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« on: January 09, 2016 01:47:48 PM »



I hope the link is OK.  I've been pondering the question of how to figure out how much stock I need to make to take to a show beyond the 'as much as you can make' standard.   I've come up with a couple ways to try and estimate maximum number of sales possible to try and put a cap on the amount needed to take.  I've posted it on my blog.

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016 07:20:42 PM »

Very interesting. Thanks.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016 07:00:10 AM »

Haha. I usually go by the "as much as I can make" rule, which is rather vague. (Because I'm sure that number is dependent on all sorts of factors.). I DO find that my best sales happen when I have A LOT of stuff and it's all similar in style.  If i bring too many varied items they don't sell as well but if I have a lot of styles of one or two items that are displayed well and really fill up the space, it draws people in.  And I think "drawing people in" is the most important thing you can concentrate on when planning a show, because no matter how much or how little you have to sell, if it's not displayed in a visually appealing way, you won't get the customers.
  Great advice, you've obviously spent a lot of time working that all out and it's great info.  Definitely a tricky decision when you're planning your event!
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