I signed up for a very low key craft fair next month at Cal Poly University and am SO excited to get my table organized. There will only be 20 tables for one day. As a newbie, I wanted to get any advice you guys could think of for how to make the most of my 6 foot long table space for a Saturday. I just got a bunch of business cards printed up, I am working on some tiny plush giveaways/promos for my table, and am thinking of putting together a photo album of all my work for people to look at.
So here are a few things I'm wondering about:
Do customers usually bargain or should I set a firm price? If they do bargain, how much should I be expected to come down? I try and price my items fairly and am REALLY bad at bargaining because I always just give it to them for the price they want because I'm flattered they want to buy my stuff at all.
Is "cash only" pretty standard or is there any safe way to accept personal checks?
Aesthetics: Any great tips of how to present plushies with just a 6 foot long table? I was thinking some kind of stacked crate formation rather than just throwing them all on top of each other? My stuff is all different so grouping like with like isn't an option.
Should I give attendees a promo code for my Etsy shop? What kinds of these types of enticements seem to work?
Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance :)