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03/31/2015 - Cool Phone Wallet from Charm14
This fashionable new product keeps the phone secure on the inside of the bag, while allowing use through the clear plastic window.
10/01/2012 - The Spirit of St Louis Wholesale
St. Louis Wholesale's owner and founder, Craig Pinkerton, has come a long way since his first wholesale purchase. Had he not taken an initial risk, St. Louis Wholesale would never have been created.
09/01/2012 - Wrap the Holidays in Fun, Flirty Accessories
Colorful, unique accessories make great holiday gifts, especially when they offer retailers outstanding profit margins. Some of the hottest new merchandise this season includes versatile hand cut scarves, shiny hair products and twinkling rhinestone jewelry, and jingle jangle hip scarves, all of which dress up anyone's bottom line.
04/01/2012 - Back-to-School Online
While kids are currently counting down to the first day of summer vacation, retailers are already merchandising for the new school year, filling their stockrooms with the essentials and the forecasted must-haves.
02/01/2012 - Handbag Wholesalers Fashion Forecast
A lot of product lines are relatively static, and what was popular 15 years ago is still the standard today.
01/01/2011 - Exit Sales Tackles Fishing Gear Online
Over the course of a long and busy professional life, Bobby Fowler has come full circle.
10/01/2010 - Jewelry & Watches Rebound
Time may indeed heal all wounds, as the old saying goes, if the recent performance of the jewelry and watches segment of the economy is any indicator.
08/01/2010 - Bottle Docker
Bottle Docker is a personal bottle beverage carrier, and although it may not be the first, it is one of the most innovative.
05/01/2010 - Shopforbags.com Empowers Entrepreneurs
Buying from Shopforbags.com is an excellent way for store owners to stay ahead of their competition, because the company carries sought-after, trendy items not found anywhere else.
04/01/2010 - Ten Tips for Improving Your Wholesale Buying
Working with the right web-based general merchandise wholesaler can make or save you money and time.
10/01/2009 - Unique Selection at Red Barn Ranch
There really is a red barn at Red Barn Ranch Wholesale. It was built in 1910 on what was then a walnut farm, and it is now the warehouse for their inventory of beautiful and diverse products.
10/01/2009 - Tips for Discounting
In addition to eroding profits, discounting can wreck a retailer's brand value.
08/01/2009 - 2moda For Great Value and Low Prices
The clearest example of 2moda's ability to pair quality materials with very low price points is that in the before-school season, their largest segment of customers is charitable organizations.
07/01/2009 - Using Color to Influence Shoppers
The one major psychological influence that all retailers can make use of is color.
07/01/2009 - Hand Held Protection
PHAZZER.COM introduces The Phazzer, an electronic control self defense device that immobilizes an attacker.
06/01/2009 - Simple Products: Simply Success
Six years ago, Simple Products exchanged complex product lines for a simpler philosophy.
04/01/2009 - Fashion Clutch Bag
K. PEER DESIGNS LLC offers, "The Clutch for Cures," collection of clutch bags, designed by company owner, Kellee Peer. The design is patented and exclusive to this supplier.
03/01/2009 - Koozies Beverage Covers
MORE SALES introduces three Koozies, which are covers for beverage bottles and cans.
03/01/2009 - Fashion Accessories Forecast
It's no secret that consumers are scrutinizing their purchases carefully. And while many may deny themselves whole new spring or summer wardrobes, the desire to spiff up for the seasons ahead is alive and well.
03/01/2009 - Diverse Products Push Sales
Diverse products and categories can fill the bill for kiosk and cart vendors, as long as the items grab shoppers' attention. Two companies with products that could hardly be farther apart highlight the diverse possibilities.
02/01/2009 - Kiosks Combine Novelty & Utility
When a kiosk or cart vendor can obtain a line of merchandise or configure a mix of products that combine both novelty appeal and usefulness, he enhances the ability to succeed.
12/01/2008 - Footwear Fresheners
DIAMOND DIVA DESIGNZ has developed pouches that when placed in shoes after they've been worn, rid them of moisture, toxins and odors.
11/01/2008 - Sweet Smell of Success
Fragrances and scented products, such as oils and incense, carry some of the highest profit margins of any product categories.
11/01/2008 - PURSEs to the Max
The owner of Max PURSE, Avraham Reyhan, has been a successful apparel and handbag designer for 25 years.
11/01/2008 - Aiming for Super Rich
Few could argue that it's good to be rich. A look at luxury retail sales suggests that for retailers, the best target is the really, really rich.
08/01/2008 - Handy PURSE Holder
CHATT PLUS has designed a PURSE hook, which is also variously referred to as a PURSE hanger or handbag holder.
05/01/2008 - Lipstick Stun Gun
JAGUAR IMPORTS introduces Lipstick Stun Gun, a rechargeable stun gun that, true to its name, is the size and shape of an ordinary lipstick tube.
05/01/2008 - Expanding Towels
EZ TOWEL INC. has introduced a product by the same name. EZ Towel is compressed into a tablet shape the size of a stack of five nickels.
03/01/2008 - Baggler Carries Bags
THE BAGGLER COMPANY offers The Baggler, a trademarked, patent pending device with three hooks that can hold up to 18 pounds each. This allows the user to easily carry a multiple of shopping bags aggregating 50 pounds in one hand.
02/01/2008 - Dazzle and Fun from Blaychon
Todd and Tamara Jones, a couple that once headed a large market research firm...
02/01/2008 - Cool Pain Relief
LONGVIEW FARMS, the world's largest producer of fully refined, 100 percent pure molecular distilled Emu oil, offers Cool Blue Gel, a proven pain reliever.
01/01/2008 - My Bargain Bin Tests Sales
My Bargain Bin has opened a store inside the Amish farmer's market in Middletown, DE, in which it tests sales and pricing of every product it wholesales on its website.
12/01/2007 - Teaching Toys For Tots
PEEK-A-BOO STUFF LLC has developed Peek-A-Boo Bag, a soft pillow toy for infants that teaches as it entertains.
12/01/2007 - Healing Inhalers
EARTH SOLUTIONS introduces Aromatherapy Scent Inhalers, a series of inhalers that contain blends of essential oils that are designed to produce a variety of physical and emotional benefits.
12/01/2007 - Eliminates Odors
RC PRODUCTIONS INC. introduces Just a Drop, a specially formulated bathroom odor neutralizer.
12/01/2007 - Disposable Panties
QUEST MARKETING introduces Oops! Disposable Panties. A handy packet that is about the size of a stack of three poker chips contains two pair of disposable women's panties.
12/01/2007 - Cell Phone Keeper
CLIPHANGER LLC introduces Cliphanger, a clip designed to fit with any hand held device, such as a cell phone, PDA or iPhone.
11/01/2007 - Lighter Leash Catches Fire
When John McCall discovered his wife was expecting their second child, he was a pick and pack fulfillment worker for Barproducts.com.
05/01/2007 - Transparent Rolling Papers
BRANDY'S CANADIAN IMPORTS supplies natural, transparent rolling paper that is made of 100 percent natural, pure plant cellulose. The paper is unbleached, which is said to be healthier than white rolling paper, and contains no glue.
05/01/2007 - PURSE Pleaser
PURSE PLEASER invented its signature product as a solution to the difficulty of finding things quickly in a woman's PURSE.
04/01/2007 - Retractable Steel Leash
BRANDY'S CANADIAN IMPORTS introduces Back2Me, a retractable steel leash that can hold any and all of the small items that clutter pockets and PURSEs, and get lost in the clutter.
04/01/2007 - Lighted Pocket Mirror
ZELCO INDUSTRIES INC. introduces the Swinger illuminated pocket mirror. It measures just over six and a half inches long and one and a half inches wide and fits easily in a pocket or PURSE.
03/01/2007 - Heart Has Many Charms
CENTER COURT introduces a heart shaped locket, into which customers can insert a personalized mix of charms and mementos.
03/01/2007 - Closeouts for All
Many suppliers of closeout merchandise are breaking down truckloads and even pallets to make buying easier and more affordable for small and midsize independent retailers.
02/01/2007 - Crystal Manicure Files
95° & SUNNY INC. carries a line of crystal glass manicure files that are available with more than 100 different hand painted designs.
01/01/2007 - New Marilyn Line
You wouldn't guess Norma Jeane Mortenson would be the blonde bombshell starring on your fabulous spring handbag this year, would you? Well, Norma Jeane is better known to the American culture by her Hollywood Glamour name, Marilyn Monroe.