Can I ship to CraftBoston? (Spring/Holiday)
For CraftBoston Spring artists, and an alternative to Freeman's shipping for CraftBoston Holiday artists, you may want to contact Johan from Art in Motion, who provide shipping services and some rentals. You may want to check with him about tables. If you don't see it on his site, call him
. His site does not have every item he owns. AiM may be more affordable than Freeman... food for thought! Learn more about Art in Motion at artmoves.biz
Can I ship to CraftBoston? (Holiday)
Freeman can assist you if you'd like to ship a crate to your booth. There is a fee and you'll have to work with Freeman to coordinate the delivery. Below are some helpful facts they've asked me to share with you. Freeman questions are best answered by Freeman staff, although I'll do my best to assist.
Warehouse Shipping Address:
Exhibiting Company Name / Booth #___ CRAFTBOSTON HOLIDAY
25 Doherty Ave
Avon, MA 02322
PLEASE NOTE: The warehouse is open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Freeman will accept crated, boxed or skidded material beginning in November 2020 at the above address. Material arriving after the first week of December 2020 will be received at the warehouse with an additional after deadline charge. Warehouse materials are accepted at the warehouse Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. If required, provide your carrier with this phone number: (508) 894-5100
PLEASE NOTE: The warehouse will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2020 and Friday, November 27, 2020 in observance of Thanksgiving. Shipments will not be accepted on these dates.
Show Site Shipping Address:
Exhibiting Company Name / Booth # CRAFTBOSTON HOLIDAY
Hynes Convention Center 900 Boylston Street Cambria Street Entrance
Boston, MA 02115
Freeman will receive shipments at the exhibit facility beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Shipments arriving before this date may be refused by the facility. Any charges incurred for early freight accepted by the facility will be the responsibility of the exhibitor.
PLEASE NOTE: All items and materials that must be brought into the facility are subject to Material Handling Charges and are the responsibility of the Exhibitor. This also applies to items not ordered through the Official Show Vendors. Refer to the material handling form for charges for the service.
Please be aware that disposal of exhibit properties is not included as part of your material handling charges. Please contact Freeman for your quoted rates and rules applicable to disposal of your exhibit properties.
***FINAL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL***
When is load-in / load-out?
CraftBoston Spring 2020:
Wednesday, May 13 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, May 14 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, May 17 from 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Will there be help at load-in / load-out?
There will be a limited amount of volunteers to help exhibitors unload or load vehicles. Do not depend on having their help. Volunteers help all exhibitors a little bit and cannot become a personal assistant. Be prepared on your own. BRING YOUR OWN DOLLY / CART. We do not have enough carts to help everyone and often the CraftBoston owned carts go missing. No motorized carts are allowed on premise of either CraftBoston location.
Do artists and assistants need I.D. Badges?
For security purposes, all exhibitors and their assistants are required to wear badges at all times during CraftBoston, including during load in and load out. Each exhibitor will receive one exhibitor badge with their name and five generic assistant sticker badges. Additional booth assistant badges may be requested at the Exhibitor Services Desk.
What is Massachusetts Sales Tax?
Massachusetts tax is 6.25%.
SA+C and CraftBoston cannot not advise exhibitors in tax-related matters. If you have questions, call the Massachusetts Department of Revenue at 1-800-392-6089. Thank you for your understanding.
How do I Register for Massachusetts State Sales Tax Certificate?
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires all exhibitors to register with the state to collect state sales tax on all transactions made during CraftBoston. Exhibitors must have a valid state sales tax certificate (TA-1). You can register online or call 617-887-MDOR. After applying please print out a copy to keep as a temporary certificate until you receive yours by mail. If you have questions, call the Massachusetts Department of Revenue at 1-800-392-6089. Please bring a copy of your certificate to the show. CraftBoston cannot not advise exhibitors in tax-related matters. Thank you for your understanding.
Exhibitor Refund/Return/Exchange Policy
CraftBoston strongly suggests exhibitors post their refund, return, and exchange policies in their booth. It is not sufficient to have the policy printed on sales receipt as the receipt is received post-sale.
Exhibitors must provide their own shopping bags for customers at CraftBoston. CraftBoston branded bags (small + large) can be purchased online ahead of time, and will be available for sale at the Exhibitor Services Desk.
Liability & Insurance
Exhibitors display all work at their own risk and should carry appropriate insurance. Exhibitors are urged to carry ALL-RISK INSURANCE to protect against damage, loss and all other hazards, from the time the materials leave place of origin until they are returned after the show. Riders can usually be added to existing policies to get the needed coverage.
Do you provide booth sitting services?
CraftBoston provides complimentary booth sitting services for exhibitors. Booth sitters will be available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm in 30-minute increments. If you are working alone in your booth, please take advantage of this service so that you don't leave your booth unattended during show hours. Sign up for booth sitting services on site at the Exhibitor Services desk using the form provided in your Exhibitor Folder.
What are CraftBoston Cancellation Policies?
Deposits on booths are non-refundable, and refunds on booth remainder payments will only be given until the date stated in your show contract. This information is provided in your CraftBoston exhibitor contract, to the terms of which you agree upon signing when confirming participation in each show.