Articles in the Sales Reps Category
So you finally decide to take the plunge and get a booth! It might be a relief for you that you finally pulled the trigger, or it might be a total stresser – like it was for me each and (most) every time – and I did 5 shows a year when I had my handbag line.
Every show I did for about the first 3 years was as scary as the first one for me – in that I was never sure how I wanted to set up my booth, …
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Road Reps are independent reps that sometimes work for a larger group, or on their own, and don’t have a showroom. They travel around their “territory” showing products to the stores they service. This can be a more cost effective choice as there is no showroom fee for road reps – they work strictly on commission. Another bonus is they are always out and about so they often have more opportunity for a sale then someone sitting in a showroom waiting for a client to stop by.
A great place to look …
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Invoicing can be confusing so let's spell it out here. I have always used Quickbooks for my accounting software so I use their invoicing program too. It keeps track of your inventory as well which makes production much easier to keep up with than counting stuff all the time. If you don't use Quickbooks, you can create an invoice in Word or Excel too.
Most boutiques are used to getting the Invoice with the inventory. You can either put it inside the box or purchase those little plastic envelopes that say “Packing List” …
Accounting, Business, Buyers, Customer Service, Nuts & Bolts, Sales, Sales Reps, Wholesale »
Ok, so your sales rep finally calls (you have been calling & calling to get the sales numbers for market week) and gives you the the "not so great" news that sales are down and she is not sure why since "everyone loved it", they just didn't buy it……and you are heartbroken. You worked so hard on this collection and were sure it would be a hit. And you were counting on the sales.
First things first! Close up shop and call your BFF for an immediate martini rendez-vous so …
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Sometimes the fastest way to find sales reps is to visit the shows where they exhibit. They are often available to speak, and will certainly take your card and catalog if you leave it with them. This is a fabulous opportunity to find tons of reps under one roof and see them in action as well as all the lines they carry – they are in the spotlight and easy to find.
Some tradeshows you might want to consider visiting:
http://www.nyigf.com – New York Gift Show
http://www.enkshows.com - Fashion/accessory/ jewelry/shoe/baby shows
http://www.theabcshow.com – …