Is this an online event?
YES! All parts of the Royaboya Handmade Bazaar happen entirely online! Workshops, musical performances, and vendor videos will be online and at predetermined scheduled times. The items are open for shopping 24 hours! The Preview Party on Thursday before the event starts is also online!
How do I shop?
1) During the Bazaar, the items will be listed for sale here. You’ll see the hundreds of amazing items from our curated vendor list! When you see an item you want to purchase, you’ll click 'Buy Now' and fill out the form.
2) At the end of the Bazaar, vendors will send you their invoices (each separately). These invoices will reflect any discounts you might have won! You pay, they send you happy mail!
3) Cherry on top: You can also sign up for the Preview Party at the same eventbrite link. This gives you early shopping access (and more!), but the process is the same!
Do I have to pay to attend the Bazaar?
No! You can come check out the games and community in our Facebook group for free. You can check out the amazing vendor booths for free! There are only two things that might cost ya: tickets to the Preview Party the night before the Bazaar, and purchasing the actual items themselves!
What is the Preview Party?
The evening before the Bazaar we will be having a special, special event called the Preview Party! This event does cost $ to join. Each ticket you purchase gets you access to the party (happening on zoom), guarantees you a PRIZE of some kind, gets you an entry to our big amazing raffle, and gets you access to shop the Bazaar early!!! You do not need to come to the Preview Party to shop the Bazaar all weekend, it’s just a little something extra and fun we wanted to do to build more handmade community! All proceeds for the preview party will go to GlobalGiving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.
When does shopping start and stop?
The Spring Soiree begins at 9am pacific time Friday April 15th and ends 9pm pacific time Sunday April 17th. HOWEVER - if you purchase tickets to the Preview Party on Thursday April 14th you get a full extra day of shopping and first dibs!
How do I pay for my items?
On the Monday following the Bazaar, each vendor will be contacting you with an invoice to the email you registered for the Bazaar with. Just follow those instructions and you’ll get your happy mail asap!
When should I expect my items?
Vendors will begin sending invoices on the Monday following the event. If you pay those immediately, they’ll be able to get your items to you ASAP! If you have a custom item, the turnaround time will be listed on the item description. For already-made items, our vendors all aim for shipping them to you within a few days of the event.
What do I do if I don’t get my item?
Please start by contacting the individual vendor to try to track the package. If you have difficulty getting hold of them for some reason, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where are the vendors from?
We find our community of vendors from all over. Most reside in the United States of America (so if you’re located elsewhere make sure to check their shipping policies!) and are part of Mom Owned Business networking groups, or other Handmade Business Organizations. We also rely a lot on word of mouth and the Bazaar’s reputation to help us find new vendors! If you or someone you know of might be interested in applying, please send them our way!
How do I redeem a prize?
If you win a discount as a prize, the Bazaar hosts (that’s Roya and Kiera) will keep track and note it in our records. When we provide the vendors a list of their sales, it will be factored in and then reflected in your invoice! If you won a raffle prize, check your email for messages from vendors - they’ll reach out to get your shipping information.
What kinds of prizes are there?
Each day there is a raffle. The prizes for that are all generously provided by the wonderful vendors for the Bazaar, so it changes every time! Some fan favorites of past prizes have been - handmade earrings, magic wands, art kits for kids, lotion and skincare, candles, journals, air plants, and more! There are also dozens and dozens of other types of prizes given out for the games that happen in our Royaboya Handmade community posts. Those prizes are things more like Buy One Get One Free, or free shipping, or you get to gift 10% off your order to 3 friends!
Who can win one of the daily raffles?
Daily raffles are set up as a thank you to those who support our small businesses by making purchases at the Bazaar! Each purchase during the event gets you an entry! (The other game prizes get handed out if you play the games!)
How do I become a vendor?
Vendor applications will be here
Fill it out and you’ll be notified if you’ve become accepted!
Please note that we only accept vendors who have handmade or hand designed their items. We give priority to women-owned, BIPOC owned, LGBTQIA+ owned businesses, and youth entrepreneurs. We LOVE supporting small businesses of all experience levels!
When is the next Bazaar?
2022 Will have 2 Bazaars - the Spring Soiree April 15-17th 2022, and Favorite Things Holiday Bazaar, November 25th-30th 2022. Make sure you join our mailing list, however, as we have been known to throw in fun extra pop up events!
What are the shipping, refund, return/exchange policies?
Each vendor has its own shop policies. You can find them here.