Most markets and fairs that you will be going to charge a fee for their vendors to sell their goods. This fee goes by many names but we typically refer to it as a booth fee or vendor fee. Advertisements
New vendors could be fined for not properly labeling their food products.
One of the things that can make markets miserable is when you are uncomfortable. Proper seating can be essential to your mood and your back! Different shows or markets have a different vibe. Some might be really laid back while others may be more “proper” (for lack of a better word). Your choice in a…
Being a market vendor is more visible than having a typical job. What you do in public reflects not only on you but also on the market itself.
“He sure typed up those TPS reports good.” A little inspiration for when you need it…
Once you get established as a reliable vendor, there will be opportunities for you to set up in all kinds of different places. We were recently invited to set up in a lobby in a very large oil and gas company for a week. If this happens to you, you must read their rules, understand…
According to the FDA, including “love” as an ingredient in your regulated product is not okay. In an article published by the New Haven Register on October 4, 2017, the FDA intervened in a local granola maker and told them to take “love” off of their ingredients list.
Sometimes when I’m at a market, I feel like the products that I sell just aren’t good enough to sell. Sometimes I feel guilty for taking money because I’m not a big name company and someone is going to realize that and call me a fraud.
There is a saying in the military that the best thought out plans don’t survive contact with the enemy. Even though we don’t see our customers and markets as “the enemy”, our plans often don’t work out as expected.
No matter what you are selling, you will always have competition. Competition is what makes us better or puts us out of business.