It’s been a year and a half since I started with my clothing and accessories business and I want to share with you my experiences and maybe this post may pique your interest in opening up your own.

Here are some simple tips that may help you out:

1. Make your booth look inviting.

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Make people believe in love at first sight. When your room/booth looks inviting from the outside, naturally, people will try to take a look inside it. That’s one way to reel in customers. Try to use uniform hangers and use backgrounds. Don’t forget to put on lights so your merchandise can shine bright like diamonds!

2. Make room for people.

Of course if you want people to come inside and take a look at your merchandise they will be needing enough room in your booth. Always have a stock room. It can be under your table or you can bring plastic containers so can stack everything inside it and make more room for buyers.

3. Always smile and be approachable.

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You would gain not only customers but also friends. There are buyers that are super nice and believe me when I say you will also experience rude and barat customers. But never let the smile fade. It enlightens the mood of your booth and you as well.

4. Starter pack for bazaaristas

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A handy-dandy notebook! It’s very important that you can track down your sales and your expenses. So you can easily find out if you are missing a sale or you’ve had too much eating. Oops!

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Bag. Para sa kaban ng shop! Do not leave your valuable things unattended. My partner lost his phone once because he left it on a table inside our shop. Even if you rented out your space/booth/room, different people come in and out of it. Better safe than sorry. So your cash, gadgets, and anything important should always be next to your body.

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Change. And A LOT of them! Many times I would run from my booth to another to the next just because I don’t have enough change. It’s very tiring, I tell you, so stack that change as much as possible. Also some customers don’t like to wait. So lock that sale up by being prompt in giving change.

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Girl. You need this! I know you need this and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. HAHA! A Calculator. Sometimes, Math isn’t that friendly at all!

5. Be proud of your merch.

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Give yourself a clothing allowance. It is easier for the customers to make up their mind once they see how and what it looks like when a clothing is worn. And also it’s a gift for yourself too… You worked so hard you deserve it! ♥

Last but not the least,

6. Have someone.

Sometimes, an event take soooo loooonnnggg and it’s always nice to have a helping hand. Someone you can chitchat with and laugh the stress out with. Or someone to eat with. It can be your friend, or someone on the next booth. Mine is this one ♥

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Photos were taken in La Salle University UnivWeek2017.

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