My Earliest Sales Experience
My earliest sales experience was not selling lemonade--although that would have been appropriate! It was selling little decorative pillows that my mother sewed and I stuffed. I was about 5 at the time. We made four pillows and they all sold rapidly. We had a good sales location. I was living in Apache Junction, AZ. People were always coming and going on the sidewalk by our house.
I was not entirely pleased by our success. I had wanted to keep a pillow for myself because they were pretty.
The reason for this mini-fundraiser was that I had broken a brand new window that my father had left out on the lawn in preparation to installing it. Thinking back, he should have leaned it against the house where it was more visible, but I did learn some valuable lessons. (1) Glass is breakable. (2) Be careful what you step on. (3) Crafts are fun! (4) Sell things to make money.
What is the earliest sales/retail experience you remember?