Flea Markets vs Swap Meets

What’s the difference between a Flea Market & a Swap Meet? Let’s examine: According to many different definitions flea markets and swap meets are very similar concepts and according to who and where you asked this question you will be told is the same thing. Allow us to differentiate the two terms in more detail in this blog post. Depending on your local vicinity and by region a flea market may be used as an interchangeable term for a swap meet. Meaning depending on the locale a flea market may regularly be referred to as a swap meet. This does not allow much room for disambiguation, so we are allowing the locale to supersede any of the examples on this blog post.   Definitions of Flea Market & Swap Meet By definition the flea market is a place that sellers organize within stalls to sell custom made goods, industrial goods and basically things that you can find inside of a retail store. A swap meet by definition is a place that’s made up of several people who are usually trade items, usually in a themed fashion. When these items are traded different people often arrange them on the ground for viewing and will solicit offers to then trade with another person who has items to be traded. Consumer (Local) Definitions Flea Market If you were to ask someone within your local vicinity what a flea market is they’d probably tell you it’s a place where you can go to buy things new and used from local sellers. Swap Meet On the other hand if you were to ask that same person...

Why Is It Called a Flea Market?

Why is it called a Flea Market anyways? This appears to be the million dollar question to many people in today’s modern age. A long time ago this humorous term started as basically a joke to describe second hand items that were being sold. Mainly these previously owned items may have come from homes that may have been infested with fleas or unwanted bugs. Once purchased, the new buyers would experience ill effects of such Fleas. Keep in mind this was basically a joke on any second hand market places such as flea markets, swap meets and other outside sales. The items likely did not have any infestations themselves. This term first appeared around 1922 in the English language as a translation of the French Market’s name. Additionally, according to reference.com, “Flea is of Germanic origin (fleah) and was not spelled flea until after 1550. A synonym is flea fair.” So, did items really have fleas or not? Items sold at Flea Markets likely didn’t have fleas or other insects. Flea Market sellers have been known to wash and present clean items for sale to their customers at their local marketplace. Washing clothing in a deep cycle with hot water has been confirmed to kill not only fleas but also eggs within clothing and bedding. Enjoy your shopping and remain confident when purchasing items from your local flea market or FleaSites...

Hello World

We are FleaSites, We’ve emerged to empower flea market sellers with the ability to sell their products online during their off hours (when the market isn’t open). We are a bunch of computer nerds that love to shop and find good deals. So we have coupled will we know throughout our years of growing up and combined it with our extreme technical know-how. Creating superpowers for folks like you. Currently, we offer two types of accounts for our users: Showcasing Within a showcasing account you’ll be able to show off your products just like you do at the flea market. Consider it a way to show off what you have before arriving at the flea market. You can also take this a step further and actually sell the products are reserved them for being distributed physically when you return to market. Both of these are excellent ways for you to secure more sales and make more money, plus your customers will be a lot happier. Selling Our selling system is not a vanity system, our system is well capable of handling millions of orders, is very easy to use and generates beautiful reports as well as keeps you informed of activity. No matter where you are the world you can remain in sync with your inventory/revenue. Our platform supports email, text as well as mobile notifications to keep you in the loop. A Note to Flea Markets We are not here to steal your customers, we are here to introduce positive technology that will greatly benefit your business while also serving your customers 24 hours a day, seven days...