Samantha Haddix bargained her way to what she considers a treasure trove.
Fourteen months ago, Haddix began purchasing pallets of miscellaneous items to sell online as a hobby. But after several trips to Ohio to pick up her inventory, she began to notice a trend. Her market in West Virginia was exploding. Haddix knew she had stumbled upon a new entrepreneurial endeavor.
Now, she and her husband, Jason, work full-time in liquidation, purchasing pallets of assorted items for resale across the region. Located in Nutter Fort, they purchase and resell pallets of merchandise from major retailers across the country.
Liquidation merchandise ranges from overstocked items and customer returns to discontinued items and other miscellaneous articles. Resellers themselves, the Haddix’s primary market, are individuals seeking to resell on eBay, small brick and mortar stores and flea markets.
Samantha says that in the liquidation business, “The best thing are [your] eyes.”
The items located on each pallet aren’t readily accessible at first glance. Each pallet contains several boxes of various things wrapped in film. It takes a trained eye to know what to look for, and every pallet is a mystery. Haddix thinks this is part of the fun and the appeal towards liquidated items.
A nurse by training, Samantha now works full-time for the company. As a spousal duo, the couple completes one another. Jason works behind the scenes, and Samantha acts as the networker.
The team has learned a few lessons along the way, especially during the pandemic. Haddix hopes these lessons will translate into more success down the road. She wants to help rebuild small-town economies, offering an alternative way to make money in the retail industry.
Collectively, they are most encouraged by the people they serve. From the purchasing of inventory to social support, they couldn’t imagine building a business anywhere else.
“Even if they don’t buy anything, they cheer us on,” said Haddix. “[West Virginians] are the best.”
With an array of inventory in stock, Haddix Liquidations promises to have something worth looking for.
If you’d like to keep up with Jason and Samantha, you can visit their Facebook page at Haddix Liquidations.
Listen to the full podcast here: https://positivelywv.com/podcast/episode-180-samantha-haddix-haddix-liquidations/
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