When I exhibit my photography at shows, I receive a significant number of buyers of my small 5x7 prints that I frame in an innexpensive and rather nice for the $2.99 price IKEA Ribba Frame. I have also purchased their 8x10 frames ($4.99) with success. My wholesale supplier just cannot compete with smaller linear foot purchases (joins, I would have to cut the glass and the mat ... too much trouble and more costly for small items). As a side note, everyone should try these innexpensive options. They are quite popular and I have found them to be a profitable item that does not hinder sales of biffer artwork/frames ... When someone wants a bigger frame, they are willing to pay for it. I have found that these small options actually GAIN customers who would have otherwise left with no purchase. Plus it brings in 25% of my profits that I feel i would have otherwise not gained.
Anyway, back to my question. I am looking for a wholesale Ready Frame distributor where I could find classic flat black gallery-type small frames. I Googled several ways and looked at many pages to no avail (the wholesalers I found were actually quite expensive). I even tried looking for "Dollar Store" type distributors but found none that have the frame style I am looking for. Well, if you know of ANY cheap cheap source of good ready made frames then please respond.