Handmade Oxford is an e-commerce platform, meaning we handle the website, marketing, sales and operations for you.
Fair dates – Wednesday 15 – Sunday 19 September 2021
Deadline to Apply – Applications are reviewed weekly, on a first come first serve basis.
All Profiles & Products to be uploaded – August 2021
Proficient in Technology – It would be an advantage. However, We are here to help you navigate the new realm of virtual events. From how to use our marketplace -website, upload products to your dedicated shop e-commerce page, to interacting directly with your visitors and live demonstrations, we will explain everything in detail so that you never feel lost.
Internet Connection – A good internet connection is essential. During the event exhibitors streaming live session from their studio or home must have a strong internet connection.
At the moment we are only accepting applications from UK-based makers. However, we are hoping to start accepting applications from international makers in the future.
Yes, we are accepting applications from international makers based here in the UK, who must hold a sterling bank account.
To complete successfully our short online application form have ready details about you and your work; your business contact information, 20-30 words about you and your collection (third person), professionally photographed product & lifestyle images along with their retail prices.
There is no separate application fee. However, if you are successful you will be required to pay a one time setup fee of £50.00 + vat (for new exhibitors only) and a participation fee of £149.00 + vat.
The participation fee includes a dedicated shop page on our platform, training on how to create your own e-commerce ‘Online Shop’, add products and manual guide, practice sessions with “Live Session” & “Workshop” participants, demonstrating video promotion and marketing support.
We will send our decision within one week after we have received your application.
If your application is successful we will send you a Welcome email and your User ID and Password.
You will be sent a “Practical Guide” and we will provide a free “Website Training Session”.
If your application is unsuccessful, we will send you a short feedback.
As an inclusive organisation we encourage disabled makers to make an application – you may wish to do this by video/audio, over the phone or by post. Please ask a member of the team should you have any questions.
You will receive payment 28 days after the order is completed and marked “delivered” on your dashboard. This period is to comply with UK laws of returns and refunds.
There will be 20% + VAT commission on sales through our platform. We do not take any commission on any sales through your own platform during or after the virtual fair
You can join our Marketplace, Handmade in Britain Online. More information here.