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:
As a potential Old House Vintage Market Vendor, you are committing to:
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, effort and money to do so. We DO NOT issue refunds.
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.
Short answer: YES! You do have to submit pictures.
If you choose not to, your application will be deleted.
The Old House Vintage Market has become a high demand event with over 55 businesses on our previous wait lists. Since our market is a carefully curated event where we are intent on creating a top notch show from serious creative businesses that have applied, we encourage you to show off your merchandise, your display skills and your overall market space set up.
This is your chance to 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 by way of PayPal.
It is our job to pick the best mix of *serious* creative business 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, Handmade, Clothing and Artisan Foods categories can have the best chance at success.
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:
The Old House Vintage Market does not:
Accept checks- but you can pay, through PayPal (our only accepted 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.
**If full payment is not received at the time that a vendor’s application was submitted, the application will be deleted. **
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, handmade, clothing or food.
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:
Have questions? Want to reach out?
Please feel free to email us for assistance.