Finding the right clothing vendors can be challenging, especially when you have a small clothing line. You don’t want to choose a too expensive vendor or one that will only do business with you if they’re the only one who shows up to your show. You also don’t want to choose a vendor if they’re not listed on many websites or if you can’t find their products online. Luckily, there are a variety of resources available to help you find the right clothing vendors for your show. Here are some ways you can find the right vendors for your show:
- Google Search: Searching through blogs, websites, and other online resources can give you a good idea of the vendors you should avoid.
- Ask at conventions to make sure the vendors at events are reliable.
- If the vendors are listed on other websites, check to make sure the websites are reputable. You can also ask your friends and fellow show attendees for details about the vendors.
You may also want to check with the local vendors to see if they are reputable. If they are not, ask them to change their listing. You might also want to check with the vendors at previous shows to ensure they aren’t scamming innocent show attendees.
Check Online Vendor directories.
If your show is in a smaller town, you might not have a choice but to use the vendors listed in the local paper or on websites. If your performance is in a small college town or a rural area with no con or event staff members on staff, this might be the case. You can, however, check the directory of your local library to add listings for vendors that you’d like to use. You can also join online communities such as Facebook or Instagram to follow vendors you’d like to work with. Joining these platforms allows you to see what other people are saying about the vendors you’d like to work with and will enable you to communicate with other show attendees about the vendors you’re interested in.
Consistency in your advertising
If your advertising is consistent, you’ll be able to attract more customers to your shop. For example, if you have a weekly show in which you do crafts, have your skills stand at every show and advertise your performance on social media, you’ll be able to increase your sales month-over-month. Consistent advertising is also an excellent way to avoid missing out on new show attendees.
Ask at shows
A great way to find out what vendors are currently doing in your area is to ask at shows. Conferences and events are frequently held in nearby cities and you might not be aware that a show is coming to your site if you don’t attend the show. Ask fellow attendees and vendors at shows about the shows coming to your area, and see what their experiences were. You might find that some of the vendors you’d like to work with are already at your show and you can ask them about the vendors they’ve worked with recently.
Check with Show Staff
Last but not least, check with the vendors at shows to see if they want to sell at your show. Doing so allows you to talk with them and make sure they’re a good fit for your brand, but it also lets you know if they’ve sold any merchandise at your show and what type of merchandise it is. Often, this is the best way to find out about the vendors you’d like to work with.
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