When it comes to selling crafts in person, there’s not really a set list of things crafters should always do. Opinions vary greatly on everything from display design to pricing to dealing with customers. I’ve been to shows around the country where craft show vendors really have the whole package when it comes to selling their wares. Unfortunately, I’ve seen more artisans and crafters, who are not putting their best foot forward, but with a little effort could really elevate their game.
I’m not saying that I have all the answers. But, I do hope that by sharing some of my thoughts and observations that people, who are selling their creations, can be more effective and garner the best possible prices for their items.
Discussions cover everything from pricing to dealing with other vendors. I hope to foster conversations where ideas can flourish and artisans and crafters can come to consider Blog About Crafts a great resource of information for selling their handmade items in person.
A recent discussion on Craftster inspired an interesting discussion about sharing a craft show table to reduce expenses. This post summarizes the thread and includes a few of my own suggestions for reducing expenses and maximizing sales.