THE MARKET PLACE
Become a Member
Our members trade with us, get social media coverage, special offers and priority booking opportunities.
Since 2010 SHOPFEST has hosted Craft, Gift & Lifestyle Fairs in Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire supporting thousands of small independent businesses and creatives, from artists, crafters and designers. We have also owned Craft and Gift shop in the past which showcased a range of products from small independent businesses and creatives. We have a strong reputation for well organised, professional events that offer a selection of high quality, unique and fabulous products. We constantly receive feedback from our customers and exhibitors saying how impressed they are with the variety and quality of goods on offer. With the introduction of online events we have found our followers and exhibitors are from all over the UK and we would like to offer you the opportunity to join our community of exhibitors to promote and sell your products.
What is a member?
A member is likely to be a sole-trader or micro-business owner who sells a small range of unique hand produced products or sells independently sourced manufactured products. Our members are a mix of creatives and entrepreneurs.
How it works:
The Market Place provides an advertising opportunity for your business with a live link to one chosen internet site. This could be your website or Instagram or Facebook or Etsy, etc. As the Market Place grows we may introduce categories if needed but at the moment we want to make it as simple as possible for customers to view.
If you would like to become an Exhibitor, please book here and we will send you a form to fill out which will ask you for the following information:
1. A clear sharp image
3. Business title.
4. Brief business description.
5. Business Internet Link to your chosen site.
6. Product Classification Eg Handmade. Non'Handmade and a sub-classification (e.g. Fashion, Jewellery, Homeware, Garden etc.) .
We will then create your online advertisement for your business in The Market Place . We will advise you when it is 'Live'. Customers will then shop and contact you directly. We plan to launch The Market Place on 1st July.
How do I become a member?
*Click HERE to join.
Membership costs £10 per month (initial 3 month commitment required) paid for in advance. Additional months can then be purchased with discounts automatically applied to purchases of more than one month.
There is a one-off joining fee £15 which is not recharged should you leave and re-join in the first 12 months.
*Please note application does not guarantee a place. Applicants will be accepted on a first come first served basis but quality and types of products will be taken into account to ensure a good balance.
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