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« on: July 29, 2013, 11:32:12 AM »

What a day.
Sat up until 3am putting on labels. Left the house to find a flat tyre. Arrived 10 mins after the opening time.
Only made £20 worth of sales.
However, It was a fab venue. The organisers were wonderful. I made some very useful contacts. I gave out loads of cards and even though people were not buying at that point there was lots of interest.
I got to speak to so many about the product.
At the end of the day it was advertised as a vintage fair so people didn't expect skincare items.
But, where else could I get that level of advertising for £20?
I've also been offered a review by prototype magazine who loved the soap and lip blam. http://prototypemag.co.uk/
And Charlie had a fab time  :mwaha:


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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 12:08:02 PM »

Lovely pic!  Smiley Glad it went ok even if low sales - I agree people probably didn't expect skincare at a vintage event at all, so probably didn't go mentally prepared to buy that kind of thing, IYSWIM.

But yes fairs can be great advertising. You might think nothing will come of it sometimes, but then find people get back to you ages after, wanting to buy something.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 12:12:24 PM »

The way I looked at it was that I had a really nice day out and it didn't cost me anything in the long run as we broke even.
the fair was advertised as "VINTAGE FAIR and hand made crafts". The crafts bit was a little underplayed, but that was fine.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 10:46:21 PM »

Sounds like you enjoyed it Nell,

I have found that even if I don't sell a lot, I always end up meeting someone who has just so much to offer in the way of advice and experience, and I feel your pain with the sitting up till 3am putting on labels, I did exactly the same for my first one!!   Wink

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