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How do you label garage sale items?

Mark the price tags on pricey pieces as “Firm” if you’re not willing to haggle at all. Use color-coded stickers or mark the price tags with the sellers’ initials if you’re having a multi-family sale. As shoppers pay, peel off the stickers and stick them on a notebook page. Tally the results later.

How do you have a successful garage sale?

Here are some garage sale tips that will make sure you have the best sale you possibly can:

  1. Have some change on hand.
  2. Know how to negotiate/haggle.
  3. Make it appealing.
  4. Position your stuff.
  5. Get your family involved.
  6. Be safe.
  7. Figure out what to do with unsold items.
  8. Find a truck.

How much change should I have for a craft show?

Depending on the anticipated size of the crowd, $200 should probably be sufficient to start with. Be sure to have coins with your startup cash, even if your products are priced evenly on the dollar ($6, $22, $35, whatever). You will need to charge sales tax for your state, changing the total.

How much cash should I keep in a cash box?

Though the exact amount might vary from business to business, make sure to have cash, sometimes referred to as petty cash, on-hand in the morning. For a small business, $100 to $150 should be more than enough. A good rule of thumb is to keep at least $20 in five-dollar bills and $20 in one-dollar bills.

What should you not do at a craft fair?

10 Mistakes to Avoid At a Craft Fair

  • You’re unprepared…and it shows.
  • You’re unfriendly.
  • There’s nothing about the booth that stands out.
  • Too little or too many products.
  • You don’t have business cards.
  • Prices are nowhere to be seen.
  • Your information is outdated.
  • You don’t have any change.

How many items should you have for a craft fair?

Pin colors, fabrics, and patterns that would all look good together. From there you can start creating a list of products that you want to make. I recommend sticking with 6-10 items total and offering a range of 6-8 colors. This will make things easier not only for you, but also for your customers.

Are craft shows worth it?

As you can see, craft show costs add up and eat into your profits. However, craft shows also give you the opportunity to make more sales…a lot of sales in a short amount of time. The increase in sales helps cover the added costs. But you’re not guaranteed to make a bunch of sales, just by showing up with your products.

How much should I make for a craft show?

Ideally, you should sell 8 to 10 times the show entrance fee. For example: If the vendor fee is $50 you should plan to sell $400 to $500 in merchandise and bring at least double the products, or $800 to $1000 in inventory. Be sure to spread your inventory across several price points.

What are the best crafts to make and sell?

Ten Most Profitable Crafts

  • Glass Pebble Magnets.
  • Children’s Headbands.
  • Palette Clock.
  • Decorative Champagne Flutes.
  • DIY Lace Bowls.
  • Flower Crowns.
  • Pallet Coasters.
  • Velvet Pillows.