Hope you're having a great weekend
Thank you so much for the order - it's packaged up and will go in the post tomorrow. I'll let you know in the usual way once it's on its way.
I think these venues focus on getting the products on the shelves and then just look to the next suppliers. They have so much inventory I guess it's easy to forget what they've got and who made it - of course part of what you pay them for is for them to act as your agent and sell your product, but I'm guessing they just think your paying for the physical space and for the trouble of actually taking the money for you from the customer. I found that was often the case with some fairs - they treated you as if you should be grateful that they've given you the opportunity to have a space to sell - when in reality if there's no sellers or poor quality sellers, there's no fair/good fair. Of course some were wonderful and we were treated to free drinks and lunch etc, so it wasn't all bad
In all honesty the real reason I've never put my items in shops/galleries is that too many times I've seen the jewellery just left hanging - quite literally - around. You can't leave silver exposed to fresh air like that as it blackens the silver - then who wants to buy. If you're displaying it like that it has to be regularly polished - I'd rather keep them safe in the bags (then their box then the drawer!) and know they're fit for sale.
Have a fab Sunday and thanks again