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The Return of Custom Auctions

The design team changes everything.

We don’t often take the time to give you a little behind the scenes look at all the fun we are having at Uppymama. In October of 2014, team Uppy really got serious about the process of designing our wraps. Chelsea, our in-house art and technical designer, joined Becky and the rest of the amazing Uppymama team. Each new warp we have produced since then has had the same excitement of getting our very own custom Uppymama wraps.

Working collaboratively with our babywearing mamas, Uppymama has designed beautiful warps.These warps include the gorgeous Uppymama Harbour, the stunning Pink Lemonade and Lavender, the Macaron Series, the Facets Series, Thrive, Jazz, Kaleidoscope and Soda Shoppe. Let’s not forget the actual customs Arrow and Tahlia (pictured above).

The Uppymama design team loves getting to know their customers’ ideas and working together to fulfill their vision.

Another amazing thing about Uppymama wraps, is the unparalleled skill of our artisan weavers. Quality and accuracy is of utmost importance to us in creating a timeless and durable textile that is also a work of art. Our custom weavers are completely focused on the details of creating flawless, breathtaking wraps from our designs.Then Uppy finishers and seamstresses make sure that every wrap is gorgeous and finished to perfection.

The sealed-bid auction is for a single custom wrap with a maximum size of 5.0 meters. You will have the option to purchase additional wraps at $130 per meter up to a maximum of 50 meters if you win the auction!

Why a sealed-bid auction?

 When we had the website functionality designed, we thought about how we would be able to offer handwoven custom creations. This took a lot of thought in the area of how we wanted the auctions to run.

Purchasing a custom designed handwoven creation is such a uniquely personal and sought after product. Therefore, we feel auctions are the fairest way to do it.

 It is important to us that customers have the time and privacy to just place their bid at their leisure. Anonymity of keeping their bid private is equally as important. We want our customers to be able to decide what they have personally budgeted for a custom designed wrap. Then be able to place that bid without the perceived pressure of outbidding or having to spend the time following an online auction.

We will let you know when the auction will close and we will notify the highest bidder by email.

 

Auction Terms

How Auctions Work

So you want to bid in an Uppymama auction? Here’s what you need to do!

You need to have an account and be logged in to bid in an auction  Be sure that the address listed in both your Uppymama account and your Paypal account are correct – not only can we only ship to the address listed on your account, keeping your address current will help expedite the invoicing process should you win the auction!

The wraps currently up for auction will be listed in the auction post on the website – be sure to note the size, fibre blends, middle markers and reserve bid amounts for each wrap prior to bidding.  Type your bid into the box that says “Enter your bid” (your bid must be higher than the reserve bid) and then click “Submit Bid.”  Should you choose, you may re-enter another bid every five minutes until the auction closes.  Please note that Uppymama auctions are sealed bid to protect the privacy of auction winners.

Note: We highly recommend entering unique dollar values to increase your odds of having a the top bid.  Instead of entering $500 it is better to enter $503 or $507 rather than a round number like $600 or $650.

If your bid is the highest at the time the auction closes, you will be notified by email (sent to the email listed in your account).  You will be able to purchase the wrap for your bid amount, plus shipping charges and taxes as applicable.

Participating in an Auction

All Uppymama auctions are conducted by sealed bid.  You may enter an initial bid (higher than the reserve bid), and re-enter bids every five minutes.

Please ensure your account information is accurate prior to bidding, including the shipping address.  We are only able to ship to the address listed in your account.

By submitting an auction bid, you agree that you will pay your full bid amount should you win the Uppymama wrap or sling that you bid on.  Please be aware that we may not reveal the amount of the winning bid publicly, to respect the privacy of the winners.

Payment

Payment must be made within 3 days of being invoiced, and must be made via PayPal.

Returns and Refunds

We ask that you please consider booking a babywearing consultation or exchanging for another style of carrier before you give up and return your Uppymama babywearing carrier. All carriers returned to Uppymama MUST BE IN NEW CONDITION with all original packaging. Returns must be received by Uppymama within 30 days of original shipping date.

The original cost of shipping will not be refunded. Your refund will be processed as quickly as possible.

Repairs

Due to the handmade, artisan nature of Uppymama wraps, occasionally a carrier may arrive to you with an area of inconsistency.  It is completely normal for handwoven wraps to have weaver’s knots, bobbin changes, colour changes, nubs and slubs, etc.

If a wrap you won from an Uppymama auction has an area of inconsistency that concerns you, please contact us within 30 days of the shipping date. Uppymama will assess your wrap through photos to assess if you have an area of inconsistency that requires repair, or if your inconsistencies are considered normal for handwoven wraps.  If we determine that your wrap requires repair, Uppymama will pay for shipping and repairs, and send it back to you as quickly as possible.

Uppymama may also repair a wrap that has been damaged or arrives with areas of inconsistencies (more than 30 days after purchase, or if you are not the original owner), however the customer is responsible for all shipping charges.

Shipping

All orders of carriers in stock may take up to 10 business days to process and ship. Shipping is done via Canada Post, and your purchase will be insured to its full retail value. Any customs fees or taxes are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.

Local pick up may be possible and can be arranged when an order is completed.