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Consignment Inventory Tracking Spreadsheet
April 16, 2013
We talked about Wholesale vs Consignment, the pros and cons, and pointed out that if you do go the route of selling your products in stores through the method of consignment, that it's a good idea to be really organized. To help you keep track of the products you drop off, sell and pick up from stores, I've created a template you can print or use to create your own version.   It's a good idea to print one for yourself as well as one for the store so you both have records of your products in their store. Depending on your relationship with the store owner, you may also want to get them to sign a copy of it each time you do a drop off or pick up, acknowledging and agreeing to the list.     You can sign up ..
How to Calculate the Price of your Handmade Products
April 10, 2013
I still remember the advice I got from a sewing instructor when she overheard me mentioning I wanted to sell my pieces one day. She pulled me aside and told me very sternly; "don't under price your work". It's such a common thing for artists to do so we thought we would shed some light on how you should set your prices for your handmade products and why. YOUR TIME You need to be very realistic with the amount of time it takes you to create a product and how much your time is worth. I definitely made that mistake in the beginning in thinking that my time didn't hold as much value. After all, there wasn't any cold hard cash leaving my bank account whether I spent 1 hour or 2 on a product. But if you want to treat this like a business an..
2015 Christmas Markets & Craft Fairs in Alberta & BC
November 3, 2012
Shop our Products section for some amazing handmade items found in your city or our Events page to find craft fairs, art shows and markets happening close to you. Our maps were put together at the beginning of November and show the number of events happening around Alberta for the months of November and December. The numbers will change as new events are added and as events pass so please be sure to visit our Events page for the most up to date numbers and to find the dates / times / locations for all the different craft fairs, art shows and markets!There are a lot of perks to shopping handmade and below are just 10 of the things you get to avoid when shopping handmade for the holidays! Click on image to enlarge & print VIEW ALB..
British Columbia Winter Market Guide
October 28, 2012
Thanks for checking out our British Columbia market map! This is the first year we've put one together for B.C and we're so excited to share it. There are a lot of amazing markets going on across the province and you can even find a few more on our Event page. A big thank you to everyone who created an event listing on Made Urban, we're excited to share your markets.(You may also be interested in our Alberta Market Map)Click on the image below for a pdf version you can save, print & share......after all, sharing is caring!EVENTSIf you have an upcoming event, create a FREE listing on our Events Page! Farmers' Markets, Craft Sales, Art Shows, Concerts & Workshops are all welcome.VENDORSIf you sell handmade, you can sign up for ou..
Alberta Winter Market Guide
October 23, 2012
The Winter Market Guide is back and it really is bigger than ever! This year we've include events across Alberta to make one BIG, amazing guide. With 60 markets listed on the map and even more on our Event page, you'll have no trouble supporting local this winter. A big thank you to everyone who created a listing on our Event page, we're excited to share your markets.   (You may also be interested in our BC Market Map)   Click on the image below for a pdf version you can save, print & share......after all, sharing is caring!   EVENTS If you have an upcoming event, create a FREE listing on our Event Page! Farmers' Markets, Craft Sales, Art Shows, Concerts & Workshops are all welcome.   VENDOR..
2014 Calgary & Area Farmers’ Market Map
July 3, 2012
With our Edmonton & Area Farmers’ Market Map being so popular we thought we would put one together for the Calgary area seeing as how it’s another great city full of markets. Click on the map below to save, share or print! A big thank you to all the Calgary markets for your involvement in the map. Have a great market season! Click on image to enlarge & print TUESDAYS Grassroots Northland Farmers’ Market 3:30pm – 7:00pm 5111 Northland Drive NW, Calgary, AB WEDNESDAYS Airdrie Farmers’ Market 3:30pm - 7:00pm 320 Centre Avenue East, Airdrie, AB Parkdale Farmers’ Market 2:30pm – 6:30pm 3512 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB *all year Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market 3:00pm – 7:00pm 1320 5 Ave N..
2015 Red Deer & Area Farmers' Market Guide
May 15, 2012
With our Edmonton & Calgary maps hitting the streets last year and being insanely popular, we thought; why not create a Red Deer & Area Farmers' Market Guide? And so we did! We've once again teamed up with Red Deer's Child Magazine for your cut-out-and-save version in their free magazine (where to find a copy: http://www.edmontonschild.com/red-deers-child-magazine/where-to-find-your-copy) or you can download the map below and print it off! Be sure to check out our EVENTS page and our 2015 Edmonton & Area Farmer's Market Guide for more events in your area! If you love this map and find it useful, please share the link on Facebook: https://www.madeurban.com/blog/2015_red_deer_area_farmers_market_guide/2171 Click on image to..
Edmonton & Area Farmers’ Market Map
May 7, 2012
If you're looking for the most up to date Farmers' Market Map, please visit our 2015 edition. It’s baaaaack! Made Urban’s guide to Farmers’ Markets around Edmonton is here and better than ever. We’ve teamed up with Edmonton’s Child Magazine this year to bring you a cut-out-and-save version on page 34 of their magazine (where to find a copy: http://www.edmontonschild.com/magazine/where-to-find-your-copy) or you can download the map below and print it off! Feel free to save the image to your computer and share it on social media…..after all, sharing is caring! Click on image to enlarge & print TUESDAYS Beverly Farmers’ Market 4:00pm – 8:00pm 4002 117ave, Edmonton, Alberta WEDNESDAYS Cal..
2015 Edmonton & Area Farmers' Market Guide
April 30, 2012
Our annual Edmonton & Area Farmer's Market map is back and ready for all you wonderful peeps! We’ve teamed up once again with Edmonton’s Child Magazine for your cut-out-and-save version in their free magazine (where to find a copy: http://www.edmontonschild.com/magazine/where-to-find-your-copy) or you can download the map below and print it off! Be sure to check out our EVENTS PAGE as well as there are even MORE events and markets listed there!Please note: to keep our map accurate, we included information from those markets who created a free listing on our Events page. For the markets who do not have their complete info listed, please contact them directly for more details. Click on image to enlarge & print ..
Edmonton & Area Farmers' Market Guide
April 15, 2012
Our annual Edmonton & Area Farmer's Market map is back and ready for all you wonderful peeps! We’ve teamed up once again with Edmonton’s Child Magazine for your cut-out-and-save version in their free magazine (where to find a copy: http://www.edmontonschild.com/magazine/where-to-find-your-copy) or you can download the map below and print it off! Feel free to save the image to your computer and share it on social media…..after all, sharing is caring! Please note: to keep our map accurate, we included information from those markets who created a free listing on our Events page. For the markets who do not have their complete info listed, please contact them directly for more details. Click on image to enlarge & pri..

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