are Worth It!

If you get flyers printed for your flea market business, your customers will have the facility to decide on the particular products they’ll most likely buy while browsing through your product variety. When it comes to printing informational flyers for your business, make sure that the flyers also have your contact info and booth location.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Tips to Boost eBay Sales!

Images Speak Louder than Words!

For online shoppers, images or pictures are the sole way to view products before purchase. And this is why, product images play the key role in attracting customers and ultimately convincing them to make the purchase.  According to experienced eBay sellers, products have maximum chances of being sold at favorable rates when listings are backed by quality photos or images.

Get an Insight into the eBay Market

Whether you’re an old eBay seller or some newbie, researching the eBay market is very important before listing any type of product. Look for products that are similar to yours while analyzing the response your products are expected to get through bidding. This is one of the most helpful strategies in terms of understanding the demand of your merchandise as well as determining its actual worth.
 The Ins and Outs of Shipping
While shipping is fully controlled by sellers, there are things that you have to know about the various methods of shipping available out there. When it comes to the matter of product shipments, finding the most ideal method of shipping is very important. You’ll have to take different factors into account including the amount of money involved, the reliability of the shipment service etc. Remember, you’ll be required to include details about your shipping method in the listings.  Moreover, your listings should also include info about shipment costs for interested buyers.
Don’t Underestimate the Power of Words
Influential listings are backed by powerful statements and words. Now that you’re a part of the online world, you should try your level best to develop strong eBay listings, which includes adding search engine friendly phrases regarding the product to your listings. The basic idea is enticing eBay visitors to take action on your listings, which requires both research and effort at your end.
Do you have enough payment options to offer?
Did you know that offering a variety of payment options tends to attract a heavy influx of eBay buyers? If you’re flexible in terms of payment options, people are more likely to buy stuff from you.
Feedback Speaks for Itself
For eBay sellers, feedback is one of the most important factors that helps build online credibility. By maintaining a record of positive feedback consistently, you’ll not only attract more customers but they’ll also be willing to pay more. A wise strategy would be delaying the listings of higher priced items unless you succeed in maintaining a positive feedback.
Professionalism is a Must-Have Trait
Selling on eBay is not an excuse to avoid professionalism. Ideally, your customer service should be good enough to give you the reputation of a reliable and professional eBay seller. Moreover, abiding by the basic rules of business is also very important, which includes registering the business in addition to charging as well as remitting the involved taxes.

Selling Stuff at Flea Markets-Tips for Beginners

Enter The Flea World!
Of course, the first step towards earning money from flea market sales is locating flea markets in your neighborhood or nearby places. There are a number of indoor and outdoor flea markets running across the US and finding one near your neighborhood shouldn’t be that difficult. Of course, having enough understanding about the specific kind of booth that would be appropriate for selling you merchandise is very important. For instance, some booths are more suitable for discount merchandise while others are more appropriate for reselling pre-worn merchandise,

Discover the Ins and Outs!
When deciding to sell your merchandise at a flea market, it is essential to get useful info about how the market works, why it would be a good choice for your particular type of merchandise and what are the right timings or seasons to enter the market. Most flea markets are open during the weekend while some run on a regular basis. The more you know about the way flea markets work, the easier it’ll become to plan and organize your selling experience at flea markets.
Cost Matters
Yes, you need to know about the costs associated with selling merchandise at flea markets. In most cases, the charges range from $10-20 bucks a day. But, there are others that charge even more. Remember, the cost of selling merchandise at a flea market depends on the amount of traffic and sales the particular market is able to bring in.
Typically, reserving your space is necessary before you can start selling your stuff at a flea market. At times, reservations are made in advance. There’s also the option of permanent vendor spots where sellers doing the business for a day or two get placed right before the event starts.

Stuff to Sell
What stuff should I sell at a flea market? Now, this is one of the most common yet highly confusing questions. You may consider selling garage sale type products or even enter the field with your collection of homemade crafts. While the choice of the products to sell varies from individual to individual, it is important to keep the nature of the market in mind before deciding on the type of merchandise you’re going to sell.

According to experts, the real secret of making money from flea market sales lies in displaying eye-catching and fascinating merchandise at highly affordable rates. A good strategy would be investing in both new and pre-worm items so that you can get an idea of the demands of the particular market.  
Where to Get Your Stuff From…
If you’re just new to the flea market business, then a great source to purchase new and used products at affordable rates is getting stuff from a reliable whole supplier. You can buy new overstock, customer-returned products and shelf-pulls in bulk. Wholesale suppliers offer a variety of items at discounted rates for interested retailers, e-Bay sellers and flea market vendors.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Attention e-store Sellers! Online Credibility Has a Direct Impact on Your Revenue

When it comes to managing an online business, sellers have to face a number of challenges in terms of maintaining their reputation as reliable online entrepreneurs.  At a time when online shoppers are most concerned about security and privacy issues, establishing online credibility has become even more challenging. So, is there any way to prove that your online shop is different from those shoddy websites that prevent shoppers from taking their credit cards out for online transactions? Well, here are some useful tips for online store-managers and internet entrepreneurs to establish their credibility online.  

Trust comes with professionalism

Does your website have that professional look? No doubt, the look and feel of your website is one of the most important factors in making your customers believe that your services/products are worthy of their trust. The first step toward giving your website a professional touch is contacting an experienced web designer who is skilled enough to give your website an appealing look.

Did you know that customers are least likely to browse through a website that looks unprofessional, tacky or unattractive? By using effective presentation tools including images, you can ask your web designer to design the website in a way that reflects how serious and professional the organization behind your website is. An excellent trust-building strategy is highlighting your expertise in the services/goods being offered at your store. Also, let your potential customers know that they can contact you anytime regarding product inquiries and concerns.

Support, co-operation and effective communication accompany trust

A lot of online shoppers are finicky about communication, particularly when it comes to making first-time purchases.  If you don’t offer satisfactory customer support, they’re least likely to trust you or consider your website as a reliable online spot to buy products from. The more your customers have to wait for answers to their queries or comments, the less they’re expected to take your business seriously. 

Payment method matters!
Payment method is the most important aspect of building trust and credibility as an online seller or internet entrepreneur. If your payment method isn’t verified, most customers will leave your website with negative feelings about your business while investing in none of your products.
By providing security to online shoppers with certified payment methods such as PayPal, you can develop a sense of trust and reliability in the minds of your customers.     
Tip: Most online shoppers drop the idea of online shopping because of identity theft concerns and the rising trend of online financial frauds. But by investing in an SSL certificate for your website, you can boost both the confidence of your customers as well as online sales.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Ways to Get the Most Out of Yard Displays

Placing the items
When putting your merchandise on sale, you need to be careful about how the product/items should be displayed. While a lot of people prefer using their breakfast table to serve the purpose, a better idea would be investing in folding tables or making your own display tables from sawhorses as well as plywood.
Organizing your stuff
No matter how small your yard sale is, you can’t ignore the importance of “organization”. When displaying your merchandise, make sure that similar items are grouped together. This will not only make your items appear more abundant but it’ll also make things easier at the customer’s end. If customers find the desired items quickly, you’ll have increased chances of raking in more cash.
Preparing your merchandise for sale

Whether you’ve invested in pre-worm stuff or customer returned merchandise from a wholesale supplier, preparing your goods before reselling them is one of the most important factors that affect your chances of making money from the items. If your merchandise needs some cleaning or repair, make sure you get it done before display. For instance, antique wood furniture can get that extra shine with a coat of wax. No doubt, clean and refurbished items appear more appealing than old, dusty and severely defective merchandise.
Keeping an eye on everything
If you’re putting some valuable merchandise on sale such as jewelry and real silver, make sure that these items are kept close to the house or checkout area, particularly if these items are small or easily broken. Fragile merchandise is often mistreated and may be damaged, if you’re not around.
Making it easy for all
While it’s important to make the shopping experience as convenient as possible for all customers, it is equally important to keep breakables at places that can’t be spotted by children easily.
Attracting customers with desirable sale merchandise
When it comes to displaying desirable sale merchandise, an ideal display spot could be the street end of the yard or driveway. This strategy works particularly for seasonal goods and large merchandise including furniture. Besides, this will also help in grabbing the attention of those drive-by browsers.
Reselling Clothing Items
If you’re trying to make some extra cash reselling those clothes you purchased from a wholesale supplier, make sure you display your merchandise effectively. Displaying adult clothing on hangers and arranging the items by size is a good idea for making things easier for both you and potential customers.
If you place all items on a display table, customers will least likely refold them after digging through the lots. However, displaying baby clothing on tables is never a bad idea. These items can be easily folded and stacked according to their type and size.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Reselling Liquidation Products: Success Rules To Follow

Test to give it Your Best!

A lot of resellers or small business owners get so excited in the process of generating profits from liquidation merchandise that they ignore the importance of testing or checking the items before putting them on sale. Whether you’re planning to resell customer-returned items or overstocked merchandise, testing the merchandise will help you determine if the items need to be repaired or improved before the resale.

Networking has it!

Yes, you need to have a strong social network and positive relationships with people/services that are important for your business. For instance, having long-term agreements with a repair technician for fixing items that are broken, including TVs, laptops, vacuums etc. will always work in your favor.

The Insider Tactic

Do you know what smart resellers do? Instead of giving discounts, they prefer offering merchandise. Items that are received in large quantities can be used as promotional weapons for selling other items. A tempting offer could be something like:  “free bracelet for every jewelry item purchase over $10”.

The more you’ve sales channels, the faster you sell!

Are you reselling your merchandise at just a single venue? A lot of people make the terrible mistake of limiting their sales channels, which consequently results in fewer sales and smaller profits. Remember, your options should never be closed. If you’re already selling your items at a flea market, why not consider going for other options like e-Bay, online stores, local festivals etc. Recognizing your market and understanding customer demands are important for identifying the right type of sales channel for your particular merchandise.  For example, some businesses prefer clearing higher value items through online sales channels while reselling lower value products at some swap meet.

Do Your Research

Research, research and research again! Before starting any kind of business, research is the most important element in eliminating business troubles in the future. Dedicating a certain amount of hours to market research before product pricing can help you determine if you’ve over-estimated or under-estimated the resale value of your merchandise.
And for those discount store managers or flea market resellers, research is a great tool for discovering additional means to sell their goods. A lot of small businesses benefit from online options like eBay and social media marketing.

Smart Investment Pays Off!

Investing in off-season items is a smart investment, as long as you have the cash and space needed. For instance, winter apparel is sold at discounted rates during summers and by stocking the clothing items and reselling them in winter, you’ll certainly rake in more cash.  

Customer Satisfaction Is Your Top Priority

Ever thought why customer satisfaction is so important to all businesses? Customer satisfaction is an important factor as it can literally make or break your day. If you become dedicated and consistent, use innovative ideas to promote your business while maintaining customer loyalty, reselling goods at your desired rates will be as simple as pie.