Hey guys! I have some exciting (and kind of frightening) news to share – I’m going to be a vendor at my first vintage market next month! I’ve rented a booth space in an antique mall for a few years now but an outdoor handmade vintage market is definitely going to be different in many ways. (Update: Visit the end of this post for a link to read all about my experience at the market!)
I’ve been gathering ideas for what to make/sell, how to brand myself, how to price my items, how to set up a noticeable display, etc. I’m sharing some of my favorites here but I’d love for you to visit my Pinterest board HERE for even more photos and inspiration.
You’ll want to read this Craft Show Mini-Series: What to Bring – by Create Studio (also check out the rest of her series, including this post Branding Like a Pro, For Cheap)
Some of my personal favorite tips:
*Use height to fill your display space (furniture, crates, balloons, etc.)
*Keep your space filled, even overflowing (bring way more items than you think you’ll need)
*Rearrange your goods often to keep it looking full and fresh
*Business cards in a pretty bowl or plate (Brand yourself with matching stickers, signs, etc.)
*Free candy or really inexpensive item to draw people in
*Use chalkboards for signs
*Bring a friend to help
*Get a Square Card Reader to accept credit card payments on your phone (with wifi)
*Let people know that you do custom orders or have an Etsy shop (if you do)
*Of course – smile and be friendly!
And here’s even more awesome ideas and advice (click each link below to read the full article):
I’ll be sharing more info about the vintage market I’m participating in soon. If you have any advice to add to this post, I would love for you to leave it in the comments below!
Update: Read all about my experience as a first-time vintage market vendor HERE!