Craft market, artisan market, makers market or small business sellers event – whatever you want to call them, markets are popping up everywhere, giving independent makers and sellers the opportunity to sell direct to customers without needing a retail space. And the best thing? People that visit these markets are there as they specifically love shopping small and from buying indie brands.
If you are a maker or designer though, and you haven’t sold at markets before, it can be a daunting prospect. If you have, you’ll know how much is involved – from planning how your stall will look, to ensuring you’ve got the right amount of stock to knowing how to actually ‘sell’.
In this session, Sinead Koehler, founder of the successful Crafty Fox Market will cover a range of topics related to the market experience using examples from Crafty Fox Market traders to bring the content to life. She will guide you on how to make sure you are properly prepared and make the most of the experience, while not wasting any of your precious time.
This session is perfect both for those who haven’t yet tried selling at in-person events and anyone whose done a few markets already but wants to learn how to improve on their approach.
ABOUT THE HOST:
Sinead started Crafty Fox Market in 2010. Crafty Fox Market helps artists and makers to sell their work by hosting modern craft markets in interesting locations, festival concessions and retail popups as well as supportive membership community. Sinead is an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins as part of the Culture and Enterprise department and she also mentors business owners in Yorkshire as part of the ScaleUp360 programme.