A little less than a year ago, I had to pull my stuff out of the art gallery I had been selling from. Before I actually got to it, I got a call from a woman who manages another art gallery, this one in a public facility. She wanted my things in her place. I was going to say "No"? No. Even though I agreed, I was reluctant. The new place has much less traffic both inside the store and on the street. Old place had thousands of walk-byes daily. New place has very little traffic but may be considered a 'destination' attraction.
I have been selling more from the new place than old. And, interestingly, I'm selling a greater variety of things. The manager put my pens and duck calls in a display case all their own. Since it had extra room I packed up and shipped a bunch of old non-sellers just to take up space. Well....I'm here to tell ye, those "old non-sellers" are selling just fine. For example: cartridge pens with antler; my high priced pens; perfume atomizers (I hadn't been able to GIVE those away, even to family ); hidden compartment key rings, and most recently, Harry Potter magic wands. Go figger. Except for the cartridge pens, I don't know if I'll make replacements for the other stuff.
Mainly, I'm kinda fascinated by the difference in sales results. BTW, the old location and new one are only a couple blocks apart, adding to the puzzlement.
Rob, any theories?