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Old 08-23-2004, 11:01 AM   #1  
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Hi there,
I need some help... I have 2 tables at a craft fair in October. 1 table I will be working and I will be trying to get people to sign up for workshops and promote my business... (any help here would be appreciated!). The other table my fiancees sister will be working at, and that will be all different types of crafts.

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If anyone can give me ideas on how to get people to stop at my table so I can talk about SU and any ideas on what to do that would be AWESOME!

Second question:
If you sold your items, what kind of prices did you sell at?


Last but not least... How did craft fairs work for you? Im very interested to hear what people have to say...

Ok thanks so much in advance for any help you guys can give me!!!

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I just signed up and am not exactly sure of all the rules but I do know you cannot push your business and sell stuff at the same time. It's one or the other. I don't know why this is but it is in the paperwork too. And anything you sell has to be stamped with an SU copywrite stamp.
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Be sure to check out the SU rules for this. As I understand it, you can either promote your business or sell items you 've made, but you can't do both. I also think you have to get your booth approved by Stampin' Up unless you buy the SU craft booth "set up." Call SU to check on all of it so you can be sure to follow their regulations.
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Old 08-24-2004, 06:16 AM   #4  
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Im not doing both. I have someone working one table and there selling things not only SU stuff but a whole bunch of crafts. I am working a totally seperate table pushing my business.
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If you are promoting your SU business your table has to be approved by SU.
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Unless you buy Show on the Go kit, to promo your demonstratorship, you must get approval from SU! for your booth.

If you are selling craft/handmade/stamped items at the other table, I believe you are still in violation of the demonstrator contract, despite you physically being present at your demo'r related table, and someone else working the craft table.

Should should a fellow demonstrator happen to attend this fair, and see your demo'r booth AND notice that there are hand-stamped items at another booth using SU! images and the same name/contact info are on those items, it is possible they could decide to report you to SU!

You are taking a risk in having 2 booths... and, yes the above does happen.
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I do know that in the Angel policy you are supposed to be the one selling your items... if you are the creator of the items that your SIL is selling you may be in violation on that count... I have attached the Angel Policy letter so that you have it close at hand for selling your items and making sure you are not in violation of anything. Good Luck!
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Thanks!
Now that Im scared to sell... I might not even bother selling and just try to push my business... Does anyone have any experience with that does it work out etc... what you did that drew people to your table?

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Hello Ladies,
OK I might have missed this in the letter that was attached. If I am the one to make the items I have to sell them. I am asking because I am going to be sharing a booth at a high school craft fair but I will not be able to stay there after setting up. Does this mean that I cannot sell anything at all. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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Oh Sue, Don't be scared to sell!!! Just do one or the other at one time! I hope I didn't scare you by posting the Angel Policy! I just wanted to help you understand the SU! regs. on this...
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OK I might have missed this in the letter that was attached. If I am the one to make the items I have to sell them. I am asking because I am going to be sharing a booth at a high school craft fair but I will not be able to stay there after setting up. Does this mean that I cannot sell anything at all. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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I would call DS and ask them about this...then post and let us know what they had to say? I am still fuzzy on this one too!
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Hi Keri,
Sorry but I am a bit fuzzy on what some things mean. What does 'DS' mean? Please don't laugh.
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Oops! Sorry, it is Demonstrator Support at Stampin' Up! Are you a demo or should I call and pose the ?s to them?
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Now that Im scared to sell... I might not even bother selling and just try to push my business... Does anyone have any experience with that does it work out etc... what you did that drew people to your table?

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Not trying to scare ya'--just keep you informed! SU! does have strict policies regarding the issues you inquired about. Better to be informed and make a concious decision about how to proceed, with all the facts before you, than go into it without any and end up getting your demonstratorship pulled from you.
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stampmomt....

What High school are you selling at and when? I live in Beaverton...
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Hi Keri,
No I am not a demo, so if you could call that would be great.
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Hi Pcbsears,
My son goes to Southridge, so as of right now my friend & I are thinking about doing it there. Where do you live at?


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Here's my two cents from my experience with craft shows and fundraisers:

Most people who attend want to buy and want it right now! I was more successful selling cards, gift items and other stamped projects vs. being there to "push my business". Tea bags were always a hit as well card packs I made. I easily sold cards for $2 and more embellished ones for $3. There is a price point/threshold for people. You are competing for their money with all the other craft fair attendees. People naturally ask if you made the items and ask questions. I always have a sign-up interest sheet so I get their info and use it later to tell them about Stampin' Up! and my workshops. That's how find the people who are interested in SU. Send me a pm if you have more questions.
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I'm sure Sue appreciates all the policy info, but what does everyone sell at these fairs & for how much?

(just trying to get back to the original question)
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I sell my cards for 2, 3 and 4 dollars depending on size and what embellishments are on them.
Alot of the older ladys tend to buy the 2 dollar cards and some women that you can tell don't worry about prices will buy the card they like no matter what it costs. I sell almost as many 4 dollar cards as I do 2 or 3 dollar cards. Depends on your crowd really. My 4 dollar cards are the size of Hallmark cards with lots of extra stuff on them. (Hallmark sells them for that price, and they are just printed).
Just decide on a price and they will buy if they like them....some shows I have done well and some shows I haven't....

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I started my own Thread about this...but was directed here (Thanks Sencie!!) Do you have to have a SU approved booth if you are just selling items? Or is that only if you are Promoting your business?
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I don't know the answer to that for sure; I advise calling Demo Support to get clarification; they'll answer quickly and it's a toll free call to find out anyway.
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What about those who are NOT demos, who want to sell their own created items? I have the SU copyright stamp on all the things that I have used SU products on = so that base is covered.
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the last sale I went to at our local fair grounds sale there was a SU! booth and they had one table to try out the stamps and make a card to take. They also had a sign up sheet to have a party or just to call in an order. The punches are drew ppl in to play with. LOL
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THe last time I seen a table set up for SU the demo asked me if she could stamp me a card which I said sure. It was a small card with her info on the back. I would think that would be a good thing to do if you go with the business side of things. Maybe you could also have a drawing to get contacts, I guess if thats ok. I am not a demo so dont know whats allowed.
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THe last time I seen a table set up for SU the demo asked me if she could stamp me a card which I said sure. It was a small card with her info on the back. I would think that would be a good thing to do if you go with the business side of things. Maybe you could also have a drawing to get contacts, I guess if thats ok. I am not a demo so dont know whats allowed.
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