Craft Exhibitor Information for Creative Crafts Association
We are organising 60 events in 2017 and as you can see on the EVENTS PAGE we have a wide variety of venues. This variety ensures good coverage of our area and helps to keep our regular customers interested and give them lots of reasons to visit us.
Whilst we try not to be too demanding we have to apply certain rules and regulations to ensure that all events are as successful as possible and are safe for everyone whether they are exhibiting or visiting as a customer
Though our prices are lower than any other comparable organisers our standards are not. We constantly strive to find the best venues and provide the bestadvertising to give you the best chance possible of becoming a regular and successful part of our team.
To build a regular customer base we have to make sure that our venues ‘feel good’and that the customers have a wide variety of unusual and well made goods to buy at sensible prices. All the stalls have to be neat, tidy, well presented and preferably well lit. First impressions are so important. The appearance of your stall, the price and quality of your goods and your own approach and attitude to the customer are the things that make the sale. An attractive stall, good eye contact and a pleasant smile to your prospective customer and you are halfway to a sale.
There are so many places where customers can go to shop that crafts people have to work very hard to compete. Most major shopping areas are bland, almost identical and sometimes with poor or indifferent service. But what they do have is a massive advertising budget which we cannot compete with.
Thankfully there are still lots of people who prefer individually rather than mass produced goods. These are our customers. They are the people who want to be different and who will go out of their way to visit our fairs. We need exhibitors like you who will go out of your way to fill our events with items for sale which are not available on the High Street.
Our type of trading has always been hard and the past few years have been more difficult than most but we are all still here and if we continue to provide good venues with lots of unique items for sale then we will succeed. Here's to 2017 and may it bring success to us all.