Religious Conventions & Spiritual Retreats: Religious crafts can be sold by setting up a table or booth at related events. Conventions and spiritual retreats attract small businesses, educational institutions and even entire church groups that will buy your crafts. These large events provide an opportunity to make direct sales in volume. It can also help you to land connections that will bring craft sales on a regular basis. Selling religious crafts at conventions and spiritual retreats will also help to get your products out to more than one city. The level of promotion increases since many religious events are attended by men and women from all over the nation.
Direct Church Sales: Craft professionals can start selling religious products right at their own church. This is a great place to develop a new customer base and find out which religious crafts are most popular. Selling at one church will also give you a good idea of how to position your crafts in the marketplace. Do they attract more women than men? Are they accepted by a younger audience? You can easily build a startup demographics map through direct sales at church. It is one of the easiest and more welcoming places to sell religious crafts. Craft professionals who are already involved in church may find sales easier. Based on the success at your own church, you could plan a small tour and travel to a dozen places of worship to sell religious crafts.
Religious TV Programs: Crafts can be sold direct and online by advertising on television. This can be achieved by sponsoring or buying ad space on individual Religious TV programs. Make a commercial listing your products and a phone number or website where they can be ordered. There are also large TV networks that are solely focused on religious programming. It may be possible to purchase a bulk advertising package where commercials for your crafts rotate among programs. Religious TV networks can be one of the most lucrative places to sell religious crafts.
Religious Stores: Retail locations can be one of the more appropriate places to sell religious crafts. These types of stores cater to individual customers and small businesses. Your crafts should blend in well with the selection of bibles, choir robes and related products at religious stores. Selling crafts at these places works the same as if you were marketing to any retailer that carried general merchandise. You will need to contact the buyer or person in charge of making purchasing decisions for selected religious stores.