How to Profit in the Closeouts Market


Today’s consumers want the biggest bang for their buck, making the retail sales environment more competitive than ever. Closeout merchandise can offer merchants an opportunity to sell goods at low prices, as well as make large profits, if they know where to look and how to buy, says Howard Grodnick, president of Jacobs Trading Company […]

Product Video is a Powerful Marketing Tool


By Darcie King More than half of consumers say that watching a product video online makes them more confident in their purchase decision, according to a study by Invodo. As a result, many retailers are opting to showcase their products through short, compelling videos. Video is not only for online sellers. Many big-box and independent […]

Clear Smoke Puffs up Product Line


Industry experts say U.S. sales of electronic cigarettes could reach $1 billion this year. To meet this huge demand, Clear Smoke LLC is expanding its product line. “Tax hikes, smoking bans and health concerns are making alternatives to tobacco cigarettes extremely popular,” says Clear Smoke founder and CEO Tommy Hoang. “E-cigarettes are odorless, don’t require […]

Cell Accessories Galore


Reiko Wireless Accessories wholesales cell phone accessories, including cases, covers, pouches, headsets, chargers and screen protectors. Available in an assortment of colors, patterns and materials, the company designs products for all mobile brands. “We have our own design team and we manufacture many of our own products,” states Ken Chang, salesman. “We work directly with […]

5 Strategies For Holiday Sales


With summer finally here in many parts of the country, you might balk at the idea of planning ahead for holiday sales. Believe it or not, you must gear up for the big season now, to ensure your online store has maximum impact during the key buying months ahead. To engage and prepare shoppers, retailers […]

Animal-Themed Accessories from

17Jun13_GM-1 is a wholesaler of an eclectic blend of hot ticket items, including animal inspired accessories, hats and caps, jewelry concepts and Murano glass jewelry, with new merchandise arriving on a regular basis. Known for its swirling color patterns and organic shapes, Murano glass is commonly formed into beads and pendants.’s customers can choose […]

Stylus Pen for Tomorrow’s Touch Screens


Fun Zone, a wholesaler of a variety of fun and functional products, is now carrying the latest and most essential tool for touch screens. Fun Zone’s Stylus Pen “is a very handy item,” says Ken Wortkoetter, company owner. “It provides a smooth user experience with any tablet or touch screen product, including iPad, iPod, iPhone, […]

Toys and Novelties, New Products for Fun and Profit


Toys and novelties are consistent top sellers for independent retailers, since they are often both affordably priced and great impulse buys. Today’s trending products are designed for fun, while allowing consumers to make a personal statement.  Following is a review of the latest hot trends. Big Mouth Toys Big Mouth Toys was launched in 2001, […]

Jewelry & Fedoras Hot for Fall


American Distribution Company LLC provides the newest and most fashion forward products and designs in accessories and general merchandise, according to Adam Dawe, president and CEO. “I’m in China about every ten weeks, and I get a feel for what is going to sell in the States and in Europe.” Leather and stainless steel religious […]

Fall Fashion Trends for 2013


By Kirk Bachelder As summer gears up, retailers must predict up and coming trends for fall 2013 to ensure high sales and repeat customers. Next season’s must-haves include retro midi-skirts and large overcoats for women, and cuffed pants and chunky boots for men. Fashionable this fall are women’s pantsuits with a jacket featuring a full-length […]