How do I participate?
How else can I help without making a purchase?
How are shops chosen for the Sneak Attacks?
Volunteers ("Hosts") scour Etsy for shops that meet certain criteria. (Hosting information is further down on this page.)
Can I nominate someone even if I don't actually become a Host?
What are the criteria for shops to be chosen for the sneak attacks?•They have zero or only a few sales- usually 15 or less. (Exception: Shops who donate 100% of their profits to a charity may be considered even if they have several sales.)
•They do not have more than one shop.
•They have at least 5-10 (preferably more) items under $25.
•If only 1 shop is chosen the shop should have at least 20+ items, but we will consider any with at least 12. If doing two or more shops at once, the shops can have less but we would like at least 10 items in each shop. If they have less PaintedMemoriesByRos will determine if they are eligible on a case to case basis.
•They appear to have good quality products.
•They are at least two weeks old, preferably more.
•If possible, they have positive feedback established through purchases or selling a few items. This may not be possible if they have 0 sales. We have unfortunately had a few instances in the past of non-delivery of items and they were from shops with no feedback and then they either closed down or were closed down by Etsy.
•The shop must not be in conflict with any Etsy policies, applicable laws, etc. For instance, shops supplying food must clearly state they produce their product in an accredited kitchen.
•The shop is not affiliated or connected to the Host.
•Hosts choose the shops and approve them with PaintedMemoriesByRos.etsy.com
•The shop should not contain offensive items. We realize this is a subjective thing and what one considers offensive, another will not, but we will make the judgment call based on what we feel is right.
•We reserve the right to make exceptions to the above rules, but this will not normally happen and will only be in special cases (e.g. needing to change the shop at the last minute or a shop gets an extra sale just before the reveal).