Unique Locations to Sell Your Crafts
Courtesy of James Dillehay Since 1991, he has
been writing about how to grow a craft business and how to
sell your crafts online. What he's learned over these years
may help you if you sell handmade crafts as a home business.
He has several e-books that might help you.
Houses of worship provide selling opportunities for many
different craft items. Besides the obvious religious items,
most church goers are also very family oriented and are always
looking for gifts to celebrate blessed events (communion,
bar mitzvah, a blessing for a new couple or their new home.)
Find out who is responsible for purchasing and ask if you
can make a short presentation. Almost every denomination sponsors
annual conventions and most go all out for holidays. Check
local papers and church bulletins for announcements.
Executive Gifts and Corporate Gifts
If your work is of a very high calibre, or is commemorative
in some way, you might want to check with local civic organizations
who are run by a board of directors. When a director leaves
the board, he/she is often given a personalized gift with
the organization's logo on it. Most executive gifts can be
quite impersonal, so if you have a unique product, the ability
to personalize it. it is quite possible that you could provide
that gift. The same goes for convention speakers and other
corporate event participants.
Alternative retail outlets
• Gourmet stores stock food and gift baskets.
• Airport and hotel gift shops attract travelers in
• Museum and hospital gift shops as well.
• Gift stores can also be found at marinas in coastal
• Beauty shops display jewelry items
• Tourist areas often sell craft gifts from local artisans