1) Create eye-catching displays
Your jewelry displays should be visually appealing and attract the attention of potential customers.
Use props, professional packaging, and creative displays to make your booth stand out from the rest.
2) Showcase your best pieces
Choose a selection of your best handmade jewelry pieces to display at your booth. This will help to highlight your skills and the quality of your work.
3) Price your items correctly
Make sure you price your handmade jewelry items fairly and competitively. Consider ALL the costs of materials, packaging, time, and labor when setting your prices.
Don’t sell yourself short!
4) Offer a variety of pieces
Provide a range of handmade jewelry pieces in different styles, colors, and price points to appeal to a wider range of customers.
5) Provide business cards & info
Make sure to have business cards available at your booth to make it easy for customers to find you later or recommend you to others. Having a small sign with a QR code at your booth can also be helpful so that customers can look up your website or social media!
6) Be friendly and approachable
Smile, greet customers, and be ready to answer any questions they may have about your handmade jewelry pieces.
Don’t get discouraged if the craft show isn’t as busy as you expected!
7) Engage with customers
Share the inspiration behind your handmade jewelry pieces and engage customers in conversation to build a connection and create a memorable experience. A simple small framed poster on your table is also a great way to tell your story!
8) Accept different payment methods
Make it easy for customers to purchase your handmade jewelry by accepting different payment methods such as credit cards, cash, and digital payment options.
9) Be prepared for unexpected weather
If you’re selling handmade jewelry at an outdoor event, be prepared for unexpected weather conditions with a tent, awning, or rain gear. You can also set up your tent in a way that invites customers in.
10) Follow up with customers
Collect customer information and follow up with them after the event to thank them for their purchase and offer future discounts or promotions. This will help to build long-term customer relationships and drive repeat business.
Do you have a lot of experience with craft shows and have more tips to add?
Please share them with your fellow makers and us in the comments!