Vendors are the lifeblood of farmers’ markets.
We know how much you love being a vendor; showing off your products, connecting with customers and bringing positive energy to your farmers’ market community.
Along with these responsibilities, it’s also your job to bring you’re A-game to every market day. Here are 4 easy ways to become the most memorable vendor at your market.
Always stay standing.
One of the best ways to attract customers to your products is always to stand (don’t sit) and keep a smile on your face. A simple greeting to passersby will make a huge impact on whether or not they decide to stop at your stall. Seasoned vendors know the exhaustion that sometimes comes with the end of market day, but vendors who remain enthusiastic until the very end are more likely to sell more. Don’t forget, people are looking for a connection and are more likely to purchase something if you’ve made them feel welcome and valued.
Be mindful of your neighbouring vendors.
If you’re a new vendor, introduce yourself to your neighbours. If you’ve been at your market for a long time, make sure you continue to greet your neighbours every market day. It’s important to remember that your fellow vendors are not your competition; rather they are your teammates. Every vendor is likely to find more success when customers see good relationships between vendors. Customers want to see that every vendor at the market is respected and valued. Customers will spend more money and time in a farmers’ market that boasts good vibes.
It’s also important to be mindful of your neighbouring vendor’s space. Don’t claim more space that you are allotted and be efficient if you do dip into their space. For example, when you are done setting up for the day, move your vehicle out of the way to make room for them as they set up.
This one is simple but often forgotten; offer a good selection of your product and make sure you have enough to last throughout the market day. This will show customers you prepare well and it won’t leave anyone disappointed by having to walk away from your stall empty-handed.
We’re not just talking about the produce! This is the most crucial tip; keep growing yourself to get better and better at being a vendor. This means you must take each experience, both positive and negative, as an opportunity to learn more about what it means to be the best vendor, a good teammate, and of course, a successful human being.
These 4 easy tips will help make you the best vendor at your market by helping create a happy, friendly and cooperative market community.
These simple tips will help you become the best vendor at your market! For more useful tips, login as a member and check out this vendor supplies checklist, a customer service checklist, and a great display checklist.