How I Set Up My Booth for the Third Monday Trade DaysPosted by Franziska on Jun 29, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments
This month was one of the best shows I’ve ever attended. Wonderful people, happy & returning customers, awesome neighbors, great sales, (almost) no rain, a light breeze and only little heat (considering it’s June and it’s Texas: 90 wasn’t too bad!).
The Third Monday Trade Day is an antique fair in Northern Texas, just 45 minutes away from Dallas. The very first time I set up my booth (I think that was in October 2011), I made many mistakes and sold only one item for $28. 9 months later, my sales continues to grow every month and I am enjoying it more and more. When I load my car, I am already excited to get back and see my neighbors!
Two of the things I’ve learned:
1. Location matters!
- it’s a good idea to stay in an area with people who sell similar items
- people who liked your stuff will come back and look for you in the same area
- it’s easier to set up upwards than downwards (and people rather look up into a booth than down) -if it’s an uneven spot
- vendors don’t like changing neighbors every month
2. Sell the right products
- choose a market where you can sell your items or choose the products you can sell at the market (sounds a little confusing; I go to three different types of markets: one is an antique fair -that’s where I sell my upcycled furniture; another one an art market -here, I sell my artwork; and the third one is a farmers’ market that has a craft section)
..where do you sell your products?