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Starting to sell
Sun 10 January 2016, 10:00 – 17:00 GMT
Are you thinking about selling your product but don’t know where to start? This one-day course will give cover some of the practical basics you need to think about when you are starting to sell items you have made.
In the morning you will get personal advice from a retail expert on an item you want to sell, covering price, type of outlet and branding. In the afternoon we will be covering selling online and at craft fairs.
At this workshop you will:
Get feedback on pricing, branding and possible outlets for your product
Learn about the pros and cons of online selling
Learn about the importance of photographing and tagging your work when selling online
Learn about the pros and cons of selling at craft fairs
Get advice on applying, setting up your stall and selling at craft fairs
Please bring a pen and notepad, and an example of a product that you are selling / would like to sell.
Details of speakers:
Jane Doxey of Creative and Retail Services has a breadth of product development and buying experience with blue-chip clients such as Marks & Spencer and Boots, luxury brands such as Liberty and Harrods, and international brands like Sega and Nike.
Kim Winter of Flextiles is a Makerhood Director, website designer and textile artist. From her experience of designing e-commerce sites and selling her own work on Etsy, she has gained considerable experience of the dos and don'ts of selling online.
Sinead Koehler has run regular Crafty Fox markets all over London since setting up the first one in Brixton in 2010. Alongside regular public speaking and teaching engagements, Sinead has been on the judging panel for the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards and visited 10 Downing Street to take part in a round table discussion on the UK craft sector.