Do what I say not what I do. lol

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  1. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Doesn't seem a bad price, especially since I'm guessing that it's only going to start getting busier and busier as we get closer to Christmas!


     
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  2. zombiesniper

    zombiesniper Furtographer Extraordinaire! Supporting Member

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    That was our logic as well.
     
  3. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Did you get a rough tally of the foot traffic? Not just those that stopped, but overall? It would be interesting to see how that compares to mid-December. FWIW, I think your turnover rate is pretty respectable.
     
  4. zulu42

    zulu42 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Awesome experiment and kudos for putting your work out there. I do have a couple thoughts as far as retail strategy. My uneducated guess is that it would serve well to display as many products - other than framed prints - as possible. I just don't think that many people decorate their homes with framed photographs - wildlife or otherwise. When I'm in other people's homes, the only photos I usually see are family photos. Calendars seem like a good idea, but attach a place to them "The Stunning Raptors of Ontario". The metal print or a canvas print is more of a "decorator piece" than a framed print, IMO. A mug with an awesome owl on it might sell more often than a print of an owl. Only my guess. And if you also print "Ontario" on it, the print or the mug, it might sell even better. Greeting cards. Coffee table books. Garments.

    Best luck and it is really interesting to follow along with your experience in retail!
     
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  5. zombiesniper

    zombiesniper Furtographer Extraordinaire! Supporting Member

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    Total foot traffic that passed my area was about 50-100 per hour on Saturday and about half of that on Sunday.

    I agree that mugs and trinkets sell more than prints. The 400 Market would not consider these in the same product category and the rent would be full price. More important this would not be valuable information for me as my final goal is not to be a vendor but an event coordinator for an Artist market.

    Also...who are these boring peoples houses you go into. Get rid of them. Nobody needs that kind of negativity in their life. :allteeth:
     
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  6. LK_Nature_Photography

    LK_Nature_Photography No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I wish you luck in any kind of selling, business, or cooperation with someone... Wildlife photography is special, you have to love it to do it, and the animals and nature too... it´s just a wonderful thing to do and to show others the beauty of wildlife. I hang my own wildlife pictures on my wall as a decoration, for me, it is not just a picture of an animal, it is a memory of "that" harsh environment, or "that" cold winter...
     
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  8. zombiesniper

    zombiesniper Furtographer Extraordinaire! Supporting Member

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    Pet photography can do very well.
     
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  9. davholla

    davholla No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks for that, I know someone who might do it (not a rival to you as it will be in the UK).
     
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    zombiesniper Furtographer Extraordinaire! Supporting Member

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    Rivalry is good.

    Tell your friend "Good luck!"
     
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    Best of luck to you! Great idea on the conversation starter.
     
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    zombiesniper Furtographer Extraordinaire! Supporting Member

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    Thank you.
     

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