I am a bit new to selling my crafts (less than a year) and I was wondering if any more experienced crafters have tips on a better booth? I set up and a local art walk and a farmers market, but am looking for tips. Thanks!
What I've learned at craft shows is that it helps if people can walk into your booth space to see things up close. Also, sellers who stand up and make eye contact with people who walk by do better than people who sit in their booths.
Thanks! I always try to engage with people without seeming pushy. I am currently keeping my booth quite small because it is easier to set up and break down, which allows me to stay open a little longer than other vendors. I appreciate the advice!
I'm going to be at an outdoor event in about a month, hosting an informational booth and having an arts-crafts feature for kids. I'm the one who got chosen to work up the booth design because I seem to be a bit better at it than the other people involved...LOL.
We're going to have a pop-up so that we have sun protection, and I'm going to sew a drape for the back "wall" to help control traffic and for visual interest. We'd like to have two smaller tables but otherwise keep the booth open and inviting.
I worked sales and craft fairs for several years. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Have things up at eye level in several areas. Items placed on a flat table are not as visually interesting. Depending on what you sell you can do this in a variety of ways.
Use mannequins or other things to display wearable craft items like jewelry, bags etc.
Use a contrasting table cover. Black works nicely, but is prone to looking very dirty very quickly - which will backfire. I used to use a black or dark table covering with white lace for more elegant things and in the spring a nice bright, but pastel yellow table covering. You want bright and sunny not retina burning
Otherwise smile and engage but don't be pushy. Say something to the effect of if I can answer any questions for you let me know...
Also make the environment pleasing and make it "flow" well. don't jam pack booths where it's too much going on, but don't make them too sparse either. Have everything flow clockwise and be standing more than sitting. Look busy. Nothing is more alluring than a busy crafter
I did soaps/lotions and handed out small samples attached to business cards. If you can do that somehow or make a very interesting business card (textured or featuring your art somehow) do that...
Thanks for the great advice!
you're very welcome your question actually inspired my latest hub which I hope you will also find useful. "Craft Fair Strategy Guide - Increase Profits and Gain Repeat Business"
I think you are selling jewelry, if I'm correct. Peg board works really well for this. Spray paint it black and use "S" hooks to hang your jewelry or find something less noticeable. Maybe even spray painting your s hooks might work too. Eye level is the key and peg board does a nice job. Good luck.
by Roohi Khan 8 years ago
What is the law of attraction and does it work? Any personal success stories?
by creamsoda 9 years ago
Have you heard of any true life weight loss success stories of people using isagenix?
by Karen Hellier 9 years ago
Are there any new Hub Page Success Stories out there?I have repeatedly read the success stories of the people profiled on the Hub Pages Success Stories page.They have been there for at least 1 year now. Just wondering if there are any new people making between $350 and $1,000 per month?
by canadawest99 11 years ago
This message isn't too attack, just question. I look at some of the articles by success stories writers and I find it hard to believe they are making that kind of money with what I see. Some of their work is modified recipes that can be found anywhere, some is poems and short...
by Maria Cecilia 2 years ago
You look better in pictures and quite disappointing in person?I need as many replies as possible (lol), I mean in fairness to those who look really great in photos, where those great looks came from if they are not beautiful right?And what makes those people so photogenic? is it the skin, the eyes...
by Spacey Gracey 10 years ago
I am having a bad day - I've been ill for a week, son #2 has now been ill for a month, husband came home yesterday full of despair at not getting promotion and much needed pay rise. So this morning I gave myself my usual half-baked pep talk about my new 'career' online. Then came on HP for a...
Copyright © 2023 The Arena Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of The Arena Platform, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Arena Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
Copyright © 2023 Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective owners.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|