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In This Month’s

  • Summer/Seasonal
  • Message Gifts
  • Stationery Accessories
  • Highest Markups
  • T-shirts
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Reorders
  • Personal Care

If you want higher markups, look to jewelry — 5 of the top 10 vendors in the Highest Markups chart offer jewelry, with many smaller lines also receiving votes from stores.

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