Craft Market Checklist

In preparation for the summer craft markets, tutor Anna Campbell provides a comprehensive checklist to help you prepare for bumper sales!

craft-market-bunting

Source: http://www.greertonvillage.org.nz/monthly-greerton-craft-market/

1. Arrangements

Make sure you know everything you need to know before the day

  • What time can you arrive from?
  • Can you park nearby? Nearest station, cost etc
  • What is provided and what do you need to bring?

 

2. Selling

It’s a good idea to have a variety of stock – different types of jewellery and price points. Ensure your stock is labelled with the price, many customers don’t like to ask the price and feel like you may be charging them more than others if you don’t display your pricing.

  • Stock
  • Price labels
  • Business cards/flyers
  • Packaging
  • Signage e.g. a sign with your business name and social media handles
  • Wheely suitcase (I travelled to markets by train so had to be able to fit everything in a suitcase!)

 

flying_m_craft_fair

Source: http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/flying-m-coffeegarage-7th-annual-super-summer-craft-market/Event?oid=3804611

 

3. Display

  • Display items
  • Table cloth
  • Clear plastic sheeting (useful if you’re outside and it starts to rain!)
  • Market stall clips (excellent for clipping your table cloth etc to the table)

(we will have a blog post coming up on ideas for displaying your jewellery so keep an eye out for that!)

 

4. Payment

  • Secure change wallet
  • Change (go for round number prices as it makes giving change much easier!)
  • Card payment machine e.g. izettle
  • Fully charged mobile phone

 

5. Comfort

  • Layers of clothing
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Chair
  • Cardboard to stand on (if it’s a cold day and you’re outside it provides insulation!)
  • Flask of tea or coffee
  • Food
  • Helper who can take over when you need to toilet!

 

6. Miscellaneous

  • Pen
  • Cloths

What have we missed? Do you have any advice for people selling at craft markets for the first time? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Author: Anna Campbell

LJG Guest Blogger - Anna Campbell of Campbell Hall Designs

2 Comments

  1. Hazel Tourabaly
    Posted July 13, 2016 at 2:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Hi I would include a note book. To record sales & to note any specific trends people ask for & make contact list and/or commission orders as necessary. If available have a nice mber of business cards/ flyers to hand interested parties. Also appropriate insurance as relevant. Packaging to wrap sales in paper, bags or whatever is appropriate. This could include material bags or gift boxes. Mirror for customers to try on items to see how they look.

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