So, you’ve come to part three of our Flea Market Hustle series. You’ve now figured out how to buy and how to set up your stand. Great…now what are we selling. Once you’ve cleared out all of the items laying around your house, it’s time to figure out what kind of stand you’ll be. There are many options for this. It’s best to find a niche and concentrate on that area. Here are a few examples:

 

Toys

 

Both new and used toys are a great niche to have because the demand is aways there and supply is easy to find. Auctions, Craigslist, Facebook, yard sales; these are all places to find used toys for virtually nothing that you can then clean up and flip for a nice profit. It’s also possible to find large collections of new-in-box toys that people are looking to move in bulk and get them at a good price. You then make your money by piecing them out individually. 

 

Collectables

 

Likewise, collectables are a favorite of many flea market shoppers. You have vinyl records, movie and sports memorabilia, figurines, ornaments, and much, much more. Pick a market you’re comfortable with and cater to those fans. 

 

Antiques

 

Many flea markets actually specialize in antiques, an extremely popular item for many buyers. This is an area with huge potential for high-ticket items. It’s also one in which you really need to know what you're doing as the stakes can be quite high. You also need the right buyer for the right piece. Specialization is again a good strategy.

 

Home Goods

 

There are people out there that buy items like laundry detergent in bulk and take advantage of great coupon deals. This allows them to buy so cheaply that they then turn around and sell the household items at a discount while have room to make plenty of profits. This takes a lot of hard work and scavenging, but the beauty is you don't have to worry about niche clientele. 

 

Original T-Shirts

 

Do you ever think of sassy sayings, or have an idea for a funny t-shirt? Maybe you have ideas for visually striking graphics? Why keep them in your head! Create custom t-shirts and sell them at the flea market. The beautiful part is, you don't have to worry about where you’ll source your product or about haggling. With WhoopTee, you can design a t-shirt with our designer tool and get an immediate free quote that responds to your quantities. If you order in bulk, you can get your shirts for very cheap and go months without needing a restock!