Retail Readiness Workshop With Rena Tom

We're super-excited to have Rena Tom, founder of Makeshift Society, (a coworking space and clubhouse for creative freelancers in San Francisco and Brooklyn) in Vancouver next week facilitating her Retail Readiness Workshop in our shop. The workshop is super-helpful for anyone trying to get their product into shops and we still a few spaces left if any of you wish to join us.

Do you make and sell products to a loyal following online or at craft shows but want to see your work on the shelves of your favorite boutique? It takes more than having great products to earn a retailer's interest, trust and money. Learn how to approach stores and make it easy for them to buy from you.
During this workshop, you'll re-evaluate your business through the eyes of a buyer, learn how to research the right stores to approach and how to edit your line for maximum appeal. We'll also look at the content of your line sheet and catalog, discuss what makes a compelling pitch and how buyers find out about new lines, and talk about the importance of establishing a good relationship with your stores.

The class will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00am - 12:00pm) at Poppytalk which is located at109 East Broadway, Vancouver, B.C.

Click here to register or for more information.

(Related)  Rena will also be speaking at IDSwest while she's here, speaking Friday (Sept 26 - Trade Only).  Click here for the speaker schedule.

Jan Halvarson


Maryellen Quarles said...

I'd love to take this class but live in Houston, Texas. Perhaps you could partner with Skillshare to create an online version (Please!!).

Fräulein Tong Tong said...

Would love to take part in this workshop, but unfortunately germany is much too far away...