Flea markets and swap meets are a great and affordable way to get into the retail business. Despite the attractions of shopping online, customers across the United States still like to wander the stalls of their local flea market or swap meet, as they are often treasure troves where bargains are to be found around every corner.
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Flea markets and swap meets aren’t just places where customers can find cheap goods, they’re also a fun day out for all the family, where food stalls and food courts abound. They’re the kind of retail space that is thriving despite the juggernaut that is online retail smashing pretty much everything else before it.
If you’re considering hiring a stall at a swap meet or at a flea market to sell electronics and accessories in particular, or you’re already regularly selling electronics and accessories at them, what’s the best place to source the wholesale merchandise your stall needs at the lowest possible price?
In the past, the answer to that was easy. Most stall holders would go to their local wholesaler and buy a pallet of goods at a decent discount, or they would go to a local auction to bid for the stock they needed. Unfortunately, with a lot of auctions moving online and wholesale prices veering ever closer to retail prices, these traditional avenues have been closing off of late, so it’s now very difficult to make a profit sourcing in this traditional way.
So, what’s the solution if you want to get your hands on lots of top-quality electronics and accessories that are cheap enough to attract the bargain-savvy customers you’ll find attending flea markets and swap meets? The solution is buying merchandise wholesale from a top-tier liquidation specialist like Direct Liquidation.
Unlike traditional wholesalers and auction houses, top-tier liquidators work directly with some of the country’s biggest and most trusted retailers, offering them spaces on their online liquidation marketplaces through which the retailers can dispose of all their unwanted overstock, customer returns and closeouts by selling them to resellers looking to buy discount electronics in bulk wholesale at a vastly reduced price.
Direct Liquidation has partnered up with some of the biggest names in the business – Walmart, Target and Amazon, all of whom have a huge range of liquidated electronics to dispose of pretty much all year round. That means there is a constant supply of stock available to buy through Direct Liquidation’s website. And because it’s coming direct from some of the biggest names in US retail, you can rest assured it’s not counterfeit goods you’ll be buying, nor will the best stuff have been creamed off from each pallet of liquidated electronics, as happens with smaller scale liquidators and the more unscrupulous wholesalers.
Instead, you’ll find pallets or truckloads of top-quality electronics to buy wholesale being sold by the big-name retailers for a vastly reduced price. For the flea market or swap meet stallholder who always needs to keep an eye on price because his or her customers do too, that means you’ll get lots of great-quality merchandise at a price that won’t break the bank but will leave plenty of room to make a profit when it comes time to put the goods you buy from a liquidator on your stall.
On a liquidator’s online liquidation marketplace, you’ll find a massive range of top-quality electronics merchandise being sold for an incredibly low price. In Direct Liquidation’s case, you’ll find electronics manufactured by some of the most trusted companies in the world – companies such as Sony, Apple, Microsoft, HP, Samsung, Logitech and Nintendo.
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And because Direct Liquidation handles the customer returns, overstock and closeouts of Amazon, Target and Walmart, you’ll also occasionally be able to find pallets of own-brand stock from in-house brands such as Amazon Basics and Walmart’s BlackWeb and Hyper Tough ranges.
Sold in a variety of conditions ranging from ‘as new’ and ‘reconditioned’ to ‘tested-not-working’, you’ll find each pallet of goods purchased via Direct Liquidation’s online liquidation sales marketplace contains a range of electronics and accessories that you can sell on your stall at a wide range of attractive price points that will suit customers on many differing budgets.
So for example, if you were to buy a pallet of Amazon customer returned electronics, you might find you have a number of untested wholesale laptops, PCs, smartphones and tablets on your hands. Typically, 75% of the goods in each pallet will be working. Some will be basically brand new, having been returned by customers who regret their decision. Other items will have superficial damage to either the products or the boxes the products come in. Others will have visible damage to either product or box, or to both. These can all be priced differently, reflecting their condition.
The other 25% of electronics and accessories will not be in working condition. However, this does not mean that the last 25% of merchandise is worthless junk. Products can be brought back to factory spec by combining components from broken units. For example, a laptop with a shattered screen can be brought back up to spec by swapping out the screen on a broken laptop, etc.
Some flea market and swap meet customers are also on the lookout for parts, so broken merchandise can still be sold for spares and repairs. It’s remarkable how much value you can squeeze out of a pallet of wholesale merchandise bought from a liquidator!
Bought via live liquidation auctions, or for a fixed or a negotiated price, buying pallets of liquidated stock from a top-tier liquidator is a great way of ensuring your flea market or swap meet electronics stall has all the great-quality stock your customers are on the lookout for at prices that will keep them coming back for more. As an added bonus, you will keep your business one step ahead of the competition.
Pallets or truckloads of liquidated electronics and accessories can be bought from a top-tier liquidator for considerably less money than from anywhere else. This low price means you’ll be able to offer those bargain-savvy flea market and swap meet customers the cheap prices they expect to pay, while making sure there’s still a very healthy profit to be made on your wholesale purchases. Want to boost profits for your flea market or swap meet stall? Check out what a top-tier liquidator such as Direct Liquidation has to offer your business today. We think you’ll like what you see!
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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.
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