CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS - 1st April
Successful applicants will be notified by 1st May
**Please note, we are now fully booked for the event but have opened this form as a waiting list. Please fill in the form below and we will be in contact with a stall become available**
Table and chairs will be provided. Sizing approximately 6 x 2ft
Not yet an Etsy seller? - Search 'Etsy' in google to find out more and to sign up!
Not part of the Dorset Team yet? Click here to request to join us : https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/14319/dorset-etsy-team
You can find our Facebook event page for the Christmas Fair here: https://www.facebook.com/events/866031100155674/
* Have an active Etsy shop with a minimum of 12 items ready to purchase and for this to be the case at the time of the fair too.
*Be part of the Dorset Team on Etsy and active within the Dorset Team community. Not part of the Dorset Team yet? Click here to request to join us : https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/14319/dorset-etsy-team It is free to join us! Being active within the Dorset Team community is essential and we will look for stallholders who use the team hashtag (#DorsetTeam) and do actively participate in team activities.
Team activities include...*Being active within our Dorset Team forum*Using the Dorset Team hashtag (#DorsetTeam)*Participating in our #DorsetTeam Twitter Hour*Promoting the team*Help other members with their shops*Making team treasuries
We will also be taking into account the following:
* If your Etsy shop is properly set up and you are intending to run your Etsy shop after the event is over. We will be looking to see that you have items listed, your shop policies filled in, clear photographs and descriptions of your products, a shop banner etc.
* Ensuring that we have a range of different stalls selling different items at different price ranges. We will aim to have a mixture of handmade, vintage and supply stalls.
* Quality of your handmade, vintage or supply goods.
We will take into consideration newer members and give them equal opportunity to sell at the event as those who are more established in the community. Likewise, we will not give preferential treatment to sellers who have sold at previous Dorset Team events so as to give everyone an equal opportunity.
We will have a small panel to help to decide who is selected for the Dorset Team Christmas Fair. Each panelist will give each shop an overall rating on these different factors. This score will then be combined with that of other panelists to create an overall score. Those who score most highly will be selected for the fair. Those who are unfortunately unsuccessful will be placed on the reserve list for stalls and we will contact them in the event of a stall becoming available.
The panel will be made up of several Dorset Team members with a range of different shops, experiences and opinions!
The panel is a group of volunteers, if you would like to volunteer to be on the panel please do get in touch via email@example.com
Rachel - The Dorothy Days - Rachel is the Dorset Team Captain. She runs the Dorset Team as well as helping out with the Dorset Team blog and Facebook page.
Natalie - Studio Pickles - Natalie runs our Dorset Team twitter page as well as helping out with our Dorset Team Instagram and team activities.
Sarah - Ten and Six Craft - Sarah runs the Dorset Team Facebook page and is active within the Dorset Team community
Ruth - Satis House Five - Ruth runs our Dorset Team blog page as well as having her own shop selling handmade jewellery, light boxes and craft supplies
Lynn - Nemeton - Lynn is an experienced Etsy seller who has been selling on the site since 2008! She is also a Dorset Team leader.
Please make sure your stall does not obstruct or block any of the walk ways or anyone else's stall.
The space is for one 6ft x 2ft table. If you want to bring a rail, clothes dummy, large display stand etc this will need to be instead of your table rather than as well as. If you require more space (i.e a rail and a table) please book two pitches. All other smaller props/ stall displays will need to fit within your stall space.
Please do not bring items to the fair which have copyrighted designs as, unless you have a license, it is illegal to sell these and against Etsy rules even if they are your own handmade items. Copyrighted designs include Hello Kitty, Frozen, Winnie the Pooh, Minions etc. If you have any queries regarding this please feel free to ask in the team for advice.
All items that you bring to the fair need to be compliant with the Etsy site rules and must either be your own handmade products, vintage or crafting supplies.
We do not permit stall shares with non-team members/ people who are not on Etsy. If you do want to stall share with another member there is a section on this application form to request this. Each person will need to complete a separate application form and pay half of the stall fee each.
Public liability insurance is required, if you have any queries regarding this or would like some information/ advice from other members regarding this please see the team forum.
You must be a Dorset Team member and have an active shop with at least 12 items listed to participate at the fair.
Payment is due within 7 days of notification that you have been successful or your table will be reallocated.Payment is non-refundable
For any further questions please contact the Dorset Team Captain via email firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Etsy (The Dorothy Days)
We will use our team hashtag #DorsetTeam to advertise the fair.
To make the fair a big success we will need to work together as a team to promote the fair, the team and the sellers selling there. This is best achieved if all participants get involved with promoting. We are also looking to promote sellers as much as possible on the Dorset Team social media accounts so please post your social media links so we can follow you back and repost your posts. Please be sure to help us get the word out about the fair. The more active on social media we are, the more excited the public will get about coming to the fair!
We will be featuring stallholders on our Dorset Team social media and ask that stallholders get involved in promoting the posts so we can spread the word about the fair, the team and the sellers involved as far and wide as possible.
Please fill in the information below about your business.
We may use this on our social media to promote you and the event and also, hopefully pass this on to press, bloggers etc.