Apply To Be a Vendor

Interested in becoming a vendor with The Handmade Pop-Up?



Please carefully review the details and FAQ's below before applying.



What is The Handmade Pop-Up?

The Handmade Pop-Up is an online-based market featuring handcrafted goods from artists and artisans around the world. Our goal is to connect shoppers with a high quality collection of goods, so we carefully review all applications to ensure a unique shopping experience for all.


What kind of work do you look for?

We are looking for original and well-crafted work that is handmade or designed by you. This includes embellishing or altering an existing item in a creative way. For instance, using a mug made by someone else and painting your design on it is acceptable. Assembling various components in an innovative way also falls under our definition of handmade. For instance, using beads or supplies provided by someone else and assembling them in a creative way.


How much does it cost to participate?

$25 USD for 5 item listings (max. inventory of 10 per listing)

$40 USD for 10 item listings (max. inventory of 10 per listing)

Plus a $10 USD NON-REFUNDABLE jurying / processing fee.

We want this online market to be mutually beneficial for everyone involved. As you can imagine, there is a lot of time and prep that goes into facilitating this market. In addition, we incur website fees, domain costs, advertising, etc. This fee helps balance the time and resources invested, ensuring a worthwhile experience for all.

*We can accommodate variation options within listings (colour, size, etc), but the max inventory per listing is 10. Example 5 small shirts, 5 medium.

Note: We do not take any percentage of your sales, other than the processing fees (2.9% + 30¢) automatically deducted by Shopify.


What are the benefits of participating? 

We hope our combined audience and reach will help increase your sales and push more exposure for you and your brand. All accepted vendors will be listed in the Vendor Directory on our website, and we’ll also offer vendor spotlights and features on our blog, as well as a curated selection of features on the CYL and Maker’s Movement websites and social media feeds.

Products may also be included in gift guides and promotional material. Please understand that all accepted items may be categorized in the gift guides and online shop to maximize the shopping experience. For example, a category named For The Happy Camper might consist of a collection of goods for the outdoorsy type.


What is expected of me?

Of course we want this to be as easy on you as possible, but there are a few things we will ask. First off, meeting all deadlines and submission requirements is crucial. Once you are approved as a vendor, you will receive an email outlining next steps and how to submit your products. We will also send you promotional graphics to help promote the pop-up. Although we will be working hard to promote the online market and our fabulous vendors, it only benefits yourself and the group to help spread the word!

Shipping your items is the responsibility of you, the vendor. Shipping deadlines will be outlined in the on-boarding email following acceptance, and it is important to honor these to ensure smooth production of the event.

Item pricing guidelines will be sent to accepted vendors. We can accommodate various flat-rates for different regions, i.e. flat-rate price for USA/CAN/UK/INTL. We will provide tables/templates to gather this information.

We’d like to offer our shoppers a small discount to help build a sense of hype and incentive to shop the pop-up. We ask that vendors are comfortable with us offering 10% off the total cart amount. A unique discount code will be advertised on the website, and shoppers can redeem it during checkout.


When is the deadline to apply?

Vendor applications will be open from March 1st - March 15th. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to accept any applications after the cut-off.


When will I be notified if I was accepted? And what happens after?

Acceptance emails and on-boarding details will be sent by March 23rd.

As mentioned, on-boarding packages will include next steps, the prep and event timeline, item submission details, shipping guidelines, and anything else you should know moving forward. Once vendors have been welcomed, we will add the Vendor Directory to our website and begin promotions!

Please note, we are using an email service for acceptance emails that can be temperamental, so please check your spam and promotions folder to ensure your email didn’t end up there.

If we do not have the capacity to accommodate all applicants and consequently cannot accept you, your vendor fee (either $25 or $40 depending on the option chosen) will be refunded in full. The $10 jurying / processing fee is non-refundable.


What if I need to cancel?

As we are working on such a tight timeline and have budgeted the number of participants accordingly, cancellations will be non-refundable after acceptance emails have gone out. If you don’t wish to participate after accepted, please let us know and we can remove you from the mailing list. Keep in mind, your vendor fee will not be refunded at that point.


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