Monday, June 8, 2009

Blast Off!

What a weekend! We opened on Saturday and Sunday at the local flea market. We didn't make a whole lot of money, but the experience was priceless. Lots of people commented about the custom vendor carts and umbrellas. It took about 15 minutes to set up and take down, and anyone who was watching that was pretty impressed. While Barry and Jeff rolled the already-stocked carts out of the trailer, our competitors carried box after box back and forth to their makeshift tables to arrange their stand. The time and energy savings are incredible.
We stocked about 30 items. Mangos were probably the most popular thing all weekend. Carrots were definitely the least popular. Jeff did a great job of selecting the inventory for the first attempt. There really wasn't too much waste.
I'm anxious to try again---at another location, but Barry is determined to get everything right before we try to move too quickly.

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