If you want to be competitive, as a New Vendor Applicant for an upcoming Old House Vintage Market, here are a few things we suggest you do or start doing immediately…and we have to warn you that the below suggestions are very much in the tone of a Business Coach…so get ready:
As a potential Old House Vintage Market Vendor, you are committing to:
When you pay your market space fee, and commit to The Old House Vintage Market, we are off and running!
We use our PR Guru and Social Media Managers to market you to our Facebook, Instagram and website communities. We market your participation by way of news print, online advertising, social media, our website, email subscribers, postcards which are sent throughout three states and press releases to established and recognized media sources. We use our formidable networking group we have built to spread the word and sing your praises.
When we are planning our market out, it is with our vendors in mind. We take note of what our vendors needs are because we listen to each of you and we make adjustments every step of the way to create the best possible outcome: your success.
At every point in our process, in the weeks leading up to the market and on market day, we will be communicating with you in an ongoing and detailed oriented fashion- you will not be in the dark, we assure you. If you have a question, we will always be accessible to you by email or a phone call. If you have a need (my Square Card Reader won’t work! My customers said it’s too hot in the building), we will be there to help.
Your market space fee also goes towards the facility. Our past facilities include The Ranch Event Complex in Loveland, CO, Parfet Park in Golden, CO and coming up: Clement Park in Littleton, CO. They were picked for reasons that include: high traffic, visibility and exposure of our market, quality settings that promote, as opposed to, detract from the upscale look we strive for, comfort to our vendors and visitors and accessibility to our market.
The foundation of The Old House Vintage Market is our Vendors. We would be nothing without them and are endlessly thankful for each one.
We ask our potential Vendors to pay our Market Space Fee up front in order to gain a commitment. We have found that when our Vendors are required to pay, as they are submitting their application, they have thought seriously about their attendance at our market and are committing to us as we are to each of our Vendors.
If you aren’t accepted to the market in which you applied, you will receive a full refund of your market space fee.
We will be picking HOLIDAY MARKET Vendors that will be able to present merchandise that will fulfill our gift market concept (not a first come, first served basis) where our customers will be able to cross everyone off their gift list at The Old House Vintage Market as opposed to vendors that will have 100% holiday themed home decor.
We are looking for hardworking, driven owners of creative businesses that fit into one or more of the following categories: Antique, Vintage, Architectural Salvage, Upcycled or Handmade. If your merchandise falls into more than one of those categories- then all the better!
We are also looking for our vendors to be kind, fun, with a good sense of humor and a mindset that we can all succeed. We want our vendors to mingle and interact with their customers within their market space, with the love of what they do to shine through.
Other ways you can be competitive with other potential vendors that have applied: be present on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest). One of the best ways that we can promote each other is through social media.
Short answer: YES!
The Old House Vintage Market has become a high demand event with over 55 businesses on our last wait list. Since our market is a carefully curated event where we are intent on creating a top notch show from the best possible vendors that have applied, we encourage you to show off your merchandise, your display skills and your overall market space set up. Sell yourself through your pictures to be competitive and create the best chance at being considered for The Old House Vintage Market!
Yes! If you are not accepted as a Vendor, you will receive a full refund of your market space fee.
It is our job to pick the best mix of vendors for each individual market. We don’t accept every vendor that submitted an application. We also limit the types of vendors we will accept so that we can ensure that each vendor within our Antique, Vintage, Salvage, Upcycled/Repurposed and Handmade categories can have the best chance at success.
An example of a cap we placed on the number of vendors within a given category: Handmade vendors such as jewelry or skincare. At a past OHVM, in Loveland, CO, we capped our skincare vendors to just one out of (85) 10 x 10 market spaces. Why? Because we take care of our vendors and want to create the best chance possible for our vendors to have a show that they consider is a smashing success!
Other reasons for not being accepted: we are sold out of market spaces or merchandise sold by a given potential vendor didn’t fit into any of our stated categories.
The Old House Vintage Market does not:
Accept checks- but you can pay, through PayPal (our only provided form of payment) by way of your bank check card, a credit card or your own PayPal account.
Take partial payments/payment plans- a payment plan, we have found, does not work for us in regards to receiving payments on time, or at all.
The Old House Vintage Market does not give refunds or credit towards future markets for these reasons:
Our short answer is this:
Anything that does not fall into the categories of antique, vintage, salvage, upcycled/repurposed or handmade.
Our long answer is this:
The Old House Vintage Market does not accept the following types of merchandise and/or businesses selling this type of merchandise:
As the market’s date nears, we want to showcase our vendors and create a gallery for visitors to browse ahead of time. Once we have your information and a few photos you’d like us to share, your business will be promoted ahead of the big event. It’s a great way to build interest in your items!
Any photos that you feel would be a good indication of your style and the type of items you typically sell are great. While sending images isn’t required, it’s highly encouraged because it will speak volumes about how awesome your business is!
To submit your photos by email, you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a note with your name and business name so we know who they belong to.
If you don’t have any photos of past market displays, don’t worry. You can always take pictures of your current stock and describe how you might set it up in a small vignette for a market.
Have questions? Want to reach out?
Please feel free to email us for assistance.