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to those of you who sell cards - just out of interest....

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poppiesinaline Mon 29-May-06 12:56:59

how many do you tend to sell a month on average? and where does your biggest demand come from?

Just being nosey!!

Whizzz Mon 29-May-06 15:27:36

I haven't been organised enough recently to sell loads. Most go to friends, although I have done 2 craft fayres in the past. One a disaster (their fault not mine!) and one a great success. I have sold a couple of things via MN too.

I hope to get some sort of website sorted soon

poppiesinaline Tue 30-May-06 13:21:33

thanks Whizz. Anyone else?

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Whizzz Tue 30-May-06 14:20:56

I know a few on here have their own websites.

I intend to do a few more craft fayres too once I have buit up enough stock

Pixiefish Tue 30-May-06 17:12:06

I have my own website but tbh I don't really promote it very well. I sell cards through dh's shop and also to people that i know. One thing I miss about teaching is the staff room- and all the contacts there who need cards for various occasions. As for how many I sell, it all depends on the season and what event is coming up. Sold loads of mothers day cards through dh's computer shop- but generally its blokes that go in there. Can't see me selling many father's day cards through there tbh

UCM Tue 30-May-06 17:37:10

I sold loads of cards through work, but since I am not at work at the moment, thats slowed up a bit.

I fully intend to get my website up & running and a bit more in peoples faces when I have the energy. I have someone else involved now, which is always good as you can bolster each others confidence.

Craft fayres are great, as are table top sales. But I have been doing such a lot for friends & family recently that I haven't got hardly any stock.

Oh and a word of warning, Christmas is only 7 months away and I didn't have enough stock last time...........

Whizzz Tue 30-May-06 17:42:40

Can I just tentatively say...if you 'organised selling people' need extra cards to sell, I would be happy to sell to you to sell on until such time I get organised ! ..Or is that cheeky & just not done

Whizzz Tue 30-May-06 17:43:05

Hi UCM - are you OK ??

UCM Tue 30-May-06 18:33:23

You're a cheeky Mare, Yes Whizz Darling, I am keeping my pecker up.... Thanks for askin???

UCM Tue 30-May-06 18:35:27

Actually if by the time I sort my head out and arrange one, and don't have enough cards done, I will happily flog yours an'all!

poppiesinaline Wed 31-May-06 11:35:53

thanks, very helpful. I thought I would start my Christmas stock in August! Is that a good plan? This will be the first Christmas I have attempted to sell cards. Do people tend to buy packs of 5 or 10 or do they tend to buy one off 'special' Xmas cards for 'mum' or 'grandma' etc?

Whizzz Wed 31-May-06 11:39:50

I found that people just bought one or two - but that is because most of mine were more elaborate. I think if you sold in packs, you would have to do more basic cards & charge less.
I think they key is making a nice card but not charging too much. I think most want an 'individual card' but do not want to spend loads

Carolinett Wed 31-May-06 11:49:45

I made 6 designs and stuck labels on the back with a number on so when anyone order a card they just had to tell me the number.

The six designs mainly 3d designs were for personalising like merry christmas Aunty Lucy. I charged £3.50 to £4.00 each (they were in a box)

I made some very simply ones and sold them in fives fo £5.00, if, on the insert they wanted a name I would do that.

I made over 150 cards last christmas I started in July got some funny looks but explained they are handmade and take ages to make.
I was still maying last minute card order Thursady before christmas.

YOU CAN NEVER START TOO EARLY

Carolinett Wed 31-May-06 11:57:38

UCM
What poor unknowing little slave have you ropped in to make cards on your website

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