I was really lucky to have quite a bit of stock ready, so I didn't have to make much. I did make some fruit amigurumi, keychains, and buttons. But what really sold were my amigurumi!
My sales were very very good, so I was able to donate a little more than $100 in proceeds to the Hawaii Foodbank, which made me feel really happy! Here are some tips for those of you who are looking to do your first craft fair!
- Have lots of change! I had: 50-$1, 4-$5, 1-$10,1-$20. Maybe more $5, $10 and $20 would have been good for someone else but it worked out really well for me, since all of my items were under $20 anyway.
- You should consider having your prices in round numbers (so that you don't have to deal with coins)
- Make sure you keep a handy list of all your items with their prices (alphabetized might help), in case you need to add up a lot of items for a transaction.
- Give a little thought to your display; have items at different heights!
- Make sure its easy to look through (and also to put stuff back!)
- Make sure your items have prices that are clearly displayed.
- Reorganize and replenish when your stuff gets bought and your display empties... that way it looks appealing all the way through!
Tip: Customer Service
- Smile and be friendly!
- Don't be a pushy salesperson... other than greeting a person and letting them know you're available for questions/ information, try to resist the urge to nag your customer.
- But don't be afraid to have a conversation with them and be a little excited... if you're excited and proud of your work let it show! (I actually can't stress how important this was! People kept asking me "You made all of this?" and I was always like "Yes! It's really fun!")
- Don't forget to make friends with the vendors and people around you! I gave a few buttons (which are relatively inexpensive for me to make but are still really sweet!) to each of the vendors around me; they ended up being my customers too!