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DEALER FAQs & REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Updated 9.17.2021

HOW DO I REGISTER TO BE AN EXHIBITOR?

If you previously participated in a Fox Valley online show, you are already registered. Simply use the same SIGN IN credentials you used for your last Fox Valley show.

If this is your first Fox Valley Online Antiques Show please email click here to register.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I REGISTER TO BE AN EXHIBITOR?

We will enable your account and you may begin uploading your items for the show. You may continue to edit your listings up until, and after, the show opens. You may not replace SOLD merchandise at any time, but you can move SOLD items to the bottom of your booth using 'drag & drop'.

HOW DO I GO TO MY DEALER DASHBOARD?

Follow the virtual show link at https://foxvalleyantiques.getmansvirtual.com. Once on the virtual show page look at the bottom of the page in the darkened area to get to your Dealer Dashboard.

On your Dealer Dashboard you will ADD ITEM / UPDATE ITEM beside each line item. Choose from the drop-down menu: EDIT, IMAGES, and PREVIEW ITEM to manage your listings.

HOW DO I UPLOAD THE TITLE, DESCRIPTION & PRICE OF MY MERCHANDISE?

When on your Dealer Dashboard, you will see ADD ITEM or UPDATE ITEM. Choose ADD or UPDATE to see the drop-down menu. Here you will add or edit a title, categories, description, and price all on one page. Always remember to click SUBMIT or FINISH to save your work.

Title: Use a descriptive title to attract customers. It will appear below the 'feature' photo (the 1st picture) for each item. It will be difficult for you to use all the characters you have available. Perhaps use all caps here to attract attention.

Category: You must choose at least one category, but as many as three categories, for each item. If you decide to change or remove a category you have chosen, simply "uncheck" it on the right side of the page opposite the category name.

Description: You may not post multiple individually-priced items in one space. The only exception is for a group of items sold as one unit. Made-to-fool reproductions are not allowed. We have the right to ask you to remove objectionable items from your booth. When writing your description, include as many key words and spelling variations as are appropriate. Some customers may be searching for a special item using a keyword search. If you are thorough in your description, your customer will find your listing more easily. Your item description may be any length.

Price: Consider adjusting your prices to reflect the savings of travel expenses incurred at out-of-town shows.

Order of items in your booth: Do not be concerned about the order of items in your booth as you upload. You will be able to 'drag and drop' them within your booth at any time after you have entered them. The exception will be your Bonus Listings for Sunday. Those must remain stationery on your page after the show opens, but the public will not see them until Sunday morning at 8 a.m. central. They will be identified with a "New Listing" green banner.

Hyperlinks: Use your hyperlink icon - the thing that looks like a chain link in the tool box above where you type your description - to drive folks to the specific page within your website where they can find other items of the same category. Yes, you have your website listed in your profile and it appears at the bottom of each screen, but this special hyperlink will drive interested customers to the EXACT type of antique they like without having to go through the Home Page of your website. The hyperlink immediately captivates your customer and drives them to your online store.

Easy hyperlink instructions:

  1. Copy and paste the URL that fits your listing.
  2. Place your cursor in the spot within your item description where you would like the hyperlink to appear.
  3. Click on the hyperlink tool and a box pops up.
    • First Line: Paste the URL link copied from your website.
    • Second Line: Remove anything that appears in that line and name that link as you like. For example, SEE MORE FOLK ART or TAP HERE TO SEE MORE FOLK ART
    • Third Line: Leave empty
    • Fourth Line: Leave "Open Link in New Page". This will allow your website to open in a new window. That way the customer can easily return to your booth in the show by toggling back to their other open window.

HOW DO I UPLOAD IMAGES?

When on your Dealer Dashboard, you will see ADD ITEM or UPDATE ITEM and choose ADD or UPDATE to view the drop-down menu. Choose IMAGES. Here you will upload images directly from your computer. You may include an unlimited number of photos at no extra charge. Remember to click FINISH to save your work.

Photos must be in JPG format, under 10MB in size, and with vertical orientation. Photos should be at least 800 pixels so they enlarge clearly when clicked. The first image you upload becomes the feature photo and the rest will appear below the feature photo. You may 'drag and drop' to change the order of your photos.

The virtual experience must replace, as closely as possible, the experience of viewing and holding an object at an in-person show. Therefore, it is essential you offer clear, well-lit photos from ALL angles including front and back. Choose your backgrounds carefully. Example: wrinkled sheets as a background must be avoided.

HOW DO I KNOW HOW THE ITEMS WILL LOOK IN MY BOOTH?

When on your Dealer Dashboard, you will see ADD ITEM or UPDATE ITEM. Choose ADD or EDIT to view the drop-down menu. Next choose PREVIEW. Here you will see how each individual page in your booth will appear.

To see, at a glance, what your entire booth looks like, click on DEALER PREVIEW (blue bar) on your Dealer Dashboard. At any time before or during the show, you may move the items into different positions using the ‘drag and drop’ method while in your DEALER DASHBOARD.

MAKE USE OF THE 'PROFILE' PAGE TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS.

Be sure to enter all pertinent information about your business under EDIT PROFILE found on your Exhibitor Dashboard. You may add or edit your profile at any time. Include your website, social media information, forms of payment, manner of shipment, sales tax info for your state, etc. This information will appear on EVERY page in your booth. The "Additional Information" section should include how you wish buyers to contact you (Text? Email? Phone?) as well as what hours you will be available for communication.

WILL I BE ABLE TO ACCESS MY LISTINGS AFTER THE SHOW CLOSES?

No, once the show closes you will not be able to access your listings. Therefore, make a copy of the listings for future reference.

WHAT DETERMINES THE ORDER OF THE BOOTHS IN THE SHOW?

The booths are presented in alphabetical order by the first letter in a business name. Our research indicates the amount of traffic to a booth is not dependent on where the booth is situated within the show but, rather, on the items within the booth as found by shoppers using the show’s category, dealer and keyword search options.

DO YOU HANDLE THE MONEY FOR SALES AND CAN I REPLACE AN ITEM ONCE IT SELLS?

No and no. The exhibitor deals directly with the purchaser. The purchaser will contact you using the information you provided in your profile. This information appears on each page of your online booth. You may not replace an item once it sells but you can 'drag & drop' it to the bottom of your booth. You will have buttons on your dashboard to click, marking an item RESERVED or SOLD.

BOOTH PRICING:

Once you are finished uploading your merchandise (but no later than March 12, 2021) your booth rent must be paid. Use the PAY NOW tab on your Exhibitor Dashboard.

CSADA MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING (as of Spring 2021)

NON-MEMBERS

*No commission on sales will be collected

OFFER YOUR BEST AND/OR FRESHEST ITEMS not currently available on other selling sites (your website is an exception). Items previously offered on Fox Valley online shows may not be listed in the Fall 2021 show. Buyers want to see the best and latest of what you have. That is why we limit the number of items you can post.

IMPORTANT: When the show goes live at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Saturday, October 16, make yourself available by email, *text, &/or phone to answer questions, arrange payment and finalize sales. (*If you do not text, state this in your profile under “Additional Information” and indicate how you wish to be contacted by customers.) CHECK JUNK MAIL REGULARLY! Some dealers have found inquiries about their show inventory in their junk mail! The show remains open CONTINUOUSLY** until 6:00p.m. Central, Sunday, October 17th. (**If you do not wish to be contacted at all hours, state this in your profile under “Additional Information”, specifying hours you will be available for contact.)

Thank you again. Email with any questions or comments.

Barb Lemme [email protected]
or
Debbie McArdle [email protected]

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