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VENDOR PERKS

The SIMCOE STREET MARKET accepts applications from individual makers, artisans, visual artists and small cottage industry businesses across all creative disciplines that meet our curation criteria and the general ethos of the SIMCOE STREET MARKET.

We do not accept applications that include buy-to-sell items. 

SIMCOE STREET MARKET is artisan focused. In order to ensure that each artisan has a captive audience, we will be curating the market and try to cap off any one ‘type’ of artisan participating each month. This cap will minimize sales dilution and provide a more diverse selection for our customers.

STOREFRONT DEMOS

As an added benefit, vendors are invited to bring in additional product for selling through a feature area within the storefront space. Where they have the opportunity to perform small scale demonstrations/workshops of the creation of their products for passers-by to see at the storefront. This additional interaction with consumers will give the vendor more exposure to the public and contribute to increased sales of their products as well as those of other vendors.

ELIGIBILITY AND ETHOS

The SIMCOE STREET MARKET accepts applications from individual makers, artisans, visual artists and small cottage industry businesses across all creative disciplines that meet our curation criteria and the general ethos of the SIMCOE STREET MARKET.

 

SIMCOE STREET MARKET is artisan focused. Therefore, we are geared to supporting artists and makers, and to supply unique handmade products to our client.  So at this time we will not be accepting applications that include buy-to-sell items.

In order to ensure that each artisan has a captive audience, we will be curating the market and try to cap off any one ‘type’ of artisan participating each month. This cap will minimize sales dilution and provide a more diverse selection for our customers.  However, we realize many artisans make items in the same category so we will choose vendors that have items specific to their brand.  (i,e.  there many be more than one soap maker, but their product is very different from the other) 

IMPORTANT FOR YOU KNOW KNOW

  • All displays are on a 4 |6 |12 month basis.

  • All display come with shelving (this creates a cohesive look that is visual and appealing in our store), however if you wish to add more display platforms/boxes/baskets/etc. you are welcome to do so (we ask that they are white or natural wood colour)

  • Fees are as described in the drop down menu under "Preferred Space Style" of the application below.​

 

MARKET REPRESENTATION/STAFFING

The space for phase one of the market is to be STAFFED by SIMECOE STREET MARKET. This means your booth will NOT need to be manned or up-kept, and we will handle the sales for you. Our staff will clean and tweak, we will contact you if your booth needs more stock.  We welcome the attendance of each and every vendor when the market is open....so please don't be shy!

OTHER PERKS TO BEING A PART OF OUR MARKET STORE

All plans include the following services: ​

  • Paper bag & tissue wrapping for each and every purchase. 

  • Store security via an alarm and door inventory sensor

  • Social Media & Media Outlet Recognition

    • Simcoe Street Market will help brand your company through our Instagram via stories and reposts.

  • Simcoe Street Market's  website will provide an updated list of all merchants under the page “Simcoe Street Market.” This will provide your business with added exposure, as your website (if applicable) will be listed on this page.

  • Simcoe Street Market will be open 5 days a week. The boutique will be closed on all statutory holidays and for inclement weather. But not to worry as extended hours may be provided when necessary during peak times and special events.

  • Full monthly earnings will be presented to you in the form of an etransfer within the first 2 weeks of the following month. 

  • Community presence.   We are very involved in community projects and events which give our store vendors added exposure.

  • Photos...one of our favourite gifts to you!  We will take branding photos of your work every month for social media platforms.  You are welcome to use these photos (*we just ask that you credit Simcoe Street Market for the photo recognition)

  • Workshops....we love workshops and so do our customers.  We provide the space, tables and seating.  We also provide the advertising and ad design.  We advertise these workshops in store and emailed our subscribers. (Fees to host a workshop are $100 for 3 hrs, total.  Typically artisans use a 1/2 hour prior and post for set up and tear down)

  • To be fair to all merchants, Simcoe Street Market will select where your space will be within the boutique.

  • We understand it is difficult to sometimes come restock.  For those of you who wish to MAIL us your merchandise you can for a small $25 fee.  Many of our vendors love this option as it save them time and added fuel costs.  We are happy to restock for you, please just remember to price and tag all items.

IT TAKES 2....THESE ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR OUR MERCHANTS

  • All products must be professionally priced and merchants must ensure they are pricing their products accordingly. 

    • All items will be rang through our main register with payouts being sent to vendors at the beginning of the net month. Please note you do not stay and sell the items yourselves. All products must be individually tagged with a price and product code - product code will be provided once payment has been made. We can not sell any items without a product code or price attached.These must be attached to your items prior to stocking them.  We ask that this is NOT exercised in the store as it takes up space and is disruptive to selling time.

  • All inventory must be emailed to Simcoe Street Market no later than 1 week prior to your space opening to our customers.​

  • A weekly promotional post/story on all of your social media platforms (mainly Instagram & Facebook) of your products and/or display at Simcoe Street Market.

  •  Replenishment of products if and when necessary.

    • You are required and must be prepared to replenish when needed.

  • No merchant shall dismantle or remove any part of its display or products within the display before the monthly scheduled date as specified in our agreement. Any business who removes themselves from their space prior to the agreement end date and/or any material remaining after the cut off time may be removed by Simcoe Street Market at the merchant’s expense.

  • A deposit of $100 via cheque is required and will only be dated and deposited should Simcoe Street Market incur any damages to any part of the boutique from fixtures, move in/move out, early exit from space, etc. 

  • A 30 day cancellation notice must be given to Simcoe Street Market should you not wish to continue to retail within the boutique.

  • Subletting space is prohibited. The merchant shall not assign, sublet, or apportion the whole or any part of the space allocated by Simcoe Street Market to any other business establishment. 

  • We do our very best to advertise our store and your business in our community, surrounding areas and beyond.  We ask that all merchants respect the boundaries and do not sell their goods in other retail store within our community and nearby towns.  This overlap confuses customers and hinders in the unique shopping experience we are fostering and offering in our store.