My May Market Vlog: Prepping, Setting Up, and Selling

TLDRJoin me as I document my experience participating in four different markets in May. I'll take you through my market prep, setting up my booth, and the excitement of selling my crochet plushies. Despite some challenges, the markets were a huge success!

Key insights

🎪Outdoor night markets are a favorite among vendors due to the lively atmosphere and increased foot traffic.

🌟Market organizers play a vital role in the success of an event through effective organization and advertising.

💰Selling out of popular items can be both a blessing and a challenge, as restocking may be necessary.

🐠Offering a variety of options and creating themed displays can help increase the sales of slower-selling items.

🌈Engaging with customers and showcasing unique features of the products can attract attention and lead to more sales.


How did you find the market experience overall?

The market experience in May was exceptional, with higher than expected turnout and great sales.

Were there any challenges you faced during the markets?

One challenge was selling out of popular items and needing to restock multiple times, but it was a positive problem to have.

Which market was your favorite and why?

My favorite market was the outdoor night market, as it had a lively atmosphere with live music, food trucks, and beer gardens.

How do you plan to prepare for future markets?

I plan to crochet more stock, especially of slower-selling items, and create theme-based displays to attract more customers.

What advice do you have for other vendors participating in markets?

Engage with customers, create eye-catching displays, and offer a variety of options to cater to different tastes and preferences.

Timestamped Summary

00:00Introduction and overview of participating in four different markets in May.

02:07Preparing for the first market, the Inglewood Night Market in Calgary, including setting up the booth and showcasing the products.

04:52Recapping the success of the Inglewood Night Market and the high turnout of customers.

08:12Preparing for the next market, the Sunday Market on Mother's Day, and showcasing the remaining stock.

09:51Participating in the last market of May, an outdoor farmer's market in the mountains, and reflecting on the success of all the markets.