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    ...cash to you take as a float to a craft fair?

    Trying to get myself organised - but keep dipping into my change for bus fares

    Thanks
    Carol
    Sparklez.co.uk
    Handmade Jewellery

  • #2
    Never done it myself , suppose it depends on the prices of what you sell.
    When I worked in a shop we had £50 worth of change/notes.
    At tops people will hand you a £50 note, so have change if someone is buying something for £4.99.
    MAybe have the same again somewhere on you for emergencies.
    https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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    • #3
      My standard float is £40.00 made up of the following: £10 x 1 £5.00 x1 £1 x20 and 50p x 10
      I have been to every market for nearly three years and never come unstuck yet!.
      Hint: all my prices are x£ or 50p so that adding up is really easy!
      full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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      • #4
        Hi,

        Thanks for that tip, my prices are all whole £s or .50p so I'll not need as much change as I thought now that you mention it. Just loads of 50p and pound coins!

        Thanks again
        Carol
        Sparklez.co.uk
        Handmade Jewellery

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        • #5
          Are you nearly sorted Sparklez, whens the fair?
          https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


          http://poisonedapplecraftuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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          • #6
            lol - not til the 1st December!

            I'm a bit anal retentive when it comes to things like this - have to know everythings organised well in advance. Think I'm worse with this one cos it'll be my fist craft fair.

            Thanks
            Carol
            Sparklez.co.uk
            Handmade Jewellery

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            • #7
              Its good to be prepared, dont want any nasty surprises.Good for you for being retentive.
              https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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              • #8
                Hi Sparkles

                Hello, I'm fairly local to Edinburgh (25 mls ) but I like to visit good crft fairs, where are you displaying in December?
                gilly

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                • #9
                  Hi Gilly,

                  It's a small evening craft fair in Ratho, West Lothian.

                  Thanks
                  Carol
                  Sparklez.co.uk
                  Handmade Jewellery

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                  • #10
                    I know what you mean about wanting to be prepared well in advance. I have a stand at the trade only Craft, Hobby & Stitch show at the NEC next Feb.. I am organising things for it now because I don't want to have to rush all at the last min. I still feel like I am not going to be ready and it's only Nov!!
                    Have a great craft fair, sound like you are going to be well organised.
                    Anice xx
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                    • #11
                      I now take £190 float, used to be £100

                      £100 is taken up with a combination of 50p, £1, £5 and £10's The other £90 is available in £10's for giving cash back from my mobile terminal.

                      I use the £1 and 50p in my pricing to save me carrying all the little coins that drive me up the wall, but there is an arguement for the 95p and 99p aspect.

                      I have started using the cash back faclility and it's been working well within the area of known crafters, for instance: Fellow crafter Jean sells cushions but doesn't accept cards, rather than lose a sale she directs them over to me to make a small purchase in order to get cash back! RESULTS all around, she gets her sale and I get mine.........however small!

                      Good luck with your event! RELAX and ENJOY!!!!!

                      Fran

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