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« on: May 30, 2019 02:14:13 PM »

I am completely new to this, and I am doing research but need advise. I taught myself to crochet, so I would do crochet items, mostly baby blankets, toys, slippers, and the like. I'm just not sure how to start. I dont want to make the items and then try to sell them, I want to do to order items. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019 05:23:42 AM »

I realize this is a late reply, but just saw this...

Ive done a few booths in my life, and most recently tried to do one focusing on made-to-order items, showing some examples of things I could make. The latter was not nearly as successful as having a bunch of inventory for people to buy in the spot. People did keep wanting to buy the samples on the spot, rather than place orders.

In these days of rapid service, people arent super patient, plus they have to really trust you. How well do they know you? Will they feel certain youll come through?

If you go ahead with it, definitely dont require them to pay up front; let them pay you upon delivery. And be sure to have LOTS of examples of things they can order.

Take a lot of time developing your order form, and be sure to get both phone and email contact info.

Id really suggest doing inventory to sell of the spot, even if you also offer the special order items.

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