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So I had my first craft show, did not go for the two days, just one, because I was afraid of selling out. Should've have done both days...live and learn. Made a few hundred, mildly profitable, so a plus in my book. The craft show was part of a "tour" through the region with different events and shows along the way. Reasonable foot traffic, a few hundred I would guess. BUT! The show was mostly crafty country stuff. Cheap and in many cases not very well done. One person was selling signs like "My morning Coffee needs a Coffee" in vinyl stickers that I'm sure they bought on amazon. The nice lady next to me sold blankets and knitted pot holders. You get the idea.... There I was selling dog collars and leashes, belts, and purses. I did get a few comments about the cost, not many, but memorable. I had my belts at $45, 9oz, 1.5" wide...I did get the comment that the man needed a work belt and these were too nice. I learned to pick my venues more carefully. Questions: I have come to a rule of thumb for pricing...my cost is $0.10 USD per Square Inch. This price includes leather, rivets, dye, wax/resolene. Any other hardware is added on top. Does this sound reasonable? It covers my costs+, which is good since not all of a hide is usable. Should I stitch and work while at the show? I did and didn't receive any comments positive or negative. And Last...Does anyone have any good advice for storing and transporting inventory? Thanks a bunch.
Hello All, I've started doing more shows and fairs and I always struggle with displaying my belts... I was wondering if anyone had any stands that they use and rely on... something that makes it easy for customers to select the items they can hang and look nice. All help welcome!! Thank you Nu