July 22, 2015

How Much Stock to Bring to a Craft Show – Calculations & Formulas

 

Knowing how much stock to bring to a craft show is important to your handmade business’ bottom line.

 

Too much stock can leave you with leftovers that may be hard to sell once the season’s over, not to mention; added work of dragging them to and from the sale, photographing them to list online, marketing them, etc.

 

Too little stock = lost sales.

 

At the end of the day, it’s better to have too much stock than not enough to be sure you’re making all the sales you can. As long as your products aren’t too seasonal, you can always sell them after the show through your online platforms or at your next event.

 

Check out the formulas and follow the calculations below to get an idea of how much stock you should bring for each craft show. Use several formulas and find the average of their totals to get a more balanced number.

 

If you’d like more details, instructions and formulas to help you accurately calculate stock, please check out MAKE MORE MONEY AT CRAFT FAIRS. You can download the entire ebook or simply the section on DECIDING ON STOCK & HOW MUCH TO MAKE. 

 

 

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There really is no foolproof formula for determining how much stock to bring to a craft show. Weather, lookie-loos and marketing can throw off attendance and sales so there will always be an element of guesstimating.

 

The formulas above will give you a few different ways to crunch the numbers so you can make an educated decision based on the amount of stock you can actually produce, your goals, allotted space in your craft show booth and the expected traffic.

 

You may find your own formula as you participate in shows so at the end of the day, do what you think is best for your business. 

 

If you’d like more details, instructions and formulas to help you accurately calculate stock, please check out MAKE MORE MONEY AT CRAFT FAIRS. You can download the entire ebook or simply the section on DECIDING ON STOCK & HOW MUCH TO MAKE. 

 
 


 

 





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3 thoughts on “How Much Stock to Bring to a Craft Show – Calculations & Formulas”

  1. Thank you. I’ve been trying to figure this out for the longest time.

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