I have had my scrollsaw items in a small shop for about a year. Done OK however not great. As I have posted I have considered other venues but till yesterday had not chosen one. Yesterday I made verbal commitment to take space in a “MALL” craft store. This location was a grocery store until converted into a craft mall. All kinds of product from old antiques to new hand made items.
Based on the research I did this mall is very well traveled. I first found out about it from a friend that has a friend has who space in the mall. She says her friend has always done very welland in fact moved up to a larger space. Other friends say they have been there, have friends who have been there, or heard of it and want to go there. After my visit yesterday I was almost sold. However, as I normally do, I waited and talked it over with my wife. She being the calming influence in my life and always thinks of things I did not.
Now this mall has booths that are 8” by 8” and 12” by 12” but those are way too large for me. They also have glass shelves, in cabinets, that are for lease. I will take one of those one on a 6 month trial contract.
Yesterday the traffice seems high for a Thursday. The General Manager said that normally business will drop off for June and July but not this year. Plus timing will allow me to run through the Christmas season. I plan to stock my space by the first of August with what I have and then start making LOTS more.
I will keep you posted how this exercise works out for me. Hopefully well because the lease amount is a little high to have shelves collecting dust.
Thanks for reading.
-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.