Spring Virtual Craft Market Hopin Platform Instructions
Using the online platform for the Spring Virtual Craft Market
This video tutorial will show how to navigate the online show platform for the Peters Valley Spring Virtial Craft Market. Learn how you can interact with artists, shop their websites and have a fun and customizable experience.
Instructions for How to Use the Hopin Platform
Which browsers work best?
Which browsers work best?
Currently iPhones and iPads will work for passive viewing only. The audio function is not working properly with Safari, so other will not be able to hear your audio. You will be able to hear others.
Basic Navigation for Desktop and Mobile Devices
We'll show you how to navigate the show platform on both desktop and mobile devices. Tablets revert to one of these 2 views depending on the device and the orientation in which it’s held.
When you first enter the event, you’ll be on the main reception page which you can see here. Scroll down on the page to see our amazing sponsors. Click on a logo to visit the sponsor’s website.
On the right side of the screen you’ll see the main chat for the event. The arrow on the left of the chat will close the window, but we recommend you keep it open because it’s the same window that will have information, website links and chats inside each booth.
On the left side of the screen you’ll see the expo icon, which will bring you to the booth listings.
Inside the Expo
Shop each booth by scrolling down the page and clicking on a booth to enter it.
You also have the options at the top to search for a specific artist, or sort booths by their medium category.
The red “live” icon denotes an artist is live on video inside their booth. If an artist has stepped away, their booth will play a pre-recorded video or slideshow.
Basics of Visiting Booths
An exhibitor may or may not notice you've entered the booth, so feel free to make yourself visible via chat or video.
Notice in the photos below the Home tab is open, allowing you to read more about the artist and access their shop. If you were in a chat in a previous booth, this new booth may default to the chat tab, so simply click the button to get to the home tab.
The Shop Now button will connect you to the artist’s website, and open it in a new tab.
To get back to the booth listing page, hit the back button on your browser, or click the expo icon.
What we love most about this platform is that it allows you to interact with an artist just like you would at an in-person craft fair. You can talk with them while you simultaneously shop their work in another tab.
Using Chat Inside a Booth
To access the chat, click the tab to the right of the home tab on the side. Make sure you on the secondary booth tab to chat with in artist. The main event chat is in the event tab to the left.
Chat is a great way to ask questions without having to make yourself visible. You and the artist can also paste direct links to specific products into the chat, which is useful on its on or while you are talking with video.
Using Live Video Inside a Booth
To enable your video, just click the button in the upper right corner of the video window that says “share audio and video”
The first time you enable your video the prompt below will appear. Click Allow and you’re all set! Your video will remain on even if you click another tab in your browser. So you can remain talking with an artist while you are on their website.
Also of note is the option to maximize screen. This will allow you to make any screen of your choice full size by double clicking it, which can particularly useful if an artist is showing you something.
Troubleshooting & Support
If you have any question, one of the Peters Valley Staff will try to assist you.
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