Monday, July 7, 2014
Getting Ready for a Craft Show
So, Labor Day weekend is fast approaching and I have a booth booked at our Labor Day Craft Show here in the big town of Redgranite! Whooo hooo! Last time I did this was in the beginning of the recession and I had like 4 sales! Many seasoned crafters had the same results, so it wasn't just inexperienced me! The question is...what things should I do to get ready for a craft show that is a success, not a failure?
The first thing I did was invest in a credit card scanner through Intuit. I chose Intuit's credit card scanner because there is no monthly charge, it charges a percentage for each sale and it sends receipts to the patron through their email. This credit card scanner attaches directly to my iPhone! I have unlimited talk, text and web on my iPhone, so we're good to go! I did do a test scan, and it worked great! Yay!
Now figuring out what to sell. If I sell paintings, I will have to frame them and have a peg board contraption. I have a lot of things to sell, but not sure which to put out. It is close to fall, so maybe I should focus on fall and Christmas things.
Decisions, decisions, decisions!