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Topic: Shoe Display at a Craft Fair?  (Read 1099 times)
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« on: June 30, 2010 12:06:31 PM »

Hi everyone!
    I am doing my first craft fair in years. I've decided to try it again, but I need advice or suggestions on how to display some of my crafts. I hand paint sneakers and shoes. I also do custom orders. Since I don't know what sizes my potential customers are, I thought I should have several examples of the shoes I do. In the past, I painted all the sneakers for my daughter. I painted several samples in her size, thinking that if the design doesn't sell, then she has a new pair of sneakers, lol. Do you think it's a good idea to have one size available and hope people are interested enough to custom order them? Most of the designs are very labor intensive, such as Band Logos or album covers, Beatles designs and Van Gogh and Picasso paintings . I am also hoping for ideas on how to display them at a craft fair. I was thinking of some sort of step design that didn't take up too much space,,,or maybe a ladder if space allows?
   Thank you all for any suggestions and advice you have. I will try and post pictures in the next few days. I've been a member here for a few years, and lurk almost everyday, but  never really posted anything before, so I will have to post links.
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010 04:10:47 AM »

The risk with only having one size is that you lose impulse buyers, but it's complete understandable why you wouldn't want to have the same design in a bunch of different sizes when you simply don't know what sizes will sell on the day. Personally, I would display different designs in graduating sizes (by that I mean. design 1 = size 5, design 2 = size 6, etc). Try and keep your products at eye level to give your shoes a higher chance of been seen...the ladder system sounds good but if you put shoes on the bottom levels you may make it lose value in the buyers eyes.

Maybe have a table which you can have put different height blocks to give that ladder effect without compromising the value of your product??

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