Opening Your Arts and Craft Store
How to Open an Arts and Crafts Retail Pop-Up Store
A pop-up shop is a short-term retail space that appears seemingly out of nowhere, quickly drawing in customers, and then disappears when the optimal selling season is over. Using pop-ups shops are a great way for artists and crafters to have a retail presence during major selling periods during the year without the hassle of maintaining a full...
Pop-Up Retail Store Management
The first page in the series of articles about pop-up retail shops discusses finding the right location and mix of arts and crafts. This page discusses pop-up retail store management issues such as avoiding a craft mall feel, advertising your pop-up shop and setting pop-up retail store policies.
Pop-Up Retail Store Layout, Design and Other Advise
Page one of this series of articles about pop-up retail stores discusses finding the right location and mix of arts and crafts for your pop-up retail shop. Page two discusses pop-up shop management. This article wraps up the topic by covering tips for opening the pop-up such as visual merchandising, laying out your store plan and shutting it down at the end of the selling season.
Pop-Up Shop Operational Issues
Managers of pop-up shops should consider ways to keep their artist and crafts participants motivated to stay active in operations. One way is to implement a profit-sharing arrangement where net proceeds are split among all participating vendors.
Finding Retail Space for Your Arts and Crafts Pop-Up Shop
Find out how to find short-term storefronts for your arts and crafts business. Selling seasonally, such as Christmas crafts, in a short-term pop-up shop is a great way to bring in revenue while not having the responsibility of a year-round lease.
Is Retail Ownership Right For You?
Do you have what it takes to own your own retail store? Before starting your business, take a moment to seriously consider your strengths, weaknesses and the qualities any good retailer should possess.
Top 10 Steps to Starting a Retail Business
The dream of starting a retail business can easily become a reality. With planning and a lot of initial work anyone can live the dream of owning their own retail shop. Use these steps to starting a retail business as a guide before you open a store.
Pros and Cons of Starting a Retail Business
22 great pros and cons about starting a retail business to consider before opening your own shop.
Bead Shop Training and Consultation
Basic info and consultation services for those who want to open a bead shop.