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Best Practices for Windy Markets

Introduction

When it comes to outdoor markets, vendors know that battling the elements can be a challenge. And when the wind starts to pick up, it can be a real headache trying to keep your products from flying away or your displays from tipping over. That’s why we’re here to share the right tools and techniques so you can conquer even the windiest of markets. In this blog post, we'll share some best practices for using Vertical Ledge displays at outdoor markets, so you can keep your products safe and secure no matter the weather.

Choose The Right Displays

Choosing the right Vertical Ledge displays is crucial when it comes to protecting against wind. One of the key factors is the weight of your products. For heavier items, like pottery or ceramics, it’s important to use displays with a lower center of gravity that can withstand gusts of wind. 

On the other hand, for lightweight items like prints or jewelry, displays with a higher center of gravity and less surface area are recommended to minimize the effects of the wind. If you already own one of our peg board displays for smaller products like prints and earring cards- we recommend using the Box 2.0 rather than relying solely on grooves

Secure displays properly

When it comes to setting up displays at outdoor markets, one of the biggest concerns is keeping them secure against strong winds. One way to address this is by properly securing displays with weights, sandbags, or stakes. With options like this, you can ensure your displays stay put and your products remain safe.


Consider the layout of your booth

When it comes to setting up your booth at an outdoor market, the layout can make all the difference in ensuring stability in windy conditions. It's important to arrange your displays in a way that maximizes stability, such as placing heavier items closer to the ground and avoiding tall, top-heavy displays. Additionally, you can create a windbreak by strategically placing surrounding tents or walls to block the wind. 

Prepare for Unexpected Weather

When it comes to outdoor markets, weather can be unpredictable. It's important to be prepared for unexpected changes and protect your displays from rain or wind. Checking weather forecasts in advance can help you plan accordingly. Additionally, having rain covers or alternative display options on hand can provide peace of mind and protect your products. Don't let unexpected weather ruin your market day - be prepared!


Conclusion

Windy outdoor markets can pose a challenge for vendors, but with the right preparation and display choices, it's possible to have a successful and stress-free experience. Choosing the right displays that are lightweight but sturdy, securing them properly with weights or stakes, and arranging them in a way that maximizes stability are all key factors. Additionally, having a contingency plan in case of unexpected weather changes can help prevent damage to your displays and products. By following these best practices, you can showcase your products with confidence and make the most of your outdoor market experience.

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