March came in like a lamb today -- flirting with the high 30s and lots of sunshine, which means I trudged through the 12" snow again to hang tablecloths and dish towels on the clothesline.
It also means that February is over and we have one month in the antiques mall booth behind us.
I can't speak for my selling partner, but I did much better than I expected and am still having fun! I learned a few things in the first month, too:
* Mondays and Tuesdays are slow days -- now I know why some malls are closed on Mondays.
* The dealers who told us to "Buy right so you can sell right" were just that...right! Things move much faster if they're priced reasonably and not at the high end.
* Have items at all price points. Some people won't spend more than a few dollars -- have something there for them as well as the high rollers.
* Don't be impatient and don't be discouraged. It's so easy to get down if there is a string of a few days where nothing sells. I have to remind myself, though, that in a mall the right person has to walk through and see the right item. AND they don't always buy it the first time, but might come back and buy it later.
* Keep having fun! If I ever stop enjoying this adventure, I'll know it's time to quit.
All said, it's been a great first month and it's still enjoyable -- though I can't quit my day job (I hope my boss is reading this)! Do any of you who sell in malls have any more advice?