Selling my work–mostly wooden spoons–at craft shows has been hit-or-miss for me. But recently I found out that our local art museum, the Mobile Museum of Art, hosts a regular craft show, and I thought that venue might bring in the clientele I’m looking for. So I plopped down the small table fee and set up a booth.
I didn’t have a lot of spoons to sell, but I had enough to make it worth my time being there. I got a good table right in the middle of the venue, and I had a good flow of traffic. And sales were good. I sold nearly half my stock in about three hours.
It really helped that I was able to process credit card payments with my smartphone. That accounted for almost two-thirds of my sales tonight.
Next time around, I want to have a wider variety of shapes and sizes to offer–especially spatulas. But mostly I just need to make more spoons.