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Published October 4th 2017
Stock Galore - Buttons, Bows, Gifts and More
These days businesses come and go and most times the ones you have been visiting for years, just suddenly disappear. Not so with my favourite liquidation store, Tradway Import and Stock Liquidation at Staplyton. Originally trading from Cannon Hill and the last eighteen months at Yatala, Tradway Import and Stock Liquidation has been providing excellent customer service and merchandise for the past thirty years.
Tradway Import & Stock Liquidation Store (Author's photo)
On entry customers will be amazed at the enormity of the inside of the premises with plenty of space between stock aisles to display their wares. There are always a few specialty items on a table near the counter, which are in addition to Tradway's usual line of stock. As these are of limited quantities a regular visit to see what new items have arrived in is always worthwhile. On my last visit, patches of leather were available for purchase, which would be most suitable for people who did leatherwork. Or you could be like me and just love the smell of leather and bought a piece anyway.
Specials, sale items (Author's photo)
Regular stocked items include:
Curtain rods, material, ready-made curtains and accessories
A large range of fabrics including patchwork, upholstery, canvas, vinyl, dressmaking
Workwear and work rainwear
Handyman essential items such as tools.....
Some linen items
Men and Women clothing (an example Ladies blouses were 3 for $10 on the day I visited)
Full range of under sink water filters and RO systems
Gift items such as vases and lamps
Curio items from liquidated businesses
Women & Mens Clothing (Author's Photo)
As a shopper one of the things I find beneficial to me at Tradway is the purchase of buttons. Mostly, these days buttons come in pack size and never the amount you require which equates to your purchasing more than you need. At Tradway you can purchase buttons in quantities of a single button to multiples of the same or different kinds. There is also plenty of choice available for seamstresses with accessories such as thread, ribbon, hooks and eyes, elastics etc. on display.
Owner and Director Slon Trad explained how to run a successful business you need to do something different from your competitors. Offering old-fashioned service of free cuppa from their coffee machine, complete with biscuit or small chocolate, while relaxing back in comfy lounge chairs, Tradway is sure to top the list servicing customers with the added value of something extra when you shop there. The two ladies I spoke to while enjoying my cuppa said that they too had followed Slon's business from Cannon Hill to Stapylton because of the merchandise and service provided.
Customer's Comfort Zone (Author's photo)
Tradway's new premises are complete with free undercover car parking below the shop or you can park on the road outside the property although the bus stop zone is to be left clear. If you are wanting to find out what's on special or receive an update to their products, you can subscribe on their website or send an online email and you can also follow their Facebook at 'Tradway Import'.
Work clothes and boots (Author's photo)
Business hours are from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 4.00pm weekends. Anyone wishing to drive there can take the Yatala North (Exit 38), then take the third exit at the roundabout for Christensen Road.