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How To Easily Build Up Stock in Your Craft Business

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Are you planning on a craft show in the future, but thinking of making all the products daunting? Don’t worry, I’ve got an idea for you.

Today, I’m going to share how to easily build up stock in your craft business. The best thing about this method is that it works whether you are prepping for a craft show or just wanting to build up ready to ship inventory.

How To Easily Build Up Stock in Your Craft Business -

Sell One, Stock One Method

My method for building up stock is called Sell One, Stock One. If you’ve never heard of it before, don’t worry – I made it up (kind of like the product based business cards).

The basic premise is that you carry on with your business as usual. Each time you get an order, make two of the product. If the product is custom, make a generic version if possible.

Then, you ship one to your customer and set the other one aside to sell at a later time. Easy as that! Before you know it, your stockpile of ready to ship products or inventory for your next craft fair is overflowing.

Tip: You can also use this method to get ready for handmade holiday gift giving.


Monday 9th of May 2016

How you store the extra transfers.


Monday 9th of May 2016

Hi Melissa! I think you mean for heat transfer vinyl transfers? If so, I store mine in a binder. Here's the post that I showed it off: Hope that helps! Christine


Saturday 30th of April 2016

A VERY interesting idea - thank you for this! I LOVE this site, and so glad I found you :)


Sunday 1st of May 2016

My pleasure Debbie! I'm glad you found me, too! Happy selling, Christine

Dawn McCloskey

Thursday 28th of April 2016

I've been doing this for years - I make two of everything. I sometimes take it a step further... I will cut out extras of things and stick them inside the cellophane bag with the finished product. When the finished product sells, I'll use the extra pieces to make up 1-3 more. Sometimes, I don't know if a product is going to sell; that's why I don't make more than two extra.

I found your blog a couple of weeks ago and am enjoying your posts - thanks!


Thursday 28th of April 2016

Awesome Dawn! Isn't there a saying that great minds think alike?! :)