Holiday craft shows can be stressful and a burden on the average crafter, or they can be a chance to showcase your wares and learn new, exciting skills. This is a great chance to network, which means connecting with other crafters and building a network of friends and colleagues. This network can help you develop new skills, find new clients and customers, and find resources as you need them. Another piece of advice is to have confidence.
- You should be able to take money besides cash. More specifically have the ability to accept at least two types of credit cards.
- Practice your checkout process and keep it smooth. It is important to be efficient during this process but also calm, friendly and accurate.
- Spend a little time setting up your booth to make it as effective and efficient as possible.
“Having a booth at a craft show can be stressful. It’s hard to be super successful right off the bat and it’s tempting to quit. However, it’s better to use the opportunity to learn.”