You’ve mastered the elementals of pricing your work. Now, take it to the next level by considering tiers, promotions, and wholesale.
As editor in chief of Earnshaw’s — a trade magazine covering the children’s apparel, accessories and footwear industries — part of my job is to spot new brands and emerging trends. One of the best parts of putting the magazine together for the last five years has been finding new lines and watching them grow… Continue reading
What do boutique shops look for when picking which designers they’ll carry? We asked boutique owners Camilla and Rand to share a few tips. While every boutique is going to have a different process and unique criteria, we think Camilla and Rand’s advice goes a long way. Let’s draw back the curtain on Thistle &… Continue reading
Megan Auman is a designer, maker, Etsy seller, and the founder of Crafting an MBA. She is currently working on her first ebook, a comprehensive guide to wholesaling and trade shows. Tara Gentile is a blogger, WordPress designer and mom. She shares her penchant for the handmade daily on Scoutie Girl and shares the behind-the-scenes… Continue reading
Have you ever received an inquiry about wholesaling your work from a boutique owner and wondered how to respond? Also, what should you charge? And how do you handle the increased volume of this kind of order? So many questions spring to mind! With the holidays around the corner, brick and mortar shops are looking… Continue reading
Success! After gathering up every ounce of confidence, and samples of your work, you finally get a gallery or shop owner to sit down with you. And she wants to sell your work! Suddenly visions of fame, fortune and crafting dance around your head. And then the owner suggests a consignment. But what exactly does… Continue reading
Beth is an admin at Etsy on the Business Operations Team. She is writing about pricing in a multi-part series, so ask her your questions in the comments below. This week’s topic is how to prepare your business for wholesaling. Wholesaling is yet another factor to consider as you price your work. Wholesaling is when… Continue reading