Merchant fees are low, $0-$5 at most events. I'd need tables ($60) and *eventually* a larger medieval tent than we have($1000). DH wants a pavilion anyway merchanting or not though. I know how to design and code websites, I guess I could set up a web presence too, DH has paypal stuff set up already for other things. I know about vistaprint, I'll get business cards.
Unfortunately I would need to lay out a lot of money to get materials and start making products for the store. Some stuff I have already, but some stuff I'm out of. To do most of the products I want I need about $500 worth of materials.
What should I consider when starting this up? Should I try and do just a few things right away that won't take a lot of investment but might not sell well and wouldn't give much variety? Or hold out til I might be able to make lots of things? What would you want to buy at such a place?