COLLECTORS & ARTISTS CAN
PARTICIPATE IN THIS SHOW!!!
COLLECTORS: Do you have handmade teddy bears in
your collection that you'd like to find a new home for?
Have bears still waiting to be adopted? Want to try a new
design or make more of your collector's favorites?
If you answered
YES then this is the show for YOU!
The requirements to sell
in this show are simple: 1. Orphan bears
from your collection must be handmade, in like new condition
and priced at least 25% less than the original price. This will give them a
better chance of being adopted.
Collectors will be flocking to the show in hopes of getting
a good deal.
2. New bears made and sold
direct from the artist for this show can be bears or other
animals and should be at regular price.
Participation fee: $105US
PayPal only. Application Period OpensMay 1 - Apply Below
Preview Dates: Friday,
September 8 - Friday, September 22
(Starts at 12pm New York time) Show Dates: Friday,
September 22 - Sunday, September 24 (Starts at 12pm and ends at 8pm
New York time)
is the main website all show visitors go to. On the show page
they'll see preview photos of one bear or animal from each
participant, all on one page. This photo will be a link to the
page featuring their orphan or new bears for sale, a short bio and
purchase terms (forms of payment accepted, shipping, refunds,
layaway, etc). The link on the main page will be the only way
visitors get to the participant's sales page. Each
will create their page through their Teddies Worldwide account using
our design program, Page Creator. Participants will handle all email
inquiries from perspective buyers as well as all sales. PayPal is
the preferred method of payment though you can
also have a collector contact you to make other arrangements.
· - All bears &
animals must be hand made and in like new or new condition
- All bears & animals must come from a smoke-free
environment and be free of dirt, dust and odors
- Participants must have ability to take high quality photos (or a
professional to do it for you) -
Participants must have knowledge of how to resize and upload photos to the
- Participants must take the time to read and comprehend all written communication
(which will be sent in English)
from coordinator including emails, and online
support/tutorials - Participant
must meet all deadlines
as stated below
- A PayPal account is not mandatory but strongly recommended
so you can capture sales quickly and easily with PayPal
buttons. A complete photo tutorial on how to create PayPal
buttons will be provided Items
Required/Allowed in the Show
TEDDY BEARS AND/OR OTHER ANIMALS
- MINIMUM of 3,
MAXIMUM of 12 items
allowed in show
- All bears/animals must be handmade, no manufactured bears/animals. - All
previously loved bears/animals from your collection must be priced a MINIMUM of 25% OFF the regular
price. The higher your discount the more likely a bear is to sell. Teddies
Worldwide Page Creator
All participants will create
their sales page with
TW PAGE CREATOR.
Page Creator is an online template program, already designed to meet
the requirements for a sales page. You pick the background
color/image, upload a header/logo and then upload your photos, enter
descriptions, PayPal code and much more to give your page a unique
feel. No design skills or html code knowledge necessary. You MUST know how to upload photos
to your computer from a digital camera or cell phone and then edit/resize
photos and upload from your computer to our program. Page Creator is
the fast, easy way to create your show page while maintaining
control of the look and feel of your page. Artists love how easy it
is to use and how much time it saves (versus designing their own
page from scratch). Complete instructions and support will be provided.
Marketing/Promotion TEDDIES WORLDWIDE:
We will be advertising
the show in US and international trade magazines, on various forums
and social networks online, through direct email and with postcards
and fliers at shows in the US and abroad. PARTICIPANTS:
PLAY A KEY ROLE IN
PROMOTING THE SHOW! With
up to 50 participants from all over the world
you collectively come in contact with thousands of collectors,
friends and family that I would never be able to contact on my own.
You must place a show banner on your website or blog
if you have one and send emails to your collectors, friends and family about
the show. The more people you
tell about, the more successful the show will be!
all correspondence you must give the link to our website, not your
personal sales page or the URL that appears in the browser when you
land on our page. Simply provide www.TeddiesWorldwide.com.
This will get them where they need to be for the show!
IMPORTANT NOTE:Participants are
not allowed to show photos of the bears/animals they will be selling prior to the show. That
includes snippets or collages. The suspense is what drives people to
the site when the show begins! No reservations or selling of
before the show.
Online Application Period - applicants will be
notified of acceptance within 7 days of applying &
must pay participation fee within 7 days of
Preview Photo Due
- Uploaded to TW Account Profile Page by 11:59pm New
Begins @ 12pm New York time
show page must be finished 100% by 11:59pm New York
Show Starts at
New York Time
Show Ends at
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH RULES
IN REMOVAL FROM SHOW WITHOUT REFUND
Policy Your exhibitor fee goes towards advertising you and the show to help
make it a success. Promotion and paid advertising for the event
including your name listed on the website and in some print
advertising begins as soon as registration for the show is complete.
Therefore there is no refund if you cancel your participation in the
show for any reason or if you are removed from show for failure to
comply with rules or deadlines.
HERE TO APPLY
NOTE: On application you must provide 3 photos of different bears you will be
offering in the show or if you are an artist selling new bears
please provide a website address where your recent work can be seen. Max photo size: 1000 x 800px
All applicants will receive an email within 7 days of applying to
notify of acceptance
Those accepted into the show must pay the participation fee of
$105us within 7 days of acceptance to confirm spot in show.
Failure to pay in a timely manner will result in forfeiture of spot.
We hope you'll
consider joining us for the Homeless but Hopeful Online Orphan Show!
Towers, Event Coordinator & Promoter
Frank Towle, Technical Specialist