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« on: June 18, 2019 07:35:00 AM »

I am participating in a craft fair at the end of this month.  I was inspired to make these items but have a few questions and I hope I get lots of answers because I don't know where to start!  Shocked  Thank you in advance!  This is what I making:

It's a set of hair accessories:  a headband, a hair elastic for ponytails, and two clip on barrettes.

I have a few questions:

-Do you think I should sell each item separately?
-Or in a group?
-How much would you charge separately/in a group? 
-How in the world would you package these items?  (I know how to do the barrettes, and maybe the hair elastic, but I'm stuck on the headband.)

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019 09:07:15 AM »

I would definitely sell them as a group. Maybe get some of those flat jewelry boxes and put the headband in like you would a necklace with the majority of the headband part behind the cotton stuff. Then the other items can lay either above or below the box. If you have to, you could maybe attach them with a bobby pin or something so they don't move and you can have them displayed vertically.

Pricing is so tricky. I'm thinking maybe $5 to $7 per set.

Good luck, and I hope this helps some.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019 09:15:28 AM »

Yeah, I thought as a group too. 

The pricing is similar to what I thought as well.

I like your jewelry box idea but hesitate to spend money before I make it, if you know what I mean.

Hmmmmm..
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019 09:33:14 AM »

They are usually fairly inexpensive to buy. You could start with a small amount, like 5 or 6, and see how they go. Pretty packaged items are more enticing to people to buy products. Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019 10:13:22 AM »

That is true.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019 11:36:13 AM »

You could give people buying options like $2 per item or 3 items for $5. As a shopper, I would drop $2 to buy the pony tail elastic; I wear them all the time. But I almost never wear clips or headbands, so having to buy the whole set would actually discourage me from purchasing.
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019 12:57:52 PM »

I never thought of that.  And selling them separately would solve my packaging problem.  Hmmmm..
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019 03:48:11 AM »

I agree with endymion's idea of pricing them individually but giving the option to buy multiple items at a reduced group rate--I think that versatility would be enticing to more buyers because you'd be catering to the mindsets of individuals that only want one thing and those that want a set. 
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2019 12:33:54 PM »

Thank you, Patraw!  I think I am going to sell them separately, with the option to buy them at a reduced price if bought as a set.  It'll be much easier to package that way as well.

Thank you for all your opinions, everyone!
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