Things to sell at flea markets for profit

What are the best things to sell at flea markets for profit?

The best products to sell at flea markets are hard to find or custom items not found elsewhere. People come to flea markets to find handmade, unique, or vintage clothing, accessories, furniture, and food.

Imagine, selling products at a flea market and actually making sales. People are buying what you’re making!

Flea markets can be a good place to sell your crafts and make a side income.

Luckily for you, I’m going to show you which products sell at flea markets. Browse this list and see what you can sell at your next local flea market event. With the right products, you’ll be making money in no time!

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What products sell best at flea markets?

The best products to sell at flea markets are handmade, vintage, unique or consumable foods. People shop at flea markets to find products they can’t find anywhere else. The more unique and intriguing your products are, the easier time you’ll have selling.

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Jewelry

You can make custom jewelry to sell at flea markets. To get inspired, browse Etsy for ideas and to see what’s popular. Chances are that if a piece of jewelry is popular on Etsy then a similar piece could be a good seller at a flea market.

Clothing

Flea markets are the perfect place to sell boutique style clothing. Look for styles that you can’t find anywhere else. 

As a sewer, you could create your own pieces of clothing and showcase them at flea markets. You can take orders for custom clothing and create items your customers are asking for.

Fashion Accessories

Fashion accessories are a big seller at flea markets which can be sold for a wide variety of prices. Examples of fashion accessories include sunglasses, neck ties, scarfs, belts, handbags, and more!

The best part about selling fashion accessories is the wide variety of items. You can specialize in one item, like handbags, or have hundreds of different items to browse.

Vintage

Anything that is vintage or antique can be a good seller at flea markets. Some people really enjoy a vintage look and are looking for the right piece for their home. People are willing to pay hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars for the right vintage piece.

Furniture

Customers are always on the lookout for unique furniture. Just like vintage items, people want to find the right piece for their home. The only downsides to selling furniture is the weight and bulk of furniture pieces.

Furniture is a good product for woodworkers to create and sell. You might find a log and turn it into the perfect bench for someone’s cabin. Alternatively, you can always offer to do custom pieces for your customer’s homes.

Because furniture is often heavy and bulky, you may want to offer free home delivery.

Home Decor

Home decor is another good seller at flea markets. What types of home decor are you able to obtain or craft?

An artist might want to sell their paintings. A quilter might create and sell throw blankets. Woodworkers are able to make planter boxes for herbs or vegetables.

What are you interested in making that could be considered home decor? Try to avoid seasonality so you can sell your pieces year round.

Food

Food is always popular amongst shoppers. Who wouldn’t want to eat a freshly baked good while browsing a flea market? Alternatively, you can sell canned goods, desserts, premade dinners, drinks, candy, and other consumables.

Bath and body products

People loved to be pampered and bath and body products are one of many items you can make from home. For example, you can sell hand soap, bath bombs, moisturizers, face masks, and more.

Artisan goods

Artisan are products made by hand with high quality ingredients. Examples of artisan food include bread, cheese, preserves, cured meats, oils, and vinegars. Artisan foods often sell themselves because you can taste the quality in every bite.

Dog Treats

People aren’t at flea markets to only shop for themselves. You can make good money at flea markets by selling dog treats, toys, or other pet products.

Personally, I think treats are a good idea because they’re consumable. When people like the treats, they’ll be back for repeat business.

Coffee

The majority of people shopping at flea markets cannot resist shopping with a coffee in hand. You can make good money by selling coffee to the flea market shoppers.

Setting up your own coffee stand does take an initial investment, but it can be well worth it. Coffee practically sells itself! Not to mention, you can take a mobile coffee cart anywhere.

Flowers

There should be a flower stand at every flea market because who doesn’t love fresh flowers? You can grow flowers at home and make bouquets to sell.

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Summary: Things to sell at flea markets

As you can see, there are plenty of things to sell at flea markets. You just have to figure out the best products that fit your skill set. Pay attention to your customers to see what they like.

Remember, people shop at flea markets to get out of the house and have a good time. Customers are looking for unique and vintage items they can’t find anywhere else.

Can you sell anything to make the experience better (e.g. coffee)? Or, can you sell something interesting that can’t be found elsewhere (e.g. custom or vintage)?