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    When doing craft fairs, do any of you take orders - I'm thinking wedding stationery etc here? If so, do you take order forms with you? And if so, what sort of info do you have on the forms?
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    It sounds silly, but make sure you get two phone numbers for the person as well as address, full name etc, you don't want to end up being stung.
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    • #3
      yeah I do take orders and usually have some forms with me. I must admit it isnt wedding stationary, it is usually cards that are personal, so I ask for payment up front.

      If I was taking orders for wedding stationary I think I would ask for a deposit and I know the people/person is wanting the items
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      • #4
        Thanks guys - do you put information about deposits, cancellations etc on the forms too, or do you rely on the info on your website to cover you for that?

        such a minefield!!!!
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        • #5
          I use it as a disclaimer type of thing at the bottom of the form, but so they can see it, and I also point it out when taking orders.
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          • #6
            Draw up an order form, whereby the have to sign agreeing that the order is correct and that they will pay a 50% deposit and balance on completion of order. The note should state that the deposit is non-refundable ie should they change their mind about anything, colour, wording etc. This is not too bad if you have not started the order but if you have it is their problem.

            When you return from the fair type up the order and send a copy along with a copy of the signed page by return of post. This gives them the chance to make amendments if necessary.

            Send a proof before actually printing off everything so that they can sign and return or make changes if needed. Only be prepared to send 2 proofs otherwise they could be changing things up to the day.

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            • #7
              Thanks Caroline, that's really helpful. I'm sure at some point I will be burned (it happens!), but I want to try and close as many loopholes as I can before I start
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              • #8
                I must admit i do that aswell , ask for payment up front but always give them a recipt and a copy of the order before they leave ,



                Originally posted by dbc2612 View Post
                yeah I do take orders and usually have some forms with me. I must admit it isnt wedding stationary, it is usually cards that are personal, so I ask for payment up front.

                If I was taking orders for wedding stationary I think I would ask for a deposit and I know the people/person is wanting the items
                wendy xx
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                • #9
                  I have an order book with 2 copies one for them and one for me, I normally try for 2 numbers and an alternative address Just incase.

                  I take at least half for the card or you get them calling saying I have changed my mind and that is no good when you have half or already made it
                  Tina xx
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