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Another event tomorrow

Although I am now officially on holiday from the day job, my business is busier than ever! I have another stall event tomorrow where I hope to shift all the stock I bought for the last one that was cancelled due to bad weather.

I need to get some of this stock shifted so I can get some of the amazing new items we have into stock and of course making money is always welcome.

I have quite a lot of handmade soaps in stock - too many if I am being honest, I would have been better getting a wider range of stock. Don't get me wrong I have a good few other things too I have bath bombs and kids paint your own banks that always do really well. I have some more kids stuff and a few random bits and bobs like a mug and a picture.

This event is now going to run every week which is great news because its only a ten minute drive away from my house so I can go along every Saturday that I'm not working.

Oh and I have my new card reader too so I can accept card payments as well as handing out brochures to people who visit my stall.

Only downside is its an 8.30am start so I will need to be there super early if I want to get a spot near the door which I need to do for two reasons: Firstly everyone sees the stalls nearer the door and secondly the phone signal is rubbish in that building and I need a signal for my card reader to work, last time I was there I was right up the back and the signal was patchy at best.

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Kasman wrote on August 18, 2017, 3:50 PM

Sounds like you're doing great. Amazon look out!

Last Edited: August 18, 2017, 3:51 PM

melody23 wrote on August 18, 2017, 4:34 PM

It's going really well, but nowhere near amazon standards quite yet!

MegL wrote on August 19, 2017, 4:24 AM

Do you need a smartphone for the card reader to work? I am thinking of getting a card reader but I might also need to get a smartphone too!

melody23 wrote on August 19, 2017, 11:58 AM

It works with either a smart phone or a tablet that has internet on it. Ive had two of them I loved the first one because it had a built in keypad and was really easy to use but they force you to put your address on your customer receipts something I did not know when I bought it. As my business address is my home address I was not comfortable with this at all and they would not remove it, the one I have now you don't need to put an address on your receipts but you can put a picture on them which is pretty cool as well as a link to your facebook etc (they are email receipts) only downside is it doesn't have a keypad built in so you actually need to hand over your phone to act as the keypad, unless its a contactless transaction. The app is also really good you get lots of cool features that I am yet to actually use.

MegL wrote on August 20, 2017, 5:48 AM

Thanks, I must try that but will need to get a smartphone too.

lookatdesktop wrote on August 20, 2017, 1:19 PM

You have a lot going for yourself.