Saturday, February 2, 2013

My First Bazaar

Next weekend I'm doing my first bazaar! My mom and aunt have done them for years, but stopped before I even started with my Etsy shop. This year I had been toying with the idea of doing a bazaar myself, but so many have a rather large entry cost just to set up a table! I finally found one with a low entry cost, so decided to take the jump! :)

knit beanies - counting inventory

Today I spent HOURS organizing and labeling my inventory. Really, I only have about 100 items, so I'm surprised it took so long. Glad I didn't leave it to the last minute!! ;P

I was toying with the idea of putting my shop on "vacation mode" while I am doing the bazaar, but then realized that... hello... I have an iPhone. I can just hop onto my phone and deactivate anything that sells in person (or grab something off my bazaar table if it sells online). How spoiled we are in this era of mobile computing? Lol. Hopefully I'll have a profitable time selling next week! It's all day Saturday... I can't wait!

knit beanies

7 comments:

  1. how exciting!! i would love to do a bazaar - it just seems so fun!

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  2. Yay! I've never been to a bazaar but I can imagine they'd be so fun. Hope you sell lots! :)

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  3. What an amazing idea! I wish you the best of luck:)!

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  4. Hope you're having a great time!! Thanks for following my blog - your a great designer! :)

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  5. Congratulations! I hear ya, those costs are pretty high! I'm hoping to open my Etsy store in the near future and would love to get myself into a bazaar. I hope to hear how it went for you so can take notes. :)

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    1. Unfortunately I made ZERO sales at the bazaar! Kind of a lot of bother for no return. Etsy has been fairly good this winter though. My knitted items tend to sell best in fall/winter, so I'm expecting sales to drop off here soon, but for now they're not bad! Good luck w/ your new shop!

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  6. Oh no on the bazaar! Hey, at least it was an experience, right? :)

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