We wanted to update you all with a policy change for all vendors taking part in Handmade Hong Kong markets. As you know, we encourage vendors to apply, register and pay for HmHK markets during the application periods. If you are not already familiar with HmHK’s application procedure, you can see all the details of how this works here. You can also find a list of all the upcoming market application periods here. We ask that only vendors who are 100% committed to attending a HmHK market go through this procedure and purchase a stall.
HmHK does, however, understand that sometimes unforeseen circumstances come along for vendors and therefore they wish to sell-on their stall. This email is to notify you of a policy change that we are implementing as of our August 13, 2017 market:
Due to instances of disregard for our selling-on policy, we have to change the rules:
If you are an accepted vendor and have paid the participation fee by the deadline, but later realise that you cannot attend the market for whatever reason, you MUST notify Handmade Hong Kong.
We will give you a list of approved vendors from the waitlist, whom you may contact to sell-on your stall.
You may only sell your stall to a vendor from the list Handmade Hong Kong gives you.
Once a new vendor has been confirmed and paid you directly, Handmade Hong Kong will change the name on our lists and visitor maps.
In addition, if a vendor realises that they have, for whatever reason, missed an application period, they should contact HmHK immediately to ask to be added to the waitlist. Vendors cannot contact each other to arrange stall transfers, this can only take place through the waitlist procedure mentioned above.
In order to implement this change, from August, we will be conducting vendor registration. Vendors will have to show a printed or soft copy of the Eventbrite payment form. Vendors access the payment form by clicking on the “download tickets” button that is on every Eventbrite email you receive as a participating vendors.
Not following this procedure will effect the success of future applications.
We hope that these changes will help to ensure fairness and quality of our HmHK markets.