Click "dealer information" on the fair website. That will bring you to a registration form. Supply your own password and enter it twice. That password will disappear after you fill out the form. If you come back to this form to update your profile you will see the passwords fields empty. Leave them empty unless you would like the change your password. When you enter your website address you must Enter http:// before your website address or you will get an error message.
Once you are approved as an exhibitor, we will enable your account and notify you of the date that you may start to upload your items for the fair. Your items need to be uploaded and paid two days before the fair starts. If your listings are not paid, they will not appear when the fair begins. You may continue to edit the items up until and after the fair opens.
Go to the fair website using the link we provided and look at the bottom of the page in the darkened area. You will see one or two links. If you see the term "MY ITEMS", click that to be brought directly to your dashboard. Or, if you do not see "MY ITEMS" you’ll see "DEALER SIGN-IN". Click that to be brought to a gateway and enter your email and password (the same that you used when you first registered) to be brought to your dashboard. You remain signed in until you click "sign out". Therefore, anytime you return to edit your listings, just click "My Items".
When you are on your dashboard, you will see a green button titled "Add Item". Clicking this button will take you to a page to add your items. Your description may be any length. You must choose one category and you may choose up to three categories for each item. If you decide to remove a category you have chosen, just "uncheck" it. You will be able to move items around within your booth after you have entered them using the "drag and drop" method. Do not be concerned about their order when you first load them. If the fair includes "bonus items" these will appear after you load your main items.
You will upload images directly from your computer. Be sure they are JPG or PNG format and under 10 MB in size. Photos should be at least 800 pixels so that they enlarge clearly when clicked. The first image you upload becomes the feature photo and the rest will appear below the feature photo when a person is on the item page looking for more details about the item. You may move the order of the photos by the "drag and drop" method using your mouse. If you use a tablet without a mouse you will need to research how to do that with your device. NOTE: It is important to preview each item to be sure the photos are oriented properly. If a photo shows sideways try reducing the size of the photo and uploading it again. That usually corrects the orientation. Photos may be portrait or landscape. If a photo does not upload check the file name of the photo. Remove any special characters from the name such as #,’"]) etc.
Click the preview link to see how any individual listing will appear. You will not be able to preview the entire booth. To visualize the placement of each item within your booth, think of the booth as a grid with 3 items per row. The top left space will contain the first item and the bottom right space will contain the last item on the page. You may move the items into different positions using the "drag and drop" method.
Be sure to enter all pertinent information about your business. You may go in and add or edit the information any time. Include your website, and social media information, a link to a catalog etc. This information will appear on every page within your booth.
Yes, in April we added a feature whereby you will be able to export all of your listings since you began your participation. At this time, only the copy can be exported. Look for the link on the footer of the website "past items". Click that link to receive options.
Booths appear in alphabetical order when the fair opens. If your trade name is the same as your name, you may choose which word to alphabetize. Ex. Charles Smith Books can be ordered by "Charles" or "Smith" by going to the field in your profile, "Order by Word". The field default is the first word (Charles). You may overwrite that and type in "Smith" if you want to be ordered with trade names that begin with "S". Our research indicates that the amount of traffic to a booth is not dependent on where the booth is situated within the fair but on the items within the booth.
No and no. You deal directly with the purchaser. They get in contact you by phone or email. You may not replace an item once it sells. Once the fair begins, a switch will appear on your "dashboard" to click when an item sells or if you choose to hold an item for a buyer, you may indicate that the item is on reserve to indicate that within your booth.
Booth pricing ranges from $125 to $250 depending on the fair. After you are registered and accepted to the platform, you will see the pricing for each fair as you choose your package for that fair. The longer fairs (3 + days) also have a $100 option for lower priced items.
There is an updated list of upcoming fairs on our website www.bookandpaperfairs.com
If you have registered on the platform (that must happen first) and have been approved as an exhibitor, go to the website https://getmansvirtual.com and look for "my items" at the bottom of the page. Click that to be brought to your dashboard where you can start to load for the next fair. You will pay after uploading all of your items. If you had logged out, you will see "sign in". Click that and enter your email address plus password you used when you registered to be brought to your dashboard.