Packaging your product
Posted By: Sharon G (Oklahoma)
Date: 2004/4/12 9:47 a.m.

Some simple tips for presenting your product to the buying market:

1. If you can use your product as a gift, why not include a small gift box or bag
2. Use attractive bags for your customer...some even put their name and logo on them
3. Hang tags-make it unique and recognizable. It should include what the product is made of, how to take care of it, who made it and a contact address or phone number.

Re: packaging your product
2004/4/12 11:45 a.m.
Sharon, these are very helpful tips. I don't sell much, but do give my crafts as gifts. So, I have made up tags that I insert in the box with the gift. They are so easy to make on the computer if you have a print shop of some kind. I made pictures of some of my crafts and added the graphics on the tags so that anyone can see at a glance the type of work that I do. Here is one example of the tags that I make. I have made up others also. Roxy

Re: packaging your product
2004/4/12 12:08 p.m.
YVW Sharon, and having pictures on the cards let people see what you do and promotes your work for you. Some times people buy your crafts to give as gifts and a card inserted in the box to the receiver of the gift lets them see your works also and they might then want to buy from you. I would have a stack of cards on my selling table or near the cash drawer for people to take and pass around if I was able to do craft shows.. This not only promotes your art & crafts, but gives you exposure also.

To make your own cards on card stock doesn't cost a great deal. Now if you have to have them printed for you...that�s another story. But I enjoy playing with graphics on the computer and make up my own cards all the time. I even add a short poem to go along with the craft. Cards can have you name, address, e-mail addy,phone number on them for reference. You can also state what other crafts you do. Roxy

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