Whether you’re heading to your first craft fair or are a seasoned veteran, you can always learn more. It seems that the second you get comfortable and think you know it all, something goes wrong – you forget a crucial item, inventory breaks or people just don’t show up.
In Craft Fair Tips: Preparation is Key To a Successful Sale, an article for IndieMade, Meg Favreau outlines go-to craft fair tips and tricks. There are so many aspects of the experience that can go wrong, so it’s best to prepare ahead of time. From table design to snacks, you need to plan out your experience to ensure success.
One of Favreau’s most helpful tips is to bring change. Any people assume vendors only accept cash, so they are more likely to pay with paper rather than plastic. Don’t get caught turning away a potential customer because you can’t give them a dollar bill or a couple of pennies.
Above all, it’s important to get organized. Do as much work ahead of time as possible to ensure the day runs smoothly. While it may seem like a lot of work leading up to the event, you’ll be so glad you took the time when you’re meeting customers on the day of the fair.
Head over to IndieMade to check out the full article – Craft Fair Tip: Preparation is Key To a Successful Sale.