Become a Vendor!




Old House Vintage Market Holiday Pop-Up Shop

IS SOLD OUT!

Various dates in November 2018 at the Marketplace at Centerra in Loveland, Colorado!

Please make note of our refund policy!  Please be ready to commit to being an Old House Vintage Market Vendor BEFORE you fill out your application!

What is the Old House Vintage Market Pop-Up Shop?

The Old House Vintage Market Pop-Up Shop is a month long adventure in which we will be taking over the empty Staples building at the Marketplace at Centerra (1665 Rocky Mountain Ave. in Loveland, CO 80538) and setting up a shop full of antique, vintage, salvage, upcycled, handmade and artisan food vendors for the holiday and gift giving season!

When is the Old House Vintage Market Pop-Up Shop?

The Old House Vintage Market Pop-Up Shop will be open:

  • November 9-11, 2018
  • November 15-18, 2018
  • November 23-25, 2018 )Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Buy Unique Sunday
  • November 29-30 and December 1-2, 2018

How much does it cost to be a Vendor at the Old House Vintage Market Pop-Up Shop?

We will be offering a hybrid version of the Shop concept in which you can:
1. Pick your weekends (all or a mix) and
2. Pick if you would like to be present to sell your merchandise or have us do it for you
Details:
1.  Participate in all four weekends or pick your weekend?
If you sign up for all four weekends.  The cost for all four weekends for a 10×10′ market space is $500 OR pick our a la carte option of just one, two or three weekends if that suits you.  The cost per weekend for a 10×10′ market space is $275, regardless of the weekend, if they are consecutive weekends or you skip a weekend.  With this option, you would be required to break down and completely clear out your market space Sunday evening.
2. Will you be present to sell your own merchandise or have us do it for you?
We will also be offering a commission/no commission option in which you can:
Be present to sell your own merchandise:  
If you are in your space and are selling your own merchandise, we encourage you to complete your own sales and, in doing so, we will not take a 15% commission.
Have us sell your merchandise:
We would sell your merchandise on your behalf while you are at other markets/fairs/shows (in exchange for a 15% commission fee).

Can we man our own market spaces like at regular OHVM's?

We are presenting two options:
Be present to sell your own merchandise:  
If you are in your space and are selling your own merchandise, we encourage you to complete your own sales and, in doing so, we will not take a 15% commission.
Have us sell your merchandise:
We would sell your merchandise on your behalf while you are at other markets/fairs/shows (in exchange for a 15% commission fee).

If a customer has a question, needs to disassemble their purchase, needs to have something delivered, wants to inquire about a custom option or is in need of something that the staff can’t answer, how would that customer be helped?

What is a customer…
Has Questions? We will always make ourselves available to help answer questions however we can with the ultimate goal of helping you make sales.  
Needs help disassembling? If a customer has purchased a piece of merchandise that they will need help disassembling in order to make it easier for transport and moving into their homes, we would be happy to do so.  
Needs Delivery? We offer this option as a last ditch option because it will be the OHVM staff that will do so.  We will be charging a delivery fee of the customer and will make them sign a waiver releasing us of liability and damage.
Has Custom Option Questions? We will refer customers to you via your approved to be released to the public phone number and email address.  If they need further assistance, we can call you right then and there to help the process along.
Anything else the customer needs? We will reach out to you if a customer wants to ask a question or anything else that would help you in making a sale.
Helping the customer help themselves?  We absolutely encourage our Holiday Pop-Up Shop (and any other event Vendors, for that matter) to bring and have out all the branding you can produce including business signs carrying your logos and lots and lots of business cards with your contact info present.

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 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 MUST 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.  **Going forward, we will be requiring our Vendors to have a Facebook and/or Instagram business account associated with the business they are applying under as an OHVM Vendor.**
  • 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.  If the pictures you’re sending to us are mediocre, we can only judge your business on those pictures.  Cell phone 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!

Please make note of our REFUND/CREDITS POLICY!  We do not issue refunds once you are accepted to be an Old House Vintage Market Vendor!

Why?  Because we are asking for a commitment from you as we are committing to you- as soon as you apply, we immediately get to work on your involvement in our market!  When you cancel, we have to wipe your presence clean from every part of our presence online and in the real world.  This takes a lot of time, energy and effort!

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!

Your market space fee goes towards:

We use our considerable advertising, public relations and marketing skills to promote 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, the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock, Parfet Park in Golden, CO and coming up: the Marketplace at Centerra in Loveland, 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.

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

Month Long Pop-Up Shop Application

If you want to participate in ALL *FOUR* Weekends (November 9-11, 2018, November 15-18, 2018, November 23-25, 2018 Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Buy Unique Sunday, November 29-30 and December 1-2, 2018)  of the Pop-Up Shop, make sure to fill out this application.  You will be receiving a price break and first consideration in being accepted into our Pop-Up Shop!

SOLD OUT!

***** OR *****

Weekend #1 Pop-Up Shop Application

If you want to participate only in Weekend #1 November 9-11, 2018 which includes our Grand Opening Preview Party on the evening of November 9th, as well as, all Saturday and Sunday of the Pop-Up Shop, make sure to fill out THIS application.

SOLD OUT!

Weekend #2 Pop-Up Shop Application

If you want to participate only in Weekend #2 November 15/16/17/18, 2018, make sure to fill out THIS application.

SOLD OUT!

Weekend #3 Pop-Up Shop Application

If you want to participate only in Weekend #3 November 23/24/25, 2018 which includes extended hours for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Buy Unique Sunday, make sure to fill out THIS application.

SOLD OUT!

Weekend #4 Pop-Up Shop Application

If you want to participate only in Weekend #4 November 29/30 & December 1/2, 2018 for our FINAL shop weekend, make sure to fill out THIS application.

SOLD OUT!