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      Suppliers for market stall trader, household & cleaning products, smoking accessories

      Hello my name is Matt and my girlfriend and i want to start a market stall. Ive been looking at various wholesales websites but im not sure what to sell??? a few ideas ive had are everyday household items ie cleaning, kitchen etc, smoking products like rizlas, lighters etc, handmade beauty products bubble bath, shampoo, candles, oil burners etc. or maybe on a bigger scale games consoles, mobile phones and things like that? low start up costs would be good. which one of these do you think would be the best to go for? Any help and advice would be great, thank you.
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      Hi Matt,

      Welcome to Wholesale Forum

      As you have rightly pointed out, necessities always sell well at markets. First of all you should profile the type of customer that visits the market. Are they after very cheap, refurbished or second hand goods no matter the quality, or are they interested in higher quality goods that can attract a premium price? This is a very important first step, you don't want to sell high end goods in a market near a low income area, and vice versa.

      The second step is to visit the market, to see what existing stalls are selling, but more importantly what buyers are buying. This will give you an idea of the product categories that buyers want to find in that market. Ask sellers a few prices, note them down, and then later on figure out what margin the sellers are making.

      The next step is to choose a product category that you think will sell at a good margin, but also speak with suppliers to understand what the upcoming trends are. So to summarize, choose some key high profit lines after you have inspected the market yourself in person, and then find ways to introduce products that improve the quality or functionality of products already being sold in that market.

      Once you are ready to set up your stall, speak with your customers, try to understand what they are looking for (speaking with buyers is one of the best ways to identify new trends, and of course also a way to persuade them to buy your products and eliminate their objections).

      There are of course many strategies you can adopt:

      - Sell just one product, and move around markets selling the same product (this strategy is high risk because you will probably need to buy medium to large quantities of the one product, and then find markets where it sells best. The idea here is that you would be the only seller of the product, and therefore you can grab all the demand);

      - Sell trend products, products that sell fast for a while, and then gradually die out; (this strategy requires that you constantly seek new trends; it's medium risk because trends are generally followed by wholesalers, meaning that you can order goods in lower quantities from local suppliers, and possibly return them if unsold). Trends are quickly followed by competitors, they last for a while and then you will need to identify a new trend.

      - Sell commodities, products that people always need. You establish yourself as the best seller for x commodities in the market, and gradually build up a following. (this is a low risk strategy, but requires time investment to establish a recognized image).
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      Hi Matt if you live close to swansea i know this place called Howells Wholesale. Unit 2 Acorn Court Clarion Close, Swansea, Mid Glamorgan SA6 8RT. 01792798966

      They sell a lot of market stall equipment stock, or cleaning stuff, they sell a lot of unknow brands but the sell them at singles, everything they sell is 44p each, nice place to go, and you don't need to be VAT registered. just need to be able to buy more than 10 iteams lol

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