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    Well, I've decided to just bite the bullet and visit local boutiques & galleries to see if they would like to sell my jewellery. I've been putting it off for so long for various reasons. But have now decided to just do it! Especially with valentines day just around the corner, thought I'd get in there quick.

    But I'm soooo scared! I'm working on a 'look book' which I'll take along with me with some examples. But I was just wondering if I should put my trade & rrp in the book? Or just my trade price? I would like to be as prepared as possible when I go in there, but I know some shop owners are pretty relaxed, but others are quite formal. Just don't want to be caught off guard.

    If anyone can share any tips on what to say and do when visiting shops, it would be greatly appreciated.

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    I would put both prices, also be prepared for the credit terms as well most retailers expect 30 days so bear this in mind. You could start of by saying that they pay you on delivery for the first order then have credit after that but again watch the limits, it may be good if they order £100's but not worth anything until paid for.

    Suggest you also have a contract ready, whereby they agree to your terms etc and sign it, copy to them and you also hold one, don't get caught out.

    Also beware of sale or return, this is ok but again you need to safeguard your product that you get it back in the condition you handed it over.

    Don't want to put you off but better safe than sorry.

    Good Luck