Sunday, June 12, 2011
Selling At Vintage Fairs
I have been selling vintage linens and collectibles online on and off for over ten years. As I've said before, I really love vintage and enjoy selling online. I've met many people who share my love for vintage through Etsy, Twitter and Facebook. I was recently asked by one of my cyber acquaintances if I would like to participate in their weekend vintage bazaar.
I've never sold anywhere other than online and this is something that I had never really considered before. But after I checked out the website I became very interested. This looked like something that could be a lot of fun. To actually come face to face with your customers and for them to be able to see and handle your linens and collectibles rather than just viewing a picture would bring selling to another dimension. To come together with other vintage lovers and talented artists would bring selling to a more personal level.
But I don't have a clue about selling at a bazaar or fair. How do you set up and display your things, how much do you bring, do you need to set up signs and displays? Do I need to have business cards to pass out? I would really like to try out this new venue but am not quite sure how to begin.
I know there are many of you that have done this countless times. I would really love to hear any suggestions or tips you could offer or if you have a story about your experiences selling at fairs. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!