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The January 19 & 20, 2018

Old House Vintage Market

Vendor Applications Available NOW!

Our November 10/11, 2017 HOLIDAY Market is SOLD OUT of market spaces!

If you would like to be placed on our Holiday Old House Vintage Market WAIT LIST please email us at:  oldhousevintagemarket@gmail.com

What can I do to increase my chances of being accepted as a Vendor at an upcoming Old House Vintage Market?

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:

  • Get on social media- you need to be present and active on Facebook, at the very least.  We highly suggest Instagram, as well.  You are doing your business a disservice if you are not present/active on social media.
  • Start a website- it doesn’t have to be an involved website, but have something that shows you are committed to your business and to building an audience.
  • Photography- we need to see amazing pictures of your merchandise, your display skills and how you would set up your market space, overall. Cellphone pictures are fine.  If you are just starting out- set up a display in your driveway or living room.  The worst thing you can do is not include any pictures, at all, in your application.  Your application will be disregarded if there are no pictures to be found.
  • Build your display skills- go to boutiques, stores, other area markets and study how those vendors do what they do.  Research on Pinterest by typing in “Retail Displays” to see countless examples. Approach your efforts towards getting into any market in this way and you will not fail.
  • Have a good track record- your history at other markets and how you treat the public, fellow vendors and the market organizers is everything- and we notice.   Every market owner/organizer talks and we help each other to avoid vendors that are not a positive addition to our own markets.
  • Ask for help- almost every experienced vendor is more than willing to help you be successful.  Get their business card and email or call them.
  • Be serious- The Old House Vintage Market features serious creative businesses.  Each Vendors’ efforts in everything they do is absolutely at a professional level.  YOU are running a creative business not a craft or collecting hobby.  YOU and your efforts are worth putting the label “Creative Business” on it and being taken seriously.  Be serious in your intent and efforts towards building something amazing.

What am I committing to when I sign up for an Old House Vintage Market?

As a potential Old House Vintage Market Vendor, you are committing to:

  • Bringing the best possible merchandise
  • Working very hard with long hours with a smile on your face
  • Creating the best market space and display possible
  • Being positive
  • Being supportive of your fellow vendor
  • Being polite and courteous to our visitors
  • Acting with integrity
  • Have fun!

What does my Market Space Fee go towards?

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.

Why do I have to pay the Market Space Fee in order to submit my application?

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.

What are you looking for in a potential HOLIDAY Old House Vintage Market Vendor?

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.

Do I have to submit pictures with my application?

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!

Will I get a full refund if I am not accepted into the market for which I applied?

Yes!  If you are not accepted as a Vendor, you will receive a full refund of your market space fee.

Why wasn't I accepted to The Old House Vintage Market for which I applied?

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.

Does The Old House Vintage Market take checks, partial payments or payment plans?

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.

Why doesn't The Old House Vintage Market give refunds or credits if I cancel or no show?

The Old House Vintage Market does not give refunds or credit towards future markets for these reasons:

After a Vendor has filled out the application, we ask that you read the terms of our agreement and check the box that you understand the money you paid was for the market you chose (not a future market) and that you are also making a commitment to The Old House Vintage Market in which you have signed up for, in an effort to combat Vendors opting for other markets over our own and cancelling on us or no showing.
Here’s why:
After committing to the market, by way of that application, we commit our hard work, energy, effort and our considerable skills sets into promoting you and your business.  We devote The Old House Vintage Market Team to creating press releases to newspapers, magazines, area news channels, we promote you on social media, event calendars, and any applicable websites, we attract Influencers, both online and local, we add you to our website with the included links…and so much more- which is why we were able to bring in as many shoppers as we do- all of which are in your demographic and ready to buy.
When a vendor decides to cancel/opt for another show- all of the above has to be changed/altered/deleted.
As for credit being applied to a future OHVM- once a vendor cancels on The OHVM and opts for another show or no shows, that vendor is not invited back and won’t be accepted again to any of our OHVM’s- which is why we make sure, before a potential Vendor signs up, that they are ready to commit to us like we are to them…because our market is truly something special to be a part of and together, us and our vendors, will create a first class experience for our shoppers.  

What kinds of businesses/merchandise does The Old House Vintage Market not accept?

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:

  • Any health related items, including but not limited to, vitamins, protein powders, smoothies or health shakes
  • Essential oils, make up, unless said Vendor is a verified and approved handmade beauty products seller
  • Any new clothing unless parts/pieces of said clothing are upcycled/repurposed from the approved categories listed above
  • Any illegal drug related products/paraphernalia,
  • Any type of marijuana related products/paraphernalia
  • Any type of pornography products real or implied
  • Actual or simulated gun and related products or live ammunition and explosives.
  • Any political related products/paraphernalia, real or implied

IMPORTANT! PHOTOS ARE ENCOURAGED!

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 oldhousevintagemarket@gmail.com 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.

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**Make sure the form is completed correctly and click the button below. You will be forwarded to PayPal's secure site to submit your payment. Your space is not reserved until payment is received. You can pay with PayPal or any major credit card.**
By checking this box, I acknowledge that I am completing a VENDOR APPLICATION and submitting it with the intent to be a VENDOR at The Old House Vintage Market, should I be accepted. Once accepted, it is my responsibility to give no less than ONE month of notice if I cannot attend the market for which I applied or I will not be allowed to participate in any future markets. I acknowledge that my Market Space Fee is non-refundable for any reason unless the market space I'm requesting is unavailable. I acknowledge that all Old House Vintage Markets that are held outside are rain or shine events and all indoor markets, unless disaster hits, will also continue as planned. Finally, I understand that if I do not return my Old House Vintage Market Contract by the date of the market, I will not be allowed on the premises of the event or to set up, due to reasons of liability.
 

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