Need Input

I have been finishing up a few items I week and don’t have a lot to show for it. For those of you who shop craft fairs or have booths, I have a few questions for you. Even if you don’t do either of these things please give me your input.

As the fairs seem to be getting more competitive we are always looking to add something new while also keeping the more popular items. Which has made me think of how to improve our booth. What I have noticed is NO ONE have bags unless they are the bags from the grocery store. With this in mind I am going to make some fairly good size totes to offer with purchases of x number of dollars or more. We do have smaller bags with our logo on them for the smaller item purchase. We are also offering the lighted bottles this year and have made bottle gift bags for these if anyone wants one with the purchase of the bottles. These items won’t have a large dollar amount tied up in them, it is just a little something extra.

We do have built up a following over the years and send out emails of our upcoming sales and offer a 10% discount when visiting again.

Am I over thinking things and making too much out of it?

Tonight will be finishing up some “Bed Buddies.” They are 9×18 inch tubes filled with rice and lavander. You can put them in the freezer and have an ice pack or microwave and have a heating pad. I have 10 more to make and making some cases for them so when they get dirty they can be washed. We use them all the time.

Please I would love your feedback. Thank you

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7 thoughts on “Need Input

  1. Are you wondering if having the bags to give to x dollar amount purchasers will help to drive your business, or make repeat customers, or make other shoppers wonder where they got the cool bag? Will this bag, also, have your logo on it? Will they be for sale as well as given freely to x amount of dollar purchasers? You mentioned there is not a large dollar amount tied up in them, but, what will it cost you in time to make them? Would it be worth the possible time taken from making another item that you can sell? These are just questions that popped into my mind as I read your post. You make beautiful things!

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    1. Thank you for the ideas that popped into your head, I hadn’t thought of some of those. The thought behind the bags were to say thank you for shopping with us. I can make some to sell also. It takes about an hour to make 1 bag so if I have some to sell it will also offset the free ones. I will give these questions some thought. Thank you.

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  2. I like the idea of bags with your logo on them without too much time or investment. I ALWAYS bring my own bags to anywhere I shop and have done so for many years. When I lived in Germany, you were required to bring your own. They still charge you if you don’t bring one. I’ve collected bags from favorite bookstores for years though so I’m partial to good bags. Not grocery store bags though. I love the idea that you are making cozies for the lighted bottles. Hope it all goes well. I don’t buy much anymore because I have more than most small countries. I’m passing it on as quickly as possible. Keep us posted on how it goes.

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  3. What attracts me to visit certain booths is a variety of items to look at. I also really like something to look handmade. There is one booth that comes to mind, which sold quilted tablerunners, but they all looked so generic and perfect that I, as a quilter, wasn’t attracted to them at all. Too much the same. Does that make any sense?

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