Frequently Asked Questions - Stallholders
Here are some things we get asked about frequently enough for us to create an FAQ page.
Who can apply to be a stallholder?
Here at Encraftment we are all about handmade, it's who we are! If you design and produce your products, we want to hear from you!
When can I apply to be a stallholder?
We open applications for each market a few months before the big day. To be notified of when this happens, we strongly recommend signing up to our mailing list and following us on Facebook and Instagram.
How do I apply to be a stallholder?
All you need to do is fill out our online application form. We'll provide a link VIA EMAIL when applications open and also a link via our social media channels. Make sure you have photos to submit along with your applications.
What happens once I have submitted my application?
You will get a message on screen confirming your application has been recieved. We generally receive a lot of applications and it takes some time to process. Please be patient with us. You will generally hear if your application has been successful within 4 weeks.
How many stallholders do you accept?
At our Winter Market, we normally host 90 stalls, which is small compared to our Christmas Market, where we normally host over 100 stalls. So be sure your application stands out.
I was a stallholder at a previous market, can I apply again?
Of course! However, please note that this does not guarantee you a spot at our next market. You will also need to ensure you're subscribed to our stallholder database.
How will the market be advertised?
Advertising for the market will be covered over the city with billboard advertising, radio advertising and more. We also have extensive online advertising and promotion. If you have suggestions for placement of posters/signs please let us know.
Do you provide WIFI access?
There is WIFI access within the leisure centre.
If the market is cancelled due to COVID -19, will I get my stall fee back?
You will get 85% of your stall fee back, less a 15% portion to cover administration costs that we will have already incurred. If this is a problem for you, then we ask please do not apply as there will be no exceptions.
Do the market organsiers provide tables for stallholders?
No we do not. We are only providing the space for your stall so you will need to provide your own stands/tables for the space that you have. Please note that the most common size site is 2m by 2m - and are in a pod of 4 in a + space so you will have 2 x 2m front facing sides to showcase your items.
Can I share a site with another stallholders?
You can apply to share a site with another stallholders. Please put this information in your application. Both stallholders need to apply.
If we haven't answered your question, flick us a message.
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)