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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #39: New Craft Mall - Part 2

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Blog entry by jerrells posted 08-03-2012 01:27 PM 901 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 38: New Mall to Sell my Scrollsaw items. Part 39 of ScrollSaw Information and Resources series Part 40: Nice Things Come All at Once. »

Yesterday I delivered about 10 more scrollsaw items to the new craft mall that I have joined. In this mall I have leased one cabinet, with 4 shelves, each 42 inches wide and 24 inches deep. At the present time I am a long way from filling my space, as you can see.

However the space was available and they do go FAST in this mall. I waited one day to make up my mind and it was one nervious day. The mall manager had promised to hold the space for that amount of time however still I had jitters.

I had researched this mall and found one person who had a friend who had a booth there and said she did very well. I, also, talked to people who had been there, wanted to go there, or who had heard of it. All were very good reports.

I am hoping with the traffic, upcoming Holiday season and good exposure I will get a chance to sell some product. The space in this mall is not cheap – at least to my pocket book. However with my research, knowledge and “hopefully” some good looking product I will come out ahead.

The one interesting thing about this mall, must be part of a chain, is there is a WEB Site where I can check sales daily. That way I do not have to drive there just to check inventory.

WELL I better get back to making more items. Thanks for reading.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.



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Vicki

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#1 posted 08-03-2012 04:04 PM

You’re off to a great start with some lovely items. That’s really neat about the web feature. Before you know it you will have a good idea of the best sellers and be making some good profits. I wish you the best of luck.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 08-03-2012 07:06 PM

Beginning any new venture is always a challenge and risk, Jerrell. I like the saying “You can’t start the next chapter in your life if you keep re-reading the last one”. I think it is a great perspective and your work is amazing so it seems like the natural thing to do. Good luck to you!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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EMVarona

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#3 posted 08-04-2012 05:21 AM

That’s very interesting. I am glad to hear about your venture. First time to hear about this style of selling. I have a few questions on how it operates, if you don’t mind. Is there a salesperson who attends to the customers?. Is the shelf open to the customer or someone assists or is it only foor display?. To whom does the customer pay or does the transaction take place through the internet. I wish you the very best. I’ll do more research on the concept. We still do not have this in the Philippines.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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jerrells

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#4 posted 08-04-2012 12:32 PM

Hi Ed: The operation works like this. I pay a monthly fee to be in the mall plus I must work an 8 hour (generally two 4 hour) shift per month. On top of that the mall keeps a small percentage of each sale. Yes the mall has a staff to assist customers plus those other crafters working that day. The small drawback is, if I am not there then no one can explain the technical side of what I do – just sell. The area that I am in is locked cabinets however other areas are open. It is simular to a large grocery store with a chack ous up front.

This is a major trend in the States but one needs to do lots of research before picking a location.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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EMVarona

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#5 posted 08-07-2012 07:10 AM

jerrels,
Thanks for the information. I am sure some enterprising guys will set up a similar mall here someday. It’s very popular in Japan also.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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