Please read the information below before applying.
Vendor applications for the East West Summer Pop Up Shop are now open until Monday, May 15th.
Accepted vendors will be notified Monday, May 22nd.
POP UP SHOP DETAILS
The Summer Pop Up Shop will be held at East West Venue, 278 Haywood Road Asheville, NC 28806.
VIP Preview Evening, Wednesday, June 21 | 5-9PM
Thursday-Saturday, June 22-24 | 10AM-8PM
Sunday, June 25 | 10AM-6PM
There are no booths for our Pop Up Shops! Vendors drop off their priced and labeled inventory and we will transform the East West Venue into a retail shop with a central check out - creating a curated boutique experience our shoppers have come to love.
Vendors do NOT have to be at the Pop Up Shop! The East West Pop Up Team will merchandise, style, and work the entirety of the Pop Up Shop.
Accepted vendors will drop off their inventory Monday, June 19th from 12-7PM.
Not local? We have an option for vendors to ship their inventory to us on or before June 20th. If interested in this option, vendors will assume all postage charges to/from the Pop Up Shop. If inventory is being shipped back, an added fee of $15 per hour will be charged based on the time it takes to package the remaining inventory.
Vendors will pick up any remaining inventory after the end of the Pop Up Shop after Sunday, June 25th, from 7-9PM and Monday, June 26th from 10AM-3PM.
If you feel that your products are best displayed in a certain way or you have the perfect fixture, please let us know upon acceptance we would love to consider incorporating it into our set up.
Accepted vendors will be assigned a vendor ID. All products must be marked with your Vendor ID and price. All vendors must supply the Pop Up Shop with a simple inventory spreadsheet - a valuable resource at the checkout. Templates and directions will be emailed upon acceptance.
Please note that vendors are accepted based on product pictures and descriptions submitted via your application. Any items not matching those descriptions dropped off will be placed at the discretion of the Pop Up Shop Team.
FEES & PAYMENT
To participate in this 4-day Pop Up Shop, vendors pay a fee of $75 + 25% of sales.
We have a limited number of available work trade opportunities. We let those interested know about those opportunities and details at a future date.
Accepted vendors will be notified on Monday, May 22nd. You will be sent an invoice for payment upon acceptance which will be due Monday, June 6th. Fees also can be paid by check - contact us for a mailing address.
All vendors will receive a check for their final earnings on or before Monday, July 3rd along with a simple sales summary of items sold.
Sales tax will be collected and paid by us for all the items sold.
REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY
We understand stuff comes up, so for those who decide not participate, we will refund your fees until Monday, June 6th. After that date, fees are non-refundable.
We will be using all of our social media outlets (Instagram, Pinterest, Blog, Website, and Facebook) to feature vendors. Please make sure you send high quality photos when you apply, so that we may pull from these. Each maker will receive a media kit that we encourage you to use on social media.
We will release announcements to the press, publish the event on online and print calendars, do extensive social media advertising, as well as place posters and postcards all around Asheville leading up to the event.
THEFT & LIABILITY
We will do everything within our power to prevent theft of products and displays, but we cannot guarantee that items will not go missing or get broken. Our team will make every effort to prevent any incidents. However we cannot be held responsible if theft or damage does occur.
If you are interested in being a volunteer for the Summer Pop Up Shop, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. As a volunteer you will help with flyering, set up, clean up, and helping vendors throughout the Pop Up Shop. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and have a hands-on role with East West Pop Up Shop Events.