Sunday, 10 October 2010

42 Day

At 10:10 on the 10th day of the tenth month, Sandra and I were setting out our stall at the Multicultural Day at Prestongrange Museum.

Our market place neighbours were the Edinburgh Chinese Culture Association, and East Coast FM.  It was really nice to meet our fellow Fair-Traders from The Green Gift Company and the One World Shop.

It's a learning curve for me.  Things to remember for next time:

  • Other stallholders had items packed in individual containers which made good use of the table space. I'm going to start looking out for interesting boxes, suitcases, portmanteaux...
  • A 'bag of tricks' including hooks, sellotape, scissors is very handy.
  • Take a flask and snack.
  • Taking orders (on a pay on collection basis) for higher priced items worked well.
  • Upturned crates make good platform for boxes of things in front of table
  • Cards take up too much room on the table
  • The things with very obvious price signage sold well - people don't like picking things up to see price.
  • It was a financial success, however the stall was free and the event was very well advertised and organised - we cannot expect the same at other events.
  • Success can't be measured in items sold - we met potential customers, networked and learned a few things.

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