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Blog entry by gracie posted 1063 days ago 641 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all
I’m new to the site and woodworking but I have a question if anyone could provide some direction. I have discovered a love and dare I say talent for woodworking.I have made a good amount of product that everyone says I should sell. The problem is that I work full time so I cannot do the show scene(plus im not a sales person),i also feel no time for ebay and are websites a good way to go? wouldn’t I just be lost in the sea of other websites?
I guess my question is are there people or companies that will sell items for you perhaps for a commission? perhaps someone who may already be in the show circuit. How can i sell my product without consuming my life and career? I have some very cute novelty canes,walking sticks,candle holders etc.. most are hand carved and finished by hand. I live on Cape Cod (massachusetts).
I would appreciate any input from the pro’s.
Thanks
Gracie



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Russ

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#1 posted 1063 days ago

Etsy would be a good place to look. It only costs 20cents to post photos. I am not a salesman either but I do shows and my stuff sells itself. Retired one year now and doing woodworking to stay busy.

-- Happiness is being covered in sawdust

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Elizabeth

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#2 posted 1063 days ago

I sell on Etsy. It works better for inexpensive, small, easily shippable things. Walking sticks and novelty canes might be a pain to package and ship and also be very expensive to send. Candle holders might work.

I haven’t been to Cape Cod but there is a lot of tourism there, right? Perhaps you could talk with local shops and arrange to have them stock some of your items and sell them on commission.

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 1063 days ago

My wife and I just recently rented a booth in a local ‘Market’. They do all the selling. You just set your display up and keep it stocked. You pay a monthly booth fee and a commission on anything sold. Too soon to say how it works.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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