FAQ

Wanting to know more about us and what a POP Up shop is?

We will be open from November 20th to December 23rd for a limited time only. To experience locally curated items within a store front at the beautiful in Nanaimo BC.

What is a POP Up Shop?
A temporary store or shop, open for a short period of time, which sells specialized merchandise.

How does a POP Up Work?
You drop off your items, priced and labeled, with an accurate inventory sheet and we handle everything else… all sales, merchandising, staffing, and packaging.

What about set up?
There are no booths! Vendors drop off your inventory and we’ll transform the venue into a retail pop up shop with a central checkout – creating a curated boutique experience our shoppers have come to love.

Vendors do NOT have to be at the Pop Up Shop! Our team will merchandise, style, and work the entirety of the Pop Up Shop.

How does Inventory work?
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 removed at the discretion of the Pop Up Shop Team.

How do you get paid?
We take care of all sales and after the shop closes on December 23rd we do inventory and our accounting. All vendors will be paid out before January 19th by email bank transfer or cheque.

What kind of products do you accept?
Please apply online today. All types of handmade goods will be accepted, from jewelry to pottery, prints, cards, bath and body products, if you make it, and it has an independent, fresh and contemporary feel, we’d love to sell it! Our POP Up shop is curated meaning limited number of vendors in each category will be accepted.

Sharing is caring
We will be using all of our social media outlets (Instagram, Blog, Website, and Facebook) to feature vendors. Please make sure to send high quality photos of your products when you apply. 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 Nanaimo 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. Although inventory lists are supplied by vendors, we do not verify whether the numbers, descriptions, and/or prices match the physical inventory dropped off. Our team will make every effort to prevent any incidents. However we cannot be held responsible if theft or damage does occur.

Looking for more details, Contact us today!