Handmade Marketplace FAQ

oneofakindwithloveFrequently Asked Questions:

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How do I apply to be a vendor at the Handmade Marketplace?
Is there a booth fee required to showcase my wares at the Handmade Marketplace?
When is my booth deposit due?
I’ve already paid a deposit to hold my space as a Handmade Marketplace vendor—when do I pay the remainder of the booth fee?
What are the hours of the Handmade Marketplace?
What time is set-up for vendors?
Are tables and chairs provided?
Where can I store my product aside from what is being displayed?
How many other vendors will be selling at the market?
Do I need to bring my own tablecloth?
What are the dimensions of the provided tables?
Am I allowed to purchase more than one booth space?
The market takes place on two separate days—do we have to break down and re-setup the next day?
How long will I have to set up my booth?
Will I be able to see a layout of the tables and know where my booth will be?
What should vendors bring to accept payment from market patrons?
Is there an ATM present at the conference?
Is the market open to non-BlissDom attendees?


How do I apply to be a vendor at the Handmade Marketplace?
Applications for the 2013 marketplace are closed.


Is there a Booth Fee to showcase my wares at the Handmade Marketplace?
Yes. There is a booth fee of $200.


When is my booth deposit due?
Booth deposit of $100 is due upon selection to be a Handmade Marketplace Vendor.  We accept payment via Paypal or check.  Space is not reserved officially until we receive the deposit.


I’ve already paid a deposit to hold my space as a Handmade Marketplace vendor – when do I pay the remainder of the booth fee?
The deadline to pay the remaining $100 for a Handmade Marketplace booth is March 15th.


What are the hours of the Handmade Marketplace?
From 12pm to 7pm on Thursday, March 21st, and from 8am to 5pm on Friday, March 22nd.


What time is set-up for vendors?
Vendors may arrive in the marketplace venue at 9am on Thursday.


Are tables and chairs provided?
Yes – one table, two chairs.


Where can I store my product aside from what is being displayed?
We would like all vendors to store extra product underneath their tables, which will be masked by the provided floor length tablecloth.


How many other vendors will be selling at the market?
We are trying to make space for as many makers of loveliness as we can – there will not be more than 25.


Do I need to bring my own tablecloth?
Tablecloths will be provided by the hotel but it is strongly suggested that you bring your own to drape over the top  and any other banners or garlands you might want to use. Make your booth as eye-catching and fabulous as possible!  There is no ability to hang anything from the ceiling or on the walls.


What are the dimensions of the provided tables?
6 feet long and 30 inches wide.


Am I allowed to purchase more than one booth space?
Sorry but we want to allow for as many vendors as we can so it’s only one table per vendor.


The market takes place on two separate days – do we have to break down and re-setup the next day?
We will provide overnight security and have the room locked up on Thursday night starting at  7:30 pm.  The room will not be reopened until Friday morning at 7:30 am.  There will be several vendors in the space and we don’t anticipate any security issues but please note that BlissDom Events is not liable for any vendor materials.  If you are more comfortable breaking down your booth, you certainly can.


How long will I have to set up my booth?
There will be a three hour window to set up from 9 am Thursday morning, March 21st and the market opens at noon.  On Friday, March 22, vendors will be allowed back into the market at 7:30 am which is 30 minutes before the market opens at 8 am.


Will I be able to see a layout of the tables and know where my booth will be and will I have a choice for my location?
Yes we will have this available in the coming weeks once vendors are approved.  BlissDom will be arranging the order and placement of vendors.


What should vendors bring to accept payment from market patrons?
It is highly recommended that vendors bring some form of method to accept credit card payments as well as cash. We recommend Square for a simple way to handle credit card payments.  Wifi will be available within the conference space for all vendors.


Is there an ATM present at the conference?
Yes there is an ATM on the hotel premises but we recommend making sure you have enough change for cash payments well in advance.


Is the market open to non-BlissDom attendees?
The Handmade Market will be open to the public on Thursday, March 21 but it will be strictly for BlissDom registrants on Friday, March 22.