The Business Chat – How to create a line sheet

“Help! A store asked me for my line sheet! I’d love to have my work in this store, but I don’t have a line sheet because I don’t know what it is.“ The good news about this is that if they are asking for your line sheet then they are looking to buy wholesale and not on consignment. Yay! Moving on, now you have to create your line sheets. Easy. A collection is all of your work organized into “lines” or “series”. A line or a series, is a body of work with a common defining element. A line sheet …

The Business Chat – Wholesale

Wholesaling is when a store buys your work outright. They order from your catalogue, you produce the work and they give you money. There are a lot of advantages to selling your work wholesale. The biggest advantage from a business point is that since you don’t produce the work until you receive an order, you don’t have to invest as much in inventory. Many makers also like wholesale because they spend more time in the studio and less time selling. Of course, you still have to sell to the stores. Note: a store that buys wholesale is also known as …

The Business Chat – 3 ways of selling

No matter how beautiful your work is, if you don’t sell it, your business will fail. In a crafty business money is sometimes not the main reason we’re in business. We do this because we love it, because we want a creative outlet, because we want to share our talents. Regardless of why you are in business, if you lose money it’s a failure. The bottom line is you need to sell your work. There are 3 ways you can sell your work. retail your products directly to the public wholesale to stores/galleries in stores on consignment There are advantages …