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Compare selling on consignment vs. wholesale for craft artists. Determine whether craft consignment is a smart way to achieve your business goals, or if you should stick to wholesaling if you want your handmade products in retail shops.
Discover what is a fair consignment percentage for craft artists. If you want to sell your crafts on consignment, you'll need to be ready to negotiate a fair agreement with the retailer, including a reasonable split of the retail sales price.
Here's what's typical in consignment agreements, and how consignment differs from wholesale and retailing yourself.
How does consignment work? Here's how craft business owners can partner with retail shop owners to sell handmade products. Pros and cons of selling crafts this way and what to include in a consignment agreement contract.
9 photos of jewelry booths that feature effective portable lighting options. If you're not a jewelry designer, don't skip this article. These jewelry display lighting ideas can be applied to plenty of different types of craft show booths.
Brand new printable craft show packing checklist PDF you can download to stay organized as you prepare for craft fairs. Plus, a list of craft show essentials to keep you happy and well-prepared for craft shows.
Want to sell your crafts, but you have no idea where to start? Here are 6 of the most popular craft business articles on this site to help you start selling your handmade products and turn your hobby into a business.
How to use proven visual merchandising techniques including strategic color, clever display design, and smart signs to create an effective craft booth that draws attention to your most profitable products.
Three visual merchandising display strategies retailers use to boost sales that you can use in your portable booth at craft shows. How to use eye level product placement, pyramid-shaped displays, and repetition and alternation to entice shoppers to buy more.