- Private Shopowner Only Forum or Chat*
This confidential and private communication tool just for shopowners is the best way to ask and answer questions about every area of your business. Members discuss the nuts and bolts of our industry and best practices, share ideas, and offer support to colleagues around the world. They consistently rave that this is one of their favorite and most valuable benefits of belonging to the FabShop Retailers’ Association. Members can get connected with other FabShop Members on the private Facebook group by sending Laurie Harsh a friend request.
*New Shopowners: Your shop must be open and retailing to the public to be connected to and participate in the online forum or chat.
- Monthly Live Q&A Session
Members connect with Laurie Harsh monthly on a live Q&A session. Learn from her 40+ years in the fabric retailing industry. Get answers to your questions, give feedback on specific topics, or just listen and learn from fellow shopowners on FabShop’s free monthly teleconference Q & A Sessions. (Pre-registration is required, limited space.)
- 30-minute Phone Consultation
As a member, you are eligible for a complimentary pre-scheduled 30-minute telephone consultation with FabShop Founder and Retail Strategist, Laurie Harsh. You can use this time to get problem-solving advice on a topic of your choice from an experienced fabric retailer. This direct and personal access is a great value, and is worth the membership price alone! Additional paid consulting services are always available to Members as your business grows and changes.
- Shop Local Events
FabShop members receive free registration to shop local events and classes: Local Quilt Shop Day, Worldwide Quilting Day, I Love Fabric Days, and Sew Days plus marketing materials and shop listing on fabricshoppersunite.com. (Must complete the registration process to be included.)
FabShop members receive consumer requests for fabric via email from fabsearch.net.
- fabricshoppersunite.com Shop Listing
Members who pledge to provide superior service, expert advice, and quality products are eligible for a complimentary listing on the shop local campaign website, fabricshoppersunite.com.
- Promotional Calendar
The FabShop team researches monthly promotional holidays and ideas, and then compiles them into the promotional calendar. Use these calendars as a springboard for planning themed events, demos, and classes.
- Exclusive Promotional Graphics
Create memorable promotions and social media posts with FabShop original artwork created exclusively for members!
- Promotional Postcards
Fun and festive cards are ready for you to customize with your shop information and mail out to capture your customers’ attention and bring them in the door.
- Exclusive Pattern Downloads
FabShop members have access to free downloadable quilt patterns in the members-only-area to use as needed! Offer as free download incentive, create kits, or use however fits your needs.
- UPS Discount Program
U.S. and Canadian members can take advantage of exclusive discounts and save on inbound and outbound shipping costs. “The FabShop UPS Program saved us $1500.00 in shipping costs.” – Creations, Kerrville, TX.
- Quilt Market Block of Rooms Discount
Planning to attend Quilt Market in the Spring or Fall? Use FabShop’s discounted Block of Rooms for your hotel stay!
FabShop News Magazine
Your membership includes a complimentary subscription to the industries’ #1 resource, FabShop News Trade Magazine. Members tell us they read our bimonthly magazine cover-to-cover for its timely in-depth business articles, cutting-edge industry and retailing trends, innovative strategies for success, and new product features from key suppliers. They keep FabShop News for years as a valued business resource.