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IRL Pop-UP Frequently asked questions

How many vendors are involved?


SSE aims to include up to 50 vendors for NY, 60 for Los Angeles and 35 for San Francisco, at each event ranging in specialities such as: - Food/Drink - Fashion - Vintage - Jewelry - Home Decor - Art - Collectibles We feature up to 5 unique brands in each category.




How many people are expected to attend?


SSE can not determine the exact number of guest but expect between 250- 500 guests per day. Note: SSE does not gaurantee any specific number of attendees




How is the event marketed?


SSE is primarily marketed on Event websites like TimeOut, Fever, and Eventbrite. We also partner with local bloggers, influencers and websites to promote. In addition our marketing budget is heavily centered on social media advertising (Instagram & Facebook).




What if I can't attend at the last minute?


If you can not attend the event you may be given the opportunity to transfer your space to a future market. However, this decision is solely up to management. There are no refunds for any reason.




Can I get a refund if I don't make sales?


No. There are no refunds for any reason.




What is the projected demographic of SSE attendees?


SSE tends to attract a younger crowd with ages ranging from 25-35; 70% women and 30% men. Due to our marketting strategy many attendees are seeking one of a kind beauty, fashion, and food products and a unique shopping experience. Many tend to shop multiple vendors.




Is there parking for vendors?


There is street parking surrounding the venue, although spaces can not be guaranteed.




How are spaces assigned?


The market organizers consider the space requests, the venue floorplan, and the general flow of traffic in assigning spaces. In order to provide an intriguing event we try to avoid setting up the same type of vendors right next to one another. Additionally, we attempt to put more seasoned vendors near less seasoned vendors as to provide learning opportunities for new vendors.




Are there bathrooms on site?


Yes bathrooms are provided.




Does the space have heating and AC?


Yes. The space is a climate controlled indoor venue.




Are there fitting rooms?


Yes SSE provide mobile fitting rooms




Can I see the venue before the event?


The venues are private event spaces. To take a look at the inside of the venue and the location addresses please take a look at the virtual tours on each of the location pages.




Are Vendor spaces still available?


As long as the date is listed on our Vendor Registration Form, the date is available. Once the date is fully booked, it will be removed from the form. https://www.sipshopeat.com/application




When is payment due?


Payment is due during the registration process. Your registration is not complete until payment is received through our secure registration form. If there is any reason your application is not accepted, vendor fees will be returned to you less the $10.00 application fee.




I still have questions. How do I get in touch?


Please use our Get In Touch form to submit additional questions here: https://www.sipshopeat.com/get-in-touch




How big is the 4x4?


The 4x4 space is big enough for at 4 foot table and two racks on each side. Or one 6 foot table.




How big is the 10x10


The 10x10 is big enough for a 6 to 8 foot table and two racks.




How do I enter the discount code


Once all required sections of the application is completed select Submit. Then at Checkout, click "Discount Code" Enter the appropriate discount code. Select "Apply" The discount code should show up if eligible.




What about COVID-19?


Scheduled SSE events are scheduled to continue as planned. There are no plans to cancel SSE as a result of COVID-19 we are actively accepting new vendors and promoting ticket sales. Our vendors will be the first to be notified if local authorities require the cancellation of this event due to COVID-19. Please check your emails for updates as that is our primary way of making contact with confirmed vendors and guests. If local authorities require cancellation of our events due to official order vendors and guests will be offered the opportunity to transfer their reservations to a later date. Due to unrecoverable administrative and advertising costs, refunds can not be offered.




Is there a Deadline to apply?


Please find applications deadlines at: https://www.sipshopeat.com/vendor-dates




Application Acceptance Qualifications


- Complete Application - On Trend: Food, Style and Drinks - Positive Attitude, demonstrated in application - Acceptance of SSE Rental Agreement SSE does not accept Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) Vendors.




When will I know I am approved?


You will be notified of your application status within 24-48 business hours of your submitted application (Monday through Friday).




There are a limited number of spaces but we have to pay a vending fee up front - if our applications do not make the cut, do we receive a full refund aside from the $10 application fee?


Yes, if your brand is not accepted, you will receive a full refund except for the $10 application fee which is non-refundable.




We are not permitted to leave the event and if we do, we may be subject to a fine. Does this mean we aren’t able to leave the overall venue or our display area?


You can leave to grab a snack, run to your car, etc. By leaving we mean that you can not break down before the event ends. We encourage networking so leaving your display area is totally fine!




With the event being 6-9 hours of the day - do you have any rules or procedures for lunch breaks and eating? I know with Covid and social distancing - a lot of people are rightfully creating new systems for things like that.


We provide lunch in a designated area. Representatives can also bring their own lunch. You can eat in your designated space or in the vendor lounge area.




Do you have any payment plans for the vendor fees? If so, what are the plans available?


No- we do not offer payment plans.




Are vendor required to have Tax ID#, Food Handlers License and things like that?


SSE Does not require this information on the application. Each brand operates as an independent business at the event. It is important to know that each business is expected to registered with the applicable agencies, collect and pay applicable taxes.




When are the application deadlines for the Pop-Ups?


You can find all our application deadlines here: https://www.sipshopeat.com/vendor-dates Please note that our deadlines apply until all spaces are filled. This may be before the deadline occurs.




I thought I only had to pay $10 to apply but now it’s saying that I have to pay $495 or up. Can you clarify this for me, please?


Our application includes a non-refundable $10.00 fee automatically. In addition it requires vendors to select one of the available weekends and automatically calculates your total which is due at the time you submit your application. If your application is not accepted for any reason, your fees will be returned to you less the $10.00 application fee.




What is the total cost of the event?


The total cost will depend on the space size you are applying for. If you scroll down the following page you will find a box on the right side of the page titled “THE INVESTMENT” which has the different prices of the spaces: https://www.sipshopeat.com/irl-vendor In addition, our “pricing,” page outlines the costs as well: https://www.sipshopeat.com/pricing




Does the $485 include a 4x4 table or do you have an option to bring your own?


The $485 is the base price for the 4x4 space which can be designed according to your brand’s aesthetic. We offer table rentals which are an added $20.00.




I saw 2 different prices: the $485 one and the one for $20 to rent the table. Can you explain to me a little more on the difference between the 2 prices?


The $485 price is the cost of renting a 4x4 foot space for the entire weekend. If you are interested in renting a table for the weekend, it would be an additional $20. If you are not interested in renting a table, you are able to bring your own table.




Will we have to set up & tear down both days at all the locations?


There is no need to tear down on Saturdays if you are vending the entire weekend. You would only need to tear down on Sunday.




Is there an option to only vend 1 day instead of both?


We only permit full weekend vendors (Saturday through Sunday only) - no one day vendors.




How many reps are allowed?


We are limiting the number to two to reduce the number of individuals in the space to maintain the health and safety of vendors and guests.




Is there any way to know if our space is against a wall or not?


We can add a request to your reservation to be near a wall. Please note that we always do our best to accommodate your needs. However, we cannot guarantee placement near a wall.




Can I also bring a table and an extra chair along with the one I rented from the event ?


Yes as long as it fits in the allocated space.




On average, how much product do vendors bring to sell?


We typically recommend bringing more of your best sellers. Our vendors have indicated selling out of their best sellers earlier on during the event so we always recommend bringing more of that!