I am so excited I am jumping up and down like a jumping bean. After about fours years of dithering I have finally decided to try to sell some of my crafts and have booked space at a craft fair. As it will be my first one I was wondering whether any of you would share some wise word of advice.
So far I have listed that I need to do: - my stock - take up a craft insurance (any recommendations would be greatly appreciated) - presumably I need to register with HMRC? - I need to think about the layout of my stall - think of the packaging - need to order some business cards - am in the process of setting up a website.
I am sure I am missing loads of stuff but can't for the life of me think of it.
Also anyone willing to share their experience of their first fair so that I know what to expect?
Sign up and wait for the free offers, labels, business cards, flyers and stall banners -
I get brown or white paper bags with handles from ebay or pound shops and put a label on (like small takeaway bags).
Stall apron/pinny so you can have your money/change on you at all times. Notepad and pen Sellotape Plenty of change (someone will def offer a £20 note to pay for something costing about £3) Some sort of small shelving or large noticeboards you can pin stuff on to give your stall height. Look on pinterest for craft stall layouts Make friends with the stallholders on either side of you Try not to spend the time just sat down behind your stall not doing anything. Try and have some small pocket money priced items for children to buy.