What our stallholders have had to say about their experience with Encraftment
"The market benchmark is certainly set and we are super stoked to be on board."
Encraftment for us, is the pinnacle of premium hand-made craft and food products from across the Canterbury region. Our traditional smoked street food sales have been off the charts at all previous events, a testament to the excellent marketing team behind the scenes.
The exposure from Encraftment has led to numerous other catering enquiries and events for us, for which we are very grateful. The sell-out crowds arrive armed and ready, never hesitating to splash out for that lush food item or quality hand made piece. The market benchmark is certainly set and we are super stoked to be on board.
- Ben (Horse Shack Food Co)
"Encraftment has built up a loyal (and large) following over the years and it's an event people don't want to miss."
As a stallholder I can't praise Encraftment and the team behind it highly enough. Their markets are very well organised and they do such a great job promoting them. This is proven by the numbers that come through the doors and the sales I have on the day. The atmosphere is always thrilling for me as it's such a buzz to see so many people at your stall admiring and buying your products.
Encraftment has built up a loyal (and large) following over the years and it's an event people don't want to miss. Shoppers are on the hunt for New Zealand designed products that aren't mass produced overseas and retailers are always on the lookout for that 'something different' for their stores. Some of the stockists I have now are due to them seeing my candles and melts at Encraftment! It really has been great for my brand and it's a market I'm always so happy to be a part of.
- Sue (Kandle Co)
"'I found you at Encraftment' is something I often hear from new customers in the months after a market."
Encraftment is easily Christchurch's largest handmade market. I find it is constantly a highlight of my year, both in terms of sales on the day and exposure to huge numbers of new customers.
Encraftment has always drawn in the highest quality local sellers. This has lead to massive crowds and many dedicated handmade shoppers who are increasingly loyal to the market itself and to the individual stallholders.
I find the Christmas market especially successful. Local people know they can go and get all their shopping done in one day and they come prepared with cash WANTING to spend.
Encraftment shoppers are looking for high end handmade and their dedication follows on after the market which I find is definitely visible on social media. "I found you at Encraftment" is something I often hear from new customers in the months after a market.
For me it's a no brainer, Encraftment is not only a day where I can sell out but also a very cost effective advertisement for my business because it directly targets my ideal customer base.
- Claire (Pounds and Ounces)
"I can attend the market knowing that everything possible was done to make the event a success"
I have found being a stallholder at the Encraftment Market highly beneficial to my business. The Encraftment team have continued to grow their reach by promoting individual stallholders and providing us with opportunities to promote ourselves and our businesses.
I can attend the market knowing that everything possible was done to make the event a success and bring me the kind of customers who will buy my products.
- Pip (Pepin Design)