Young Living Essential Oils Vendor Supply List
All you NEED is the Premium Starter Kit and a big ‘ole smile. But if you decide to enter the fun world of vendor events, you will probably want to invest in some supplies. If you are a member of my Young Living organization, I would love to chat with you about vendor events if you are interested. A great place to start is with this training information.
How to Find Vendor Events
- I find most of my events on vendor event facebook groups. On facebook, search your city name + vendor events (or craft fairs, markets, etc.) to find your local groups.
- Google searches for vendor events (your city name + vendor events, craft fairs, markets, etc).
- A lot of schools and churches have vendor events. So pull out your phone book and start calling all of them to get info.
- Your local chamber of commerce might have some information.
Vendor Event Tips
- The PSK is unique at vendor events since it’s not an impulse buy (while it’s a great value, it’s still an investment) and they don’t get the instant gratification of walking away with their purchase. Use that to your advantage and tell them you’ll ship it to them so they don’t have to lug it around all day.
- FORM FORM FORM – If you aren’t familiar with FORM, listen to this call.
- I see vendor events as gathering leads. When I FORM them correctly, they will give me their contact information, and I can follow up with them.
- If it’s a fundraiser, you could offer to donate a portion of your sales to the fundraiser. Be sure to advertise that at your booth. I put the info on a dry erase board.
- Stand up. Don’t sit. If you sit, it should be on a tall stool in the front of your booth.
- Eye contact and smile.
Vendor Event Supplies
Here are the supplies I use at my vendor events. Customize this to fit your needs and budget. If you are simply doing 1 event, you probably don’t want to invest in many supplies. However, if you plan on using vendor events to jump start your business (as I did), you may need some of these items. And of course, keep your receipts for the tax deduction. These are pictures of some of my booths.
- Tables: Some events supply tables. Some do not. I like these because they fold in half, are easy to carry, and easily fit in the trunk of a car. Currently, I use a 4′ and a 6′ in an L-shape.
- Table Cloths:
- Banners: I have a handful of these and use different ones for different events. Yes, you can simply print out a graphic and frame it (I do that for some graphics). However, these are easy to use, roll up small, and look professional. Here are sites I have ordered from:
- Sniff Jars: If you put out your oil bottles, you will have people taking a couple drops, sniffing a little too close to comfort, and sadly, sometime bottles “disappear”. If you are at a small event, it’s not a problem to simply put out your PSK oils and letting people use them (and maybe even sample them). However, if you are at a large event with hundreds or thousands of people, you may want some sniff jars. I use these spice jars. I put a few cotton balls in the jar and about 3 drops of oil on the top cotton ball. I display them with the black lid on the jars. People remove the black lid and sniff through the spice shaker top. Depending on how often it’s opened, the smell can last for weeks. I print these labels from The Oil Posse Team. They have amazing resources on their site. Do them a solid and order you labels from the link on their site to pay them back for amazing graphics. I display my sniff jars in a cupcake stand from Hobby Lobby.
- PSK Graphics: The Oil Posse Team is back again with PSK infographics. That’s what I print and use. They are so generous with their graphics. They have some frames they recommend and it would be great if you supported them & snagged those frames.
- Frames: I like the frames The Oil Posse uses. I opted to do a tall vertical frame to take up less table space. The downside is it’s very tall and doesn’t fit in my suitcase for easy travel and it was difficult to find an easel that would support it. I found the tall vertical frames at Michaels. The closest thing I found online is this one. I keep a handful of these 8.5 x 11 frames in my kit for promos and info I print from my computer.
- YL Graphics:
- The YL Flicker page has lots of graphics you can print (including high resolutions of products). I print any promotional graphics from the YL virtual office – like the monthly promo.
- I like the table toppers from Young Living Gear. They are inexpensive and have info about the oils on them. Set those up with an oil bottle or sniff jar in front of it and you’re done! Couldn’t be easier. I’ve seen people add a matching tissue paper in the top (like you do with a gift bag) for added height and color.
- The YL product guide has some great graphics that you can cut out and frame. You got one with your starter kit and you can order more from Young Living.
- Young Living Gear has an essential oil magazine that has great graphics and recipes.
- Diffusers: A great tip is to display all diffuser options. When someone asks “how much”, start with the most expensive option. “This is the “Bentley of diffusers” [pointing to the Aria] and it’s $260 with the kit.” Then go down the line. When you get to the standard options, $160 sounds like a great deal (cause it is)!
- I have a generator I use when electricity isn’t available. It doesn’t last all day but it’s handy to have.
- Sign Up: I like to set up my lap top and use my phone as a hot spot if wifi isn’t available. I also have printed copies of the order form just in case. Find them under member resources when you log in.
- Additional Products: I like to display the Thieves and NingXia ER kits. I put the monthly promo close by. As they are signing up, I say “I’m not trying to upsell you but I want you to know Young Living has monthly promos and you are this close to getting freebies. I don’t want you to miss out just because you are new.” If they buy 1 of the ER kits, they qualify for the 190 pv promotion so that’s what I talk about.
- If I display any other products, it’s kits that get them to the promo. So the ART kit, or KidScents Kit, etc. My goal is to get them to the promo. Sp I only focus on items that make it easy to get there.
- Dry erase boards: I like having a few of these on hand. Any promo info, fundraising info, etc. goes on these. These are chalk on 1 side, dry erase on the other. Don’t forget the chalk or markers.
- Chairs: If you are sitting, it should be at the front of your booth on a tall stool. Don’t hide in the back in a short chair. I like these tall directors chairs because they have a back and fold up nicely.
- Raffle: This is a hot topic and people are pretty opinionated on doing them or not doing them. I personally don’t do raffles. It’s a good way to get contact info and lots of vendors do them. I personally feel it attracts people that really aren’t interested and it devalues the kit. But if you like them, go for it!
- Canopy: If you have an outdoor event, you might need a canopy. This one is on my wish list.
- Misc. Supplies: These are things that are handy to keep in your kit.
- I got some fake lavender and lemons from Hobby Lobby to put in a vase. A little touch of elegance 😉
- Clip boards
- Paper towels
- Scotch tape
- Duck tape
- Forms to collect contact info (either that you fill out or they fill out)
- Retail: You are allowed to resell products. You purchase them at wholesale price and resell them at retail price. I personally do not do that. I don’t want to make the investment in the inventory and my goal is to get members. With that said, some people are very successful at reselling. These events are an investment and if you want to recoup some of your costs, this is one way to do it.