Monday, September 26, 2011

Second Fall Show Review

I had my second fall craft show of this season this past Saturday and I have to tell you...It Rocked!!! It was by far the best show I've ever done! There were people there non-stop from the time the doors opened to the time we shut down! And they were buying!!! My booth-mate and I both did wonderful :)
Here are a few of the things that I think helped this show be a success:
*It is well advertised
*It has been going on for several years
*It is in a high-income neighborhood
And here are the things I think helped it be a success for me personally:
*We had an awesome location!
*I have such a wide variety of items to offer
*Most of what I sell is given as gifts...and it's gift-giving season
*I take custom orders
I had someone ask how I do custom orders at shows, and it's easy :)
*Take payment as well as shipping Up Front
*Take down their shipping information as well as phone number
*Let them know when they should expect their item
*Take down any info pertaining to the order...colors, sizes, etc. and keep everything all in one place. I use a small notebook.
It's really that easy. Just think of all the info you would collect from someone on Etsy and write it all down. I took 7 custom orders and everything went smoothly :)
Luckily I have three weeks until my next show so I have time to get all my custom orders done and get my inventory stocked back up!


  1. Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing your tips. I still have yet to do an art show... someday!

  2. Congrats on your show!! Your wine stopper is awesome!

  3. Wow! That's wonderful! Congratulations, Edi!! I might participate in my first ever show next Spring...well, depending on whether I get accepted or not ;-)

  4. Thanks for the analysis on what makes a successful show, Congrats on doing so well!

  5. Wow, good for you! A great start to the holiday shopping season.

  6. You also did well because your stuff is awesome! Your products are very professional looking and I can tell by just seeing the pictures that they are high quality.

    The turnout of people and a booth location can also make or break a show for someone.

    Glad you had a good show!

  7. Congratulations! This is encouraging news. I'm preparing for a craft show the end of October.

  8. Nice! Congrats on your success! :)

  9. Congratulations!! Your items are great, I can see why you did wonderful! Thank you for sharing your tips, all good ones!

  10. wow! You are really super busy! Glad that you have a few weeks in between. Soon, you'll be doing custom orders, and that's all! Congrats! {:-D

  11. I'm so happy for you Edi! Sounds like you did have everything in the right order for a successful show.

  12. It sounds great, Edi!! Your products are wonderful and you are right that it is gift giving season.

    Maybe the press needed to be there so they will know that people ARE buying instead of always being so negative.

  13. Congratulations on a successful show! Your custom items are so perfect for gifts so I can certainly see why you got so many orders! ~Val

  14. You had 7 custom orders? Wow! That is a great show! Thanks for the info on the custom orders too! Congrats on all your success!

  15. I'm so glad that this show went so well for you! All of your hard work on your shop from this past year is really paying off. Good luck getting all of your custom orders done and getting ready for your next show.


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