Exhibitor Package

Participation Fee:           £199.00 + VAT

Commission on sales:   20%  commission + VAT

Our e-commerce package includes:

  • 6 day participation – e-commerce* online fair open for sales 24 hours per day
  • Host an “Exhibitors Live” session or “Workshop” with the chance to interact with our audience
  • Website Training Session – Training on product submission to your shop page and more
  • Create the ultimate shopping experience by completing your exclusive, personalised, exhibitor landing and e-commerce shop page. Publish your logo, promotional photographs, videos, your story in writing and products for sale
  • Instant communication with visitors – your own “Chat Room” where customers can interact directly with you
  • Unlimited product submission* (subject to approval)
  • Searchable platform – be found by name, product, material and more
  • Ability to activate “Special Offer Pricing”
  • Upload pre-recorded “Demonstration Videos”
  • “Best Web Practices” Product and Manual guide
  • Practice sessions with “Live Session” & “Workshop” exhibitors
  • Extensive, targeted, digital marketing campaign in UK, Europe and US
  • Promotional material for distribution within your networks
  • Trusted & secure online sales platform
  • World Wide Shipping Available to select
  • Our offer to extend your selling period online with a free transfer to our e-commerce website Handmade in Britain Online

*As an e-commerce platform, The Interactive Virtual Craft Fair encourages our visitors to buy directly from your shop page during our fair dates. The service we offer means that we run the website, undertake marketing, handle online transactions and operations on your behalf, all of which is included as part of your exhibitor package.

Key Dates

Selection Process: Applications assessed weekly

Deadline to Apply: Friday 12 February 2021

Participation Fee: If your application is successful, we will require full payment within one month of your selection.

Free Website Training Session

How to display your products, photography and marketing tips, for an online fair using our platform and make the most of it.

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

**Get To Know More About the Virtual Craft Fair**

We’ll be hosting a free Zoom session on Thursday 11 February at 5pm to give you the chance to ask us any questions you may have about the Virtual Craft Fair. Sign up to attend now >>

Practice sessions for “Live Session” 

Date: Held from two weeks prior to event launch (tbc)

Submission of products: Two weeks prior to event launch, Tuesday 4 March 2021

Selling platform will be open 24hrs, from 11am Tuesday morning, till 11am Monday 29 March 2021

Tuesday         23 March 2021

Wednesday   24 March 2021

Thursday       25 March 2021

Friday            26 March 2021

Saturday       27 March 2021

Sunday          28 March 2021

Submission Photographs

Applications must include five professional photographs; three photographs of your products on a white background and two lifestyle images of two of your three products.

Images supplied are for selection purpose only and low res images are acceptable. High-res images will be required for Press & Promotion if you are selected for the event.

**Lifestyle Images**

A lifestyle image places your product within a setting thus providing more immediate visual information about e.g size, colour and use.

It is essential that fashion accessories such as jewellery, clothing, hats, gloves, shoes, scarves, bags etc. are shown in a way to give an idea of size and scale. For example seeing a ring on a finger, an earring in an ear, clothes and hats being modelled on a person, hanger or mannequin.

A range of close up images of product details are strongly encourage; please remember the product should be the main focus and not the model.

Interior accessories such as cushions, wall-hangings, prints, photographs should be photographed in situ. For example cushions on a sofa or bed; candles and lamps should be shown lit; tableware and vessels should be photographed against other items to reflect their size and scale i.e a table setting, sideboard, mantelpiece etc.

What happens after you are selected

1.Product Photographs

Having been selected you will be required to submit for each product that you are selling a square image, minimum file size: 800px x 800px.

You will be asked to submit 3-4 images showing different angles, product details, packaging and a lifestyle image to give an idea of scale of your product to the customer. These collective images are essential as together they again provide more immediate visual information about e.g size, colour and use.

*Top Tip: Good photographs are essential for a sale. Good products with bad photos do not sell online.

2. Personalised Exhibitor Landing Page Photograph

Please have ready to submit a square portrait image of yourself in your studio/ workshop which should also show examples of your collection, minimum 800px x 800px.

3. Completing your exclusive, personalised, exhibitor landing and shop page

We create an online account for you, with dashboard featuring functions such as your Shop Profile, Orders and Product Management and others. We provide a 9 point template for you to complete in order to upload an individual product to your Shop Page (more information will be provided within the “Best Web Practice Guide”).

4. Exhibitor Live Sessions 

These are key features of the event. They provide you with an opportunity to engage directly with our audience – your customers – and have proved to be an important element in the promotion of your profile and shop page. We encourage all exhibitors to take advantage of these sessions, hosted by a Handmade in Britain team member, and beforehand we provide a practice session (more information will be provided within the “Best Web Practice Guide”).