Market Stallholder Tip 008

Market Stallholder Tip 008 is all about being social and sharing. Share photos of your stall, your products, you (yes, you!) on your social media accounts: Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn etc. If possible, and if you have a website or Facebook page, make sure the web link is on the photo before you upload. The more people who see the…

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Market Stallholder Tip 007

In Market Stallholder Tip 007, we talk about the importance of doing your research before renting a market stall space. There are plenty of ways to do this — online and offline. Check out other markets where people might sell similar products, take notes, watch from afar : what do you like? what’s a good idea they do which you…

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Market Stallholder Tip 006

If you sell fragile products at your market stall, you’ll need to make sure you have the right wrapping materials, whether paper, plastic or other packaging. The market stall visitor – your potential customer – probably doesn’t have anything with them to put their fragile items in, so it’ll be up to you to make sure you have suitable wrapping…

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Market Stallholder Tip 005

When you visit a market, it can often feel like a carnival with a great happy atmosphere. As a stallholder, it’s important to put on your happy face, even if you’re feeling exhausted 🙂 (Those 5:00am starts are so hard!) Being friendly and smiling at all your potential customers will make you feel good, because they’ll smile back. What makes…

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Market Stallholder Tip 004

For this tip I’m going to suggest something that’s really simple but is often overlooked — business cards. That’s right – Tip 004 is to make sure you have plenty of business cards on your table. If someone’s not ready to buy, they might pick up a card and call you at some other time, or — and this is…

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Market Stallholder Tip 003

When you go to a local market of any kind, what draws your eye? I think most of us would say “colour” so that’s Tip 004 – make sure your stall is colourful enough to attract everyone’s attention. Something else which makes me stay longer to look at what’s on offer is the friendliness of the stallholder — if they…

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Market Stallholder Tip 002

Market stallholder umbrellas are great except for high wind and torrential rain. Tip 002 is to make sure you have some kind of weights in place as you’re setting up your stall, so you won’t have to rush around if bad weather strikes. There are many types of weights available for your umbrellas, stands and tables etc – you might…

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Market Stallholder Tip 001

When you have a stall at a market, it’s essential to be organised, and not just when you’re dealing with customers. Tip 001 is about the single most important thing you can do — create a Check List of everything you’ll need on market day, right down to pens, pencils, string and glue (if you’ll need those). Once you’ve used…

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