Lumber Jocks, Here is a list I made up for looking for Holiday sales for wood working supplies and tools. I would expect that most of you know about all these sites. However, if you see on that is new to you then, it was worth my time to create and post this list. As with all my links that I have, I update the list from time to time. http://www.woodcraft.com/http://www.rockler.com/http://www.ptreeusa.com/http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/index.aspxhttp://www.harborfreight.com/#htt...
On 10/31/13 5:31 AM, Howard G. wrote: ——————————Hi Stephen, I like your style. I currently am building Adirondack style outdoor furniture. I need get my sale way up to stay in business. How did you find folks to help you in your business? I have been doing home style show flea markets and consignment shops but that way of doing business is not profitable for me. What should I be doing at this stage? Any ideas would be greatly appreci...
Marketing and selling your woodworking (What’s the best way?) Well, there’s a lot of ways to go about marketing and selling your work, so I thought I would take the time and write a series on just that. Some of you may be familiar with the series I did a few weeks ago on pricing your woodworking. I received a lot of positive response to it and a number of woodworkers showed an interest on doing a topic on actually marketing and sellin...
Dealing with Objections Part 2 Often times when selling, we encounter other objections than price objections or the customer wanting time to think about the purchase. What do you do if you get a downright “No” when you close the sale? Or what if the customer is reluctant to change the status quo? Maybe your competition is a larger better equipped shop and your prospect has objections to your capabilities or lead times. What...
MARKET RESEARCH AND THE COMPETITION Your shop is set up and you have your product in mind. You have the motivation and encouragement from friends and family that somewhere out there someone would want to buy your work. But where do you begin? In order to successfully sell your product you must have a target market. It is not realistic and actually foolish to think that everyone needs or wants your product. On the surface this should seem logical if you are creating hand turned bowls...
Hello fellow lumber jocks. I was wondering how many would be interested in reading a blog series on selling your work? Mainly geared toward those working in the industry or thinking of opening their own woodworking business and would be interested in a tutorial series on finding their customer base, cold calling, giving presentations and closing the sale, etc. I have been self employed in some form of woodwork for over 20 years from residential cabinets, furniture, commercial casework, woo...
I received my usual email from Rockler and Woodcraft the other day and hym-hoded about buying anything. Till I did a little searching on Woodcrafts clearance section. I found a set of 10 painter pyramids on sale for $2.99 reg $5.99. I’ve been eyeballing these for awhile waitng for the right moment and that time has come. Some of us have experienced this more than once, trying to complete a project and only have to wait for the other side to dry before starting the other. Well no more...
Well, my wife and I took the 45 minute drive to the shop this past Monday on a SCORCHING hot and humid day. I was supposed to meet one of the three ladies that run the place – instead two of them were there and very eager to meet me and go through my work! They were very nice and honestly stated their thoughts on whether or not the pieces were “matches” with the overall “vibe” of their shop. ALL the Beatles & John Lennon were snatched up quickly. ...
Some of you might very well know what a red sticker on the price card means. I’m talking about the price card of pieces at an art exhibition….Well, I have some news to share… Today, the “Out of the wood” Exhibition opened at Strydom Gallery in George, a smallish city/large town here in the Southern Cape, South Africa. Apart from sculpture, wood turning and paintings, a total of 5 furniture makers, including myself, have 25 furniture pieces on display. With the exhibition opening at 11h0...
Hi guys: A friend of mine has retired from woodworking and is selling several thousand board feet of these types of woods, These are located in Northeast PA, about 45 minutes north of Scranton. If you need quality lumber at great prices, please check out me ebay pages Thanks Bob A in NJ http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=310138455190
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