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  • If you are asked to donate a raffle prize.

    Some craft fairs - especially at xmas - ask stallholders to donate a raffle prize.
    I have found that a gift voucher is a good way to generate extra sales. I print a voucher with my logo on along with my contact details for an amount that will be enough to buy say, 2 pairs of SP earrings or one of my cheaper necklaces. Each time they have picked out something extra which meant that overall I either broke even or made a small profit on the cost price of everything they took.
    It's good PR and they go away happy.

    Melanie

  • #2
    Now that is what I call a sensible idea! I will definitely start doing that, thanks for sharing.
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    • #3
      I've always done that too. It's a great way to court business. Once I was caught off guard and so hastily took a necklace from the diplay and boxed it up and added my leaflet. A couple of weeks later I was contacted by a lady from the WI who'd won the necklace and then sdiscovered my leaflet said I did public speaking and demonstrations. I was invited to come the next month which has since generated 2 weddings, three more WI group talks and several bespoke jewellery orders.
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      • #4
        Good idea, thanks.
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        • #5
          That's a great idea, thanks for that
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          • #6
            That's a great idea... thanks!!

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            • #7
              I did this at a one of my camping meets . The money from the raffle goes towards the youth camping trip. I put in 3 pairs of my fairy earrings on cards printed with my name and e-mail addy.
              Next morning I had A few of the teenage girls and the youth leaders over to my van asking if I had any more. Sold £26 worth of £3 and £4 earrings.
              Next time I was out camping 1 woman came back bought another £25 worth of stuff 3 earring and necklace ss sets. All from a very meager outlay.
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              • #8
                What a brilliant idea!! I hadn't thought of a gift voucher as a raffle prize, I have 3 events coming up where I have been asked to donate a raffle prize, so I think I'll make up some gift vouchers and donate them, perhaps with a pair of earrings too.

                I love this place, it's great for ideas I've lost my creativity a bit lately and it always seems to come back after being on here

                Claire
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                • #9
                  That is a cracking idea! Can I be cheeky and ask roughly what amount the gift vouchers are for - wouldn't want to be too stingy!
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                  • #10
                    That's a very good idea! Must do that in future. I tend to put a necklace and earring set together but your way will actually get the customer to your house and may generate more sales in the future.

                    Clever thinking!
                    Carol
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                    • #11
                      The latest one was at a table top sale so I gave a voucher for £5. My cheapest earrings are £2.50 each and I have some 'craft wire with bead on a thong' necklaces for £5. She spent and extra £3.50 as well.
                      Last year I was asked to give a donation for the local church auction so I gave one for £15 The lady that bought it spent an extra £8.50 with me.
                      So it depends on your prices - they need to have a choice, and the venue, if it's a school fair then I would give less than if it was a more upmarket fair.
                      Don't forget the cost price would probably be at least 1/2 the voucher price so it's not too expensive, even if they don't buy extras and they may recommend you to their friends.

                      Melanie

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                      • #12
                        i can only agree to that!
                        vouchers are so much better than any item because the winner can choose what he/she really likes and has not to go home with that umptienth ugly handkerchief or things like that.
                        and because of being able to choose they most buy more than what the voucher says.
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                        • #13
                          I like the idea of vouchers - never thought of it before.

                          we have quite a few local fairs who ask for a donation as well. I will certainly do this in future.

                          Also the earlier comment about public speaking - the WI's love this sort of thing as they are always looking for speakers. I have done our local WI and it has since generated £200+, plus a glass fusing workshop. I recently did another talk to an over 50's ladies group and again took my goodies - offering them a discount. When you mention bargain, they seem to go mad. Again I made over £100 - for 1.5 hours of work. Plus I had a nice cup of tea and cake (anything for cake!!)
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