Looking for a Closeout Store? Here's How to Find Them

Closeout stores are a great place to get more for less. These department stores offer popular "blowout" sales. Here's where to find closeout stores.


Apr. 24 2023, Updated 5:31 p.m. ET

Closeout sale is a popular term thrown around in the world of retail and shopping, but what does it really mean? A store holding a closeout sale signals that the store may be shutting down. Closeout sales are also used to flush out products that aren't selling well to boost sales on inventory they want to get rid of. Closeout stores often advertise these sales as "the last chance to buy."

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Closeout stores typically buy closeout items wholesale from other retailers and price them at a competitive rate. They slash prices and tack on certain limitations when it comes to refunds, returns, or exchanges. So if you're on the hunt for the next best bargain, here are some sites that'll help you find closing stores.

1. Quicklotz

Named one of the 5,000 fastest-growing U.S. companies, Quicklotz offers in-person and online liquidation sales. Their merchandise retails in multiple sizes and allows you to choose how much you buy depending on your needs. Quicklotz has been cited as an online site for closeout sales that stores use to purchase their products from. You can beat the retailer at their own game by finding the deal without shopping elsewhere.

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Because Quicklotz doubles as a physical retailer and an online one, you can go in and shop through their products if you prefer. The company's website provides a list of locations that can be visited. You can also find the closest location to you by keyword searching "Quicklotz near me" on your search engine of choice.

2. Liquidation.com

Another online marketplace, Liquidation.com, offers greatly discounted rates for items in six different categories:

  • tools and machinery
  • computers and networking
  • jewelry and watches
  • clothing and accessories
  • consumer electronics
  • houseware and lighting

Inventory from Liquidation.com can be purchased through truckload orders or as small packages. They also allow you to sell back any goods you're trying to get rid of yourself and host online auctions for those who can't go into stores.

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Liquidation.com offers a search bar tool that helps you find the store closest to you. Their drop-down location-finding menu offers regional and specific areas where their stores operate. Unfortunately for international shoppers looking for a closeout sale near them, Liquidation.com is a U.S.-operated brand, but the website does offer information on which items can be exported to different countries.

3. TopTenWholesale

The nice thing about TopTenWholesale is that it helps users navigate through specific items they're looking for at a closeout sale rate while guiding them to the stores currently hosting these sales. The site identifies large retail chains and shines some light on their liquidation sales, making it all the easier for shoppers to cut their own search time in half. TopTenWholesale has been named one of the best resources for taking advantage of closeout sales online and in-person.

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TopTenWholesale stands out amongst its competitors when offering an Amazon Suppliers option and has physical establishments internationally in China, India, Bangladesh, Colombia, Mexico, Philippines, and Vietnam. Under each category, TopTenWholesale will offer a link that will take you directly to online storefronts for different closeout stores on the web. It's a useful tool for finding wholesale sellers hosting closeout sales through their brand.

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4. Direct Liquidation

Sometimes, major retailers will have closeout sales on individual items without having to advertise them as store-wide bargains. They'll treat them as a regular sale without flashing buzzword key phrases such as "everything must go!" or "closing soon!" Direct Liquidation highlights closeout sales from major brands that are sunsetting regional locations and shares the reduced price of these deals. Direct Liquidation will share flash sales from Walmart closeout stores.

Direct Liquidation is entirely online but works with high-profile brands when teaming up to purge their leftover stock. As more physical stores continue to close, they may shift their efforts to reach a digital audience willing to bid more for their leftovers. If you prefer to go into closeout stores, search "closeout stores near me" or "closeout sales near me" on your favorite search engine. You'll be able to find closeout stores local to you.

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