Introduction to How & Where to Sell with Francis Love

Francis Love Monday, 1 January 2018

Today, there are hundreds of sales channels available for creatives. So it's no surprise that both established and emerging designers often find it challenging to choose the right avenues to sell their products. However, choosing the right sales channel is crucial. Without them, it can be a fast drain on both your time and money. Thankfully, the design duo behind Francis Love, Deborah Lynch-Shyllon and Julie Middleton, are on hand to demystify the topic, with their introduction on how and where to sell. 

Deborah and Julie began their business with a bricks and mortar homeware store in 2014 and now run an interior design consultancy covering commercial and architectural design under the same name. They have incredible, first-hand experience of setting up a store retailing goods for the home using sustainable materials and working with independent designers and artisan.


In this video, you will learn:

  • When should you start selling (something that a lot of designers are worried about - fear of rejection, or wanting to achieve perfection).
  • What you should do before you launch a business
  • About different sales strategies: wholesale vs retail vs producing to order.
  • About different places to sell your product.
  • About pricing - the difference between cost, wholesale and retail.

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