Monday, September 25, 2017

Why does Rob like trading in the Butcher’s Market?

Rob is married with two small children and he makes his living selling DVD’s and Blu Ray’s from his shop “Mad4Movies” which caters for all ages and tastes.  He also sells some DVD’s online although this is not his main business as he prefers the face to face contact with his customers.

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So why does Rob like trading at the market?

“Wrexham people are very friendly and I get to meet a lot of them who are always happy to stop and chat.  There’s also a great community in here as everyone helps one another and the traders get on really well.  We’re just like one big department store really.

“Trading in the Butcher’s Market is great and I wouldn’t consider moving as that would affect my costs.  People know where I am and I know my business so I’m able to help them when they can’t quite remember the name of a film.

We asked him what advice he would give to a new trader

“New traders can learn a lot from all the traders in here.  When I first started I received help from the Council’s Businessline Team which really helped and I also listened to the advice of the older, more established traders.  New traders also need to be prepared to put the hours in and to get to know their product so they can sell it with confidence.”

We also asked Rob if he had any advice re advertising.  This is what he had to say.

“I haven’t had to use costly advertising and I have been pleasantly surprised at the power of social media, particularly Facebook.  It’s free and is the trader’s best friend for advertising and relatively easy to build up an audience who will soon start interacting with you.  A lot of my customers fine me online and ask if I have certain movies for them so it’s really useful for them.

A quick visit to Rob’s shop soon shows why his business has remained popular for so many years.  His neatly arranged shelves offer a wide range of DVD’s from, perhaps his most memorable title, “Attack of the Lederhosen Zombie” to a large variety of “Carry On’s” and from new releases to old westerns.  He is also happy to source DVD’s for customers when he doesn’t have a particular title in stock.

We have some stalls available at the Butcher’s Market and if you are interested in taking the first steps to become a market trader take a look at our previous article:

“Fancy Trading in the Butcher’s Market?”

If you’re thinking seriously about becoming a market trader call our Markets Team now on 01978 292545

Source: https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/why-does-rob-likes-trading-in-the-butchers-market/ (Wed Aug 30th 2017)

Leanne Hughes
Leanne Hughes
Local News & Events, Welsh Politics
Caerphilly & Merthyr Tydfil

Let's Get Digital, Digital!

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All things digital will be celebrated in a ‘festival' at Central Library Hub next week.

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No wellies or glow-sticks are required for Digifest, a special event on Saturday, September 9 organised by Cardiff Library Service and Adult Community Learning Service.

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The digital fun from 10am to 5pm will include information stalls, seminars and workshops with activities available to suit a variety of ages and capabilities.

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The day will also provide an opportunity for people to enrol on a wide variety of Adult Community Learning courses including courses for help people gain skills they need to get back into work, exciting courses from crafts to computers and as well as accessible learning opportunities for adults with additional needs.

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Workshops in the festival include an ‘Appy hour' for all those confused by just what their smartphone or tablet can do, Minecraft club for children to build and explore their own world in a safe, offline environment, a local ancestry and family history workshop with Glamorgan Family History Society, a social media seminar, 3D printing demonstration, digital garden design and much more.

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Visitors to the library will also be able to find out about the latest cutting edge photography equipment available, learn about the latest virtual reality technology to help people gain an understanding of what it is like to suffer from dementia and lots of information about the activities and resources on offer in Cardiff Libraries.

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Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, said: "Digifest is a great initiative by Cardiff Libraries and Adult Community Learning to help people find out more about every day technology, how to get the best out of it and how to enjoy using it. There's a packed schedule of innovative activities running throughout the day for real novices to those who already embrace technology in their lives but want to learn more.

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Let's get digital, digital! ; All things digital will be celebrated in a ‘festival' at Central Library Hub next week. ; No wellies or glow-sticks are required for Digifest, a special event on Saturday, September 9 organised by Cardiff Library Service and Adult Community Learning Service. ; The digital fun from 10am to 5pm will in...

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