We’re popping up! And some great craft fair tips!

craft fair tips and hintsIf you are in Kent this weekend then come along and take a look at the fabulous pop-up Christmas Emporium in the Royal Victoria Place shopping center, Tunbridge Wells run by the amazing Apple Ducks team! The event is on for three days from Friday 22 November to Sunday 24 November and Ruby & Custard will be there on Sunday 24th November!

Tunbridge wells craft fair

We will be in the space outside the M&S food hall (in the photo below). Baby Custard will be coming with me so if you are in the area please do pop in and say hello to us :)

Tunbridge Wells craft fair tips

Top Craft Fair Tips

It’s craft fair season and if you are planning to sell at a craft fair here are a couple of tips that I have learned along the way.  They also translate to other selling situations such as table top sales and even car boot sales!

Get people excited

  • Find out what the event organizers are doing to promote the event and see what you can do to amplify their message – you’ll be helping them and of course yourself!
  • Use every channel possible to get the word out – social media, email, leaflets, signs – be creative!
  • Consider running a promotion for the event – perhaps a special offer or a competition. It will give people an extra incentive to come and see you.

Be ready to sell

  • Make sure that items are individually priced or clearly labelled – people may not want to ask the price or you might be busy and the person could just walk away.
  • Have a float with a good mix of small denominations of coins and notes.
  • Know the location of the nearest cash machine.
  • If you are planning on doing lots of fairs and events you might want to consider a card reader. Paypal have recently launched a credit and debit card reader which is very reasonable.

Look beyond the event

  • Take plenty of business cards and flyers with your contact, social media and website details so people can contact you after the event.
  • Meet and make friends with other stall holders – it is a great opportunity to build a network of people in a similar field to you.
  • Learn from others!  Don’t be afraid to look out for good craft fair ideas you might want to adopt – if you see someone doing really well, go and talk to them and find out how they got it right!

Thank you for all the kind messages about the arrival of baby Custard.  He is absolutely gorgeous and we are all doing really well. I hope we see you in Tunbridge Wells on Sunday,

Millie xxx

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  1. […] I welcomed new baby Custard in early November. He started work modelling and helping out at the craft fair I signed up for in May, when he was just 2 weeks old (seriously, what was I thinking?! Why did I […]

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