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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2011 03:05:43 AM »

Try to add the 'On Sale' tag on the products Smiley with a price comparison
Ex. "Was $xx" Sale Price $yy
This trick works well :p

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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2011 08:42:30 AM »

I haven't done that many shows, but one I have done three times.  I have started with non-juried craft shows to gauge people's reactions.  Less is more, in terms of items and prices, but not in terms of friendliness.  I also watched how others did it, and learned. 

This year, I bought some tables of my own and set up the table weeks before.  It took up an lot of space in my living room but was worth it.  I got a feel for my display, and could look at it from different angles and perspectives.  I rearranged and tested the display of the goods as well as the price signs.  All in all, it worked.  I had more confidence when I was actually at the show. 

That confidence shows to the prospective customers, along with your belief in your product, and yourself.  I always ask myself if I would buy what is displayed, at the price displayed, and if not, why.  I have found that one of the answers is that I don't like what I made.  I can't sell what I don't like.

While I didn't do as well as I would have liked at my last show, I did better than anyone else at the show, which was outside in a picnic shelter with rain, wind, and close to freezing temperatures. 

I have paid to do these shows for the experience, and this year have been researching more shows to go to.  Don't give up, use the show as a learning experience, and look at what did work, and go with that.

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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2011 12:20:54 PM »

In school we learned that the 25$ product is the bread winner.
I know how frustrating it is to desperately want sell a big ticket item and have the profit in your pocket but unfortunately the majority of your sales will probably come from  the lower priced items.
One thing I could suggest is creating smaller items to match the bags (I don't have much advice for the jewelry as I've never made any before) a coin purse or wallet would sell at a lower price point and might entice someone to come back and splurge on the matching bag.

Also, having a mid range priced product would be a step in the upgrading.
I'm nor sure if that makes sense.
Like, say you had coin purses selling for 30$ and then had your bag selling for 150$ Having something in between, like a small clutch or something, priced somewhere in the middle would also help bring people back to "upgrade" to the next biggest thing.

I'm sure your products are wonderfully made, but unfortunately a lot of people have the impression that they can "get that at Wal-mart" or make it themselves.
It's hard to part with that amount of money in one go.
Give it time, be patient and market your butt off!
You'll do wonderful in time!

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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2012 09:27:49 AM »

Keep up! I've opened my online shop and so far no sales. I tell myself never give up. we'll be successful!

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