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Chris Pawlik
  • Anchorville, MI
  • United States
  • Hard Shell Gourds
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Anyone using the Star Micronics SM-200i Receipt Printer?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Pawlik Apr 29, 2014. 4 Replies

I had an issue at my last show... I for got my receipt book!  DUH!  Anyways this made me go looking to see what new things were available.  I use my iPad and PayPal for CC's.  In my searching I came…Continue

Tags: printer, receipt

Pieces for jury photos vs. pieces that sells faster?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Aug 5, 2013. 5 Replies

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this....After my last three shows, I had a thought and wondered if anyone else has noticed a trend and how you feel about it.I have a mix of pieces:…Continue

Any one doing Summer in the Village in Lathrup Village MI?

Started Jun 12, 2013 0 Replies

Just wondered if any one else was doing the Summer in the village show in Lathrup Village, MI.Continue

Tags: MI, Village, Lathrup

Tent Weight Placement Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gayle Weiss May 17, 2013. 30 Replies

In the post on "Booth Shots to show examples to newbies", Oscar Matos Linares posted photos of his booth where he has attached his weights to the StaBars at the bottom of the tent close to the…Continue

Tags: Weights, Tent


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Your Medium
Hard Shell Gourds
Years in the Art Fair Business
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting the potential Customers.
Best show ever and why
Fine Art at the Village 2010, good weather, good location, good sales.
Worst show ever and why
Saturday before the last election, first show where I didn’t sell anything!
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At 11:21am on July 24, 2013, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Chris Pawlik a gift
Thank you, Chris, for taking the time to write a review of the Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair. We appreciate all your help.
At 10:24pm on June 07, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Chris Pawlik a gift
Chris, thanks so much for all your support. It is appreciated!
At 10:17am on June 25, 2012, Katie Smith said…

Chris. Thank you for the opportunity. I would love to earn your business. The device to which you are referring is about 400 bucks my cost. We don't normally give those away for free as we would need you to process about 75 grand before we even neared the break even point. We make a very small percentage of the processing fee as it is divided up between the card issuers, the back end processing networks, the settlement banks and us. Further our cost on the transaction varies depending on about 2o different types of debit and credit cards you accept.  This would be a losing venture since he average merchant we board in this niche process less than a grand a month. And since they are no other income streams for us (I.e no monthly fees, annual fees no minimums etc) we would never recover from a 400 dollar up front loss.  The free device we offer for the pay as you is a extremely durable swipe only card reader which links to a payment processing gateway which processes the card and emails a receipt to the card holder  This gateway can also be linked to your website for e commerce. You can use a manual imprinter if you want hard copies and a paper trail and I would be happy to give you one of those for free as well.  I can also discount the swipe / print device but I would have to know what kind of volume you are pushing to quote you on that. If you like to discuss these options please email me at Thanks again. 

At 8:00am on August 15, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

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