Trade – I have sold to numerous shops before, in fact l have had my goodies in Liberty's of London and now have things in The General Trading Company in London, however most of my selling is to retail via my web site and at fairs.
Having said that, this means that l get most of my sales at the latter part of the year on the build up to Christmas. For the sake of my economy l really need to spread things out throughout the year. I should get my goodies into more shops, the best way to do that is via a trade fair. Very scary.
I am doing my first ever trade fair in Harrogate in July. From thinking and swithering (love that word) about it for ages, I finally phoned for information on Friday, now rather suddenly it has all come together and the ball is rolling.
I am now surrounded by lists and plans, prices and lists, lists and products. Seems to be rather a lot of lists in that list.
So if there is anyone out there who has done trade fairs and can offer any advice – please, please do so.
I have spent most of the holiday weekend out on the deck painting and sewing Tweedy Pie robins and cup cakes for Christmas. I am on a major stock building offensive just now. Between sewing and listing l feel a bit in a spin!
Hope l am doing the right thing, only one way to find out – try it and see.