saturday, May 7th
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We really enjoyed this show & found every part of the process to be not only organized, but also executed flawlessly. It was also a lovely surprise to realize your sponsor Saltbox has provided all the vendors with free coffee!
I’m just so happy you all decided to do this and I hope it sticks around. The price-point seemed very fair and I ended up writing 10+ orders. A great way to start the year!
It was good for sales. We knew ahead of time that we would have a tight time to setup so we prepared ourselves and it went well. It was tight, but because we knew and had prepped the week before we were able to get it done. The weekly emails really help with letting us know what we need to prepare for. As many shows as we have done over the years, this is the only event that has provided weekly updates and really keeps us in the loop on what to expect.
We were a first time vendor at UCU and were super impressed with its fan following, its organization and its caliber of makers. Thanks so much for having us! We enjoyed the experience immensely.
Absolutely worth it. Sales were on par with previous years and I really appreciate the opportunity to see what works/doesn’t work with my booth set up (for example, this year I thought the majority of traffic was going to come from one direction. It turned out to be the opposite so I was able to flip my booth and adjust Saturday am)
Yes! It was great to be able to take pricing info on the spot to review at the office and everyone we spoke with was very personable and enthusiastic.
The Winter UCU show is one of my happy places, one of my major look forward tos of the holiday season. While I missed some of the IRL parts of UCU, it was quite lovely to shop from home with holiday music playing on my laptop, and as suggested, a bevie of my choice! UCU is a true labor of love, and enriches the Seattle crafting community greatly. Thanks Lindsey, Kristen and Heather for truly making lemonade out of lemons and creating this amazing virtual show!
[My favorite part of the weekend was] making people happy by giving them freebies! I had an order today for three masks from my first winner last Weds. She liked the one she got so much, she ordered more. So that’s a win! And getting to pop into other vendors booths. I visited several others and it was nice to see studios and processes. My kids especially liked seeing how a dog leash was made by Metamorphic goods, how things are soldered, and I got to see a kiln unloaded by Sean at Forest Ceramics.
We really enjoyed the people that we met this year! They were all engaging and friendly. We found we came home with a cool mix of items that we are really excited about!
The enthusiasm of the shoppers at this event was outstanding!