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« on: January 19, 2011 05:30:49 PM »

I am hoping to do my first craft fair in a few months but struggling to decide on the items to craft for it. I don't want to spend lots of time on items that won't sell for a fair price.

What would you be willing to pay/ sell these items for?

Leather Brooches
Tea Cup Candle
Button Rings
Felt Brooches
Sets of 4 Tile Coasters or Individually
Mini Chalk Boards

I realize it depends on the quality etc but just a general price you would be happy to pay, maybe a maximum price you would spend.


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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011 04:59:36 AM »

You're doing it backwards. If you want to sell a $5 item, you have to ask yourself what you could make that wouldn't make you wince to give it away for $5. Everybody's got an opinion about craft shows. Some folks say take all the cheap stuff, some say price range percentages 50/30/20, some say take only a few expensive show stoppers and some say if you don't take it, you can't sell it.

If you have items that are $10 or below, some that are $10-25, and some that are over $25, your customers will perceive your prices to be fair, at the very least.

Chris in VT
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011 05:59:16 AM »

When we started out we found the best way to begin was to take the retail costs of your supplies and triple it.

Some say to account for your time, but nobody accounts for all the time they spend on the craft, so just take your costs and work from there.

$3 Item costs, sells for $8.95 etc.

It's a simple, basic, way to get started.

There's NOTHING at a craft show, or on Etsy, anybody NEEDS. NOTHING.
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