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Got invited to set up a booth, need your thoughts & opinions please

Old 07-25-2014, 05:33 PM
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I do have a hard time keeping inventory, between my friends and me we can always use a gift for someone's birthday or who is ill so into my stash we go. I do have several months notice on this, and since it is to be for fun, I am not overly concerned on stocking piling too much. My attitude is if it sells it sells if it dont it don't, if I run out I run out. I want a nice amount of items there yet I don't want to look like I am running a factory LOL. We shall see how it turns out.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:20 PM
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Just an update. I did it. I had my first vendor fair. I made my booth rent back and plenty more. I met great people too. All and all, a good experience. Got lots of great tips from here and ideas on what to do and what not to do! I feel so lucky and blessed.
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Wow, such amazing advice from everyone! Glad you had a brilliant day at the fair!
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:35 PM
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i have changed my mind, I just really want to try this. So I have taken the plunge. Just doing one show only for fun. I will print off all the great tips and suggestions here so I am better prepared. Thanks everyone for your help!!!
If you think you would like to go to this event another time, try to go this year and look at as many vender booths as possible and see how they are displaying, what kind of items they have for sale, and the size of the display. my sister and I rented a double space the last two years which was 10 by 20 ft space...that seemed like such a large area, but when we started setting up and them when people started coming into our space it seemed crowded.
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:47 AM
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Congrats on a successful vending experience! I am glad to hear that you did this. Something tells me that you are also outgoing, friendly, approachable! Nothing worse than seeing someone hide behind their booth and never interact with the shoppers. It makes it easy for shoppers to just look and walk away.

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Old 11-21-2014, 07:19 AM
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Take along a friend so you can get a potty break or coffee. Also bring LOTS of change, especially in the beginning. It's tough making change for a $50 when you brought only change for a $20. Also friend can watch booth while you shop.












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Old 11-21-2014, 09:58 AM
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I appreciated reading everyone's comments. I am about to do my first bazaar tomorrow. DH (wood turned bowls & little wooden boxes) and I will be sharing a booth. He is my best friend anyway, so we should have fun. It should give us a feel for deciding if we ever want to do it again.
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Old 11-22-2014, 05:56 AM
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Congrats on a successful vending experience! I am glad to hear that you did this. Something tells me that you are also outgoing, friendly, approachable! Nothing worse than seeing someone hide behind their booth and never interact with the shoppers. It makes it easy for shoppers to just look and walk away.

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Sandy,thank you! yes, I do like engaging with people....I like seeing how the other vendors set up. I did notice some vendors were more outgoing than others. I got a whole year to prepare this time. I have a journal for notes and ideas too.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
I appreciated reading everyone's comments. I am about to do my first bazaar tomorrow. DH (wood turned bowls & little wooden boxes) and I will be sharing a booth. He is my best friend anyway, so we should have fun. It should give us a feel for deciding if we ever want to do it again.
I hope you do well, and have fun and enjoy the day. Please keep us informed as to how things went for you and yr dh.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Barb_MO View Post
If you think you would like to go to this event another time, try to go this year and look at as many vender booths as possible and see how they are displaying, what kind of items they have for sale, and the size of the display. my sister and I rented a double space the last two years which was 10 by 20 ft space...that seemed like such a large area, but when we started setting up and them when people started coming into our space it seemed crowded.
thanks Barb_MO for the advice. I am actually heading out in a few minutes to two diffrent crafts show. Meeting a friend and plan to have a great day. I hope to find some goodies to buy and take mental notes for next year. I do enjoy these shows.
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