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Old 09-12-2011, 08:35 AM   #2432
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Originally Posted by jenn21404 View Post
Had my craft show today and it was all right. I made my booth fee back plus $10 extra. I have got to figure out some higher price items to sell as well (thinking birthday books and not sure what else).

My big sellers were: Small Triangle Boxes (santa claus and reindeer theme)
Treat boxes (with monsters on them)
Tooth Fairy Tins

I didn't sell any of the Mini Hand Bacterial Soap Holders I made I really thought those would sell.

I had a giveaway for a custom ribbon topiary and got lots of entries but didn't get any orders for any.

Like I told DH I do better selling banners and stuff online then I do at my craft shows.

My next show isn't until October 29 so I have time to restock my items and figure out some bigger items to sell.
It might just be a little early for major sales too? In my area - Cincinnati/No. Kentucky - I found that my items really don't sell as well until the holiday crafts fairs starting in early November. However, I still have a smaller craft show that I do every year in October because I like to make Halloween stuff. I don't make near the sales that I do in Nov/Dec. but I like the venue and the ladies that I have around me are wonderful! I normally break even but have a great time - so it's worth it to me!

Best of Luck with your next show! I'm sure that you will see an increase in sales later on!

Beth
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