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kat_lewis

market stall

Hi, I have just heard that I can have a market stall. Does anyone have any tips on making it a success? I will be selling cakes, biscuits and chutneys, pickles. Thanks for any help you can put my way
bodger

Make your produce look home made and not to twee.
Gareth

Smile, be polite, and treat every customer (however small an enquiry or purchase) as the most important person in the world. Never answer your mobile while serving ........infact switch it off for the day. ...... I have walked away from the fruit & veg stall 3/4 of the way through an order because they answered their phone and began ignoring me.
Seabird

Make sure you'ved a good supply of change - nothing worse than losing a sale because you've run out of pound coins etc. Also get one of those marker thingies to check if you've been given a dud note - it's amazing how many there are about!

Good luck - you'll enjoy it.  
Lorrainelovesplants

Take somone sensible with you (so you can go for a pee).
Be prepared for the weather.....
Take a folding chair....and comfy shoes.

Print some small cards with your details, slip every customer one.
Jonty

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
slip every customer one.


Now, that's what I call service  
Mo

Jonty wrote:
Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
slip every customer one.


Now, that's what I call service  


kat_lewis

Thanks for that folks. having read your comments I hope to make it a success (Not sure I will be taking up all the advice though   )
bodger

I think that Lorraines advice was a mere slip of the tongue. RIP Frankie Howard.
Woodsmoke

bodger wrote:
mere slip of the tongue


I wouldn't be doing that, either  
Lorrainelovesplants

you RUDE lot!!
HonkHonk

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
you RUDE lot!!


Aye, but I bet there would be a bloomin  long queue at the stall  
gorlan

stall

make sure you pass all local bylaws etc,other stallholders can be odd at first,(been there).get market traders insurance (cheap) it covers public liability,dont take advice from people who have never been mkt traders they know nothing!
Frazzled_Barbie

Tasters....I always go to the stalls that let me have a wee taster before I buy.

Good luck with it all. I hope you have fun and it is a success.

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