On Saturday, I did a little “mini” show at a nearby church for four hours. Since the booth fee was only $10, that gave me the luxury to do some experimenting with lower prices– particularly with the Cork Kitties and the Cork Puppies! My experiment for this show as setting them up at $2.25 (that’s including the sales tax).
I left my more expensive products at home and only set up one 5′ table. TGAW 3D “Lite”, if you will.
Now, the foot traffic at this show was pretty minimal– I think most of the people there were other vendors, but I still managed regular sales. My sample size is small, but I’m feeling like there was more conversion from admiration to actual purchase. Oh, and I sold my very first Standing Cancer Ribbons. Yay!
Other misc observations:
- All the sales this time around were cash (At the Occoquan Craft show it was about 60% cash, 40% credit).
- If I keep up with the magnet boards, I need a better way to brace them– it flew over in the wind!
- Not all glue is equal. I’m still filtering out bird magnets whose magnets are loose. : (
Finally, I discovered there is a perk to a slow show. I got to sneak in some quality time with my boys and it was a fun place to do so. They had a moon bounce, a pumpkin patch… and the local fire station even brought over a fire truck and an ambulance for the kids to explore.
As for grown up stuff, I got to visit with an old classmate from elementary school. We had a lot to catch up on.
It wasn’t an especially lucrative show, but I had a most fabulous time.