ALL Merchant Set Up Guide

A quick and easy guide for creators to double check the timeline and what everything is for:

To  book your shop:

Complete the registration form for the sponsorship package you wish to have on the appropriate merchant page.

Within 48 – 72 hours , you will receive a confirmation notecard & email with the location where you may purchase your sponsorship.  Simply go there, pay the  appropriate SL Christmas Expo Relay For Life Vendor the correct sponsorship amount, and you will receive your merchant kit.

You will be invited to the SL Christmas Expo *RFL* Production Group.  We appreciate people have a lot of IM’s pop up over the day and it can get overwhelming at times.  Our chat is minimal, however, you can turn it off if you like, just be sure to leave on the notices.  Important, NEED TO KNOW, information will always be sent over group notices. 

Expo Guidelines: 

Event Guidelines are Located Here

Timeline: 

Event Timeline is Located Here

Prims & Merchant Decorations:

Your prim count is based on the sponsorship level you reserved. Please keep your decorations inside your store.  The sim designer has worked long and hard to create our fantastic sims to make you proud to be a participant. By keeping your items inside,it is your way of saying “thank you” for your design efforts.

Overall Theme:

This year’s theme is the Sounds Of The Season.

Music is the staple of the holiday season. From traditional carols to modern-day songs, music is a catalyst that helps us draw together in harmony.  The Sounds Of The Season create an strong and long lasting emotional connection to the stories of the songs. Those stories create worlds that we can live in.  You can’t go back to that perfect Christmas you had when you were 10 but the music from the Sounds Of The Season become a tradition that connects us to a familiar past.

Kenyatta National Hospital – Patient Navigator Program:

The 2018 Christmas Expo has been presented with a unique opportunity: To Give the Gift of Hope to cancer patients in Sub-Saharan Africa. At the request of of the American Cancer Society, and as part of the Relay For Life of Second Life’s Global Outreach the Expo is honored to be able to direct all our fundraising to fulfill an urgent need by funding TWO Patient Navigators to work with the more than 1500 cancer patients at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi.  Read More Here

Our Official Bloggers:

If you are interested in getting most promotion to your items at the Expo through our official bloggers, Blogger Boxes are for you! They will be in your merchant kit, are easy to set up, and will go out to all our Official Expo Bloggers.  Read more about the Merchant  Blogger Boxes.

Bloggers & Blogger Groups From All Over SL:

Special Blogger groups, totaling over 500 bloggers, and the Press will have early access to the sims – November 29.  You do not have to give out review copies unless you want to.   They will purchase directly from the RFL vendors if they wish to review any items. Please feel free to utilize your own brand bloggers by sending them your 100% RFL donation items as you like.

Relay For Life Vendors

We do require two new items to be sold in our Relay For Life vendors, but we have found that most merchants / creators have always  made an extra effort to include four or more.  We are very grateful to all merchants, especially those who go above and beyond with a third or fourth item.  100% of sales from these vendors will go to the Relay For Life of Second Life and The American Cancer Society.

Each sponsorship level allows a specific number your own store SINGLE ITEM SIMPLE vendors  (ie: non networked) to be in your store.   You may choose to only have these out along with your two 100% RFL vendors, or if you wish to have more than your sponsorship permits, you must use the 50% split RFL Vendor in your kit.  You may use as many of these 50% vendors as you wish.

Some merchants choose to have all vendors in their stores donating 100% to the Relay For Life of Second Life, some prefer a mixture.  It is up to the merchant.

Vendors, Gatcha’s, Hunt Vendor:

You will pick up up your vendor package at the SL Christmas Expo Merchant Centre (landmark provided upon registration).  Choose what individual fundraising tool you need, or take a complete package.

Vendors, Gatcha’s, Hunt Vendors are no transfer. You will need to pick them up yourself. However, these tools will be able to be used for many years to come.  They will auto update each year you take them out. You will not need to pick them up again unless you delete them. How cool is that!

Kiosks:

We will have RFL Donation Kiosks throughout the SL Christmas Expo, you do not need to place any out.  However, if you would like to place one in your main store for the duration of the Expo, please feel free to do so.

Raffle Items:

Please send your Raffle Item(s) and pictures by November 20 at the absolute latest.

Stocking Suffers Hunt

Stocking Stuffers are back this year.  Each merchant kit has a Stocking Stuffer vendor in it.  Simply place your item in and hang in your shop.  Visitors purchase for L$25.  You can have as many as you like.  Please send us a picture of the item and your shop name so we can promote for you. November 20 deadline.  You are also welcome to hang the stockings in your main store.

Photos & Notecards for Advertising:

Please ensure you have sent us your photos & notecards of your required 100% donation items so we can promote them for you, this includes OOAK Breedables and Limited Edition Breedables.  We can’t promote your store if you don’t send us what we need to promote it.

Stuff …….

Please ensure you get all your required items to us in a timely manner. The elves are very busy preparing web pages, building buildings and paving the streets so the deadline of November 20 is important so they have proper time to prepare and promote for you. Photos, logos, etc received after November 20 cannot be guaranteed to be included in certain promotional areas. Help us help you !

Questions…. who do I ask ?   Here is the list of our fantastic Elves who will be happy to assist.

 

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