To Craft Fair Or to Wholesale?
OK Sounding Board.....who has feedback on craft fairs and selling wholesale? These two things are on my radar right now as craft fair season is on the horizon and I've been approached about selling some of my prints wholesale.
First, craft fairs. Years ago, when I sold my crafts, I did a few craft fairs. I'm still of the thought from my experiences then, that they are a lot of work for little return. However, this was a long time ago and I don't want my past experiences cloud my judgement for the present and future. Have you participated in craft fairs? Have they been juried? Has there been a difference in attendence and sales are juried and unjuried shows you've particpated in or gone to?
Secondly, wholesale. This is something that has been on my mind for awhile. I'd like to wholesale some of my prints and now that I've been approached, I guess there is no time like the present to pull it all together. Have you sold your work wholesale? What kind of discount do you give a wholesale buyer? A straight across the board discount? A 'buy so many and you get ___% off discount'? How did you determine what kind of discount you could give to a wholesale account?
So many questions...............I'd love to hear what you have to say.
I'd also love more time to dedicate to some illustrations I have in the works. I really need to make that happen.
Off and running...............have a fantastic Tuesday in your corner of the world and I'll work on the same in mine.
Ciao for now,