Hey guys! I’ve been doing a lot of research for my upcoming vintage market. Maybe you’re planning to be a vintage vendor soon too? Learn all kinds of vendor tips and advice here to make your event a success! (Update: Visit the end of this post for a link to read all about my experience!)
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 favorite vendor tips 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 for vintage market and craft fair vendors:
*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):
If you have any vintage market vendor tips or craft fair advice to add to this post, I would love for you to leave it in the comments below!
– Jen –
Update: Read all about my experience as a first-time vintage market vendor HERE.
If you’re planning ahead for a vintage market or craft fair show, you may also like this popular post – Portable Display Ideas for Markets and Craft Fairs: