Today at Kioskiosk
Some photos of the Kioskiosk stall near London Bridge. I’ve really enjoyed it and it’s been a really good experience, even though I’ve sold a few things. I’m learning how to set it all up rather than putting everything in a big crappy pile! (as I did my first time round.) Also because it’s only been myself and out of uni there isn’t the worry of looking after other people’s goods and money, which I tend to freak out about. I’ve only ever done stalls for our exhibiton’s and it is completely different in terms of the people and the kind of things you are selling.
There was only one stall in the centre so it looked kinda weird and even some of the staff didn’t have a clue as to what was going on!!! The location of the stall is an important factor on the type of people that come here, there were LOADS of tourists who kept on asking me the directions to the Design museum which I got wrong and didn’t realise it. It would have been better if there was a gigantic sign telling people it’s a shop and not a friggin tourist information centre!! People were shy to come in for some reason…I don’t look that scary! Even Oreos didn’t work today so I have it all to myself I noticed that people were more prepared to buy small items of things than for example t-shirts, no friends and families to buy your things! And discounted/sale stuff also attracted people. Though I didn’t try to shouting/fruit market approach! it’s great to hear what the public think, i did get a few odd comments like some of my illustrations were a bit full on and were looking for more ‘generic’ things….
The next time I’m doing a stall, which I hope I will be in September , I’ll do discounted stuff and not to make loads of expensive things which may put people off. Which is a shame really although again I guess it depends what it is. Anyway here is my sound advice for anybody who is thinking of doing market stalls, it’s worth it and it’s great fun remember to bring a book with you too!