HANDMADE POP UP

 

 

  • Be at two places at once. We offer an opportunity for your product to be in brick and mortar space while you fill online orders or are selling at market events.

  • Brand exposure. Hudson River Exchange showcases the products and stories of Makers + Collectors on our social media and newsletter.

  • Compelling presentation. Visually merchandised by Hudson River Exchange and placed alongside great makers + collectors.

  • Customer engagement. The internet is great but reach a wider audience with experiential encounters with your product. It also gives you a reason to reach out to existing customers to come check out what you’ve been working on.

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THE POP UP SEASON:

HANDMADE POP UP – Memorial Weekend to Columbus Day Weekend

We are interested in all things made + collected: textile, leather, ceramic, wood, glass artisans. apparel, home decor, furniture, graphic designers. beauty + wellness, packaged food, added value, and farm-grown producers.

 

 


 

Maker + Collector provides:

PRODUCT: Items priced + tagged

INVENTORY: Listed quantities and retail prices

DISPLAY: Any fixtures or props designed specifically for your product (ie. racks, shelving, platforms, etc.)

DELIVERY + PICK UP: Participants are responsible for shipping/dropping off and return/pick up of unsold inventory

PRINTED PROMO MATERIAL: Business cards for visitors

BIO + INFO: description of materials and process for other shopkeepers to reference. And include any special care instructions to pass onto customers.

SHOPKEEPING: Does not apply to All-Inclusive participants. Co-Op participants will be scheduled for shop hours. Resident participants will be managing the entire shopkeeping schedule (you’re taking residence in the space during this time so it’s up to you how many days you plan to be open during this period of time). 

 

Hudson River Exchange provides:

SPACE: High traffic retail space on Hudson’s main Warren Street

STAFFING: Shopkeepers that are fellow creatives

PROMO TOOLS: Social media collateral to use for pop up promotion

LISTING: Maker listing on HRE website, newsletter

PROMOTION: Posts on HRE social media during pop up installment period

OFFICE HOURS: Consultation and feedback from Kate + Stella during the installment period

 

 


 

 

PARTICIPATION FEE:

 All-inclusive : ​All-inclusive is truly that. This year, we are making it easy — just one flat fee. Hudson River Exchange will visually merchandise the products, man the shop and promote via Instagram and offer select items online/through IG. All you have to do is drop off during set-up period, have all the items priced, provide inventory list, and pick up remaining stock at the end. HRE sends you a check for items sold.

 Co-Op : Same perks as above, but participant is required to work a set number of days during the installment.

 Resident : This is open to only one enterprise/business at a time. Participant gets to takeover the space. Everything from staffing and shop hours will be self managed and HRE will provide visual merchandising and promotion support. 

 

HANDMADE POP UP

Featuring up to 5 makers. 5 weekends, 16 days of retail. Each installment is open Friday – Sunday from 12-5pm and includes a holiday ‘Monday’ shop day.

If there are 4 or 5 co-op participants in a given installment, the shop will be open for 21 days or 26 days respectively.

All- Inclusive Rate $575

Co-Op Rate $285 + 15% commission

Resident Rate $800

 


 

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

HANDMADE POP UP

APPLICATION + NOTIFICATION: Rolling

PAYMENT DUE: Payment confirms participation

DROP OFF: Tuesday or Wednesday on the week of opening

PICK UP: Monday or Tuesday on week after closing

 

 


 

 

WHAT WE LOOK FOR:

The pop ups are curated by Hudson River Exchange to showcase a diverse group of  makers + collectors. 

  • Innovative and unique. We look for expertly crafted handmade goods with unique and innovative design and special vintage collections of high quality objects. For food, we look for vendors that strive to serve beautifully presented or packaged using well-sourced ingredients.

  • Diversity of products at the Marketplace. We accept a limited amount of vendors from each category. Applicants are not limited to listed categories if application submitted demonstrates a strong connection to the values of the event. Please contact us at info@hudsonriverexchange.com if you do not feel you fit in a category and we will help direct you.

  • A clear point of view demonstrated through a cohesive product line. We are looking for consistency within a line of products. We prefer vendors that have specialized in a product but offer a variety within that genre.

 


POLICIES

PAYMENT of Pop Up rate confirms participation. All payments are final and non-transferable.

CO-OP SHOPKEEPING DATES are scheduled prior to the start of an installment. Once the schedule is set, all participants will be linked with shop schedule and contact list. If there are any schedule change requests, the participant is responsible to find a replacement for their scheduled spot. For any schedule updates, please email Stella ASAP at info@hudsonriverexchange.com with subject ‘Pop Up Schedule Change’ and make sure to include date you’ll be missing and the person who has agreed to fill in for you. Make sure schedule changes have been made at least 36 hours prior to the scheduled shift.

We understand that emergencies occur and unexpected things come up. If you are unable to find a replacement and unable to make up the shop time you’ll be missing, Hudson River Exchange will fill in and there will be a fee of $50/shift.

 

 


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