Pencil Me In

How to sell to shops Workshop

Regular price £50.00

How to sell to shops - Workshop

Saturday 1st February 10:30am - 3.30pm (with break for lunch, this is the first time running therefore timings are approx)

This workshop is hosted by Sarah Holmes, owner & shopkeeper at Pencil Me In. Sarah has been a shopkeeper for 5 years, and also wholesales a range of stationery products to shops & businesses around the UK. One of her values is helping others, after informally mentoring designers & card publishers Sarah wanted to formalise her knowledge & experience into a workshop for those starting or interested in wholesaling.  

We will cover in the workshop

  • Product Pricing & Margins (Cost to wholesale to retail)
  • Invoicing including Pro forma, minimum orders, shipping 
  • Catalogue or Website?
  • How to approach?
  • Review & discuss industry submission examples - good & bad
  • What & how to research
  • Social Media 
  • Seasonal calendar & when to launch collections
  • Trade Show overview
  • Tips, tricks & other resources
  • Any other topics & questions

Each workshop attendee will be sent a small questionnaire before the workshop so we have a basis understanding of each stage every is at and to collect any key topics or questions you have to ensure these are covered in the workshop. 

From the workshop you will come away with a small handbook covering the above topics. Together we will agree a short action plan so you know your next steps. 

We very much value Community over Competition so please come ready to be honest and open with the other attendees so everyone can learn from others experiences - be good or bad. 

 If you are not sure if the workshop is for you - please free to email to chat it over or you can DM at @pencilmeinshop on instagram 

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