Helpful tips

Are market stalls profitable?

Are market stalls profitable?

Market stalls can make a lot of money and gain great exposure for your brand… if they are done right. It will answer how to start a market stall, how much a market stall will cost, what it’s like to sell and what you need to bring to your first market.

How do you attract people to your market stall?

Try these helpful tips to help attract customers to your market stall.

  1. Commanding signage. Your market stall should be clear and visible from a distance.
  2. Intuitive layout. The layout of your market stall makes its own impression on the customer.
  3. Effective pre-promotion.
  4. Strategic giveaways.
  5. Diverse payment options.

How much does it cost to set up a stall at the markets?

R: The cost of stall ranges anywhere from FREE to $200 or more! It all depends on the type of markets and whether it is sponsored.

Do I need a Licence to sell food on a market stall?

To run a market stall as a trader, you need a licence from the local council.

What makes a good stall?

Your stall should be a welcoming and inviting space for people to be drawn to! There are many ways to make your space creative. However some practical tips are to try to balance your display so it’s at around eye level, then below and above. Make it easy for customers to see and understand your product.

How do I set up a food market stall?

A healthy side helping of broad skills is just what you need to enable you to start serving up plenty of tasty treats from your own food stall.

  1. Identify and define a unique selling point (USP)
  2. Licensing for street market stalls.
  3. Find a street market pitch.
  4. Prepare Your Stall.
  5. Branding your business.
  6. Attract some customers.

Can you sell alcohol on a market stall?

London street food market fined £25,000 and banned from selling alcohol. One of the biggest street food markets in London has been banned from selling alcohol and fined £25,000 after breaching its licence and reportedly disrupting neighbours.

How do I set up a market stall?

Set up just as you would for the market. If it’s a night market and you need lighting, set up at night and use your lights to ensure they highlight your work in a way that will draw customers to your stall. If you’ll be in a marquee set up in one or if you don’t have one, measure out the space so you can get a feel for your table layout.

What insurance do I need as a market stall holder?

Some insurance providers will sell insurance packages specifically for market stall holders. These are sometimes called ‘Market Trading Insurance’. Established markets may offer insurance as part of the registration fee. If this applies to the market you want to sell at, make sure you understand what that insurance covers you for.

Do you need a licence to run a market stall?

You need to apply to your local council for either a market stall licence or a street trader licence, depending where you want to set up your market stall. If you’re selling food, you’ll need to register with your local environmental health service at least 28 days before starting.

What do I need to display my stall?

You don’t need expensive display items to show your work off. Creating height and balance to your stall can be achieved through using wooden crates or boxes or wrapping and painting cardboard boxes. Look around your house and see what you can use to create a memorable display.