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    Had an idle thought. What do people do about reciepts at craft fairs? Have you ever been asked for one?

    I haven't been asked yet, but wondered what I should do just in case. Is a business card with the date and amount spent sufficient, or should there be more to it.

    Inputs appreciated

    Thanks
    Carol
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    Hmm, I dont officially know but what you suggested sounds good.
    You can get receipt books form stationery shops, like a duplicate book, so you have your own copy and a copy to tear off and give to the customer.
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    • #3
      Are you vat registered cos you will have to have your vat number on there too. A duplicate book sounds good but could be fiddly regarding the vat number unless you get a stamp or can be bothered to write it out each time!
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      • #4
        I did lots of craft shows last year and was only ever asked for a receipt once. I always carry a reciept book with me, just in case. I got it from partners stationers it only cost around £2. I think you look more professional if you have something to hand rather than trying to find something to write on when the customer is in front of you.
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        • #5
          Maybe ask at a photocopying shop if they can make a duplicate book with your details on.
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          • #6
            I've only ever been asked for a receipt twice when doing craft fairs - we keep a little duplicate receipt book at the bottom of the cash-box for those rare occasions.

            BTW I bought my reciept book at one of those cheapy shops, think it only cost 50p or a quid
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            • #7
              Thanks for your inputs.

              Not VAT registered, don't think I'm going to turn over £45,000 in a year or whatever the threshold is for VAT.

              Did think about getting a duplicate book, just thought it might be a pain to have to stand and write it, especially if the stand is busy. Will have a further think on this.

              Thanks again
              Carol
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              • #8
                You could take a clipboard with you to lean on.

                Last I heard I think the VAT amount is around £60,000.Dont worry, il wont be turning that amount either.
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                • #9
                  Why not get a cheapy receipt book, and some of those sticky address labels with your details. Then all you have to do is add the date and the amount.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Memories4ever View Post
                    Why not get a cheapy receipt book, and some of those sticky address labels with your details. Then all you have to do is add the date and the amount.
                    Thats what I do! I tend to do receipts for everyone co it means that i've got a record of whats sold, otherwise i'd forget to write stuff down.

                    I'm not 100% sure but i thought you had to provide contact details to customers if you were selling stuff?!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Emma Farnworth View Post

                      I'm not 100% sure but i thought you had to provide contact details to customers if you were selling stuff?!
                      I thought that was only with distance selling ie. mail order/ internet sales ? I could be wrong tho!

                      i have done loads of craft fairs and only been asked for a receipt once and i just wrote out the details of the sale on a page of my notebook

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for all the added inputs guys, it's most appreciated. I always put a business card in with all purchases at craft fairs and a packing slip with web orders, so all my customers have my contact details. I like the stick label and duplicate book idea, saves on writing and should be relatively quick, so think I'll go for that.

                        Cheers
                        Carol
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by wabbit View Post
                          I thought that was only with distance selling ie. mail order/ internet sales ? I could be wrong tho!

                          i have done loads of craft fairs and only been asked for a receipt once and i just wrote out the details of the sale on a page of my notebook
                          Why would you not give a customer your details? - they might contact you with more orders.....

                          I bought a smaller leather pouch (for when I'm doing archery) that hangs from my belt. I've have loads of people ask about it, but I've got no contact details - could have got the trader a boatload of orders.....

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                          • #14
                            I would use a duplicate book.

                            Cheap self inking stamps can be obtained on the web from a company called vistaprint.com

                            they also do labels, business cards etc. I opted for the cheapest postage option (21 days) and received goods in about 3 days

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Memories4ever View Post
                              Why would you not give a customer your details? - they might contact you with more orders.....

                              I bought a smaller leather pouch (for when I'm doing archery) that hangs from my belt. I've have loads of people ask about it, but I've got no contact details - could have got the trader a boatload of orders.....
                              No, what I meant was you don't HAVE to give your contact details if it is a face to face transaction only for distance selling. EVERYTHING I sell has my web address on it I also have business cards on my stall, my full contact details are on on these I also put a slip in with future fair dates and my details are on this slip too. (I just don't give out receipts )

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