Today I participated in my first craft show in 2 years! I know these things can be hit or miss, so I tried not to get my hopes up, and told myself to keep an open mind. The first hour and a half were REALLY slow. The only sale I made was one to a good friend of mine, so I figured that didn't count :-) I was getting a bit deflated and began to wonder if I had priced things too high, or if I should have had more of certain sizes or styles. Thankfully, within the last two hour of the show I did some major selling, and I was more than thrilled!
Things I want to take note for next time:
- It is nice to have smaller items like hair clips and necklaces because although it doesn't rake in loads of dough per item, people can justify $5 here or there for a cute accessory. A hat for $20+ is a much bigger commitment than a hair clip :-)
- Have more in boy sizes from 6-12 months. This seemed to be a size a lot of people were asking for and I had a ton of 3-6 and 12-24 months, but not much for the 6-12 month age. Also, newsboy hats were a hit.
- Don't forget your business cards on your counter at home! Ugh, I specifically grabbed them this morning to make sure I didn't forget them...and then I grabbed my coffee and not my business cards. Whoops!
|Blurry, but the only pic I got of the table. I should have taken more!|
|My famous hat rack. It got just as many comments as my hats did!|
BTW, who has been working on their 12 Days of Christmas Charity Challenge? I am behind and need to get to work!