My first craft show of the season is this Saturday. For me, these shows are a lot of work to prepare for…why? Well 90% of my business is custom….made to order….that means my inventory is extremely small. Not only that, but the little inventory I have is mostly high chair covers….something that is not good for craft shows! So I spent extra time over the past few months building up my show inventory and earlier this week I laid everything out on my cutting table to see what I had.
This not only allows me to inventory the items I’ll bring with me, but it lets me get an idea of how I want to lay everything out, what kind of signage I need and how I want to tag my items. I choose to use signage for all the smaller items. I typically only tag the bags and totes. It makes for less work!
In addition to this I have my door signs, a lot of bibs (which are typically my best sellers at this particular show), baby changing sets and a few larger bags which I will display on a coat rack. I also have a bunch of pillows which will sit in a large wicker laundry basket on the floor in front of my table.
I will be sure to snap a few pictures of the actual table once at the show!
I look forward to Saturday night when I can relax for a little….