Tag: Selling wholesale

Summer Reading

Currently, I am on vacation visiting with my cute little one-year old grandson, Dante.  My daughter and her family live about 240 miles south of me, so I don’t get to see them very often. So ….. instead of a…

Selling Like a Gift Business

My friend, Carolyn Edlund from the Arts Business Institute has hit the nail on the head with another one of her articles this week:  What Artists Can Learn from the Giftware Business. Having worked in the Giftware Business, I can…

Margins Vs. Mark Up

When working with new producers, I notice there are many questions around margins and mark-up. Many people are confused, and use the terms interchangeably, but there is a difference. Mark-up is how much a retailer “marks up” a product from…

Will My Products Sell?

Last week I received an email for a producer asking me if I thought her product would sell.  Since this is a question on most producer’s minds, I thought I would share our communications. Her note said: I have a…

Ideas to Launch Your Products

Discovered this wonderful post on Selling Locally to Launch Your Product that has some great ideas for selling to gift shops. Start Selling Locally to Launch Your Product For thousands of years, craftsmen have created a product by themselves or…