Markets Must Haves

Markets Must Haves


Have you decided to start doing markets but just don't know what to get and where to start? I have been doing craft fairs for over 2 years and let's just say, I learned new things in every market. From my tents blowing over, to my cups or tumblers falling to the floor. Here are some of my favorites things to have and to bring with me. But hey, don't worry, I've got you covered with all the insider tips and must-have items for a successful market experience!
Prepare everything the day after the market!

1. Canopy Tent

These tents are my holy grail. I love these tents so much and I can't suggest them enough. They are super easier to set up once you understand how. They are super reliable and come with 4 walls as well as mesh windows and a door! 

2. Tote Rack

I can't express this enough, INVEST in good quality racks. Whether you are doing an indoor show or out door, please do not skip out on these racks. I got mine in Amazon for only $20. Trust me, these rack are the hero of my booth setup! Don't be a rackety mess like me, invest in the good stuff! Treat yourself to quality products that will last a lifetime!

3. Vinyl Banner

I really wish I would've invested in a good quality banner from the start. These banners are awesome quality for a great price. I just designed mine on canva and uploaded it to the website. Within a week or so the banner showed up at my house! I added the holes to mine to make it easier to hang up on my tents!

4. Square Reader and Cash Box

This device has made my life so much easier when it comes to customers purchasing items. They also have different hardware options but this one is the most affordable for someone who may just be starting out! You'll be swiping cards like a boss with this device! Say goodbye to the old version and hello to the new and improved!

5. Tables and Table Cloth

Some events do supply tables for you as well as chairs but I find it so much easier to bring your own! Even when a table is provided for free, I still end up using my own because I know that mine are super reliable. They are a bit spendy, but trust me when I say they are so worth it. I mean, who needs a free table when you can have your own trusty set? I always bring mine along, even when they offer one up for grabs. And yeah, they might be a bit pricey, but hey, quality over quantity, right?

6. Have Fun!

These are my must haves when it comes to markets. I will never leave for a market without them. Let me know down below in the comments what your favorite items are to bring or if this blog post helped you in choosing what to get to start your market journey. What are your market must-haves? Share in the comments below! Let's swap shopping secrets.

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