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    Hi all,
    Have any of you found a down turn of people spending at the begining of this year?

    I'm finding this year like trying to wade through mud!! I am hoping that as the craft fair season gets in to full flow it will improve.

    How are you finding it?

    Ann

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    Well, I've had a fantastic start to the year and had a very good February which included the first craft fair of the year!

    Just hope it continues!!

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    • #3
      It was a bit slow to start with but my OH & his Step Mum have helped me with marketing & for a while my sales went doolally!! My sales do have their ups & downs but, overall they're still pretty good.
      Jayne


      "One must have chaos in oneself in order to give birth to a dancing star."

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      • #4
        Its great to hear your doing well, I think the rain must be getting me down!

        Poppy4lee, do you have any marketing tips? It is great when family help isn't it?

        Ann

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        • #5
          Hi Ann

          I am actually considering taking a local shop but wondered if it might not be an idea to have a kind of co-operative with several people being able to sell through it. If anyone is interested or has any experience of this sort of thing please let me know.
          Penny

          www.creativepatchwork.com

          www.tonysmithphotography.co.uk

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          • #6
            Originally posted by annnoble View Post
            Poppy4lee, do you have any marketing tips? It is great when family help isn't it?

            Ann
            Hi Ann, I'm afraid I leave all the web/type marketing etc to my OH, I really don't have a scooby doo when it comes to computerised languagey stuff (my eyes glaze over & I switch off).

            I have an eBay site, as well as my own site & I always enclose an advert, for my own website, when I send out goods from eBay & I also point out that my own site works out cheaper than my eBay site! That seems to have attracted quite a few folks.

            My sales always go up around 'pay day' i.e. towards the end of the month - I think it's worth spending more on advertising, at that time, as, comparatively, I get a far better return then.

            Sorry I can't be more helpful.
            Jayne


            "One must have chaos in oneself in order to give birth to a dancing star."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ezzyam View Post
              Hi Ann

              I am actually considering taking a local shop but wondered if it might not be an idea to have a kind of co-operative with several people being able to sell through it. If anyone is interested or has any experience of this sort of thing please let me know.

              I think that sounds like a fantastic idea, I just wished I lived nearer to you!
              Jayne


              "One must have chaos in oneself in order to give birth to a dancing star."

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              • #8
                Hi Ezzyam,

                That sound very intresting and would be intrested.
                Although I have no experiance in running a shop but have seen alot empty at the moment.

                Which area were you thinking about?

                There are a couple of empty units at Fryern Parade. Also this Sunday the farmers market will be held in the car park there.

                Ann

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                • #9
                  Thank you Poppy4lee, I know the feeling about glazing over especially if he starts to talk about bots and content!

                  I supose it about being flexable and try lots of ways to get business.

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