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    Craft Fair must haves....

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    Craft Fair must haves....

    Post by Lisa Egan on Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:14 am

    What are your must haves on your table when you set up?

    I always have:
    Business cards
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    pictures
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    8 x 10 frame with a letter containing key items I make and a note that I am on Facebook, Pinterest, Etsy, and Storenvy.
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    Post by Tanya Naser on Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:30 pm

    I've never done a craft fair but imagine how I would set up a table if I ever did.

    Must haves would be a look book, cards, order forms, and TONS of product. Lots of smalls--everything packaged, and props to help take things up off the table and draw people in!
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    Post by JessStuckey on Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:55 pm

    I want to do a craft fair so bad. There are two in my area this month and I just found out about them and don't have enough inventory to go. Sad


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    Post by Tanya Naser on Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:24 am

    I got invited to one last year and declined for the same reason but I've been dreaming of it ever since. I'd probably have vintage lace and old suitcases stacked up on the table. Maybe some old lattice screens. Smile
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    Post by Jaime Rose on Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:33 am

    I've never participated in a craft fair, but I've heard that if you have a credit card thingamajig attached to your phone, or something similar, you tend to make more sales. Smile


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    Post by Lisa Egan on Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:54 am

    Jaime Rose wrote:I've never participated in a craft fair, but I've heard that if you have a credit card thingamajig attached to your phone, or something similar, you tend to make more sales. Smile
    I have both the Square and Paypal. I will be getting a lot of use out them them this fall.
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    Post by Jessica Rathbone on Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:47 am

    No craft fairs for me yet, even though there are tons around here. They have application deadlines months in advance and I always forget :(I have got to get on the ball and get to one soon! When I do I think my must haves will be:

    *My paypal and square readers
    *Lots and lots of inventory
    *Look book of professional pictures
    *Business Cards
    *Some type of small goody to handout
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    *A layered display, I have a banner with my shop name I had printed for a Birthday Expo  and then maybe some funky vintage candle holders and props to give it some height.

    Here is a pic of the Birthday Party Expo table I set up Smile



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    Post by Jen C. on Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:27 am

    bring water and food. most times it's hard to get away from your table. pens, paper. tylenol!


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    Post by JessStuckey on Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:23 pm

    This is great information. Thank you all so much. I definitely want to do some next year and thought about bringing my ipad and having a slideshow of some of the items I have made but not presently at the table. That way they can see the different items I can make and are a made to order type of item. What are your thoughts on that?


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    Post by Jessica Rathbone on Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:20 pm

    I think a slide show is a great idea! If you can get some professional pictures of your items to show them off that is even better Smile I have noticed that I sell more of an item with a professional pic.


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    Post by JessStuckey on Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:07 am

    I'm trying to fid a photographer to trade pics for items. But having no luck Sad.


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    Post by Jessica Rathbone on Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:28 am

    someone in the group has a trade page for items for photogs...I think I'm a member, let me investigate Smile


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    Re: Craft Fair must haves....

    Post by Deanna Longrie on Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:51 am

    Instead of your Ipad, that likely is pricey, and contains a LOT of your personal information, how about one of those USB picture frames? My sister had one at her wedding, and we recently went to a funeral that had several around the room. I thought of using my laptop, but think I will be going with a couple of those photo frames. All great ideas on what to bring along!! It is hard to know what product to put out, and even more challenging to display, and even more challenging to entice them quick enough to keep the line moving!! Loss gainers are a great incentive and I use Tawashis (scrubbies).

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    Jessica Rathbone wrote:someone in the group has a trade page for items for photogs...I think I'm a member, let me investigate Smile
    That would be awesome


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    Deanna Longrie wrote:Instead of your Ipad, that likely is pricey, and contains a LOT of your personal information, how about one of those USB picture frames? My sister had one at her wedding, and we recently went to a funeral that had several around the room. I thought of using my laptop, but think I will be going with a couple of those photo frames. All great ideas on what to bring along!! It is hard to know what product to put out, and even more challenging to display, and even more challenging to entice them quick enough to keep the line moving!! Loss gainers are a great incentive and I use Tawashis (scrubbies).

    USB Picture Frame
    The picture fame thing is a great idea also.


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    Post by Jessica Rathbone on Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:40 pm

    I didn't even think about the picture frame! I have one of those sitting on my bookcase that I picked up from a yard sale for super cheap. Genius I tell ya!


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    Post by Jessica Rathbone on Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:41 pm

    JessStuckey wrote:
    Jessica Rathbone wrote:someone in the group has a trade page for items for photogs...I think I'm a member, let me investigate Smile
    That would be awesome
    It's Kimberlie! https://www.facebook.com/groups/photopropdiscount/


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    Post by Debbie Wisely on Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:58 pm

    I love the picture frame idea!! When I used to sell at craft shows, I had my whole set up in white. It made all my homemade goodies really stand out and you can add splashes of color here and there to really make it stand out. Always have my money box, business cards, banner, lots of change, and I always fiddle fart around in my booth to draw people in. They seem to be nosey and want to know what I'm messing around with in my booth. lol
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    Post by Rebecca Glover on Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:10 pm

    Jen C. wrote:bring water and food.  most times it's hard to get away from your table.  pens, paper.  tylenol!  
    Tylenol, maybe something a bit stronger lol (a bottle of vodka hiding under the table)! The first and only one I've done was an absolute failure, not on my part, but it was very poorly advertized and put together, it rained record torrential downpours that weekend, the list goes on and on, but I am really looking forward to trying one again, maybe not this year, but someday!


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    Post by Jessica Rathbone on Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:10 pm

    I really want to try one but the booth fees here are really up there (some are around $200) and I'm so afraid I'll come out in the negative and have invested all the time and money to get my stock up to fail miserably.


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    Post by JessStuckey on Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:05 pm

    There's one in my area that's $400. One lady I talked to does the fair with some other people so they split the cost. They just initial the tags so when something of theirs sell they get the money. Just a idea for you to think about if you have other crafters around you that you know


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