How to sell to shops - with Debbie Moon from Moonko
Sunday 27 November
Selling to shops and galleries can be daunting when you’re just starting out. What’s the best way to approach them? Are your prices right? What’s the difference between wholesale and sale or return – which is best? What’s a mark-up and what do you do about VAT? What about postage – who pays for that and are you charging too much? Do you need a catalogue, a line sheet or are a few photos enough. How do you invoice a shop for products sold?
Don’t worry! In this workshop Debbie Moon from Moonko, a beautiful independent shop in Sheffield city centre specialising in original pieces by designers and makers, takes you through the process and tells you what you need to know. After this workshop, you’ll feel confident and ready to approach retailers and galleries with your work.
Debbie Moon first set up Moonko as an online store stocking stylish and sustainable gifts with an emphasis on handmade and originality. She opened the doors to her very own bricks-and-mortar shop on Division Street in Sheffield City Centre in late 2013 and it soon established itself as the go-to destination for present buying. Debbie is passionate about supporting both established and emerging designers – often stocking products by makers who are just starting out with their businesses or still at university. The Moonko staff know all their makers by name and provide as much encouragement and support as possible.
While you're at the workshop, don't forget to visit all the amazing designers and makers selling their beautiful wares at the Weekend of the Maker Crafty Fox Market and try out the drop-in macramé workshops going on over the weekend. Plus we’ll be getting together for an evening social on the Saturday night (26 November) introduced by founder of folksy.com James Boardwell, where you’ll have a chance to mingle with other makers. We're predicting festive fun and good times.
FAQs, refunds and smallprint stuff:
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, tickets are transferrable but please let us know if the attendee changes. You can email us with changes at firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I need to cancel my ticket?
If you need to cancel your place on the workshop, you will receive a 75% refund if cancelled 30 days before the event. If you cancel less than four weeks before the workshop, we are unable to refund your place (however you can transfer your place to another person if you provide us with their full details
What if the event is cancelled?
The workshops will only run if enough tickets are sold. If the required tickets have not sold and the event is cancelled, we will refund the full cost of the ticket.
Entry to the Weekend of the Maker craft fair and the evening social is totally free. Drop-in macrame workshops are run by the makers (not by Folksy) who will charge a small fee to cover their time and material costs.