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The Handmade Craft Fair

Virtual Christmas Craft Fairs Selling the Best of Handmade 2021

I'm on a mission to help as many handmade business owners as possible to turn their hobbies into a profitable business. 
As part of that mission I'm running virtual craft fairs to help promote the work of as many crafters as possible. This year I'm running 4 virtual Christmas craft fairs. One in October, two in November and one in December. Please carry on reading for all the details below and the links to apply. 

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Virtual Christmas Craft Fairs in October, November and December

I'm now taking applications for my virtual Christmas Craft Fairs.  The fairs are taking place on the following dates, October fair - 23rd & 24th October. November Fair 1 - 13th & 14th November. November Fair 2 - 27th and 28th November. December Fair - 11th and 12th of December.   

You can apply for more than 1 fair. 

To take part in any of the fairs you need to:

 

  • You need to be selling handmade products. 

  • Be prepared to promote the fair on social media before and during the event. 

  • Work as part of a team with other handmade business owners to support each other.

  • Be able to email photos and text for your virtual stalls 2 weeks before the fair date. 

Please only apply if you can meet all of the above criteria. 

This isn't just a virtual fair you also get training on how to take part in a virtual craft fair

This is what is included with your fee for the Virtual fair

  • A virtual stall on Instagram which is a carousel post (one with multiple photos which you swipe across) with up to 10 photos. Each photo can have multiple photos so you can promote a lot of products within your virtual stall.

  • Seller handbook with full-instructions about the fair.

  • Tutorial videos to support you to use Canva and an app to add text to your photos for the fair and hints and tips to help you have a successful selling experience at the fair. 

  • A zoom call Q & A and networking meeting which is an opportunity to ask any questions you have about the fair as well as being able to meet and network with other virtual stall holders. 

  • Promotion your business on all my social media during the fair on @thehandmadecraftfair, @lynseywarrencoaching and @raindropcrafts

  • I will put you in a small Instagram group team so you have support from other handmade business owners as well as me. 

  • Scroll to the bottom of the page to apply

Virtual Craft Fair Information and Terms and Conditions. Please read before applying!

  •  A virtual stall costs £15

  • Each stall holder can have up to 10 photos to promote your products and business. This will be be on a carousel image on The Handmade Craft Fair Page, you can view what one looks like here.

  • You will be able to download your step by step seller handbook once you have made payment for the fair. 

  • Your stall with either be posted on a Saturday or Sunday and you will be advised which day your stall will be posted. 

  • Support will be given by Instagram groups and email. 

  • Photos will need to include prices and must be submitted by 2 weeks before the fair date.  

  • You items must be handmade.

  • Stall holders can take payment via their website, Etsy or other selling platforms. Paypal can also be used but please do not ask for buyers to send payment via family and friends as this doesn't give them buyer protection.

  • Your products will need to comply with all safety regulations such as CE testing for toys, food hygiene for food products and body products etc.  

  • Please make sure all your products comply with copyright so no Disney, star wars etc. 

  • International sellers are welcome as long as you ship to the UK and give information about which country you are selling from and estimated delivery times.

  • You agree too not take part in any other virtual fairs on the same day as this event. 

  • Once your application has been approved you will be emailed a link to make payment via my website.  As soon as your payment is made your stall will be secured. 

  • Once payment has been made for your stall, no refunds will be issued if you decide to not take part as you will have had access to all the training. 

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Applications Open 

Testimonials 

When I signed up for my first Handmade Virtual Fair, I suddenly realised I wasn't very well equipped to participate. My technical skills were quite lacking and I really had no confidence in putting myself forward. I needn't have worried. Lynsey encouraged me step-by-step with information an video clips which made the whole process easy and enjoyable. I also made new Instagram friends through other participating crafters, who proved so helpful and supportive.  To that end I have now signed up for the next Virtual fair which I am really looking forward to - with confidence! Renne - Norfolk Sew N Sew

I took part in my first fair with The Handmade Craft Fair last month and it was a wonderful experience! I'd previously done other markets but Lynsey offers so much guidance through the seller handbook, zoom call and messaging that I learnt so much. Her wonderful organisation of small support groups, and her fantastic advertising meant I had a great market experience making plenty of sales. But more important was meeting and learning from other small business owners (and Lynsey herself) helping me build my small business into the the future. Worth the experience just for that! Thank you Lynsey - Nairi - Artisinat Creations