I must be doing something right because what a successful show. Attendance was at a record high and my sales were through the roof.
So far this year the craft shows have been very successful. What has made the difference? I don't really know unless it is experience, experience, experience, and getting to know what customers look for from Stampin' Up and creating products in a skillful manner. Packaging has also improved through the years, and customers tell me that more often than not it is the packaging that brings them to my booth. Customers who bought from me also tell me that my prices are fair and reasonable --and I have repeat customers, customers who deliberately seek me out year and year. And others come to my booth and tell me that last year they bought such and such and they still have it and use it, and their family member really loved the card they bought.
Others just wanted to talk card making, or scrapbooking or other artistic endeavors. I talked with them all, enjoying these conversations immensely.
Because the vendor in the booth to the left of me was unable to attend due to a sudden emergency, fair organizers asked if I would like to use half of that booth (an additional 50 feet) and the vendor on the other side would use the other half. Unexpectedly the other vendor did not want the extra space, so I was able to really spread out on that 100 feet of table space.
People were lining up to come in the building, and I had so many visitors to my booth that I was making 3 or 4 transactions at the same time. I could have used some help from door opening to door closing. There was not time for eating or taking any sort of break. I have to thank the person who's booth was beside mine, as she kept an eye on my area while I had to go for a break. A friend did come to help for the last 3 hours of Saturday and even she could not believe how busy it was!
A most successful event.