Monday, October 19, 2009

Urban Bazaar Payouts from Central Cashier Have Begun

We have begun issuing central cashier credit card payouts via paypal and for a few of you via mail.
All transactions will be complete by tomorrow night. If you do not see yours by then, please contact us via email so we can get it straightened out right away for you.

Thank you so much! We have heard great feedback and suggestions for the future and we are excited to begin planning the 2010 Urban Bazaar, to be announced in December.

Many of our customers have also stated that they are excited to shop with the vendors online this holiday season, so be sure your websites and etsy sites are stocked =)

Also, dont forget about the Funky Finds Show, they are taking applications until Nov 15th!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Final Wrap Up

I hope everyone is rested, I have just come back to work after 2 days in bed from the Flu.
So please be patient as I get through emails and begin getting everything back to normal.

1. Credit card payouts will be posted to your paypal or mailed by 10/20/09

2. If you left early or did not set up the 2nd day or were a no-show, a bill for $250 will either be issued or charged to your credit card per our blog. Remember, we turned down over 25 vendors to give you a space and we do have the no-set up and no-show $250.00 fee, it will be enforced.

3. There seems to be some confusion, there is not a December Bazaar this year, we will be releasing the 2010 Bazaar Dates in December/January via the website and email list.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wet Fog / Humidity Rainfall

So the fabulous wet fog from tear down has stuck with us through this morning. It should be gone by 10ish, so no worries and it will be a 64 and partly sunny day according to most weather reports.

Check in times are the same as yesterday.

Reminder, do not block drive thrus, you are permitted your tent / booth space only.

Also be sure you only use your 40W or less allowed bulbs and after finding 2 space heaters during power issues yesterday we will repeat, NO HEAT ELEMENTS are to be plugged in!
Please be careful when stepping, setting up, sitting, do not turn off the power strips (this was another main cause of yesterdays problems). IF there is an issue, just let us know and we will get it fixed!

Credit Card Slips will be due at the end of the event in the envelopes for those of you that used our cc processing.

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fox 4 GoodDay

Intown mix did a great feature for us! sent out the bazaar in their weekly email!

Fox 4 Good Day will be doing a feature on the bazaar Saturday morning from 820-830ish. Spread the word! I will be taking some of the items sent in for auction items with me to help promote!

Final Days to promote on your facebooks, email lists, and websites, hit em hard!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Things you should know...

Tables and Chairs are not provided for any of our spaces. We provide the footprint of space + tent if your space comes with it.

Vendors many not leave product up overnight, the city makes us tear down and set up each day.
We will have some space to store tents, or large displays behind gates, however, we cannot be held liable, for items left in these spaces. Be sure to put your name on things like a tent/display/etc if you plan to do this

Please see applications page on, many questions we are getting right now via email are posted there and here.

NBC5 will be doing a story on bazaar some morning this week and may be out for live shots Saturday morning. I have learned that this is never 100% until it happens, but let's cross our fingers!

If you are late for set up, we REALLY WILL NOT MAKE EXCEPTIONS, that means everyone and for every excuse....sorry, too many vendors.

We have had 1800 hits to our website just today!!!! Thank you everyone, keep it coming, post and repost and repost.

Donna Harris is going to be sending out a huge newsletter push to her 210K readers and has put a wonderful posting on her site about the bazaar, check it out and join the email list if you haven't already.

For those of you using YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ORDER THE CARD READER, it's nice to have, but not required. You can call in charges or use your computer.
Everyone should have access to internet, but we cannot guarantee speed or constant access, so make sure you print the number and bring it with you.
Also review their process, print it to be sure! Always Always Always get a carbon of their card, either by rubbing it into your sales book or using a machine. Get their address and signature to cover your self. Don't forget a phone number too, check ID if you want to.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Check In Information

Please note that with almost 90 vendors, check in will take patience and strict following of the information/guidelines to follow.

You will need to pull through the exact entrance given here, this is the only way you will be able to pull in front of your space to unload.

Once you park in front of your space, you have 10 minutes to unload all your goods in your space, DO NOT BEGIN SET UP!, then pull your car out of the barricaded area and park within the neighborhood. Please park a block or two away, leaving close parking for attendees. Do NOT park in the Bishop Arts District parking spots or parking lots, these are for the area businesses and we must repect their parking spaces.

Volunteers will be present to help you unload your items from your car to your space.

Check-in traffic will be ONE WAY, officers will be there to ENFORCE this, so please do not try coming in the other direction, we must do this in an orderly manner.

At your assigned intersection with BISHOP (such as Melba and Bishop or 9th and Bishop) ,you will be greeted (in your vehicle) by a check-in Volunteer who will provide you with your check in packet, review the options you signed up for, and then you will be provided with your tent number. You will also sign a liability form and a form stating to abide by all rules, laws, and guidelines of the event and the city of Dallas. Those of you using our credit card services will receive your credit card instructions and books and a copy of the stamp we will be using.

PLEASE REMAIN LINED UP (in your vehicle) on the left side of the street so thru traffic is not blocked! DO NOT LINE UP ON BISHOP OR ANY OTHER STREET NOT MENTIONED HERE, this will cause delays in set up.

10 x 10 - Full Tent Provided - Check in time: 9:30 - 11am You will come in via 8th street on the WEST side of Bishop, this means you will take Adams to 8th and 8th to Bishop. You will be taking a LEFT onto Bishop, then exiting at 7th , making a LEFT only onto 7th.

10 x 10 - YOUR OWN TENT - Check in time: 9:30 - 11am You will come in via 8th street on the EAST side of Bishop, this means you will take MADISON to 8th and 8th to Bishop. You will be taking a RIGHT onto Bishop, then exiting at 7th , making a LEFT only onto 7th.

TABLE SPACE - YOUR OWN TABLE in a 6x5 Space- Check in time: 10:30 - 11:15am You will come in via 8th street on the WEST side of Bishop, this means you will take Adams to 8th and 8th to Bishop. You will be taking a LEFT onto Bishop, then exiting at 7th , making a LEFT only onto 7th.

10x5 HALF TENT - Check in time: 9:30 - 11am You will come in via MELBA on the WEST or EAST side of Bishop, this means you will take Adams or Madison to 8th and 8th to Bishop. You will be taking a LEFT or RIGHT onto Bishop, then exiting at th , making a LEFT only onto 8th by making a RIGHT only, towards Madison.

No LATE check in, No Early Check In. If you miss your window, you will have to carry your set up/display/product from your parked car.

Electricity will be set up by Noon, be patient please. NO HIGH WATTAGE and we will check if you have signed up for electric. Electricity sign up on the day of the event is $25.00 extra ON TOP OF REGULAR RATE. - Cash Only

SIGN UP FOR CREDIT CARD on day of is $45.00 - Cash Only

Bring your cash drawer, we will not have change

Bring your own 25' orange ext cord + multi plug outlet attachment or 6outlet pack

Business cards/flyers - Flyers for events or promotions that are not directly affiliated with our vendors or the Urban Bazaar are NOT permitted. For example, flyers for an estate sale you are having next week or another event of a friend or organization. Sponsors and Vendor promotions ONLY.

Trading is common among vendors, however be courteous about it. Offer a trade without any pressure, as the other vendor just may not be in a position to trade or may not have a need for what you have. The best way to say it is: " I am with this booth, I am up for a trade if that interests you." Leave it at that, don't put anyone in the position to say yes or no right away, they will come to your booth and check it out if they can.

Copying - Do not copy other peoples work

Photographs - we do not allow close up photography of peoples product, protect your work.
However, if someone does look to want to take a photo, be sure to ask what it's for, it might be press. If not, just let them know politely that you don't allow photographs.

Theft - Generally not an issue, however if you see a problem, let us know via the cashier booth or one of our volunteers or an officer. Do not over-react, just let us know and we'll take care of it.

More information to post this week as we deem necessary. Be sure to check this blog through Friday!

View Larger Map

To Make:

Take 35 S. towards Waco, exit Colorado Ave (1st exit past reunion), make a RIGHT turn onto Colorado. Follow Colorado past Lake CLiff and Methodist Hospital, LEFT ONTO BISHOP then make a LEFT to Adams or a Right to Madison on Davis and then onto either 8th or Melba, depending on your check in point.

If you are coming 35N, Exit Jefferson/Zang, merge onto Zang, go through the Jefferson light, 2 small streets later on your left side (it's easy to miss) you will see 9th Street, make a left. Take 9th to Adams or Madison and follow map to your check point.

From 30 coming from the East, Take the Sylvan exit at the Post Office, make a left on Sylvan, follow it up through Winnetka Heights/Kessler Park and make a LEFT on Davis and a RIGHT on Adams or Madison, depending on your check in point, then follow map to the check in.

From 30 coming from the West, take the Beckley exit right before downtown, right on Beckley, right on Colorado, left on Bishop at Methodist Hospital. At Davis make a left or right depending on your check in point and use map to find your check in point.

Hard Core Press and Viral Marketing Push!!

Social Networking is the name of this game!!! Share, Post, re-Post and flyer your hearts out!
We are!!!! We are planning 3 posts/pushes per day, we know which of you have posted us to your blogs and we are so thankful!

We have been mentioned or will be mentioned this week in the following: (confirmed)
People Newspapers (join this email list if you have not!)
all event sites possible!

So all that is left is for yall to push on your sites and facebooks, it's as easy as "+share", if you are our fan that is.

More later!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Saturday, Oct 10
High: 73 °F RealFeel®: 73 °F
Brilliant sunshine
Saturday Night, Oct 10
Low: 52 °F RealFeel®: 49 °F
Mainly clear
Sunday, Oct 11
High: 72 °F RealFeel®: 74 °F
Times of clouds and sun
Sunday Night, Oct 11
Low: 46 °F RealFeel®: 41 °F
Partly cloudy

All this Rain will make for a beautiful bazaar weekend!!! Not to mention, no temptation to go out and play around when you know you should be home making stuff! Watch for our large posts this week for final details, including check-in information!!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

How to Promote on Facebook and Blogs

Many of you have asked HOW to promote, as in how to get images off and onto your facebook or blogs.
Here are some tips:
To post the UB promotions on your facebook, you can do two things. 1. become a fan (if not already) of urban bazaar, and click on "share" to one of our postings. This will do it automatically.
2. right click on image, save the file, then go to your facebook and click on photo where you can do a status update. Upload the photo you saved from our site.
For your blog, follow step 2, save file, then upload it as a photo into your blog entry.

We will be watching you =) POST now and Post often! =) Thank you! Just over a week to go!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


This is a a lot of info, but please be sure read it thoroughly, we do our best to give you answers to all your questions.

Bring your 25 ft. ext cord + Splitter or 6 pack power outlet.
If you will be purchasing electricity upon arrival, please remember, cash only, and please have exact change, as we will not. $25.00 per 2 items you plan to plug in.There will be a single outlet available to you within 25 ft of your space, you will plug in your 25 ft. cord and then add your 6plug powerstrip. Just because you have 6 plugs in your power strip doesn't mean you have that many shares, please only plug in what you have paid for. If you have 2 share, you may plug in 2 things, such as a fan and light, or xmas light strand and laptop, not an extension to 4 more items.
Lights may be 40w usage, no higher. We recommend the energy savers that give off more w than they use!
Such as this one that gives off 65w of lights, but only uses an actual 15w. Find them at Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, etc.
Please be kind and only use what you have paid for, we do our best to keep this price as low as we can to offer electricity. Sunset is at 7ish and there will be basic street lighting, this is not enough to showcase product, so please plan accordingly.REMINDER: NO SPACE HEATERS or other heat elements, no high voltage lighting. We will be coming around and checking.

Helpful Things:Cash Box with lots of singles
Figure your tax into your pricing ahead of time to save time and not worry about change.
Business cards
Zip Ties
Your Displays
tables & chairs (we do not supply)
Lighting if you signed up for electricity
price tags
email list book

We hope this is the biggest and busiest bazaar ever, of course you never can tell!With that being said, if you are a sole vendor and ever feel overwhelmed or that you need assistance, call for a volunteer, we will help you watch your booth if it's busy or you need to use the restroom, get a drink, etc.

While we generally don't have theft, it is the season and we have gotten lots of press, so with growth and awareness comes idiots, so be mindful and alert us if you feel anything is going on. We have 5 police officers or more on duty at most times and they are very good and helpful to us.

THE CENTRAL CASHIER will be under the only RED Tent! Questions, Credit Card Sales, Volunteer Requests, etc will be handled through this tent. Lindsey or Carmen is our Volunteer coord. and has worked the last 3 bazaars and can help you with pretty much any questions you might have. In addition, you can ask Carmen for help, she'll be wearing a name tag. Please go through these two people before me, as I will be ensuring the logistics of the show are being handled. Seriously!

Credit Card Processing - If you signed up for this, the process is as follows:
You will receive a sales book for your cc transactions, you will write up the ticket, (there will be a yellow and white copy, tear the white copy, give it to the customer, they will bring it to the red booth. They may shop around and bring a few together, this is normal. Once they pay, we give them a stamp (of which we will show you the day of the event). This stamp indicated PAID and is as good as cash. They will return the white slip to you, you will KEEP the white STAMPED slip, as well as you will keep the yellow slip in your booklet. THIS MEANS YOU WILL HAVE BOTH TICKETS. At the end of the bazaar you will compare your white slips with yellow slips, then you will put the STAMPED slips in the provided envelope and provide us with your paypal email address. We will paypal your funds to you minus 5% no later than 10 days after the bazaar. No fee will be accessed by paypal. If you do not have paypal and require a check, note that on your envelope and provide us with the name you want on the check + address you want it sent to. Checks will be sent within 15 business days and there is a $5.00 fee for checks.

If you are turning in your auction item at the bazaar, you must have it upon check in plus $35.00, unless you were a late application and we have made prior arrangements. You must have your description printed with value and vendor name included with this item, as we will not have time to do this the day of the show. Any vendors without this item will not be permitted to check in, so please have it ready. Volunteers will be checking you in and they will be told to make no exceptions. If you are not sending your item in early for a reason arranged with us ahead of time, you must send us an email with the information about item: item description, value, designer name no later than auction item due date so we can hold a place for it.

You will receive your credit card booklet and printed instructions at check in (if you signed up)

Remember:Smile, it makes a huge difference.

No early tear down, no late set up - you will be signing off on this and there will be a $250 fine for any late set up or early tear down. No exceptions!

Email us with questions, we will post answers to the blog, we'll do our best to check often

Monday, September 21, 2009

20 days and counting!

Promotions: CHECK NO LATER THAN TUESDAY AT 5PM. No changes will be made after this time.

Facebook - We believe we have posted photos from each of you that have submitted yours, please check and let us know if you photo is missing by emailing us and we'll get it taken care of.

Website - We have also posted here all designer photos under the album urban bazaar 9 vendors. Check to be sure you are represented there. Let us know via email if not, so we can correct this.

Flyers - We ran out of 10K flyers and have more ordered, they will be in Wednesday. yay! However, many of you have not yet picked up flyers, we expect to see you no later than this weekend =) flyers will come in Wednesday evening, so pick up Thursday - Sat 12-8pm and Sunday 12-4pm.
More posters are also on order and will be in Wednesday.

It's Crunch time, you should be posting flyers to your facebook, websites, blogs, and email lists. Without a full court press, this event will not be a success. We have just emailed 250 press contacts and expect that yall will help too. Posted below are the digital flyers and feel free to take images from the photobucket site to help make your promo colorful!

Stock: You should be building up your stock. Remember, this is a 2 day show and you must have enough inventory for both days! Set a number goal for yourself, and make 3 times the inventory to hit that goal.

Set up: Times/Logistics for check in and set up will post on October 1st. Check In will be between 9am - 10:45am, and your check window will be assigned by 10/1. Late arrivals will not be permitted.

Booth / Table Space: You must provide any tables/chairs/displays. We provide the footprint with the exception of those that have reserved a tent cover from us.

Swag Bag Items: DUE BY OCTOBER 1st AT MAKE (also can drop off at Green Pet or ship)
313 N. Bishop Ave Dallas, TX 75208 - Not required but suggested. 50 pcs

$35.00 Fee if not in on time, you will not be permitted to check in on day of event without item and late fee. Please Include with your item: Designer Name, Value, Website, Description
No specific value required.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Digital Flyers

Flyers are Here!

Pick up flyers at Make Studio Wed-Sat 12-8pm and Sun 12-4pm
Please remember that a successful show only happens when EVERYONE promotes =)
We have ordered in 10,000 flyers for this event, so we can hook you up with whatever you need.
We can mail them to you for 5.00, we will be doing all our mailing on one day, 9/16/09, if you want them mailed to you, please paypal 5.00 to and let us know how many you want, please ask for as many as you think you can get rid of!
Note, we do take notice of those vendors who don't take flyers to help promote. (with our secret spycam).

Thanks to those that have picked up in store already!

Posters will be ready Wednesday for pick up can be included in the mailing for you.

We will also be doing a limited number of hand screen printed posters.

Thanks again everyone!!!

PS: have you joined us on facebook and promoted the fan page to your friends?
Photos are going up as they come in, it can take us a few days to post. If you don't see your image there by Tuesday, just let us know, we should have all there that we have received by Tuesday, as well as on our website. So if yours is not there and you did upload or send it to us, just email us and we'll figure out what happened.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Emails Going Out - Creative Extension!

It has come to our attention that there were a select few of you just now receiving the emails as the list did not update on time before we sent out vendor blog email and others.

Please note that from this point forward all communication from us to you will be done via this blog.

All LARGE SIZE files must go to as it will crash our USB account

All communication emails MUST go to or we may not see them

For those of you just getting some of the emails or seeing due dates, please have your files in no later than tomorrow, we have the poster/postcard on hold until then, this also means you, who just thought you had missed the deadline, here is your chance!

If you have not subscribed to this blog, you won't know when we update it, please do that, it will notify you each time we update!

We will not be posting layout/location logistics until very close to the event, due to the city permits and approval processes that we must go through.

Remember, if you have reserved a table space, this is exactly what it is, just a table and chairs, no tents, no umbrellas over 36" in diameter, no ground displays (table top only).

If you are in a tent, there is no provided divider between you and your neighbors, if you feel you need one, start thinking of ideas now, whether it be artists walls, a banner, CLEAN sheets, etc. make it look nice and remember we are all here to work together!

Details will post soon about hints and helpful tips.

The biggest question we receive, how much product do I make?
We cannot answer this, however the general rule is you sell about half of what you bring, so if you want to make $xxx, you need to bring 2 or 3 times $xxx worth of product.
If you hope to make $1000 and you bring $1000 worth of product or worse, just $800, it's not going to happen =)

Good Luck!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Are you a Fan of Urban Bazaar on Facebook?

Please be sure to become a fan of UB on facebook! Also suggest to all your friends/fans.....we will be promoting, twittering, and facebooking all the way up to the event. Watch for your pictures and logos to be promoted via our facebook page!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Creative Spotlight - help with your creatives

A little help with the creative:

Please take note, there are many tutorials out there for helping you create outstanding creative.
We have provided you with specific sizes and requirements, please understand we will only use creative that arrives on time and in the proper format.

Here are a few sites that describe how to create perfect online ads, graphics, etc.
Note that for instance, we aren't using google display ads, but they have wonderful instructions on creative :

Photoshop Elements:

Or just search google for your own How-To....If you have created your banner heads and logos for etsy, this is very similar.

100 x 100 pixel logo creative - This will be used on posters and promotions in PRINT 300 dpi or maximum quality. low res images will not be used.
Great examples:
yomono poster image
Pamela Michelle

150 x 200 WxH Logo/Creative for use on our website - low to med resolution and may be rotating gifs.
Great examples:
yomono banner
tees,dowdy studio,silk screen,whale
Bolsa Bonita

An Image for us to send to the press without any writing or promotional type, any size, print quality.
Great Examples:
Laura Strother
wood,necklace,bird,cameo,pamela michelle

Get these in ASAP as our designer is putting together the poster and we go to Print Wednesday.

For your Magazine/Ad Creative, please make it pretty and have high resolution, these will be left in boutiques/stores/restaurants and used to promote the bazaar both in the weeks prior and on the day of the event, they are your "leave behind" for folks that want to revisit you or cannot make it to the event.
Great Example:

100x100 for poster - Due Monday Aug 31st at 5pm to group album
150x200 (vertical!) - Due September 10th at 5pm to group album
Press Photo - Due September 10th at 5pm to group album
Magazine Creative - Due September 10th to (do not send communication email, just ads!)
Group Album - no password but may be required to login to your photobucket account or create one: