Set Flea Market Tables Right for Top Sales
While picking out the right flea market to sell at, and choosing the hottest flea market products to sell are important parts of building a flea market business that will bring in great profits, setting up your table or booth at the market is also important. And it is often overlooked.
Many flea market vendors seem to think that the average shopper is akin to Indiana Jones and wants to dig deep into a pile of junk to find that one elusive treasure. I’ve seen many tables and booths that are simply piled high with merchandise and then left as-is, no matter how many hands sift through the stuff and move it around. Sure, there are some people that love the thrill of discovery, but the vast majority are more comfortable shopping in something that more closely resembles an actual store.
That’s not to say that you need expensive product racks and bins and little signs everywhere on your table, though that wouldn’t hurt. This flea market guide can help you set up your table for maximum sales without having to spend money on display racks and without the need for a larger vehicle simply to cart them around.
Table Set Up Flea Market Guide
Give a great backdrop to your merchandise. If the table is not smooth or all one color, drape a plain table cloth or flat sheet over the whole thing. Do not use patterns or super-bright colors, as they will detract from your merchandise.
Use retail display stands to make the products near the back of your table – the side closest to you – stand up higher or more prominently. Stand where the shoppers will and make sure you can see all your products. If items can’t be seen very easily, you will never sell them.
These retail display stands can be purchased, or you can make your own really easily. An ebook with directions for many cheap and easy display stands can be found at Flea Market Mama Set Up page. Multi-tier risers can show off a collection of similar items. Racks can help you sell clothing, jewelry and any items on tags. These can all be made from simple materials you can find around the house or in a discount store.
Some things you sell can also help you sell other things. If you are trying to sell a shelf, put stuff on it. A dish can also hold some smaller objects. It is important to not obscure the items you wish to sell. A flea market table is usually crowded, but remember that every item must be visible to be sold.
Basic Guide to Making Your Own Display Racks
Display racks for flea market table set up can be crafted from things you can find around your home. Small cardboard boxes can be covered with paper or sticky contact paper to make it look better on your table. Collect different types and sizes of cardboard boxes that can be turned into risers and even multi-tier supports for products.
Racks can be made easily by nailing long, straight nails into a board at an angle. If you want something more light-weight, consider sticking short lengths of dowels into a styrofoam block that is covered with felt or other fabric. Use glue to hold it all together.
Jewelry display pieces can be created with black felt over pieces of cardboard or styrofoam. Foam is expecially useful for earrings or pins that can be pushed into it to be held securely.