Would you like to part of this dynamic, energetic organisation? Travelling from one fair to the next, forging great friendships and meeting a vast range of different people. You get to visit historic houses that you would never be allowed into and exercise parts of your body that a normal workout does not reach, all whilst raising lots of money for charity. To say nothing of the profits you could make!
- This is the old traditional way of selling, where the shoppers want to be told about the secrets behind a product, where they appreciate quality and uniqueness, where they like to spend time chatting, browsing and trying on the clothes.
- It’s the feeling that when you sell you are supporting a charity as well – Usually 10% of your takings go to the charity at the fairs.
- It’s not just the selling, it is the conversations you remember.
- It’s having the time to talk with your customers and seeing them each year when they come back to their favourite fair.
Being a member also gives you
CFA SHOPPING EMPORIUM
THE OPPORTUNITY TO SELL FROM THE CFA SHOPPING EMPORIUM ON THIS WEBSITE THROUGH A LINK TO YOURS! YOU WILL BE ASKED TO DONATE 10% FROM EACH PURCHASE TO OUR CFA FUND. THIS IS THEN PERIODICALLY SHARED OUT EQUALLY TO OUR FAIR ORGANISER MEMBERS FOR THEIR CHOSEN CHARITIES.
This is perfect for those shoppers who have seen you at one of the fairs, to find and purchase from you at other times of the year and continue to ‘SHOP TO GIVE’.
ACCESS TO THE EXCLUSIVE CFA FAIRS LIST
Access to the members only Fairs List which has all our fairs listed and the contact details of each fair organiser. The new annual list is issued every January just when you need to start applying for your fairs but updated all year round on the online fairs list
LISTING ON OUR EXCLUSIVE STALLHOLDERS DIRECTORY
Listing on our exclusive Stallholders Directory which goes to every fair organiser as a tool to choose their stalls for their fair
FREE ATTENDANCE AT THE CFA AGM / CONFERENCE
As a new stallholder you can go into the New Stallholders Gallery or as a returning member you can do the speed presentations to our fair organisers. A unique privileged access to fair organisers for those fair applications! There are also relevant presentations, trade stands and PAT testing.
FAIR ORGANISERS AND STALLHOLDERS GUIDE
Free CFA ‘Fair Organisers & Stallholders Guide’ a unique publication telling you all you need to know about being a stallholder
‘CFA SPONSORED POP UPS
f you wish to run a Pop Up Shop the CFA is here to help. The CFA will sponsor the cost of the venue and recoup this fee when the selected stallholders pay their Pop Up fees. The CFA will do all the stallholder pre administration to give you lots of time to focus on making a successful Pop Up event. 10% of the takings from your Pop Up will go to the CFA Fund
RELEVANT WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
Attend workshops and seminars with other members or alone covering such topics as marketing, social media, stall presentation and more
Apart from the stallholders own protection, Public Product and Employers Liability insurance is usually compulsory for all stallholders attending fairs. The CFA has a specially reduced rate for all CFA stallholder members which makes it very competitive. The insurance cover provided through Lycetts is an individual policy tailored to the requirements of the stallholder and the paperwork issued is suitable to be sent to fairs to prove your insurance cover. Your cover through them is:
- Employers’ Liability – £10m each and every loss
- Public Liability – £5m each and every loss
- Products Liability – £5m each and every loss and in the aggregate
They will also provide other insurance such as business interruption, legal etc
THE CFA FUND
10% of your takings from the CFA Shopping Emporium will go to the CFA Fund. This makes you part of a unique group of stallholders following our ethos of #Shoptogive. This means that you can help support all our fairs charities because the CFA Fund is distributed to all of them at various intervals. We raise money for the fund in other ways too. This also helps to attract more fairs to add to the exclusive CFA Fairs List.
AND THE COST OF ALL THIS?
One off joining fee of £75 (to be paid at the same time as making your first annual membership payment)
Annual membership fee is £65
If you wish to take out the specially negotiated Public Product and Employers Liability (PPEL) Insurance with Lycetts the cost is £75 plus IPT £9 plus Lycetts Admin fee £20
How to join now and become a stallholder!
You need to register your details by clicking on the button below and you will then be sent the application forms by return email.
To complete the application form you will need to provide us with:
- A full description of your products and prices
- Photos of your stand set up and your products-this is imperative, if they are not provided then your application will not be processed until you have sent some. If you do not have photos of your stand set up, you can always set it up in your home and take photos of how it would be at a fair
- Details of previous fairs that you have done (if applicable)
- Details of your social media and website
You are asked if possible to give the names of 2 CFA members as referees but don’t let this put you off. If you do not know anyone this is not a problem. Your application will be discussed among the CFA committee
All applicants will be required to agree to be bound by the CFA Best Practise for Stallholders
Applications will usually be considered from individuals and independent traders working within an organisation. Applications from limited companies and franchisees will normally be carefully scrutinised to ensure that they comply with the basic requirements for membership. Please note we do not accept applications from Wholesalers.