Free Download: Getting Ready for Your First Jewelry Show Packing Checklist

Selling your handmade jewelry at shows can be both fun and profitable. The Tips for Selling Handmade Jewelry video series shares knowledge and tips for both selling online and in-person. Episode 3 of the series, Tips for Selling Handmade Jewelry: Getting Ready for Your First Show, covers what to do to prepare for doing shows. Whenever I have done an in-person show or art fair, I have always made a checklist of what to bring with me. This list helps me pack and ensures that nothing is forgotten. See the list below followed by a link to a free PDF download that you can print out and bring to your next show.

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  • Show confirmation and load in/out instructions
  • Show address
  • Money for change: $1s, $5s, $10s, $20s, and coins
  • Card swiper for credit cards (make sure the account is set up beforehand)
  • Fully charged cell phone
  • Business cards
  • Merchandise—your jewelry to sell!
  • Jewelry repair supplies and tools (2 pairs of chain nose pliers, cutters, extra clasps, jump rings, etc.)
  • Price tags
  • Pens
  • Scissors/tape/clips/pins/rubber bands
  • Receipt book
  • Calculator (most of the time on your phone)
  • Tent (if not provided by the show)
  • Table (if not provided by the show)
  • Chair (if not provided by the show)
  • Mat to stand on
  • Tablecloth
  • Booth setup/display items and jewelry displays
  • Props/decorative items
  • Tabletop signs
  • Banner (if you have one)
  • Newsletter sign-up
  • Packaging supplies: boxes, tissue, bags
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Cover for your table if it’s an overnight show
  • Dolly for transporting your goods from the car to your spot
  • Bungie cords
  • Seller’s permit or copy of business license, whatever the show requires—each show is different

FREE DOWNLOAD: Jewelry Show Packing Checklist [pdf]

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Jennifer - July 27, 2022

I would also suggest power banks for your phone in the event you need to charge during the day. Great way to keep phone handy for the many uses you may have and be able to keep with you at the table.

Donna - June 17, 2022

Some shows require a resale license, some do not, but require you to collect sales tax which you turn in to them at the end of the day.

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