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#1 nancylee

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 08:07 AM

Hi all,
I know I've asked this before, but I have committed to a 3 day show. It is pretty big, a higher end NYC weekend crowd. I am going to bring functional pottery, some oil diffuser pendants and necklaces. I make a lot of urns, and I'm going to do keepsake jars, that can be done for any kind of keepsake: birth, weddings, etc. and using my metalsmithing for small metal tags I can stamp with an initial right there.

So, how many of each do you make for a biger Three day show? I plan to have lots of smalls, cause I know not everyone wants to soend $25 on a mug but will soend $5 on a Spoonrest or soap,dish.
mugs
Keepsake jars, all sizes
Refrigerator magnets
Spoon rests
Soap,dishes (extruded)
Small bowls
Bigger bowls
Platters of various shales and sizes, handbuilt
Canisters
Honey jars
Garlic keepers
Sets of,plates, handbuilt
Etc.
I know, it depends, but i am looking for general numbers. Thanks!
Nancy
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Posted 04 March 2017 - 09:08 AM

It is pretty big, a higher end NYC weekend crowd.

$25 for a mug shouldn't seem "expensive" to this crowd.

For a three day show, I will pack $8000 in inventory. Give or take, if I already have experience at that show I might pack more or less depending on past shows. But if it's new to me I'll start with $8000.
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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:17 AM

I happened to be in Kansas City during their big  Spring Art Fair,  mugs ranged from $30 to $50 and this was 4 years ago. I bought one mug from a potter I knew about 10 years ago for $20 and she said it was priced cheap because we knew each other. You might consider raising your prices.   Denice



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:51 AM

Mea, what kind of distribution do you usually have amongst price points in that $8000? Eg, how many items in the $20 and under, how many in the $100+range, etc.

#5 Mark (Marko) Madrazo

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 12:16 PM

Mea and few here on PC have plenty of experience with that. Follow their advice. Wishing you tons of success. 



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 04:02 PM

$5 is too low for anything at all.  not in NY.  do not sell yourself short.  and item to add to your low cost bunch is a flat disc with holes in the center that will fit over a mason jar.  they are used to hold flower stems apart.  a small disc centered on a larger one with 1/2 or less holes through them should keep the lid in place.

 

do have at least a few of the higher priced items so you do not look like a bargain basement sale.  you will be judged by the promoters and they want a good looking show with quality items.


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 07:50 PM

Mea, what kind of distribution do you usually have amongst price points in that $8000? Eg, how many items in the $20 and under, how many in the $100+range, etc.

I looked up an inventory list from a three day show last year:

$20 and under = $890 (10%)
$21-$50 = $3861 (44%)
$51-$100 = $2002 (23%)
$101 and over = $2065 (23%)

total $8818
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Posted 06 March 2017 - 09:02 AM

If a spoon rest is $5 then I would go up $10 across the board.

 

 

But knowing me, I would even go up $10 on the board too.... :D


Fit'in to hang this shizzle up fo' good....


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:55 PM

Mea and few here on PC have plenty of experience with that. Follow their advice. Wishing you tons of success. 

Thank you so much!!!

Nancy


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:57 PM

$5 is too low for anything at all.  not in NY.  do not sell yourself short.  and item to add to your low cost bunch is a flat disc with holes in the center that will fit over a mason jar.  they are used to hold flower stems apart.  a small disc centered on a larger one with 1/2 or less holes through them should keep the lid in place.

 

do have at least a few of the higher priced items so you do not look like a bargain basement sale.  you will be judged by the promoters and they want a good looking show with quality items.

Thank you!! What a great idea!! 

Nancy


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