Some members have expressed an interest in selling display items they’re no longer using. This is a good idea as another member can make good use of it.
This is open to CAG members only. Please send photos of the display items by e-mail to
Photos should be taken horizontally as all boxes on CAG website are horizontal. Sorry, this is a fixed feature that cannot be changed. Our webmaster Yves will post them to a newly created Classified Ads section under the Membership tab.
Please note that anyone viewing the website will be able to see this. So, if you do not want your home phone # and home e-mail listed, I suggest you use your company name and g-mail address.
Please contact the member directly for more info. If you live in opposite ends of the city, exchanges can be made at the St. Pat’s market or at the Sir Wilfred Laurier market in the spring.
Many vendors were hamstrung by the lack of access to a WiFi connections at the Traditions Craft Show at Sir Wilfrid Laurier. It prevented many from accepting credit card transactions using their personal Square credit card service. Here are a few tips that can help remedy the situation.
- Log on to Square on your own WiFi network before leaving your home. As long as you;re still logged on to the same session, Square will allow you to swipe credit cards in offline mode. All credit card transactions will be submitted once your device reconnects to a WiFi network.
- If you forget to login from home, find the closest coffee shop and use their WiFi to connect before the start of the show.
- As much as possible, stay on the app's screen and avoid checking other apps, sending mail or making calls. Maintaining your login session is key. If you lose your session, you will have to find a WiFi connection somewhere to reconnect.
- You will not be able to key in credit card numbers while offline, only swipe. If you have a sale that requires you to key in the number instead of swiping, consider using one of the Guild's credit card slips.
Feel free to post your own helpful comments. See you at the New Trend show!
Oh boy! It's time for the Guild's annual pot luck and raffle (and throw in a general meeting for good measure). Don't forget to bring your goodies to this week's meeting, November 16 at 7:30 PM at the Gloucester Seniors Centre. If you haven't donated a gift for the raffle, don;t worry, there's still time for you to bring it with you on Wednesday. See you there!
It's official, we've opened up the third gymnasium for the Traditions Market at Sir Wilfrid Laurier. It's been a while since we've had so many artisans together under one roof and it's pretty exciting. What's even more exciting is that there's still some room left!! Do you have a friend, colleague or neighbour who wants to get their feet wet with marketing their craft? The Traditions market would be the perfect opportunity! With such a busy floor plan, and what is usually our highest turn-out in visitors, it promises to be quite the show.
There are also 46 vendors signed up for the New Trend show at Sir Robert Borden and the Last Minute show in Alta Vista is also picking up steam. Don't be left out, get in touch with Catherine today!
With the declining use of our credit card service, the Guild has had to look at various costing options. The first option was to remain with our current provider (Paymentech) and double the fees charged for transactions from 4% to 8%. The other option was to change to a new company and adding a more modest increase. We chose the latter option and signed up with Square for our credit card services. The new company will see fees increase from 4% to 6% for all credit card transactions processed by the Guild. There will also be a $0.30 fee for every cheque issued by the credit card account. More information can be found here.
We apologize for these increases, as the previous 4% fee was established when the Guild credit card service was handling dozens of credit card transactions per month. Our fees were distributed across more transactions every month. As the use of credit card services through smart phones increased and the use of the Guild credit card service decreased, our monthly fees are distributed across a smaller number of transactions.
The Last Minute Market in Alta Vista is on once again this year. We have reserved the atrium and the cafeteria of St. Pat's school for the event and can welcome around 50 or more artisans. Considering the speed at which the Traditions show at Sir Wil and the New Trend show at Sir Rob are filling up, you don;t want to wait. Check out the Markets tab above to find the applications as well as the marketing elements you'll need to advertise your presence at the show.
We've requested more postcards from our printer and the4se will be made available at the Traditions Market and at our next meeting on November 16.
The spots at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Traditions Market are filling up quickly, but there's still room - and time - for you to sign up and participate in Orléans' biggest and best attended craft show. There are currently over 60 vendors registered, but we can still accommodate more. Last year, 1,500 visitors streamed through the doors of the market so it's an event you don't want to miss. Likewise, the number of vendors at Sir Rob New Trend Market is up to 38 with more signing up.
We are doing everything we can to bring in the crowds. As with last year, we are giving away swag bags to the first 100 attendees to the show. Furthermore, a raffle will be conducted through all three winter shows (the December show is still pending), with the overall winner receiving a lovely quilt. And of course, there will be signage, newspaper advertising, etc.
Don;t miss out! This is, after all, one of the main reasons you joined the Guild!