Crafternoon Tea Craft Market
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
What is the aim of this Crafternoon Tea thingy?
Crafternoon Tea was set up with the intent of providing a community market that promotes emerging and existing kiwi talent. It is not just about selling, rather, it is also a place where you can market your product and meet like minded crafty folk.
Where is the event held?
Crafternoon Tea is held at the Trinity Methodist Church, 400 New North Road, Kingsland on the third Saturday of every month - specifically to avoid conflict with other well established markets. It runs from 10am ~ 2pm most months, with changes at our discretion.
Will we get rich running a market every month?
No, the tables are cheap to get people involved and to cover costs. By the time the event is promoted and venue costs have been paid, there is little left to show for time and effort spent. We are in it for the promotion of craft and getting people together.
What atmosphere should I expect?
A friendly helpful one, where vendors can promote their work, mingle and share ideas with the craft community. Feedback and suggestions on how we could improve are always welcome.
How is the event promoted?
Mostly on the web and our blog. We also have a Facebook account and regularly practice word of mouth. We also have signs up the week of the market around the surrounding area's. Time and money permitting, we also participate in a number of other promotional activities and advertising ideas. Our vendors actively promote the market and we are always looking for new ways to spread the words.
What if I applied and was turned down?
Don’t take it personally. It simply means one of two things. Either we had too many applicants that month and we needed to make a decision or your goods were not suitable for the market. We will always attempt to let people know why they are not successful and if they should to re-apply.
How do I apply for a table?
Via the Google docs application which is accessed from the Crafternoon Tea blog page.
Does Crafternoon Tea supply the table?
Yes and No.
We supply a table to all half table spaces and if any tables are left they are available for full tables for a fee of $10. However there are limited numbers so if there are any left after half tables it will be on a first in first served basis.
What if I need extra room?
Your fee pays for a space only at the event. That is all we promise to provide - no more, no less. Should you need more room, such as an extra 1/2 table, or space for a clothing rack, or a display cabinet, you need to request it when applying. Even then it is not guaranteed. You should expect to pay more for the extra space, as you are effectively taking the space another vendor could use. To avoid disappointment, do not simply expect to turn up and have extra space available for additional items. We have a can do attitude and always do our best to cater for all.
How much do table spaces cost?
A full table is $40 and half table (sharing with another vendor) costs $25. In summer months we can happily accommodate people outside with pop-up gazebos.
Will I get the same table position every month?
No. We do our best to accommodate for a number of people every month and complaining about position simply makes our job harder. At the end of the day, it’s possible we’ve turned people away so you can have your space. We don’t have a lot of space and the Church can at times, like any other venue, be a logistical challenge. Shuffling people around is therefore a necessary evil. Of course, we do have ‘regular’ vendors and as such, they are afforded regular positions at our discretion.
We expect our vendors to:
• Kindly not show up before 8.45am and to have your table set-up by 9:30am.
• Stay at the market until 2pm. We do not tolerate early pack up and you will not be invited back if you do so.
• Take all their rubbish home and ensure their general area is left clean.
• Mingle and be friendly to fellow stall holders.
• Give ample notice of cancellation. A text or call on the morning if you can't attend.
• Pay promptly to confirm their place at the market.
• Avoid parking on the yellow lines in front of the church.
• Take extreme care when stopping and unloading vehicles.**
• Maintain and operate a reliable email address.
** Unfortunately, being situated on the corner of a busy intersection, with limited parking is not an ideal scenario. There are yellow lines directly in front of the Church, which can make drop offs difficult and care must be taken. Conveniently, there is temporary parking behind the Church which allows for drop offs. Be advised though, that this parking is for Atomic coffee customers and to be used at your own discretion.
Applications for each Crafternoon Tea event will be open the following Monday after the previous market. Confirmation will be sent out after the closing date, with payment dates etc.
This gives our vendors ample time to:
a) Apply for the event via the Crafternoon Tea Blog.
b) Make an EFT payment based on your table size and requirement.
c) Advise of cancellation.
And similarly, it gives us ample time to:
a) Organise the layout of hall amongst many other small tasks.
b) Confirm vendor payments and placement.
c) Juggle cancellations.
d) Make any last minute adjustments.
This means, vendors have:
a) Seven days to pay to confirm your place or cancel.
On the closing date for applications, we will advise you by email if you have been successful or not. You then have SEVEN days to make an EFT payment to guarantee your position at the market. If your payment is not received it’s possible your space will be allocated to another vendor.
Should an alternative payment arrangement be necessary, please let us know in advance. Receipts for payment will be issued on they day of the market only and must be requested. There is no GST component.
Per above, you have seven days from our acknowledgment email to either pay or cancel. The sooner you can advise of cancellation, the easier our job is. If for any reason the market is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances stall fee's will not be refunded.
There are no refunds issued once payment is received.