Tips for selling at Craft Shows


A huge thank you to all the crafters who came out last Wednesday night to participate in our Craft Racket!

We collected a fantastic list of tips for selling at shows, from a variety of crafters. Download the Selling at Craft Shows Tipsheet, or just take a quick look at a few excerpts:

  • Get people to touch and try on jewelry. Some studies say people are 40% more likely to buy if can touch first.
  • It’s a good idea to include a picture of what you make on your business card.
  • If you’re doing a demo [in your booth or at a show], take a photo or make a checklist of what you’ll need (including all the supplies); when you’re packing up, you’ll be sure to have everything you need.
  • Don’t make everything so perfectly neat. People will be intimated to look at – and certainly touch – anything because they don’t want to disturb it.

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