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  1. No one posted a question of late in the pool, so I thought I would pose one that is close at hand, but not as philosophical as many of our others. What do you do to get ready for an pot sale in the way of organization and planning before hand? I have not done shows in many years, but there were some things I did that most of you I am sure you do in some way, but some of the newcomers may not know about. Have everything you can have done, done before the show. This includes washing and cleaning up pots, cleaning bottoms, pricing them, running an inventory, packing them and labeling the boxes. Check over your booth to make certain there are no repairs to be made, and that all of your pieces and tools to assemble are together. Check out your canopy/tent, to make certain you have the needed side walls, weights, anchors or whatever you will need for securing the booth cover. If the show has evening hours, make certain to have lighting packed to go also. Make certain your change box is loaded with change, your credit card system, and spare batteries or back up as needed. Also make certain your business card box and display cards are packed. Make certain your customer packing materials are ready to go with bags, tissue/newsprint or other materials to pack up a customer purchase. I realize that in the world of smart phones, that paper receipts are not something done. . . or is it, but if you still use them make certain you have backup rolls for your printout method. I am sure that in today's tech savvy world, I have missed something, but then it has been a while. What would you change, add, or supplement my list with? Above all what would you implement in the way of technology to make the sale? Square? other? best, Pres
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