There is no greater feeling than being admired for doing something that you love. When you sell your arts and crafts, you can capture the whole buying process through the customers’ eyes. When they appreciate your art, you feel overwhelmed and encouraged to pursue your love even further. Participating in the events and setting up your booth helps you expand your market and gain a rewarding reputation.
If you are planning to participate in the events in Texas this weekend, here are some tips to generate good sales to have a successful event.
Pick the right crafts fair for your exhibition:
Understand the event: Before you put a booth in a show or a fair, make sure you attend it first. Communicate with the seller, notice the crowds and understand the USP of the event. You can also befriend the seller and ask what other fairs and shows they frequently attend, which ones they recommend and which ones they avoid.
Measure the Budget: It’s important to create a budget and understand the list of potential expenses you might incur, which includes the booth costs, material cost, marketing, and promotional material, table, inventory, travel, and potentially a license or permit.
See if it’s the right choice: Not all events will be meant for you. Like any business, the craft and fairs require an investment of time, money, and effort. You will want to make sure that the investment is worth your time and a good fit for you.
To help you out a bit, some of the events where you can set up your booth are :
SAND DOLLAR SUMMER MARKET:
The show features an exuberant range of arts, crafts, gifts, jewelry, clothing, gourmet food. This is one of the most loved markets of Texas festivals, and your booth will rock at this event.
AUTUMN ACRES GIFT MARKET:
People flock to the event to shop for Christmas gifts and decor. So if your handcrafts are as unique as the name of the event, you should set up your booths in the festivals. They are also looking for booth vendors; visit the official site of FestivalNet to know more about the upcoming events.
AUSTIN MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL:
Typhoon Texas WaterPark is an excellent location for this event. People come to enjoy a classic car show, lazy river, wave pool, vintage antique market, so if you are a seller of antiques and unique tapestry, this event is for you!
Set up your booth:
You need to set up a perfect booth to get noticed and generate worthwhile profits. Bring all the necessary equipment to set up the booth, including Tape, glue, rubber bands, linen and tablecloths, fixtures, and display props, mirror (if selling jewelry or apparel), cash registers, etc.
Make sure you remember the following points before you finally face the customers on that day.
Make Sure the Price is Right
Arrange for some beverages
Make it presentable
Try to give a small giveaway
Build contacts and collect information
The journey is long but worth it. Once you set up your booth, then there’s no looking back. Hope you have a successful venture this festive season!