being a small quilt business
by, 03-30-2013 at 09:45 PM (792 Views)
I am in a quandery. I have a quilt "business". What we do is create quilt kits (fabric choices) out of our extensive inventory of fabric which comes our way by thrift shops, quilt shops, fabric shops on-line, and the majority through quilter's stashes-Buy-outs...I keep costs down in order to expose more people to the hobby.
Up till this point, I have only done quilt shows. Several people wanted me to put my one of a kind kits on-line to purchase. Originally I said, "this could be fun." Now after looking at the whole concept to selling on-line, it's not that easy.
My sales are way under $5,000/year. Does anyone have any solutions or advice as to what to do? If you are a quilt shop, I would love to hear from you. Any help would be greatly appreciated.