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“The best weapon against uncertainty is knowledge”

Whether it’s your first time participating in a craft show or you want some new ideas to increase your sales… you need to be equipped with right knowledge to achieve success.

You don’t want to get there (especially if it’s miles from home) to say: “Oh no I forgot…. I should have brought… their craft booth looks good I should have…”

Make your craft show a success by following these easy tips.

Tips

Here are a few thoughts on booth organization, displays, and set up to sell your items in person.

Preparation

Preparation is essential to a successful show so make a checklist and follow along until the day of your show. Here are some suggestions that will help you with your checklist:

  1. Table Cloth
  2. Measure Tape/ Ruler
  3. Fliers of other craft shows you maybe attending
  4. Props that are displaying your crafts
  5. Tapes – scotch ,duct, or masking
  6. Calculator
  7. Extra Packing material if your sold items are breakable
  8. Hand Sanitizer or rubbing alcohol
  9. Snacks and Drinks
  10. Small bills and coins as start up cash
  11. Business Cards
  12. A project to work on
  13. Price list
  14. Name badge
  15. Brochures
  16. Pen /Pencil
  17. Note Pad to keep track of sales

Display Ideas

There is something to be said for staying consistent but adding more display changes to your craft booth is a great way to catch the eye of customers new and old!

While the highlight of the fair is all the craft goodies to be seen and purchased at the event, it’s the booth display that really draws people in closer to see what you have to offer.

Make the best impression by checking our collection of Craft Show Display Ideas – Cool Examples And Tips.

Learn more by checking the rest of our A-Z Handmade Business Guide.

Gary Capps

I live in the one of the most beautiful places in the world on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my wife and our 2 dogs, Poppy and Mia. Since 2009 I have helped over 15,000 handmade business owners to grow their business with our software and free tools designed for todays entrepreneurial artisan.

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