Access to the building from 8:00am Open to the public from 9.00am
Packing up from 6:00pm
Access to the building from 9:00am Open to the public from 10:00am
Packing up from 6:00pm
Thank you for joining The Crafters Roadshow in The Centre Livingston. We look forward to hearing all your thoughts and ideas in how we can make this the best Craft venue in Scotland.
On the day of your event you will be supplied a 6ft table, table cover and seating.
You will be allocated your space on arrival.
You can leave your stand up overnight ready for the next day.
(this is at your own risk but the building is secure with night guard)
The Centre Livingston
You have access for unpacking and packing directly from Debenhams disabled Carpark. We have permission to use this until 8:45 just before the centre opens to the public. You then have Free parking all weekend in the Carpark across the street in Terraces Carpark.
A map of the centre with our location and street maps to the carpark are all below.
If you have any problems please give us a call.
Point of Contact
We have great access to The Centre Livingston for unpacking & packing. Starting from the Primark/Asda roundabout on Almondvale Blvd go straight through as seen below.
You can see The Centre One car park 1 on your left but go past this to the next Debenhams car park on your left.
You will now arrive at The Centre Livingston disabled car park at Debenhams which we have permission to use until 8:45am on Saturday and after closing on Sunday. Using this car park gives us the best access to the area we will use, so not much lifting for you!
OK! you have now dropped off and heading for FREE Parking. Exit Debenhams car park you can only go left.
Free Parking (weekends only)
Heading toward the roundabout (you will see McDonalds on your left) take the 4th exit and you should be heading back down Almondvale Blvd.
4th exit heading back down Almondvale Blvd see McDonalds is now on your right.
Heading down Almondvale Blvd you will come to as set of traffic lights you are going straight through and you will see the carpark you will use on your left.
You will now be back at the Asda/Primark roundabout and you will take the first exit.
Taking the first exit on the roundabout you will see Terrace Carpark this is the one you will use for Free Parking all weekend.
Now on Howden S Rd you can see the entrance to the Carpark on your left
After turning left turn left again to the Carpark you will use. You will see one of the signs in front of you says Weekends Only, this is the Carpark.
After turning left turn left again to the Carpark you will use. You will see one of the signs in front of you says Weekends Only, this is the Carpark. Your thinking how will I get back to the centre but you are just across the road from the Debenhams Carpark you used to drop off please see below a pic of the map.
Entrance to The Centre Livingston
Free Parking on Weekends Only
1, We supply a table cover with every table, please ensure that you do not cover the front of this with your own table cover. You can use your table cover as a topper if you wish. All front of tables should be side by side Black-White-Black-White as requested by Centre Management.
2, Please ensure that no eatting or drinking is done behind you stand as requested my Centre Management this must be done away from your table.
3, Please make sure you are set up with all trollys, boxes or hazards cleared away for the public opening times which can be seen above. We also cannot have hazards on the mall floor before the public leave the Centre at the end of the day, this is a Health and Safety Issue. If you have to leave early please call us and we will arrange and escort.
TIPS OF THE DAY
1, The Crafters who continuously do well are the ones who have spent a little time thinking about their presentation, remember we are in a high quality retail environment and the public expect a certain level of sharpness.
2, It's not all about what you earn on the day use this opportunity to hand out business cards and gain new excited customers who have never seen your product before. The leaders in Craft all do this gaining them returning customers and sales out within going to events.
3, The biggest of them all that everyone doesn't like to do is COLLECT EMAILS Yes! I know you hate it but you must start now building a mailing list to send out information about you and your company to your excited new customers who want to know more!!! You don't need to send them out all the time just as little as once a month. Tell them about new products your working on (not selling) Tell them your next event or how about a genuine special offer.
HOW DO I ASK FOR THEIR EMAIL?
Run a raffle of something really good that you create and have a draw once a month from March-December (normal Craft event trading times) thats just 10 items. It has to be your highest valued items ( you have to make it worth it to ask for their email, a genuine offer) now we know this won't cost you a lot but
think what you will gain, NEW customers all year long who are interested in you and your product. The best Crafters collect around 10 emails per day, could you collect more? Please try this and tell me about how much it's woking for you, everyone does once the give it a go.
HOW DO I START UP AND SEND OUT A MAILING CAMPAIN?
Look up www.mailchimp.com it's one of the best FREE email marketing service provider and the one we use. OK we now pay for it because our database is so large now but it's well worth the money.