The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is thrilled to present our 58th Annual Holiday Shops at Dock5 at Union Market (1309 5th Street NE, Washington, DC 20002) on November 18-20, 2016.
If you are interested in applying to be a Holiday Shops Merchant, we are now accepting applications until Sept. 30, 2016! Click here for our 2016 Merchant Fact Sheet.
There are 4 phases to becoming a Holiday Shops Merchant:
Phase 1 - Request an Online Account with the JLW
If you are a new merchant to Holiday Shops, you will need to request an online account, also known as your Merchant Profile or your Merchant Home Page, to complete phases 2, 3 and 4. Click here to request your online account.
Within 72 hours after submitting our online Account Request Form, including your choice for a username and password, you will receive an email confirming your online account has been created. From there forward, all remaining phases of the Merchant application process are done through your Merchant Profile/Merchant Home Page.
If you are a returning merchant to Holiday Shops and already have a Merchant Profile/Home Page account from prior years, your Phase 1 is complete. Click here to log in. If you've forgotten your username or password, follow the on-screen instructions at the log in page.
Phase 2 - Submit Your Merchant Application
Holiday Shops is a juried show, and you must submit a Merchant Application to participate. Once your account is created (see Phase 1 above), you can log in and find a link to the 'Holiday Shops Application to Jury' on your Merchant Home Page. The application includes details regarding photo and sample submissions.
Please note: If you were a Merchant in a previous year, you will still need to complete a new application. Your Member Home Page will have the links applicable to your account, which is why logging into the website is so important once Phase 1 is complete and you have an account! If you believe links are missing from your home page, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phase 3 - The Booth Reservation Request and Contract Phase
Following Phase 2, you may receive an email saying you've been approved/accepted as a Merchant to the 58th Annual Holiday Shops! If so, you need to log in immediately to submit a Booth Request Form. The link to submit your Booth Request Form will appear on your Member Home Page once your application has been accepted by our Merchant Jury.
Booth sizes, prices and details regarding deposits and final payments are included on our Booth Reservation Request Form. Submitting the Booth Request Form and your Booth Deposit Fee tentatively reserves your booth space for a limited time. To finalize and guarantee your space, we need your full and final booth fee payment and your signed contract. Log in to your Merchant Profile/Home Page to check your status and, if approved, complete this phase.
Phase 4 - Make it Final and Guarantee Your Space
Your booth request and initial deposit only hold your approved space for a limited time - you must pay your booth fee in full and submit your contract to fully secure and guarantee your space in the show. Click here to log in to your Merchant Profile/Home Page and make your final booth fee payment.