Wednesday, March 3, 2010

...160 Craft Fair Goodies...

Basically,this is my "do not forget list". I'll print it out at the library. I think I used all my ink here! Hee Hee!

For Professional Appearance:

Product/Packing Related:
•All merchandise clearly priced (best done, before the show)
•Any product information signs necessary
•Boxes for purchases
•Customer bags
•Extra price tags
•Hang tags & care instructions (as required)/ Price Tags
•Inventory list/prices
•Tissue or newspaper for fragile items

•Booth signs
•Business cards and holder
•Company name sign
•Invitations to other shows/exhibits of your works
•Media folder (in case of interview at show)
•Referral sign - where else can they find your work
•Retail order forms/price list
•Show schedule to use as a bag stuffer & handouts
•Special order forms - 2 part
•Wholesale and/or retail special order forms
•Wholesale order forms/price list

Office Supply Kit:
•Clipboard and writing pad or notebook
•Paper clips
•Paper or index cards
•Paper weight
•Pens and pencils - red one for mark downs
•Push pins & extra tacks
•Rubber bands
•Safety and/or straight pins
•Stapler and staples
•Tape - scotch, masking, duct, packing

Sales Related:
•800 authorization number for credit card authorization
•Cash box with change, ones, fives & tens or
•Cash register & battery pack
•Cell phone
•Charge/credit slips
•Credit card equipment (if you offer it)
•Receipt book/sales book
•Sales tax chart

•Clear Paper Protector to hold the following:
•Copy of your sales tax certificate of authority to hang in your booth
•Correspondence with the promoter - directions, rules, regulations, phone notes, copy of canceled check, etc.
•Copy of application with date sent and check number
•Any notes about the show - pros or cons
•Guest book- to develop a mailing list
•3 Ring binder with all your show information in chronological order - this is great for sharing with other crafters
•Rolling drawer unit to keep all office/sales/literature materials in; it's easily accessible and you never have to unpack
•Tablet to record sales and mileage
•Copy of this checklist

For Displays:

Tool Kit:
•Glue for repairs - Elmer's, super glue, tacky
•Hammer (to pound in spikes)
•Hot glue gun
•Needle nose pliers
•Tape measure
•Touch up paintbrush
•Wire cutters

Display Props:
•Carpeting or floor covering for size of booth
•Chairs or stool with a back on it
•Display aids
•Folding screens
•Grid displays
•Pegboard and hooks
•Plate display stands
•Wall units
•Fabric draping for riser or shelf coverings
•Folding tables
•Music and tape player
•Table clothes (clean & pressed) - to ground level

Display Hardware:
•"C" Clamps (to secure a screen to a tabletop or sheeting to tent in case of rain
•Bungee cords if you're outdoors
•Canopy or tent & supplies
•Extra weights or spikes
•Fishing line (invisible hangers)
•Opaque sheeting or drop clothes to cover display at overnight shows
•Plastic tarps or sheeting in case of rain or overnight
•Shims for table legs
•Side-walls or tarps for overnight
•Tape gun
•Tie down ropes
•Twist ties
•Weights for holding display and tent down in the wind
•3 or 4 extension cords- different lengths
•3-to-2 adapters
•Clip-on lights
•Duct tape to tape the cord to the floor
•Extension cord at least 50'
•Extra 40-60 watt light bulbs
•Multi-plug outlets
•Power strip
Cleaning Supplies:
•Clean cloth rags
•Garbage bags
•Glass cleaner
•Other cleaners
•Paper towels
•Small hand vacuum
•Small trash can

•All materials/supplies for making your craft
•All tools needed
•Candy or cookies for shoppers and children
•Free samples

•Dolly or cart to transport stock to your booth
For Personal Comfort:
•Change of clothes- anything can happen
•Change of shoes
•Extra socks
•Inner soles for shoes

•Cooler with drinks & food
•Frozen bottle of water or juice
•Gallon jugs of water can double as weights
•High energy foods and juices
•Paper plates
•Plastic utensils
•Simple food - like crackers or cut-up vegetables that won't be a mess
•Thermal mug
•Water bottle

Weather related
•Battery operated fan
•Bug spray
•Jacket or sweater
•Neck coolers
•Pair of rainproof boots
•Sun hat and/or sunglasses
•Sun screen

Health related:
•Aspirin and/or any medicines you may require for the day
•Box of tissues
•First aid kit (prescription drugs, bandages, first aid cream, anything needed for allergies)
•Hand lotion
•In case of emergency - phone numbers of family members

•Make up kit
•Toilet tissue (you never know)
•Wet wipes

•Cushion for chair
•Fix-it kit with needles
•Paper towels

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