Are you looking for other places to sell your crafts aside from your online shop and crafts shows?
Thinking outside the box when it comes to selling your handmade products can attract customers and increase your sales.
A local festival is an opportunity for handmade artists to show off their products especially if your products are made of materials from local supplies center. During festivals, people support local artists so expect more sales coming in. Look for vendor applications on social media or ask a friend who is also in the local festival market scene.
If you have been to concerts of your favorite performers, you’ll see that they have a merchandise table. Once you’ve found your target audience or music style, you can contact bands or venues about selling your handmade products at their shows. Many outdoor craft markets have also added craft fair areas for attendees to shop between sets.
3. Home Celebrations
Private home parties can be a great option for selling your handmade jewelry creations to your relatives and friends. You can also host a jewelry party in your own home or even at a friend’s house to celebrate a life event like an engagement, a baby shower, or a graduation. Invite your friends or family and encourage attendees to bring their own friends. When shoppers are able to try on jewelry in person, they are more likely to make a purchase. Bringing refreshments and offering discounts at these home parties are also great ways to boost your sales!
4. Spa Centers
Who wouldn’t want to shop for handmade accessories, organic products, and handcrafted garments after their body has just been relaxed and they’re looking fresh? Many spa centers have added handmade and/or organic sections in order to increase revenue. It’s worth it to ask if they are taking new handmade artists and make sure your products fits in with the overall look of the spa center. Also consider other beauty shops like hair salons, local waxing boutiques, nail salons, and small cosmetics stores.
5. Candy Stores
Candy stores, ice cream parlors, and bakeries often want impulse items to place by the cash register. If you notice your local sweets shop has other non-food items, it’s worth it to ask if they are looking for handmade pieces to sell. These shops might even want jewelry or accessories for the employees to wear at work, so keep your options open when it comes to approaching new places. It also helps if your items relate to the foods sold at the store. For example, candy-beaded bracelets would be more appropriate in a candy store than in a specialty cupcake bakery.
6. Mall Events
depending on the style of your work and your target demographic, consider events like Renaissance festivals or sci-fi, comic and anime conventions. Most of these events offer space for artists and vendors to sell their work, and if they fit your style they can be a great way to sell some jewelry and get the word out about your biz!
There you have it. Have you tried selling your products in these places? Do you think I missed a nice place to sell handmade? Please let us know in the comment box below.