Market Tips

Since getting into the market scene last year, I've learned a thing or two and tried to really streamline my experience. 

I like to get everything packed up the day before and then double check I have everything the day of.

Calgary craft market

Which markets to research

Consider your target audience, length of show, travel time, and cost. You can search Google or Instagram or Facebook for local markets, or ask for recommendations from other makers in your area.

My Checklist:

Unwrapped display bars

Soap bars, seasonal soaps

Any other accessories you offer like soap dishes, etc

Gift bundles or baskets

Free samples or giveaway

Stamped craft bags

Bin with extra soap underneath

Cash float, card reader, tablet for taking payments

Inventory and float sheet

Decor - tablecloth, crates, fresh flowers, etc

Signs - chalkboards, price list

Business cards, pamphlets

Also consider:

Jacket, water, food, book

Tape, pen, ribbon, scissors

 

Other tips

Make friends with your neighbors

Be friendly but don't oversell

Invite people to smell and touch

Stay present (ie. off your phone) as much as possible

Bring a snack and drink with you

Bring a friend to watch your table when you have to pee

Know your products and don't be afraid to talk about them

Smile and have fun!! 😊

 

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