Did you know? For many makers and artists, in-person markets can account for over 80% of their annual sales. With the pandemic restrictions put in place surrounding social gatherings and events, in-person craft markets have unfortunately been put indefinitely on hold. Some, however, like Got Craft, have pivoted to online shopping instead with virtual markets.
The next Got Craft Virtual Market will take place from Wednesday, April 21st to Sunday, May 2nd at shop.gotcraft.com.
For Got Craft’s Spring 2021 virtual market, there will be 65+ makers and small shops from across Canada. The market will feature a curated selection of goods including clothing and accessories, apothecary, home goods, greeting cards, jewelry, food, ceramics, art prints, and more. Although it’s not the same as meeting and conversing with local makers in real life, you’re still discovering and supporting Canadian small businesses who’ve listed their products all in one easy-to-shop “market”.
This is Got Craft’s 8th event since the start of the pandemic; since moving their events online at the beginning of June 2020, they’ve showcased 200+ makers and small shops from across Canada.
If you know how to shop online, you’ll know how to shop the virtual market at Got Craft. Here’s how it works in three easy steps:
- When the market begins on April 21, visit shop.gotcraft.com and browse goods from the comfort of your computer / phone.
- Add all the things your heart desires to your online cart and check out in a single transaction.
- Choose flat fee shipping or free curbside pick up in Vancouver.
Some returning vendors include jewelry by LanaBetty, pet accessories by Santa Paws Workshop, skincare by Schmear Naturals, and sassy greeting cards by The Beautiful Project.
Foodies will also rejoice at the fact that many vendors from Got Craft’s popular Food Markets will also be back including blé etcetera, Baker & Table Cafe, East Van Jam, Salty Cabbage Kimchi, and Sriracha Revolver Hot Sauce.
For an advanced look at what’ll be for sale at the Got Craft Spring 2021 Virtual Market, visit: shop.gotcraft.com and use the password SNEAKPEEK for a preview.