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How to achieve market stall success


Creative Handmade Product Presentation. Photos by AForestFrolic and Jerry Lai

You may think that you are well past your years of sitting in a classroom and listening to lectures, but getting an education can also help you achieve success in your business.

No, we don’t actually mean you’ll need to earn a degree (although that’s also an option); you can simply start with workshops offered either by the respective councils, organisations or by leading authorities that have excelled in the field.

How to learn on the (market stall) job

  • Take notes on consumer patterns. What do people browsing your stall look at more often; What do they remark upon; Where do they stand; Is there a dark corner they avoid; Which products do they pick up?
  • Ask for suggestions. It doesn’t hurt to get some creative criticism, especially from your consumers. Don’t be afraid to ask them what they think of your stall and your products.
  • Study your neighbours. Take time to note what similar stalls like yours are doing. Walk around if you have the opportunity to observe what they do. But don’t follow. Instead, better to think up of some other gimmick or promotion to beat the competition based on your observations.


Studying Your Business. Photos by PEXELS

How to take your education one step further

Industry experts such as Lorri Loca from BakeItBottleItSellit.com, offer workshops to help you succeed in your market stall business. Consider attending workshops to meet people with more experience than yourself, and also to network in a business environment with other stall holders.

Find out more:

‘Selling OFF the Table’ Workshop for Stall Holders

A course we recommend for beginners and successful stall owners alike, Selling OFF, will take you through a number of tips and tricks on the best way to set up your stall, and sell at the Markets a variety of products including food, clothes, jewellery, scented goods and lots more you can think of.

It helps you learn more about running your small business, how to make a difference with your table display and presentation, how to grow your customer base until the next business day and will refresh your skills to maximise your sales every time.

Remember, new insights, especially in our changing market scenes, can aid you in furthering your business success. Just keep an open mind and continue looking for ways to develop; add that to some hard work and you’re sure to make it BIG.

Got other tips to share to our fellow market traders? Tell us! We’d love to hear your stories…