Craft Item price tags

Old 09-03-2011, 10:21 AM
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When you are selling items at a craft fair or in a craft mall what do you use for price tags or stickers? Do you go fancy with custom card stock hang tags or do you use printer labels or anything else?
I am looking for some creative, yet easily done, ideas.
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:25 AM
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I personally do not like to buy fabric items with stick on labels. Little hang tags attached with a safety pin, or just make a well displayed sign next to each type of item so people can tell the price quickly. I walk away from booths that I can't see the price easily, either on or right by the items.
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:28 AM
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For Autumn, I made my own from card stock and a hole punch to add the raffia and I used a tiny gold safety pin to connect the tags. Somtimes I would use a ink stamp with little pumplins ans fall leaves. Get creative and use your imagination. Then on the underside of the tag I would use the price tag gun with the sticky labels.

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Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
When you are selling items at a craft fair or in a craft mall what do you use for price tags or stickers? Do you go fancy with custom card stock hang tags or do you use printer labels or anything else?
I am looking for some creative, yet easily done, ideas.
Tracy
If you are looking for repeat business, you need to include your name and contact info on the tag. I always put the price lightly in pencil so it could be erased if given as a gift but my contact info was retained. You can also go with the colored sticker/tag method where the price is not on the item, but posted on a chart. Red is $10, blue is $15ect. This way you can adjust your prices to the fair you are at, or from year to year without having to re price everything. The thing I found worked well was if you gave a discount for multiple purchases, like $15 each or 2 for $25. Everyone likes a bargain!!
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:36 AM
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I buy my price tags at Walmart, I get the orange and the green florescent ones, a set of big and a set of medium. I cut off the string and thread yarn or narrow ribbon through the hole in the tag and tie it onto my projects. I think that looks less "retail" because I only sell handmade items. And if it's a holiday sale, I'll draw a little holly w/berries, or little hearts, or something else festive on the tag.

A lot of times people will ask me for my name and phone number when they are interested in an item but can't purchase it right away so I always have cards that I've made up on my Excel program with that information. I make them big, around 3x2, if they are too small they are easily lost, and I print them out on florescent paper so they are easy to spot.

If time permits, I also make custom tags like Belmer, using my Excel program. I put on an item description, the price and my initials (sometimes I'm in a sale where your stuff is spread around so I put on my initials or my sales number if I'm assigned one). So a tag might say "luggage handle covers/stocking stuffer/$1.00/llw"
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Originally Posted by belmer
For Autumn, I made my own from card stock and a hole punch to add the raffia and I used a tiny gold safety pin to connect the tags. Somtimes I would use a ink stamp with little pumplins ans fall leaves. Get creative and use your imagination. Then on the underside of the tag I would use the price tag gun with the sticky labels.
This is like what I have done in the past. I design a tag (usually 2-2.5" sq) in my WordPerfect, adding in clip art or something that I have drawn, including my info (address, phone, website). I print them out on colored card stock. I cut them out with a paper cutter to make really clean edges. Then I use a corner punch and make them 'pretty' and thread in a pretty ribbon. When I am marking the pieces, I will either write the price on the back in pencil (in case it is a gift like mentioned before) or use some small round labels that I have preprinted with prices on the computer. I attach the tag to the piece with a small brass safety pin.

Clear as mud right? HTH

I like this because I can change my tags to match either the event, the season or the beneficiary of the money. And there are TONS of clip art available on line for free.
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:19 PM
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I got regular business cards from Vista Print, they are really cheap. Then I punched a hole in top corner, theaded with a ribbon either tied it on or attached with a small safety pin. For small items I used a 3 X 5 card and wrote information for the display. I also had a stack of business cards sitting on the table.
Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
When you are selling items at a craft fair or in a craft mall what do you use for price tags or stickers? Do you go fancy with custom card stock hang tags or do you use printer labels or anything else?
I am looking for some creative, yet easily done, ideas.
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Old 09-03-2011, 05:23 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I am going to look into the Vista Print pricing. This is one area I'm more than happy to let a professional do the work. I can handle the hole punching and threading a ribbon!
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A few years ago I made hang tags out of brown paper bags using pinking shears and burlap twine . Then bought a stamp to print whatever I wanted on tag.
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