The UK is without doubt one of the most creative and diverse places on Earth. The talent of makers and artists needs a vent, a channel that allows both new and experienced people the chance to market and sell their work. They also need to network with their peers and exchange ideas and experiences. The craft fair can be that channel. It challenges people, it inspires and motivates people to do better and more. Supporting your local craft fairs as a visitor, purchaser, supporter helps to grow the community and encourage further creative, social and community wealth.
We have made improvements to the pages where you add items to your shop window, events to your list of events organising and the page for adding blog posts.
Our aim with all these changes has been to make the pages more intuitive and your content easier to manage.
The camera image icon (indicating an image is needed) is now three times larger. Adding an image makes a big difference to the quality of your listing and in some cases they will not display without them.
We have also improved image compression, meaning that newly added images will display faster. In addition, they will have a thumbnail for displaying on search results. If you have added images before this change you will see the text to let you know, all you need to do is re-upload the image to benefit from the improvements.
The order of items already added has been improved, to make new and recently edited items float to the top. This makes it easier to check and re-edit, if required. We moved the date and time of the edit to the title of the edit button. This saves a little space and gives you less noise on the page.
The edit and delete button have been moved down a little.
Add a comment to this post to let us know of any other related improvements you would like to see.
2016 is not over yet but now is a great time to be adding your events for 2017.
Many makers, artists and designers want to fill their calendar months in advance. This gives them the ability to plan their year ahead. They will have some organisers that they have found to be more effective for them and will want to confirm dates. Once those dates are confirmed, it is very unlikely they will change. If your event is not listed or they do not know about it, you may miss out on the people planning ahead.
People that book a long time ahead are good for an organisers cash flow, planning and organisation. Organiser that add their events well in advance are really appreciated by all exhibitors, as it give the stall holder more choice. How many times has a stall holder thought, I wish I had known that event was on.
Do not delay.
Some months ago, we introduced a new colour scheme for the site. However the implementation was quite subtle. Recently, we have taken the colours a little further with additional complementary hues for each primary colour.
We are now rolling out these colour schemes for each membership type. Supplier, Artist, Maker and Designer, Organiser, Group, Publication or Venue. In addition, there is a scheme for each type of event, craft fairs and shows, courses and workshop or gallery exhibitions. Check out the search results or the calendar for example.
We hope you will like how the presentation of your listing is coming alive.
This unique service helps to support your local craft events, whilst allowing exhibitors to take advance orders from customers. It removes the effort and cost involved with postage and packaging for both the buyer and the seller. It is commission free, allowing exhibitors the option to pass on some of the benefits to the customer with a small discount. With no listing fees, the cost of adding items is removed, allowing exhibitors to show their full range.
Exhibitors adding items to their shop, can quickly and easily make them available through Click and Collect, when also listing events they are attending.
Login / Shop items tab
Try it today.