FAQ / APPLY
Vendor applications for the 2018 Annual Holiday Make.Sale are NOW OPEN! Please read through all the information on this page first. You will find some handy event/ application info as well as the application at the bottom of the page.
The Annual Holiday Make.Sale
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - FREE ADMISSION:
6 pm - 10 pm Friday, Dec. 7 & noon - 5pm Saturday Dec. 8
Please be sure to thoroughly read the following information.
Emails asking questions that are answered below will make us cry :(
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Important Holiday Market Dates:
Show Dates: December 7 + 8, 2018
Applications Open: July 20th - THAT'S NOW!
Applications Due: September 10th
Notifications Sent: September 17th
Booth Fee Due: October 12th
WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR BECOMING A VENDOR AT MAKE.SALE?
The items represented for sale MUST BE HANDMADE OR HAND ALTERED BY YOU! No mass-produced or imported goods will be allowed. We accept all types of art and handmade crafts.
HOW DO I BECOME A VENDOR AT THE NEXT MAKE.SALE?
Applications for the Annual Holiday Make.Sale are NOW OPEN and will remain open until September 10th. You must apply using our online application during that time period. No late applications will be accepted. If you wish to be notified directly of future shows and applications you can sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of this page.
DO YOU ACCEPT FOOD VENDORS?
Yes. Any food product sold at the show needs to be packaged for off-site consumption.
WHEN ARE THE APPLICATIONS DUE?
Applications are due by midnight on September 10th.
IS THERE A FEE TO APPLY?
No. It is free to apply.
What if I don't have a website?
In place of a website, you can provide us with a link to and Etsy or other online shop, a facebook page or album, Instagram account, etc. Please make sure you submit a functional link in your application. It is a lot of extra work for us to hunt down photos or your work on a Facebook profile with only a name to search for and it makes us very unhappy.
DO I NEED TO BE IN ATTENDANCE FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT?
Yes! All vendors are expected to handle their own sales. Once your booth is set up, please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the event start times both days so that you are ready and available when shoppers begin to arrive. Please do not begin to pack up or tear down your display until 5pm. on Saturday. It discourages last minute shoppers and is inconsiderate to your fellow vendors.
CAN I MAIL IN MY APPLICATION?
Our system is entirely digital. All applications are done here through our website and any fees are processed entirely through Paypal.
HOW BIG ARE THE BOOTH SPACES? WHAT ARE THE BOOTH FEES?
Because of the unique nature of the space at Make.Shift, booth sizes are approximate. We will do our best to maximize space for our vendors based on the booth size selected, but we do not guarantee exact dimensions. Vendors will be assigned to their spots upon arrival for set-up. Please plan your display accordingly. We appreciate your flexibility!
There are two approximate booth sizes available at the 2018 Holiday Make.Sale:
“Full” vendor spaces are sized based on a standard 6-foot long folding table and space to sit behind it. $80
A “Half” space is approximately half that size, or roughly enough space for a square, folding card table. $45
The full booth fee will be due after acceptance.
ARE THERE OTHER WAYS TO PAY BESIDES PAYPAL?
Paypal is the only payment option. It is not necessary to have a Paypal account - you can pay with a credit card or bank transfer through Paypal. When you receive notice that you have been accepted as a vendor, you will be given a link for the amount of your vendor fee and any additional fees that apply. You MUST pay your fee via this link - that is how we connect your application and your paid fee. If you don't use the link then we have no way of knowing that you paid.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM ACCEPTED?
You will receive a notification via email by midnight on September 17th. At that time you will receive instructions on how to pay your booth fee by the payment deadline. Please be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contacts to help our email avoid your spam box. Also, CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER!
WHAT HAPPENS IF I'M NOT ACCEPTED?
You will receive a notification via email by midnight on September 17th. Please be sure to add email@example.com to your email contacts to help our email avoid your spam box.
CAN I CANCEL MY APPLICATION OR BOOTH RESERVATION AT ANY TIME?
Please only apply if you are sure you can participate on Dec 7th and 8th. You may cancel your reservation up until the booth payment deadline (October 12th) without any penalty. Due to the excessive amount of time involved in replacing cancellations, only ½ of your booth fee will be refunded if you cancel between October 12th and Nov 1st. Booth fees will not be refunded under any circumstance if you cancel on or after Nov 2nd.
CAN I SHARE A BOOTH WITH ANOTHER VENDOR?
We are allowing booth sharing but are limiting it to only two vendors per booth. Please note that both vendors need to apply together on the same application and will be juried as a pair. The primary contact will be the first vendor entered on the application and the secondary vendor's info can be entered in the optional fields below that.
IS THERE PIPE AND DRAPE BETWEEN THE BOOTHS?
No. The booths are entirely blank spaces, separated only by tape on the floor. There are no partitions or walls between the booths. Vendors may use their own partitions provided they fit within the allotted booth space, are stable, and look nice from all sides.
DO YOU PROVIDE ANY TABLES AND CHAIRS?
Provided tables are available for an additional $10 fee. Please select this option in the application if desired. Depending of the space you are assigned, there may be “built in seating” or folding chairs available upon request.
IS THERE ACCESS TO ELECTRICAL OUTLETS?
Guaranteed access to an outlet is available for a fee of $10 per booth. Please select this option in the application if desired. You really only need electricity if it is essential to your display or if you want to highlight small items.
WHEN WILL VENDOR LOAD-IN TAKE PLACE?
Vendor load-in will take place at assigned times between on Thursday evening, the day before the event, and during the day on Friday before we open for Art Walk. Accepted Vendors will be notified of specific set up times within 2 weeks of the event dates.
DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS?
YES! We are going to need a team of volunteers to help us on the days of the event and during set up the day before. If you or someone you know is interested in being part of this awesome event, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MORE QUESTIONS? Email us at email@example.com.
THANK YOU FOR READING THROUGH THE FAQS!
1. SHOW IMPECCABLE PHOTOS!
All we have to base our decision on is the website or other link you submit with your application. Make sure your product photos are in focus, well lit, and really show off your work! If photography isn't your forte, have a friend help you or do a trade with someone who will make your products look like superstars. Make sure your inventory on your website or FaceBook page is up-to-date with the types of items you wish to sell at the sale. It doesn't help us when we reach an empty Etsy shop or a blog where we have to scroll way down to figure out exactly what it is that you make.
2. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!
Please read all instructions carefully and be sure you are following the directions provided in filling out your application and paying your application fee. When you don't follow directions it creates unnecessary work for us and makes us cranky.
3. EDIT YOUR OFFERINGS!
We love that you're so crafty that you make 10,000 different types of things, but that doesn't mean they will all look good together in your booth. And it confuses the jury to see so many different types of products in your application. For example, if you make soap, jewelry, clothing, wallets and art prints, maybe choose 2 of those media where the products compliment each other the most and apply with those.