Ever wonder which, of the tons of items that you make, products you should bring with you to a craft fair? It can be a challenge to bring everything in your inventory if you make something that is large and difficult to transport or even if you make something small, how do you guess how much of it to bring? If you’ve been doing craft shows for a while, you can probably guess pretty well about what color scarves you’ll need more of and which earrings you’ll need to make more of before the big show. For those of you just starting to sell at shows (like me), it can be much more difficult to keep these things in mind when gathering together product for the craft show.
I’ve been selling on Etsy for a while now, but I know that the items that sell well on my Etsy shop are not necessarily going to be the same items that sell well to the people visiting the craft show. Luckily, the internet is always full of fun advice and information from people that have been/are selling at craft shows! From what I’ve noticed so far, small take-away items do great! People love buying little trinkets and gifts from craft shows because it’s a cute and unique gift they can give to anyone — even someone they don’t know very well! You don’t want to give someone the same box of chocolates you do every year, but what about some delicious chocolates that come in a handmade paper box with a little birthday message inside?
Here are some ideas to consider when building your inventory for a craft fair:
- Holidays – think stocking stuffers, teacher’s gifts, neighbors gifts, gift card holders
- Thanks – everyone has someone they want to say thanks to
- Shiny – this may sound trite, but get something that attracts people’s eyes to your booth right away
What have you seen to be some of your best selling items?
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