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

People follow different paths into becoming entrepreneurs. Some run a business that is owned by their family, some go at it alone, some spend years as employees before taking the step of becoming their own bosses. And these don’t always have to be big business operations, sometimes it is as simple as running a flea market stall.

Flea markets can be very appealing and their customers come looking for bargains. It is not a complicated business to run and if you know where to look to find the right merchandise, especially if you live in South Carolina, you could make some extra cash selling items at competitive prices.

Stocking a Flea Market Business in South Carolina

When you think of cheap products, you think flea market. But not all of the products sold there are items are second hand. No, liquidation companies and liquidation platforms such as Direct Liquidation have already enabled flea market stall owners to stock up on new or returned items on a regular basis, basically on the ‘flea market budget’.

This is because retailers use platforms such as Direct Liquidation to liquidate their merchandise quickly and reach a wider audience online. Now, while you can purchase online, there is a significant advantage to those living in South Carolina. You can go straight to our warehouse at Blacksburg, near the border with North Carolina, and pick up a pallet or two of liquidated merchandise yourself, saving on shipping costs.

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Not only that, the majority of products sold through liquidation companies and platforms is customer returned products, of which the cheapest options are the unsorted customer returns. These products have not been reviewed and are sold ‘as is’, and so are sold at a serious discount that even makes it possible to earn cash on resale at flea market prices.

If you have specific requirements in terms of products, don’t worry. While you might not know the condition of a product, you can know the exact quantity and the content of a liquidation pallet: all you have to do is ask for a manifest. We at Direct Liquidation, being a top-tier company that formed ties with top retailers such as Walmart, will always provide you with great service and a manifest on all lots.

If you are a handyman yourself and like to fix up items, we sell pallets and products in various conditions . Some of them have been tested and are not working, but this does not mean there is no profit to be made. You could use two items that are not working and combine them into one that is. Sometimes such products can recover your initial investment. And you are still left with the unused part to sell individually or use them for another repair.

It is as easy as visiting Direct Liquidation online and picking your pallet of liquidated merchandise to stock up your flea market stall.

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

‘Spartanburg Flea Market’

8010 Asheville Hwy
Spartanburg, SC 29303
(864) 503-9026

‘White Horse Flea Market’

2710 White Horse Rd #490
Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 295-1183

‘Pat’s Flea Market’

2642 Charlotte Hwy
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 342-4365

‘Barnyard Flea Market Greer’

2000 Hwy 101
Greer, SC 29651
(864) 968-1700

‘South 200 Flea Market’

1501 Great Falls Hwy
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 285-7711

‘Barnyard Flea Market’

3674 Highway 51
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803) 548-1817

‘Stoney Creek Marketplace’

2091 J A Cochran Bypass
Chester, SC 29706
(803) 377-1013

‘Burr’s Trading Post’

107 Old Stage Rd
Chesnee, SC 29323

‘Antioch Community Center and Flea Market’

1591 Bishopville Hwy
Camden, SC 29020
(803) 427-1930

‘Greenwood Flea Market & Jockey Lot’

122 Dixie Dr
Greenwood, SC 29649
(864) 223-3045

‘Bargain Exchange Flea Market’

1449 Walhalla Hwy
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 878-4762

‘Florence Flea Market’

4001 E Palmetto St
Florence, SC 29506
(843) 667-9585

‘Anderson Jockey Lot And Farmers Market’

4530 US-29
Belton, SC 29627
(864) 224-2027

‘Hwy 11 Flea Market’

4265 SC-11
Westminster, SC 29693
(864) 723-7886

‘Mt. Croghan Flea Market’

21121 SC-9
Mt Croghan, SC 29727
(843) 634-2150

‘Brown’s Flea Market’

105 King St
Bennettsville, SC
(843) 479-6400

‘K&W Flea Market’

700 E Shockley Ferry Rd
Anderson, SC 29624
(864) 540-8545

‘Clover Open Air Flea Market’

406 Kings Mountain St
Clover, SC 29710
(704) 214-2605

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Other Useful Sites and Further Reading

Tripadvisor provides a list of top user-rated flea markets in South 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 a South Carolina Reseller’s Certificate here.

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Kersten Morrison

Kersten works as a sales representative for Direct Liquidation helping businesses to source liquidation inventory from the world’s top retailers and manufacturers. Kersten works with single pallet, LTL and truckload buyers hand in hand to ensure their businesses stay stocked up with the highest quality merchandise year round.

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