Last Saturday I got involved in a Market Day. Oh what fun (but hard work)!
I should note here that markets run in my DNA and by that I mean, my mom and her sisters simply cannot go a weekend without cruising a market place. They literally walk until they drop. I never really understood the hype, they get back home all hot & flustered.. plonk themselves onto the bed in total admiration of their day well spent.
I think it’s more the atmosphere of the market places that keep ’em coming back rather than the bargains they find.
Having spent the morning setting up our stall at the market day, with a special thanks to my gorgeous & loveable baby sis (oh how much I love & appreciate her) we didn’t really have much time to browse around and check out the other stalls but later during the day did my rounds.
From what I gathered after a squizz round the little block, I know now the formula to a successful market day i.e. people come, they browse, they purchase, they linger a little longer, and then they leave… is 3A’s and a big fat F!
Atmosphere, Ambiance, Attitude, FOOD!
People run out when the food runs out… basic needs have to be met 🙂 always!
I’d love to set one up and see how that fairs 😉 pun intended. But that’s a blog for another occasion.
Anyhoo… my little cute as a button label for baby accessories, bibs & the blanky, has been doing really well (all praise). Moms have really taken to the fresh designs, dare I call it baby couture, it’s different, it’s cute, it’s something old that’s new again!
We met some really lovely ladies, made some great contacts, and slow & steady building up a promising customer base. All so exciting!
Based on the outcome and feedback I received on the day too, I’m jazzing up my spring & summer collections of baby goodies and likely will be doing another market day soon, maybe before the Eid & Christmas rush. After that I’d tag myself a #marketeer #stallerballer, lol.
Watch this space… exciting things in the pipeline and I hope to meet you all there again soon.
As with anything in life, gratitude is food for the soul so I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you. I am blessed & honoured by your support.
Live your life with love..