I had the pleasure of vending at my very first show at Artists and Fleas in Brooklyn NY. It has been a learning experience – to say the least.
I had so much fun, I got to make friends with other vendors and I had the opportunity to learn what customers like and dislike.
All in all – I didn’t sell one thing. Instead of running home with my tail between my legs, I have decided to learn from the day and make the next time I vend even better.
I have learned that I need more items in my area. My booth consisted of a 6 foot table but I had more space around me that I could have utilized.
I need to make more items. I had hats and earwarmers but I needed scarves, a lot of scarves. It was pretty chilly and I could have sold items if I had a range of scarves for customers to choose from. I didn’t make a lot of scarves because this was my first market and I didn’t want to have too much inventory and no sales. That may have been my mistake.
I need to learn the art of selling. This was my first show and I had no idea what I was getting into. I have to learn the art of selling so my next market can be successful.
I had a great time and I can cross this off my “30 before 30” list.
Here’s to an awesome show next time!