Just in case you have a craft fair coming up here's a few tips, some of which I had gathered from doing some research about it before hand, some of which I jotted down as a note to self while still at the show!
- Have a sign with your store name (possibly logo too) and why your shop is special, ie items made in the small town of yadayada or one-of-a-kind wool creations. Some of the other stalls had a very large picture of what they sold by their stall, though I'm not convinced that's necessary.
- Know the details about product. I had overheard someone asking a jewelry seller about one of the materials used, and she didn't know. I have to admit I did something similar too. I had two hanks of hand-dyed yarn for sale and embarringly didn't know the yardage for them!
- Make sure that at least your inexpensive items have a price tag. Either as a tag directly on the item or a slip of paper (in nice handwriting or computer printed) close to the group of similarly priced items. Peronally I think that every iten/group should have a price tag clearly written. I'm one of those people who won't ask a seller for the price!
- Have plenty of change! Both in coins and bills.
- Make sure you keep your money on you at all times.
- Put your business cards at both corners of your table.
- Create layers on your table. If you're doing this on a budget you could put boxes underneath your tablecloth. Or purchase something to hang your items on so that they are closer to eye level.
- Create a 30 second advertisement for yourself that you can tell to people who seem interested in knowing more about your business.
- Bring a pen, papers, scissors, and tape!
- Have your name stamped or stickered onto your shopping bags.
Good luck with your craft fair!!