I am thinking about getting a sales rep and was wondering if any of
you have someone you would recommend. If not, where would I begin to
find one? I know there is a lot to consider and it is necessary to
find someone that would be suitable for my line of work, price
I had a bad experience years ago. A friend suggested I send some
work to her rep in California. I sent quite a number of pieces,
registered mail, detailed inventory sheet, etc. I thought I had all
the bases covered. Well, they stole a few pieces and returned the
rest, declined to carry my work and said they didn’t have the
missing pieces and had never seen them. I had no recourse, it was my
word against theirs. I was in Illinois so going to them in person
wasn’t an option either. I’ve heard similar stories of reps just
absconding with sample cases. I’ve been trying to get my husband to
be my rep, I could trust him implicitly, but he isn’t interested!! No
I already wholesale to some shops, consign and do custom orders.
Frankly, I am afraid to invest the money and time in doing shows.
I’ve done the art fair circuit before and it can be so grueling! The
thought of setting up a tent in the rain while my backside gets
soaked isn’t very appealing. Inside venues that don’t cost an arm and
a leg are great but far and few between. Not to mention I’m not
getting any younger and schlepping hundreds of pounds around is not
as easy as it once was.
I know, I know, I want it all. I just want to make stuff and then
have someone buy it.