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All You Need to Know about Sourcing Inventory for a Flea Market in North Carolina

Buying products online is something we are now used to, whether it is new items or spare parts, but nothing beats a visit to the flea market. While some don’t, others enjoy going through bits and pieces searching for spare parts for their projects or maybe a CD to complete their collection of 90s hits. It is not unusual to find such products at flea markets, but, have you ever wondered where these products come from?

If you are a flea market seller in North Carolina, or simply someone interested in the answer to the posed question, read on.

Stocking a Flea Market Business in North Carolina

While you may take the traditional way of selling items that you kept in your basement for years and have not been using for a while, or the clothes you don’t wear anymore, there is another way. This includes items sourced through liquidation companies and liquidation platforms at heavily discounted rates. This is especially possible in North Carolina.

Regardless of the product you are looking to purchase and sell, a short search through the offering on a reputable liquidation platform like Direct Liquidation will give you results. Not only are you able to purchase the items your customers might desire, you can do that at prices well below wholesale. The price is not the only advantage we at Direct Liquidation can provide. Items come in various conditions and you could buy unsorted customer returns, which are sold ‘as is’ or if you are capable of fixing items, you can go for the products that have been tested and have been declared as not working.

Often, people who like to get their hands on such projects can combine several parts from non-working items to build one that is fully functional. Often such products can recover the initial investment in the pallet. Yes, products are sold in lots or pallets, but worry not, each lot or pallet we put on offer comes with a manifest that shows the products contained in that pallet as well as the quantity, and the condition of the products have been reviewed.

While you are able of ordering products to be delivered to your doorstep, our warehouse in Blacksburg, SC is just south of the border with North Carolina, and relatively close to Charlotte, a major commercial hub in North Carolina, meaning you could save on your delivery costs by picking up the products yourself.

So cut the wait, jump online and find the products your flea market customers are looking for.

We’ve put together a list of some of the best flea markets closer to our warehouse, in Blacksburg, close to the border with SC  We’ve also included a link for complete statewide listings.

‘Webb Road Flea Market’

905 Webb Rd
Salisbury, NC
(704) 857-6660

‘Sweet Union Flea Market’

4420 W Hwy 74
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 283-7985

‘Jamestown Flea & Farmers Market’

709 Jamestown Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 584-4038

‘Barnyard Flea Market’

3674 Highway 51
Dallas, NC 29715
(803) 548-1817

‘161 Flea Market’

1525 Bessemer City-Kings Mountain Hwy
Bessemer City, NC 28016
(704) 734-0016

‘South Side Flea Market’

1316 S Lafayette St
Shelby, NC 28152
(704) 685-5364

‘Toxaway Flea Market’

165 Old 64
Rosman, NC 28772

‘Spruce Pine Indoor Market’

125 Locust St
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(828) 765-0338

‘Smiley’s Flea Market’

5360 Hendersonville Rd # 1000 #100
Fletcher, NC 28732
(828) 684-3532

‘Grannys Barn’

5523 U.S. 74 Alternate
Lake Lure, NC 28746
(682) 551-1889

‘Springs Road Flea Market’

3451 Springs Rd NE
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 256-7669

‘Lenoir Service League Thrift’

906 West Ave NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 758-8580

‘Flea Town USA’

181 Schneider Dr
Forest City, NC 28043
(828) 748-9459

Other Useful Sites and Further Reading

Tripadvisor provides a list of top user-rated flea markets in North Carolina, which allows you to check out the latest reviews, and stay on top of the latest contact details.

The National Flea Market Association can help you find flea markets in other areas, and also grants access to papers, conferences and further reading.

The Spruce has an article on getting started up with a new flea market business.

Brighthub has an article on owning and operating your own flea market business.

And Wikihow has a useful guide to becoming a flea market vendor.

If you plan to set up a stand as a vendor at a flea market, you need to make sure you are fully complying with the law, in terms of tax registration. Make sure as a first time entrant to a flea market as a stallholder, you ask about any relevant permits, as this may change by local authority area. If you’re building up a business, and using this as a source of income, make sure you read up on the information needed to obtain an North Carolina Reseller’s Certificate here.

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Diego works as a sales representative for Direct Liquidation helping businesses to source liquidation inventory from the world’s top retailers and manufacturers. Diego works with single pallet, LTL and truckload buyers directly to ensure they stay in stock with high quality inventory year round.

Schedule a sales callback with Diego right now and find out how he can help your business profit with liquidation merchandise.