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« on: February 24, 2012 07:33:04 AM »

Stall/Sellers advice?
I know a lot of you must have experience selling your homemade wares. Do you have any advice for a newbie? I am hoping to have a stall at the Propel Youth Markets here in Perth (http://www.propel.org.au/projects/NYW2012) but I'm fretting about things like how much stuff do I make...and WHAT do I make..and do I have to bring a little money box to keep cash? Do you have to be concerned about people stealing your stuff?


Suggestions for products?
I am hoping to make some phone cases, and paint some small canvases. To get an idea of my style, you can check out my Cargo Collective: http://cargocollective.com/sarahstirling. Does anyone have any ideas on products I could whip up that don't take too much time? I don't have much time after work to make stuff and I only have about a month after they notify me about whether my application for a stall was successful or not.

My handphone cases:
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012 12:15:55 PM »

You need some way to keep your money secure. That could be a cash box, or it could be a pouch around your waist, it could even be a wallet, but that would tend to mean your prices should all be in notes.

You need to make enough stuff so that the display is full and then enough to cover at least some of the sales you expect (talk to other stall holders to know what sort of sales they get).

People stealing, hmm, that tends to be individual to the place. It is less likely to happen if you are awake and alert, rather than dozing or absorbed in a book or your crafting. Eye contact is always a good preventative.
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