How Much To Make? And Other Set Up Questions

Decorating By motherofgrace Updated 11 Dec 2009 , 12:13am by motherofgrace

motherofgrace Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 8:49am
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I am going to be starting my business in a monthly craft show and I dont know how much of everything to make!

I will be selling cookies, cake balls, and cupcakes for now.

How many of each product should I put together?

Also what size table should I get do you think? 4' ($40) 6' ($50) 8' ($60)

I should mention that this is a more upbeat craft show, how should I set up my table?

Any ideas or wisdom will be much appreciated!

7 replies
cylstrial Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 2:46pm
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I wouldn't take tons and tons of stuff the first time that you go - take what you think you can reasonably sell. That way you aren't left with a lot of leftovers. Then after that day, you will be able to sit down and figure out if you need to make more and if you need to make less. If your price is right, or if you need to adjust it. And you could even ask your customers that day what else they would like to purchase from you.

Hope this helps.

motherofgrace Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 5:20pm
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thank you.

motherofgrace Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 11:10pm
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anyone else with suggests, ill take everyhting i can get

JanH Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 11:46pm
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I'm going to move this the Business to the Decorating forum, since members who participate in craft fairs and such may/may not be traditional business owners. icon_smile.gif (Hopefully, you'll get more responses.)

motherofgrace Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 11:54pm
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thank you JanH!!

JanH Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 12:09am
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You're most welcome. icon_smile.gif

Now I remember several threads on selling at craft fairs and farmers markets, some went well - others not so much:

Farmers markets:

Bake sale disappointment:

Craft shows:


motherofgrace Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 12:13am
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i bet it will thank you!

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