FAQ

FOR SHOPPERS

Will I need cash?
This will depend only on the merchants you choose to buy from. Most will accept credit/debit cards and some will accept checks, however some businesses may only accept cash for smaller purchases. The closest ATM is located at the bank on the Westbank Expressway at the edge of the Alario Center parking lot. There is not an ATM in the venue.

What kind of items will be for sale?
As the shopping event gets closer, we'll have a list of all the vendors under "Shop with Us." But expect a good mix of gifts for everyone on your list (including yourself!), along with great items for your holiday decorating, cooking and more.

 

FOR VENDORS

I know I'll need to order items for my booth like electricity, tables, etc. - who do I contact?
Download the order form to place electrcity or rental orders from Omega Productions Resource. They will also be set-up during move-in. To make your set-up as fast as possible, early ordering is encouraged and frequently cheaper!

I already have the items I need for my booth. Do I need to pay to rent them too?
No! You're are more than welcome to bring in any items you need for your space. If you don't need tables, chairs or display items, but still need electricty, you may use the rental form here.

Can I pick my exact booth location?
YES! This year we have made our floorplan interactive like a seating chart. You're able to see what's still available and select the spot or spots you think will fit your needs the best. At this time, you can only access the floorplan once you've been approved to participate. We will provide the link at that time. We are pre-approving before you purchase a spot to limit conflicts or multiples of the same type of business.

Wi-Fi?
The Alario Center does have Wi-Fi in the building, but recommends that if you’ll be using the internet to process payments that you use your own hot spot or data plan.

Is extra storage available?
Please anticipate no on-site storage in the building. After all the set-up is complete, there may be some areas for unsecured storage if you wish to use it at your own risk. However, you are welcome to use the parking spaces in the lot to store a trailer if needed. Please keep all vehicles & trailers within the marked spaces. Please note that there is no outdoor security. There is no charge for parking.

I'm coming from out of town. Where are the closest places to stay?
Hotels in the immediate area;

  • Best Western Plus Westbank, Harvey, 8.6 miles, website
  • Express Inn and Suites, Westwego, 0.9 miles, website
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, Marrero, 3.1 miles, website
  • Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Avondale, 3.1 miles, website

RV parks;

  • New Orleans West KOA, River Ridge, 9.7 miles, website
  • French Quarter RV Resort, New Orleans, 13.7 miles, website
  • D & D RV Park, Boutte, 14.1 miles, website

Can I bring in a cooler?
No outside food and beverages are allowed in the venue per their food and beverage contract. Items will be available for sale during the show from the official venue caterer.

Can I bring in my pet?
Only service animals are allowed in the building.

What are the insurance requirements?
Many business will not be required to provide any insurance documents to us. However, some vendors with any inherit risks may be asked for proof of insurance and to name us as additionally insured. You will receive an email notifying you if we require you to have insurance. It will be required of all vendors with any food related items being sold or sampled. Your insurance agent should be able to help you and will need this information. You will need an no less than $1,000,000 in commercial general liability and to list us as follows under additional insured: "Entercom New Orleans, LLC and any parties requiring indemnification under any agreement related to the Event, and their respective partners, parents, subsidiaries and affiliates and their respective officers, directors and employees."

How are taxes remitted?
You will be responsible for your remitting your own sales taxes and please remember to have all appropriate business licenses available on-site. We expect Jefferson Parish to again walk-thru the show (likely during set-up) to make sure you have necessary information to remit your collected sales tax.

Tell people you'll be there!
Download logos, ads and images of various sizes to tell more people to shop your gifts at the event! Find them all here.

 

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