What are the best places or methods to sell gel candles?
I am starting a new business selling scented gel candles. In the past I have only sold candles to friends and family. I have also started selling at flea markets. I have just recently hired someone to make a website for me to sell my scented gel candles. But I want other ways to sell my products.
I think you should try a number of different approaches, to see what works best for your schedule and your expectations of receivables. Try selling home parties, at your Chamber of Commerce Busness Expos, at local non-profit fairs and bazarre's; though of course you'd sell more product at less expense to you when you have an online store.
Another idea: see if you can partner up with a local jewelry store or bath shop, to do an in-house event where your respective companies can benefit from your combined marketing efforts.
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