|My daughter helping me at a past show|
Today is my youngest daughter's birthday! She often helps me with craft shows. Bless her! and Happy B-Day Suzanne!
It's Friday and I am busy! Big craft show, a new one for me, on Saturday. I've been making sure that everything that I have is priced, so there will be no questions on my own part when several people are in my face and asking prices. I don't mean that customers "in my face" is a negative thing, but when you are by yourself, helping customers, holding conversations and watching for anything amiss, it is hard to keep everything in your head. I have made mistakes quoting prices under pressure, in the past and have cut myself short! Not this time!
I store merchandise in water proof containers with tight fitting lids. I don't always sort my items, AFTER a show, and so I spent time today sorting my merchandise, taking out those items that I do not want to display. I am leaving several types of items at home. It's kinda like "less is more." I have also been guilty of 'taking everything I own'. Not this time!
THIS TIME, I will be using a new item in my sales process. I have ordered a Square card reader, which my son recommended. He uses it when he does trade shows for his magazine. The same day I saw a blog post on it. When I did the research, I was sold. I'll let you know how it performs. I am hoping that it will give me the ability to make larger dollar sales, not just nickle and dime sales from customers on a strict cash budget. We'll see!
Enough of that! Today is also Day 4 of my 'Birthdays and Anniversary Sale' in my Design shop. Here's Friday's Daily Special:
|Fancy velvet look evening pouch with long strap|
Hurry, this half price item will only be on sale on Friday--Friday ONLY! When it's gone, it's gone!
Any tips for craft sales?