Selling my cards in a local shop

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Selling my cards in a local shop

Post by MrsShorty on 11/7/2010, 10:31 am

HI everyone

Some advice if anyone can help, my local shop (its a bit like an indoor marke has a few different outlets inside) has a new outlet that sells retro sweets, chocolate etc and are introducing big boxes of chocolates gift wrapped etc, well I was talking to one ofthe shop keepers and mentioned I did handmade cards, she was very intersted and has said she will give me a little stand free of charge to see how well they sell etc, she thought it would compliment her shop, I could also do gift tags etc.

Am very excited, but have just realised to I need any sort of licence, I dont want to get into trouble or anything, what about the tax man etc? I cant imagine selling hundreds or anything but not sure about all the legalities.

I am also going to look at doing samples of cards for my Mum to take to her works and a few of my friends, again do I need anything to be able to do this properly?
Thanks
Emma

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Post by Lorraine on 11/7/2010, 11:23 am

Officially, Emma any income is taxable if it takes you over the threshold. However, nobody bothers for a few handmade cards (or even loads of them, lol). The lady that owns the stand should have sorted any legalities so you don't need a licence.

My advice...go do it, enjoy it and don't worry. Mr Green

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Post by MrsShorty on 11/7/2010, 11:26 am

Thanks for your advice Lorraine, thats great, am even more excited now

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Post by karinlouise on 11/7/2010, 9:10 pm

woo hoo, well done you. hope you manage to sell loads.

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Post by Patty on 11/7/2010, 9:11 pm

Go for it Emma - with the price of "good" cards in the shops, your hand made ones should go like the clappers. Good, good luck to you - hope you sell loads and loads. xx

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Post by Steph on 11/7/2010, 9:28 pm

Go for it Emma - that's the sort of thing I would love to have done, but
not able to trudge round local shops. I wish you all the besy and hope
you sell lots of your work.

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Post by thriftycrafter on 12/7/2010, 8:11 am

You're unlikely to earn more than the level required for tax etc which is over 1000pa I'm sure, esp once you've taken all your costs off, including packaging and delivery to the shop, do not worry.
Good luck.

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