We have already listed 30 Ideas for Products You Can Sell at a Flea Market or Craft Market, as well as 20 Ideas On What To Sell at a Flea Market, but those ideas were mostly just thought of.
What we’d like to do here, further below, is list 80 ideas for products you can sell at a flea market or craft market based on products we’ve actually seen for sale at flea markets or craft markets in or close to East London in South Africa.
Important Note 1 of 3:
Of course listing flea market or craft market products we’ve already seen for sale does not mean that these products sell well, or that you should make or sell the exact same products – actually that’s not even a good idea as many market organizers won’t even allow two products too similar at the same market.
The main idea here is to simply give you a list of ideas. These ideas should help spark your imagination to come up with your own list of perhaps slightly similar products to sell at a market, while being careful not to make or sell something too similar, which wouldn’t be good for you anyway.
Important Note 3 of 3:
Besides some market organizers not allowing you to sell at their markets due to an existing similar product already being sold at their market, you would also have competition you’d have to beat (in East London anyway) in order to make a decent income from your flea market or craft market sales.
Also remember that while one can sell nearly anything at a flea market, only certain types of products are allowed to be sold at a craft market.
List of 80 things we’ve seen for sale at flea markets or craft markets in or close to East London in South Africa:glasses cut from old beer bottles (one of our own products)
sea glass (also one of our own products)
toys and games – bought or homemade
black and white photos
second hand books
second hand crockery
second hand pots and pans
second hand ornaments
second hand vases
second hand tools
loads of different types of jewellery
clothing – homemade or bought
accessories – belts, scarves, gloves, sunglasses, bags, purses, sarongs
pot plant containers
small young trees
hats of all types
toilet roll holders
spare rib rolls or burgers
cheese griller rolls
russian sausage rolls
sliced fried potato on sticks
sweets – homemade or bought
homemade uncooked pasta
homemade muesli and other cereals
fresh vegetables and fruits
Be sure to check what you are allowed to sell at certain markets, and if you’ll need a health or food selling permit or licence, and if so, you’ll need to apply for and get one from your local municipality.
Related posts on this site:
Craft Market or Flea Market – Is There a Difference?
Flea Market Products to Sell at Flea Markets or From Home or Online
What Sells Well at a Craft Market or Flea Market?
10 Ways to Increase Product Earnings at a Flea Market Stand
Even though you would have more competition and marketing would take up a lot of time or be expensive, you could also consider selling any flea market or craft market product you like from your own website. Website packages starting at just R300 once-off plus R120 for .co.za domain (renewable yearly) and R400 for hosting (renewable yearly) – or get your own domain and hosting, and just get the R300 website set-up through us.
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photo credits: Teresa’s own photos