| Dear Merchants,|
I hope you are enjoying this gorgeous fall weather! The cool breeze and first hints of autumn are signs that the NWA Boutique Show is just seven weeks away! Our merchant placement is complete and we are SO excited about all the amazing talent coming together in November for our biggest and best show to date! Congratulations again to each of you for making the cut -- you are truly the cream of the crop!
Each week, we'll be sending you a merchant newsletter with details and updates related to the November show. Each issue will contain important specifics about the show... so please read them carefully and in their entirety. This week's issue will focus on merchant information. Coming weeks will focus on marketing, P.R., booth display and merchandising ideas, sales tips, building your business, etc.
Our website has been updated with specifics on the November show, the fall merchant list and an updated Merchant FAQ section. Please check the web link for your business. If you need us to redirect your link, please let us know immediately. We will update the site again next week. www.nwaboutiqueshow.com
Have an inspiring and creative weekend!
Merchant Information Packet
October 1, 2010
| Show Details|
Friday, November 19th
Saturday, November 20th
NWA Convention Center
| Fall 2010 Merchant Agreement|
To participate in the Fall 2010 NWA Boutique Show, each merchant must read and consent to the following terms and conditions:
| Merchant F.A.Q.|
Where is my booth?
A detailed booth diagram will be posted one month prior to event.
What time is set up?
Friday, November 19, between noon and 4:30 p.m. We will have a quick meeting at 4:30 to run through details of the weekend. Please have your booth completely ready by that time.
What time is the show?
Friday, November 19, Private Shopping Event, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 20, Public Shopping Hours, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
What time can we break down?
Saturday, November 20, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. There is to be absolutely no loading or packing until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.
What is provided?
You will have a taped-off section to the specification of your booth size along with a 6'
skirted table and 2 chairs. Backdrops, wi-fi, electricity, extra tables, etc. may be added at an additional charge and should be paid directly to the NWA Convention Center PRIOR to the show. They will charge double for floor orders.
Where should we unload?
All vendors will need to unload at the back of the building. If you are able to unload in front, we will let you know prior to the show.
Do I need to clean up my booth after I pack it up?
Please make sure you take ALL your items from your booth and that you leave a clean booth behind. The Convention Center will handle vacuuming. Any booth that is left messy will be charged a cleanup fee from the Convention Center. Any items left behind will be discarded.
How should we collect customer payments?
Each vendor is responsible for collecting their own payments and applicable taxes from customers.
Will food be available?
We will have concessions at this event. In addition, the Tiffany Grille on the hotel side serves both breakfast and lunch.
What if I have questions that aren't answered here?
Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 6' skirted table, 2 chairs and small wastebasket will be provided in each 10 x 10 booth. (2 tables will be provided in each 10 x 20 booth.) Booths are taped off, but open. Each merchant should provide or create their own "backdrop" to define the space.*
Backdrops, electricity, wi-fi and extra tables are available a la carte.
Costs for additional services should be paid directly to the NWA Convention Center. Following is a partial list of extras and their cost. Please link to the forms below for full details. Forms should be faxed or mailed to the NWA Convention Center no later than November 10th.
10' x 10' Full Pipe & Drape - 3 sides $50 10' x 10' Backdrop - back side only $35 Extra 6' Table $10 Electricity - 1 Cord (Additional options available on form) $50