If you live in a major metropolitan city, and want to find quality wholesale merchandise, then I highly recommend checking out your local Merchandise Mart!
Merchandise Marts are very similar to malls in that you can go to one central location and get access to a variety of stores that sell merchandise. The only difference is that Merchandise Marts are geared specifically for the wholesale market! This is a great resource for wholesalers, retailers or anyone who sells products online. All you need is a business tax ID and some money to spend, and you are on your way to wholesale business success.
Check out the following list of the most popular Merchandise Marts throughout the country:
The Chicago Merchandise Mart offer an expansive list of products that include specialty gifts and home decor.
Denver Merchandise Mart is a 841,000-square-foot facility that houses more than 3500 lines, 450 permanent showrooms and includes categories such as: Gift, resort, collectibles, home furnishings, apparel and accessories for women, men and children, western apparel and equipment, souvenirs, gourmet, decorative accessories, and carpeting.
The Point North Carolina National Furniture Mart has 10 Million Square Feet of Showspace with more than 2000 exhibitors.
L.A. Mart® offers the most comprehensive collection of gifts, accessory and furniture offerings. The L.A. Mart Gift & Home Center features thousands of premium product lines, from custom manufactured to nationally branded gift, home, and lifestyle merchandise.
New York Market Center is the home to over 200 showrooms with product categories ranging from home textiles to gifts, kitchen, tabletop, furniture, toys, seasonal and general merchandise, architectural products and art.
The San Francisco Mart offers over one million square feet of showroom space in two buildings. The SF Mart offers apparel, jewelry, gift and home decor products.
The Northeast Market Center is a 75,000 square foot facility housing 30 sales agency showroom suites and a gallery of salons displaying over 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines available at wholesale to retailers.