Are you a maker who’s ready to grow and scale their business? Have you set up an efficient system to make your products quickly? Have you sourced your materials at discounted prices, or in bulk, so you can sell at wholesale prices and still profit? If you answered yes to these questions, then you might be ready to approach retailers and sell your products at wholesale or consignment pricing. … [Read more...] about Selling to Retailers: Are you Prepared?
What is a Galentine's Day Party and what are ideas for celebrating it? Galentine's Day has been identified as a top consumer design trend of the moment and we're super excited to investigate it a little more. If you ever watched the hit television show Parks and Recreation, you probably have wished at some point that the lead character Leslie was your BFF. Leslie Knope, played by the actress … [Read more...] about Breakout Design Trend 2019: Galentine’s Day
If you’re a retailer or buyer, you might travel to one or more wholesale markets each year. There are several popular markets, like Dallas Market Center, Las Vegas Market and AmericasMart in Atlanta. I recently returned to AmericasMart in Atlanta with my sister for our yearly buying trip. We spent three full days sourcing and ordering merchandise for our store for an entire year. It’s fun and … [Read more...] about Holiday 2019 Trends at AmericasMart
Hi all, it's Angie! I had the pleasure of attending the Creativation 2019 trade show last week. This is a show where a ton of the craft brand manufacturers display their new and existing products. It is a great place to spot 2019 craft trends for the upcoming year. Since the show floor is only open to craft industry professionals, I thought I would take you behind the scenes a bit and show you … [Read more...] about Top Trends From Creativation 2019
Deciding what to sell is one of the biggest ongoing decisions retailers have to make. You want to sell items that are both in high demand and profitable. Here are several things to consider to help during the assortment planning process. In no time you'll be finding the right products for your customer base. Assortment Planning Process: Research The first step in the assortment planning process … [Read more...] about Choose the Right Products for Your Customers
Meet Nicole Stevenson. With almost twenty years of experience under her belt, this northern-Californian has been creating ever since she was a little girl – we’re talking make your own business cards at the age of nine. Pairing her love of creating with an entrepreneurial mindset, she’s created a community where makers can find resources and attend events that help them follow their passion while … [Read more...] about Meet the Maker: Nicole Stevenson