Tuesday, October 11, 2016

First Fall Show 2016

I'm happy to report that my first fall show for this year was a great success! And, as always, I learned that you can't outguess your customers!

 
My metal tumblers and cozies did really, really well. In fact, I ran out of one design on Saturday and had to come home to get more made to bring for Sunday!

I was a little disappointed that my new painted signs didn't sell as well as I had hoped. I thought these would be a really popular item. But in the end, I only sold a few. I did sell quite a few of the bottle opener signs, so that was nice. I'm hoping they do well at my other shows.

I sold a nice mix of other items as well. I really think it helps me to have a variety of items without looking like a hodge podge. The items tie well together, but I have something for everyone.

My next show is this coming Saturday, so I'm stocking back up to prepare!

28 comments:

  1. Your booth looks great! Congrats on a successful show. Good luck at Clarinda!

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  2. You really do have something for everyone! I know it's hard to please every single customer - personally I think the signs are awesome and will definitely sell well at Etsy :)

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    1. Thanks, Duni! If they don't sell at my next 2 shows, I'll be giving Etsy a try :)

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  3. Congratulations on a successful weekend Edi! It is funny when things work out differently than you expected. I imagine many people will continue to buy your tumblers and cozies as holiday gifts.

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  4. Congratulations on a successful show! Selling out is a great problem to have!
    Every show can be different in what sells.
    Interestingly, I've sold a LOT of scrunchies online, but very little at shows. The reasons are not always easy to discern.
    Your display looks wonderful--very attractive!

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    1. I find that as well. What sells online and what sells in person are always different!

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  5. Everything looks so great! When I had my clothing line and would vend music festivals I swear I was always wrong about what people would buy - even when I did some of the same festivals year after year!

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  6. Congratulations on having a great show, hopefully the rest of the season will be just as good for you!

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  7. I was wondering how you did --great that you sold out of the tumblers the first day! I always envision selling out of something the first day, but it usually doesn't happen!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I try to stock up so this doesn't happen. But it is a nice "problem" to have :)

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  8. Congratulations on your sales! I'm surprised the signs didn't sell better but yay for selling out of tumblers the first day!

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    1. Thanks, Sharla! I'm hoping they do better at this next show.

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  9. Congrats on the tumbler sales! Signs are kind of like that for me, too. Ones I think are super cute and I'm sure people will love go nowhere, but then people really like the most random one I almost didn't even make. Go figure!

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    1. I hear ya! You can never outguess your buyers! I've listed things on a fluke before and still have some of those items in my shop to this day.

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  10. You displays look awesome, very polished and professional. Glad you did well, too! :) It's almost universal with markets, the item you think will sell the most doesn't and a random one almost sells out, you basically have to throw a bunch out there and see what gets them, like you said ;) haha

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    1. I agree. I'm glad I have a nice mix of items. If one thing doesn't get their attention, hopefully something else will :)

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  11. Edi, your displays look great! I haven't been blog reading for quite some time, glad to see things are going well & you can do some market research while you're out and selling. "Something for everyone" sure is key at craft fairs, you sound prepared so you're bound to have a great season.

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  12. Your booth looks awesome. It surprises me that those signs didn't do very well. Maybe adding some hooks so they can function as coatracks as well?

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    1. I did have some that were bottle openers as well and they seemed to sell better. So I think you're on to something with the hooks! I'll have to give that a try on some new ones.

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  13. It's always so hard to know what is and isn't going to sell. It's disappointing about the wooden signs, but I'm glad that the tumblers and cozies did so well. I like the idea about adding hooks to some of the signs. Good luck with the next show!

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  14. congrats! so glad to hear the show was a big success - and it looks amazing with all your items

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  15. So happy to hear your show was a success! :)

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  16. that is great news.. good for you.. yay!

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  17. I would've thought those signs would be a bestseller, too! Oh well, people never stop surprising us. Haha.

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