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« on: October 02, 2009 10:37:39 PM »

I hope someone can help me, I might be vending at a bellydance halfla (the ones here are a cross between a bazaar, a party and a performance)
but Ive never sold anything in person formally before its allways been a "hey that's cool make me one?" kind of thing.

But now I'm stumped, how in the world do i set up? what do i need to bring with me?
Ive got a fairly large repertoire of stuff i like to make pants skirts tops costume bras and belts mostly. should i narrow it down to only a few things? should i take a few of everything? what kind of size range should i do? should i make up tags or just have a price list?

I'm planing to make up some business cards out of cardstock and a stamp i carved with logo and etsy ( which i haven't properly set up but will be up before the event) can i write all the information size fiber content washing instructions etc on the back?

Ive looked through the "how to display ____ " board and searched but i haven't found anything on displaying anything larger than a sweater.

a lot of the events Ive been to have a "fitting room" its usually some kind of screen with veils and fabric draped over for privacy, if there isn't one at this event should i see if the organiser would let me set one up or should i just make up a size chart?

I'm sorry for all the questions. thanks for your help!
crafty gurll
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009 11:13:13 PM »

I would definitely price each thing individually, some people may be afraid/too lazy to ask.  Also, using your business card as a tag is a great idea. Since they bought something from you, they obviously like it, so then when they want more they will know how to find you.

Good luck!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009 12:58:23 PM »

I agree with crafty gurll. Pricing individually will help your sales. As for what to take, I'd take a little of everything. Back in the days when I was dancing and attending haflas, the tastes of the dancers can vary widely from traditional to cabaret even into the goth realm. ...and tassles. There's no such thing as too many tassles.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2009 09:00:01 PM »

Thankyou for your replies! I'm sorry its taken me so long to respond, sadly the halfla was canceled. So I'm going to try selling on line instead!
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2009 09:38:55 PM »

Thankyou for your replies! I'm sorry its taken me so long to respond, sadly the halfla was canceled. So I'm going to try selling on line instead!

Perfect time to open an Etsy shop!   Cheesy
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