June 12, 2009 4:40am CST
I am doing my first craft fair in July and would welcome any advice that would help me sell my products. I don't want to get there and realize I should of brought something with me to make my life easier, that I forgot. So any of you that have done craft fairs before I would be interested in what you learned as you started out.
12 Jun 09
hi! i haven't done a craft fair for myself but i have been to several before and some of them were organized and participated in by my friends. i notice that most clients and potential clients interested to the products you are selling either buys on the spot or asks for (1) a business card and (2) general list of products you sell. so bring several if you can. a good product that comes with (3) good packaging would be attractive and potentially sell well at the fair. i don't know what your kind of craft is but it helps if your products come in different sizes, colors and price ranges. because customers are varied, so choices should also be varied. don't forget to bring (4) a folding chair which will be pretty handy and space convenient. be prepared for (5) plastic bags or paper bags to hold your customers purchases. (6) product labels are also necessary and important. you can also add (7) a transparent bowl at your table to hold clients' business cards. they may not buy that time but they can be potential buyers next time. hope this helps some. goodluck to your craft fair in july.
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12 Jun 09
Thanks for the great ideas. I especially like the bowl to hold business cards. I had planned to give out a card with every purchase but what about people not buying. you are so right they could be potential buyers later on and with a business card they could have my email and my space page that lets them see what I do for crafts. Matter of fact check it out it is myspace.com/pscrafts let me know what you think. We jsut started the web site so it is growing all the time. Thanks for the input and suggestions, I will surely use most of them.