Date: Oct 12, 2017

Flea Market Vendor Spotlight: Tags N Things

By Anna Camburn

Flea Market Vendor Spotlight Tags N Things

Are you a pet lover? This vendor spotlight interview with Tags N Things is for you! Learn more about their products and how they grew a successful business by setting up at the Shipshewana Flea Market.


Tell me about yourself. 

My name is Dick Baldwin and I own Tags N Things along with my wife. I have been selling pet supplies for 26 years. We are from Jones, Michigan. We are set up both at the summer Shipshewana Flea Market and the new Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market for the fall/winter.


How did you get started?  

I went to the flea market a long time ago with my wife and bought an ID tag for my dog from a vendor. That's when I thought to myself..."I could do this." Now, here I am!


What do you sell?

 It's simple.... I sell things for your pets.


This includes No-pull harnesses (7 different styles that fit 7" to 46" chests), Pet ID tags, collars (including rechargeable lighted ones!), muzzles, car safety harnesses, strollers, play pens, winter clothes, and pet life jackets.


We engrave ID tags here too. It just takes a couple of minutes. My engraver is better than most because it goes over the words five times! This makes the engraving deep and long-lasting.


Shipshewana Flea Market Vendor Spotlight Tags N Things


What is your favorite part about being a vendor? 


I enjoy the interactions with people...both customers and the other vendors. 


Shipshewana Flea Market Vendor Spotlight Tags N Things

Do you have any advice for vendors just starting out?

At a flea market, it's important to sell at a good price point. People love shopping here for the bargains. Service and smiles are important too!


If you have more questions for Dick from Tags N Things about their products or about being a vendor, connect with their facebook page, @things4yurpets.


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