Getting Your Handmade Crafts into Galleries and Shops
It’s the beginning of October and this is actually a great time to get your work into shops and galleries. It’s been long enough since trade show season that retailers are ready for some fresh merchandise but they may be a little cash short if they are just now paying off the orders they received in the summer. (Many established galleries and shops have 30, 60 or even 90 day credit arrangements with their vendors.) Although the stats show retail should be up this holiday season, some small shop owners are still timid about buying heavily for the holidays. The idea of having fresh handmade goods on display that they can pay for when it sells appeals to gallery owners this time of year.
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