"Great report Brian. You hit all the major points.
Although I have done this show only twice (2018 and 2019) this year's sales were much different than last year's sales. What was a 5K show for me in 2018 turned into…"
"I want to thank you for answering my question of "why the change". I can appreciate your business decision. And if you are open to tweaking, here is a suggestion.
When in the applying to shows field, there is a "more event…"
"I'm not enamored with Zapps changes. I totally don't get the calendar. I would like to hear why they found it necessary to make the changes that they did.
However Mark, you can sort for show dates and show deadlines. Go to…"
"For me, defining buy/sell is pretty straight forward. The "purported artist" purchases the items and resells them under the guise of "being the artist". This is no more than smoke and mirror retail.
I take equal…"
"Kris, you have asked questions to which there are no definitive answers. Every artist, medium and show is different. You could sell well at a show one year and return the next to sell next to nothing. There is no predictable rhyme or reason to…"
"For what it's worth, I do not include tax in my pricing. However, when running a credit card I do make sure that the buyer understands/confirms the total they will see on their cc statement. In other words, I point out the tax I am…"
Welcome to Art Fair Insiders! As a fellow fiber artist, I'd love to know more about what you do...I'm a knitter/felter who makes women's hats and handbags, etc. This is a wonderful site for meeting other artists and learning about the Art Fair business. Thanks for joining us and best of luck to you.
Well, we're glad to have you, Jeri. I've always been attracted to weaving and had a belt loom back in the day...what kinds of things do you weave? Wraps, scarves, rugs? You should download (upload?) some photos to your site if you haven't already.
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