Thursday, June 20, 2013

Holiday Market Vendor Application Open now!

Vendors!!!! Apply now!
Our Event
Not Your Mama’s Craft Market (NYMCM) is a unique one of a kind vintage / indie handmade market showcasing the best handcrafted has to offer. NYMCM is well attended and advertised and will be jumping into its 3rd event that will be bigger than ever with two holiday markets back to back! The Event is held both on November 30th (shop local day) and December 7th in Marysville, Ohio at the historic Houston House; 264 West 5th Street.
*** Applicants that are accepted to the market will be given a location on one of the two dates. Not both. ***
Event Hours
VIP Shopping – Saturday, Nov. 30th and Dec. 7th, 9-10am
Main Market – Open to the public at 10am-3pm both days.
***You must be set up between 5 and 8pm on the Friday before the event or between 6 and 8am on the day of the event. By submitting your application you agree to be completely set up by 8 am the day of the event. ***
Application Information
Applications must be submitted via our online application and must be received no later than Midnight on Aug. 1st 2013. No late application will be accepted. Please make sure you include working URL’s to your online shop (Ex: Etsy), a Facebook Page, and or another online photo gallery (like Flickr). Applications will be judged before a seven person jury who will score merchandise on quality, uniqueness, and appeal. Then those top scores will be compared and chosen on verity. NYMCM is foremost dedicated to bringing its customers a shopping experience that is above and beyond any handmade market they have attended before. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance/declination via email by August 19th, 2013. ***Note: If you are accepted into NYMCM and would like to share a booth with another person that person MUST also apply and be accepted into the Market. If you arrive with another artist or their merchandise without the previous permission of NYMCM you both will automatically be asked to leave and your booth fee will not be reimbursed.***
Returning Vendors
Returning Vendor you MUST reapply for the latest market and offer at least 25% new products and at least one exclusive design or item available only at this event.
Booth
Booths consist of a 6 foot long by 3 foot wide floor space. Vendor is responsible for their own table and chairs; some can be provided upon request.
***Please note that because the venue is in a historic home each spot is unique and maybe upstairs or down, as well as have nooks and crannies you can expand on. (Ex: shelves, built ins…) An exact description of your spot will be given closer to the date of the event.***
Fees
All booths are $30. A 15% commission of all sales (including custom orders) will be collected at the end of the event. NYMCM will provide you with receipt books for the day and they will be explained in full detail after acceptance. NYMCM in no way will be held responsible for paying applicants’ sales tax and its representatives responsibilities to the Ohio Department of Tax and Revenue. An invoice for your booth fee will be sent to you upon acceptance.
Refunds
If you pay your full booth payment and you find out you are unable to attend the event, you will be able to receive a refund, minus a $15 processing fee, up to Friday, Nov.1st, 2013. After that date, full or partial refunds will no longer be returned.

14 comments:

  1. Wondering how many buyers have come to this in the past? Also, I think I understand the application, but want to make sure. If accepted, you only attend one day as a seller - not both and you tell us which day to come? Please let me know at info@thesilverdiva.com. Thanks!

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  2. Hi Carrissa, Thanks for the questions. At our very first winter show ( which was planed and advertised in 1 1/2 months) we guesstimated about 650 buyers. The spring show was about the same and we are expecting even more for the next shows. Most of my vendors, even the established vendors, had their best day in craft show sales ever for the winter market!!!:) And yes your acceptance in the show if for one of the two days unless the jury decides they would like you for both days. There is a question on the application where you can let us know which day you would like to do:) I am looking forward to reading your application and please let me know if you have any more questions! Happy 4th!

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  3. Do you have photos from your last craft show? I am a crocheter trying to get a business off the ground through word of mouth, mostly. I have everything I have made on my Pinterest page. No etsy. I just feel like there is too much on Etsy already for me to compete with it. I have done a couple of craft shows and am doing a very small farmer's market on Saturdays this summer. This show of your sounds interesting and I wonder if it would be for me.

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    1. https://www.facebook.com/NotYourMamasCraftMarket

      Our FB page has TONS of photos!! Check them out:)

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  4. Are either of these venues handicap accessible? I am in a wheelchair and don't want to apply and then find out that it isn't accessible for me.

    Thanks
    Jennifer
    sjnn33081@aol.com

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    1. Replied on FB but just so everyone knows, there is a ramp and the venue is working on another!

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  5. Why are you charging a booth fee and a commision percentage?

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    1. ALL of the $30 booth fee goes to the advertising and expenses of the show. The 15% goes to those putting it on. The % is like "we only get paid.. if you get paid" lol this helps everyone win:) Please email me if you would like more detail on that:)

      notyourmamascraftmarket@yahoo.com

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    2. Here is a little more info to explain better:
      Thanks for the question! The spot fee of $30 goes to all the advertising and expenses of the show (a lot:) The 15% goes to the people running the show. We chose to do it this way because we are a new show (this is our 3rd/4th with both dates)and we thought that this would be less of a "risk" for a vendor trying out the show verses paying a large fee of a $100. So if for some reason you do not do well at the show (which had rarely ever been the case) you are only out $30 and the 15% on what you sold, you wont be trying to make up for $100 all around fee. Getting paid in commission also keeps the show working very hard on bringing people in, coming up with new fresh ideas, and keeping everyone happy:) Does that make since? If it helps,our vendors have been very please with their sales from the show are are excited to come back! Which speaks volumes:) I hope this has helped and that we see your application soon:)

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  6. Do you have to do both days? And is it 30.00 per day?

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    1. Thanks for the question! No you dont have to do both days. There is a place on the online application for you to indicate what date(s) work for you:)

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  7. I have never done a show that had % commission and a booth fee. why are you doing that? %15 seems high

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    1. Thanks for the question! The spot fee of $30 goes to all the advertising and expenses of the show (a lot:) The 15% goes to the people running the show. We chose to do it this way because we are a new show (this is our 3rd/4th with both dates)and we thought that this would be less of a "risk" for a vendor trying out the show verses paying a large fee of a $100. So if for some reason you do not do well at the show (which had rarely ever been the case) you are only out $30 and the 15% on what you sold, you wont be trying to make up for $100 all around fee. Getting paid in commission also keeps the show working very hard on bringing people in, coming up with new fresh ideas, and keeping everyone happy:) Does that make since? If it helps,our vendors have been very please with their sales from the show are are excited to come back! Which speaks volumes:) I hope this has helped and that we see your application soon:)

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