Bethel, CT (PRWEB) June 26, 2011
Individuals and businesses connected to the world of pawn shops will now have a new way to find and communicate with one another. The popular wholesale directory GetThatWholesale.com has announced the launch of their latest online venture, PawnShopFinders.com an online national directory of pawn shops.
It is difficult to get an exact count but the consensus opinion is that there is approximately 45,000 pawn shops across the country. The state of the economy and high unemployment has driven more and more people to the doors of collateral loan businesses; and not just to borrow. A bargain conscious public has learned that pawn shops are terrific places to find deals on consumer goods of all kinds but particularly on jewelry, electronics, and fire arms.
Long gone are the days of any social stigma. To find proof of the pawn shop's cultural acceptance one needs look no further than cable TV. Reality TV has made celebrities of several pawn shop owners. However despite a growing, well funded market and even pop culture buzz the e-commerce development community has failed to provide a comprehensive online presence that would attract advertisers and regular users.
PawnShopFinders will change all of that according to its creators. "We firmly believe that under served markets are key to the success of most business ventures. Hundreds of thousands of pawn shop related searches are performed online every day." said GetThatWholesale president Robert Light.
"Customers are looking for stores and pawn related businesses are looking for each other. We bring the consumer a carefully hand edited, easy to use directory where they can quickly find the best pawn shop for them. On the other side, pawn stores, appraisers, jewelers and similar businesses can reach this valuable market with advertising."
Jacobs Trading Co., a leader in wholesale customer and truckload returns, explained that pawnshops are a terrific market for their business. Pawnshops frequently buy merchandise truckloads at discounted prices to fill out holes in the shop's inventory. They went on to say that Jacobs sells a wide array of merchandise to pawn shops such as electronics, furniture, sporting goods, and even apparel.
The new addition to GetThatWholesale's network of web sites provides the location, contact information, and web site links for pawn brokers all across the United States. The listings are organized by state and are fully searchable by city, store name, zip code, and other data. Like all of their directories, a basic listing is free but subject to review and verification before it appears live.
PawnShopFinders.com joins the growing network of GetThatWholesale's sites including the wholesale directories GetThatWholesale.com and BuyThatWholesale.com and TheRetailersWholesaleGuide, a news and information site featuring articles pertaining to the wholesale industry.