Friday, June 6, 2014

Market Update.

The markets in Pinjarra last Sunday were not a success, they were in fact a dismal failure.  I thought they wouldn't be as great as the organisers said but did think that they'd be better than they were.   It was a lovely day, no rain during the morning while the markets were on but that weekend was also the Pinjarra Festival, held in the grounds of Edenvale, over the river from where we were.  Our area was used as parking though and there would have been hundreds of people passing through but they were festival goers and not many were interested in us market stallers.  We gave it a try and know better for next year.   We have more markets this Sunday, they are new and this will be there 2nd go so we will go and see what they are like.   Can't be any worse than last weeks.

There are a few things that I need to do before the car is repacked on Sat, I need to melt more beeswax, relabel a few jars of honey that somehow got damp and the labels have smudged.  If we get into selling at markets more I will have to invest in a proper printer, one that doesn't have smudgey ink.  I also want to repack some of the stuff we sell into smaller boxes so it is easier on my back getting them in and out of the car.  The back is improving but lifting heavy and awkward boxes doesn't help it much.

What I'd like is a big shed where I can store all my boxes and *stuff*, out of the way of other peoples stuff.  Somewhere where I can spread it out and not have it bother people.   I need a few successful market days though before I think about forking out more money.  I have a 5 year plan though so plenty of time...

Best be off, I am dogsitting a couple of dogs and need to go give them their breakfast so I don't feel mean while I have mine...

1 comment:

  1. Barb,
    I have been in the same position where multiple events were scheduled and the show where I was had no traffic. Some shows I did avoid for years because of the poor attendance and profits.

    Every woman needs a shed/room of her own.