So after years of selling to friends of friends and people telling me i should sell my stuff ive finally started into the world of craft fairs. ive decided to sell baby blankets (swaddlers, taggies and lovies), machine embroidered onesies, tutus and bath salts/sugar scrubs. I did a small show at the library where i was the only one selling any of those items. I sold half my stock of salts/scrubs but nothing else, every one that stopped by said how my baby stuff was great but all their kids were grown or i had too much girl stuff (apearantly having a flower sitting on the lillypad of froggy fabric automaticly makes it girly
). So i took all that into consideration and the next one i did was at a family event aimed at a younger crowd. I improved my overall display and i also added a bunch of boy themed items and made a few items special for the zombie/halloween theme of the event. I had tons of people stop by. Everyone loved my halloween themed stuff, commented on how it would be great for so and so and then walked off. Everyone was impressed with how i could make bath products that smell so good by using natural products. And my baby stuff was a huge hit people would spend 10-15 mins in my little booth going through every item trying to decide which one they liked best. The only problem is that of the entire 8 hour event i only sold 2 items.
Can someone please help me figure out what the heck i did wrong? I was standing in front chatting with potential customers the entire time. I kept my prices in line with the other booths there, in fact numerous people said they were surprised at how reasonable my prices were. I had pricing readily displayed ans my display had variety without being over crowded, i actually even got some comments on how cute my display was.
Id love any feedback/advice/suggestions. The only thing i dont need to hear is the whole "ive been doing craft shows for the past 50 years and you just gotta let time take its course and after 50 more tries you'll find something that works" speech. its incredibly hard for me to get a saturday off from work (which is when all the fairs are) and i dont have a ton of money to be throwing at registration fees when im not making a profit so if im going to continue doin fairs i need to be very proactive in changing things to make them work.
Thanks in advance for any help you may have