biz tip :: craft fair checklist


With summer and (the quickly approaching) holiday handmade markets, I have been busy gathering up all my supplies. Instead of opening and closing every single drawer and relying on memory as to what I need to bring, I decided to create a checklist that I can refer to before every show!

Things I need to bring:

  • Lighting
  • Extension cords
  • Power bar (the electricity kind!)
  • Phone charger
  • Tape
  • Thumb tacks
  • Pen + notebook
  • Scissors
  • Calculator (or use your phone)
  • Safety pins
  • Clothes pins
  • Mirror
  • Credit card slips (in case your reader breaksdown)
  • Credit card reader
  • Lint roller
  • Bags + Boxes + Other packaging material
  • Mobile phone + iPad
  • Mints (Tic Tacs are small + easy to chew, so you can keep talking to customers!)
  • Business cards
  • Signage
  • Snacks + Water
  • Cash float (I like to start with 1 roll of $1, 1 roll of $2, and $75 in $5 bills)
  • Sunscreen + hat (for outdoor events)
  • Table linen + Display materials

Extra supplies: Bandaids, packaging, price tags, glue and sewing kit, promotional material (giveaways or cards for upcoming events)

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