Tips for Successful National Alpaca Farm Days!
Here are some tips gleaned from our experience and those of
many customers over the years:
Tell your local paper/events mag - they love this stuff!
Local radio might just come do a show!
Email your current customer list.
CALL those stronger farm prospects.
Put signs on the road (with CLEAR dates/times) 3 days before.
Put up a flyer at feed, pet and vet establishments.
Google "public events in my area" to find more ways!
Invite local knitters/spinners to hang out, free snacks and tea.
Can you setup a safe petting area or "selfie" booth?
Know how to handle it if you get a huge crowd!
AT THE EVENT:
An alpaca "Selfie Booth" can have an amazing positive effect.
Guide the flow of people past your alpaca products!
Have water, tea, snacks near your products area.
Have some theme music playing in the background.
Make sure alpaca products are part of your farm story.
Put out signs, handouts and tell folk
you'll have open days for Christmas season.
Get people to sign up on email/phone list (gift drawing?)
Have alpaca souvenirs available.
Have at least some winter alpaca gift items on display.
You may be surprised! Your visitors will come back.
BEST PRODUCT SUGGESTIONS:
Everything we sell starts with, "will that sell in a farm store?"
So you can't really go wrong, but here are the top items to show
as learned from prior years' success:
Show a collection of alpaca products made in the USA.
All make great "ambassadors" of uses of alpaca!
Socks Socks Socks - an easy alpaca seller!
We have everything from alpaca themed thin cotton socks
to our SuperHeavyWeight Superwarm Alpaca Socks.
People will cobble them up and come back for more!
Be sure to show off the Superwarm and OutdoorAdventure
socks for quick and repeat sales in the fall.
Our top selling items for over 10 years!
Prepare for later sales by having a few luxury
alpaca scarves, throws and blankets available during NAFD.
Be sure to have on hand plenty of
Alpaca Toys and Souvenirs
Let your visitors take home a memory
from their visit!
And don't forget our many custom made unique
Alpaca Jewelry and Ornaments:
Many many other items online!
All designed for your farm store success!