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FAQ

  • HOW CAN I APPLY TO BECOME A MERCHANT AT THE NWA BOUTIQUE SHOW & HOW MUCH ARE BOOTH FEES?
    Applications are emailed in February and our merchant jury is held in early May. To register for the 2024 show, click here! Deposits will be returned in full if you are not accepted during merchant jury.
  • WHERE IS MY BOOTH?
    Booth numbers and booth map will be posted in mid-October. Click here for the 2023 map and list of merchants, if you'd like to see how the aisles are usually arranged.
  • DOES THE EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL OFFER A DISCOUNT FOR BOUTIQUE SHOW MERCHANTS?
    Embassy Suites typically has a special rate of $179 per night for NWA Boutique Show merchants and shoppers.. but they do sell out quickly! Stays include free made-to-order breakfast, complimentary evening reception, WiFi and free parking. Rooms feature living room, two TVs, wet bar, in-suite coffee maker, sofa bed, microwave, and refrigerator. To receive the discounted group rate, reservations must be secured no later than 10/1/23. (PLEASE NOTE: Our event falls on a Razorback home game weekend this year, so hotels are likely to sell out. Reserve as soon as possible.) You may reserve your room using any of the following methods: 1. Click on this direct booking link. 2. Please call Embassy Suites directly at 479-254-8400 and request to be put in the "Boutique Show" Block, group code NBS. 3. Go to www.northwestarkansas.embassysuites.com and enter NBS as the group code. ​
  • WHAT TIME MAY MERCHANTS MOVE IN?
    Thursday, 11/16/23, between Noon and 9:00 p.m. Final adjustments to your booth may be made between 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 17. We will have a quick meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday to run through details of the weekend. Please have your booth completely ready by that time. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for the VIP Shopping Event.
  • WHERE SHOULD WE UNLOAD?
    ​Merchants will be assigned an entrance for load-in/load-out based on location of your booth. Check-in at the front desk when you arrive. Please refrain from using the front entrances during shopping hours.
  • HOW CAN I REGISTER WORKERS FOR MY BOOTH?
    When you check in on Thursday, please provide us with names of workers for your booth. They will simply check in at the front desk upon arrival.
  • WHAT ARE THE OVERALL SHOW SHOPPING HOURS?
    Friday, November 17, 9:00 a.m. — 9:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
  • WHAT IS PROVIDED IN MY BOOTH?
    You will have a fully draped section to the specification of your booth size along with a 6' skirted table, chair, and a small wastebasket.* Wifi, Electricity, and extra tables may be ordered at an additional charge by 11/6/23. Click here to order. ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED DURING SET-UP OR ANY TIME DURING THE SHOW. *Upstart Alley will not have pipe/drape.
  • HOW DO I ORDER AND PAY FOR EXTRAS FOR MY BOOTH?
    Extras are supplied by Rogers Convention Center. You must order extras no later than 11/6/24. Orders placed after that date must be ordered directly through the Convention Center and will be charged at twice the standard rate. ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED DURING SET-UP OR ANY TIME DURING THE SHOW. Click here to order wifi, electricity, and extra tables.
  • HOW TALL ARE THE BACKDROPS? WHAT COLOR ARE THEY? CAN I HANG THINGS?
    Backdrops are 8’ tall with 3’ side rails. Backdrops are all black. Yes, you may hang light items from your backdrop with “S” hooks.
  • WHAT TIME CAN WE BREAK DOWN AFTER THE SHOW?
    Saturday, November 18, 6:15 p.m.— 9:00 p.m. Early take-down is strictly prohibited and will result in a fine and exclusion from future shows. Please show respect to your fellow merchants.
  • DO I NEED TO CLEAN UP MY BOOTH AFTER I PACK IT UP?
    Please make sure you take ALL your items from your booth and leave a clean booth behind. The Convention Center will handle vacuuming. Any booth that is left messy will be charged a cleanup fee from the Convention Center. Any items left behind will be discarded.
  • HOW SHOULD WE COLLECT CUSTOMER PAYMENTS AND TAXES?
    Each vendor is responsible for collecting their own payments and taxes from customers.
  • WHAT IS THE CURRENT TAX RATE IN ROGERS?
    The combined sales tax rate for Rogers, AR is 9.5%. This is the total of state, county and city sales tax rates. The Arkansas state sales tax rate is currently 6.5%. The Benton County sales tax rate is 1%. Rogers sales tax rate is 2%.
  • DOES THE BOUTIQUE SHOW COLLECT COMMISSION ON MY SALES?
    No.
  • DO MOST MERCHANTS TAKE CREDIT CARDS?
    Some do and some don’t. Obviously, it is a huge convenience for customers, so you should consider it to boost your overall sales.
  • HOW DO I ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
    Square and PayPal both offer swipers as attachments to your mobile phone. (Set up your account online. Often, they will send the swiper to you at no charge.)
  • IS WI-FI AVAILABLE?
    Yes. We will have wi-fi passwords available for a small fee. Those orders must be placed by 11/6/23. Please see 2023 Merchant Kit for Link.
  • WILL FOOD BE AVAILABLE ONSITE?
    Snacks, sodas and boxed lunches are available at the concession stand in the south end of the grand foyer. Sandwiches, wraps and salads are typically offered 11:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m and 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday and 11:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m on Saturday. In addition, the Cedar Bistro on the hotel side serves a dinner menu. You may also bring a cooler or utilize delivery services such as Door Dash or Uber Eats.
  • DO YOU PROVIDE A MERCHANT LOUNGE?
    We discourage eating, drinking and texting while in your booth and offer a merchant coffee lounge in the front foyer for a quick place to eat or grab a drink. If you would like to take a more leisurely break, the hotel side offers a beautiful and peaceful atrium and bar area. It's a nice break from the busy shopping floor IF your booth is covered by your team!
  • WILL THERE BE AN ATM MACHINE AT THE SHOW?
    Yes.
  • WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS THAT AREN’T ANSWERED ON THIS PAGE?
    Accepted merchants may view the 2023 Merchant Kit or email us your question at info@nwaboutiqueshow.com.
  • HOW DO I SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER?
    We love our volunteers! Get free tickets and gift certificates to spend during the show! Sign up here in October!
  • WILL TICKETS BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR?
    Yes! We should have plenty for all general admission time slot, but VIP and Girls Night Out usually sell out ahead of time, with a very limited amount of walk-in tickets available! If you want to guarantee your preferred shopping time, you should buy online! It also makes your entrance super fast!
  • DO I HAVE TO PRINT MY TICKET?
    Your ticket may be printed or kept on your phone… we will scan it when you arrive.
  • I CAN'T FIND (OR DIDN'T GET) MY TICKET LINK. CAN I GET ANOTHER ONE?
    Absolutely! Just email nwaboutiqueshow@gmail.com and we can resend your ticket link to the email you used to register.
  • DO I HAVE TO LEAVE AT A CERTAIN TIME?
    Once you're in, you may shop as long as you want during our posted shopping hours!
  • I BOUGHT A VIP OR GIRLS NIGHT OUT PASS, BUT I'M NOT ABLE TO ATTEND! WHAT DO I DO?"
    E-mail us at nwaboutiqueshow@gmail.com and we will be happy to refund your money PRIOR TO THURSDAY AT NOON! If you want to attend an event other than the event for which you purchased a ticket, please request a refund for the 1st transaction, then complete a new transaction to purchase your desired ticket.
  • HOW CAN I PURCHASE ANOTHER TICKET? THE TICKETING SYSTEM WON'T LET ME...IT SAYS I'VE ALREADY REGISTERED.
    We’re so sorry about that annoyance! The system doesn’t allow for that. The first thing we recommend is to buy the other ticket with a different email address ...if you have one. If you don’t have one, please email our admin team at nwaboutiqueshow@gmail.com and let them know you need help with this.
  • I RECEIVED A COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION TICKET. DO I NEED TO RESERVE A SHOPPING TIME ONLINE, OR CAN I COME ANYTIME I CHOOSE?"
    You may use your complimentary admission ticket at any of the general admission shopping times... no need to reserve online. Come shop any time between 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday or Saturday 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.!
  • DO CHILDREN REQUIRE A TICKET?
    Children 12 and under are free during all GENERAL ADMISSION shopping times (Friday 11-4:30 and all day Saturday)! No need to pre-purchase a ticket for children, just check them in with us at the door. During our VIP and Girls Night Out events, children of all ages will be required to purchase a ticket, as these are, in part, fundraisers.
  • ARE STROLLERS AND WAGONS ALLOWED AT THE NWA BOUTIQUE SHOW?
    Strollers are welcome during general admission shopping (Friday 11a.m. - 4:30 p.m.and Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.). However, no strollers will be permitted during VIP shopping (9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Friday) and Girls Night Out (5 p.m. - 9 p.m.). Please plan accordingly. Please, no wagons or carts...we encourage shoppers to take advantage of our "Shopping Bag Valet" service near the front desk! Drop your bags there as you shop, and pick them up on your way out. Easy!
  • CAN I USE A DEBIT/CREDIT CARD?
    If you are buying a ticket at the door, cash is usually a quicker option than using a card. As for shopping, most merchants have card readers, but not all! There will be an ATM available in the lobby.
  • WILL THERE BE AN ATM?
    Yes, there will be an ATM in the lobby.
  • IS THERE A DISCOUNT FOR SHOPPERS WHO WANT TO STAY AT EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL?
    Embassy Suites typically has a special rate of $179 per night for NWA Boutique Show merchants and shoppers... but they do sell out quickly. Stays include free made-to-order breakfast, complimentary evening reception, WiFi and free parking. Rooms feature living room, two TVs, wet bar, in-suite coffee maker, sofa bed, microwave, and refrigerator. (PLEASE NOTE: Our event falls on a Razorback home game weekend this year, so hotels are likely to sell out. Reserve as soon as possible.) You may reserve your room using any of the following methods: 1. Click on this direct booking link. 2. Please call Embassy Suites directly at 479-254-8400 and request to be put in the "Boutique Show" Block, group code NBS. 3. Go to www.northwestarkansas.embassysuites.com and enter NBS as the group code.
  • ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
    Send us an email at nwaboutiqueshow@gmail.com or message us on Facebook or Instagram!
  • WHAT TYPES OF INTERNSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE AND HOW DO I APPLY?
    We utilitze several interns each year in categories such as event management, hospitality, social media, marketing, and decor/interior design. College Sophomores and Juniors can apply by reading over the internship details and then sending in their resume to info@nwaboutiqueshow.com. Be sure to tell us which position you are most excited about, and why! Fall 2024 Internships will run September - December. Interviews will take place late August.
  • WHAT DO INTERNS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE PROGRAM?
    "The internships with the NWA Boutique Show honestly gave me SO much confidence in my skill and experience when I was interviewing." ~Madi B. "Interning with the Boutique Show not only gave me more experience with events, but also connections that would years later help me find a post grad job!" ~Kennedy B. "Working for the NWA Boutique Show was the perfect internship in college! Not only did I learn first-hand about social media, team work, and time management, but I got to spend time and learn from the best group of women ... and shop!" ~Emily W. "NWA Boutique Show gave me the hands-on experience that can't be taught in a classroom. I learned so much, was challenged, but most importantly had so much fun!!" ~Lacey L. "I truly enjoyed interning for the NWA Boutique Show because it offered me direct experience with marketing and allowed me to utilize and familiarize myself with different tools, apps and social media platforms...all of which correlated perfectly, being a marketing major. Not only did I gain professional growth, but it was also incredibly exciting and filled with so much enjoyment. I was able to work hand in hand with some amazing women, shop an amazing boutique show and spend quality time with my very best friend, Ali [who was also an intern]. If you have the opportunity to intern - DO IT! So worth it, so fun, an overall 10/10 experience. ~Lauren R. "I loved my time as an intern for the Boutique Show! I started as an intern my junior year of college and had such a great experience, I had to come back for my senior year. Working as the social media marketing intern, I was able to gain knowledge and experience I have now taken into my career. I am forever grateful! Also, you get to work with amazing ladies and make lifelong friendships! ~Alex K. "If you get the chance to be an intern with the NWA Boutique Show, TAKE IT! Even in a year with COVID-19 we were able to push through the difficulties and have a successful show. We made so many fun memories and we all got so close to each other. I got to have hands-on social media experience I didn't get in my college courses and got to have creative liberty to create content I was proud of. It's a great experience and a great opportunity for frienships to grow!" ~Caroline W. "Interning at the show was one of my favorite memories from college. From assistant to head intern, I learned so much and it helped me grow with my communication and leadership skills as well as time management! My post-grad job is actually very similar to my role at the show and I am so grateful for it! ~Madeline M.
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