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Your Feedback is Appreciated!

Hello all,

As you know, it's just me behind the wheel here at DFW Craft Shows.com.  I process a lot of show information, and I try to do it as quickly as possible so you know about upcoming shows ASAP!  (I know ASAP hasn't quite been what it used to, but I thank you for your patience as I try to get up to speed around family needs.)  It has always been my primary goal to help Vendors, Shoppers, and Event Coordinators connect, and support the local arts & crafts community.

Unfortunately, I can not guarantee the outcome of any of the shows posted.  I encourage all vendors to do their research, and always guard yourself and your business.  I am always sad to hear when a show does not turn out as we all hoped--traffic, sales, or otherwise.  I wish there was something I could do, but I appreciate everyone understanding that these aspects of an event are simply out of my control.  I am proud to say that these shows seem to be far and few between, and most of the feedback I receive is positive.  It's wonderful to hear your success stories, please continue to share them with me!  I love to hear how the site is helping you.

Recently, I have had what is my most negative experience in terms of DFW Craft Shows in the 3.5 half years it has been running.  It's not my prerogative to slam events or coordinators based on my personal experience; however, many of you contacted me about your concerns and I took them very seriously.  One thing I will not do is continue to promote events that are taking advantage of my readers, especially when there seems to be no interest in righting the situation.  But that is not what this post is about, this post is to say:

Please--if you ever feel like an event is operating in a way that seems shady or unethical to you--please contact me immediately.  There is not a lot I can do, but I can and will research the situation, and if warranted, cease to promote their event so others do not suffer the same fate.  I hope you all feel like you can always reach out to me with your concerns, and know that I will do whatever I can to help.

I want nothing but success, and happy crafting experiences for you all!

Tania

12 comments:

  1. Tania, I have never experienced what you describe. I have only been participating in shows for the last year and, although some have had slow traffic, all the shows you have promoted have been professionally run. I have met some amazing vendors through these shows and have no complaints. Thanks for all you do.

    Mary Pasley
    Hill House Soaps

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  2. I have been in contact with you in regards to an event that I had a horrible experience with. I thank you so much for taking the time to investigate and for taking the proper actions to protect vendors. Your time and efforts don't go un-noticed! I am very appreciative of all the support you give to vendors. God bless you!

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  3. Thank you for the time you spend posting all of the various opportunities. I really appreciate it!

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  4. Put your adult boots on people, this type of business is not for the meek or mild. With regard to a good show or bad one we are the ones that make the difference, the only ones that can. Ive been to shows there was little customer traffic and sold 800.00 worth of product. Been to shows where there were hundreds of people within 10 booths of me, DIDN'T sell nothing. ( I was lazy that day) We get out of life what we put in to it. Stop askin Tania to grab her crystal ball and pick a show She has no clue. Pay your fees, set up as agreed, work like you promised, leave when your suppose to, don't be rude to your visitors and live today like there is no tomorrow. The promoter of any event in most cases is your friend they will make the difference in a win or lose scenario. Treat them fair it'll come back to you time again.

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    1. Our "adult boots" are on and we're using them to kick scum event coordinators out of the area! Vendors are fed up with putting hard work into our craft shows to only be scammed by a bottom of the barrel event coordinator. Nobody is asking Tania to grab a crystal ball, shes simply posting a general warning to be aware of who we're dealing with when we vend at a show. And shes being very very NICE about it, much nicer than scum deserves! Tania has done a fantastic job linking vendors to events and its in no way her fault that a SNAKE has scammed vendors. Promoters of an event are supposed to be your friend and run the event in the best interest of all involved but then there are the occassional scum who are in it for themselves and scam and steal. Until those so called "promoters" do right by people everything they do will fail, no matter what city they move to! But thank you for your 2 cents...you got $49.98 I can have? ;)

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  5. I love this website. I have learned when/where shows are that I would not have known about otherwise. I've been doing shows for 4 years and I have had good ones and bad ones. That is part of it. As my husband says "welcome to retail". I appreciate the work that you do to keep this going.

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  6. Keep up the good work! It is our responsibility to "buyer beware of such events. I have been a part of the same event twice and although the were not doing any thing unethical, the did not know what they were doing! You post availability and opportunity! The rest is up to us as vendors! I have told over 50 people about this site and what is represents to the vendor opportunities in the DFW and where to have events posted. YOU ARE THE BOMB.com AND NEVER FORGET THAT! I won't!

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  7. you do a WONDERFUL job, it was so exciting to find a website like this, there arent too many of them, so i THANK you hugely!
    i've been able to participate in a few shows simply because of you and the work here, else i wouldnt even know about them.

    i enjoy the smaller shows, simply because i can't afford the big expensive entry fees of the larger ones, there is no way i'd make my money back!!!

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  8. dfwcraftshows.com is my go to when I'm ready to sign up for shows. As a vendor this website is a necessity and I have shared it with many other vendors! I NEED to continue receiving the emails, please. Keep up the good work!

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  9. I love this site but you need to delete shows that have come and gone .Theres too many old ones on here thank you!

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