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Flea Markets in a holding pattern

Is there any industry still untouched by COVID? Maybe, but unfortunately, the Flea Market industry isn’t one of them, just like most businesses, markets have been hit hard by this epidemic.  Even those markets sprawled out in fields, you know, those hidden gems that locals love to populate on lazy Sunday afternoons – yup those too.

A successful market is a crowded market and that’s a big problem in 2020.  With this in mind, many states have enacted executive orders preventing markets from even operating.  If you are lucky enough to reside in a state allowing markets to operate, they do so only when certain conditions are met.  These can include limits on market capacity, required face masks, social distancing, and limits on vendor booths.   Although the restrictions are necessary and important, these restrictions have taken a toll on the whole Flea Market experience.  People attend markets to socialize, browse, shop, enjoy carnival like treats and most importantly RELAX.  The experience has become stressful and fearful, as a result, market attendance is at an all time low.

 

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Get up early and head over to the Flea Market.

Flea Markets! Flea Markets! And more Flea Markets!

Flea Markets and the wholesale industry go together like peanut butter and jelly.  There is an enormous vendor population that derives their goods directly from wholesale suppliers. This relationship has continued to grow more and more over the last decade.  Many consumers have taken to Flea Markets looking for the very best deals, even to buy the kinds of items we consider to be staples.  Long gone are the days when you only visited a Flea Market looking for that long lost antique, many arrive looking for everyday items, clothing, shoes, fashion accessories and the like.

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With the popularity of markets increasing so has the need to find news ones, that’s where we come in.  MyFleaMarketGuide.com was developed to provide users with quick and easy access flea markets nationwide.  In less than 3 years we have grown to become the #1 result on Google for “Flea Market Guide” trumping over 25 million other results, wow….now that’s making progress.

Our directory of markets is human edited just like GetThatWholesale.com and all markets requesting inclusion must qualify before being placed.   Markets are arranged via state and new markets are frequently added.  Location, dates of operation and market descriptions provide users with all they need to know before going.  MyFleaMarketGuide has created a pathway between the markets and our suppliers at GetThatWholesale.com.  Both would like to reach each other and now we have simplified the process. The results have been terrific and we expect big things to come from this collaboration.

So if you are looking for new markets look no further than MyFleaMarketGuide.com.  Simply choose a state and start browsing.

If you are a market owner and would like include your business please visit our Add Your Market Link.   In just a few minutes you will be on your way to thousands of new market goers, it’s really that easy.

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The Enduring Flea Market

The wholesale industry is now so thoroughly focused on the web, it is easy to forget about an important niche for many wholesale businesses, the flea market. The curious and rather repellant term is a translation of the French Marché aux Puces, a large, outdoor bazaar in Paris. This market was given its name by the unhealthy conditions and vermin infested goods it was rumored to sell.