Craft Market FAQ's & General Info
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How much does it cost to be a vendor?
Depends on the event. The price per show varies depending on venue location and event type. Prices usually vary from $55-$85 per space. We base our vendor price on the cost of the venue, marketing, staff, etc.
What does AMGB or the venue provide?
We provide the location in which to have the event, along with marketing. Each vendor is responsible for their own tent, table(s), chairs, displays, etc. Electricity is provided only at select locations. If electricity is provided, it will be listed on the application- typically for an additional fee. Wi-fi is no provided at any of the current venues that we use. Each tent must be secured down with weights for the safety of everyone. This is not negotiable.
I was accepted as a vendor. When do I pay?
Once vendors are approved, they will receive an email from AMGBEvents@gmail.com stating so. There will also be an email from Square with the invoice. Invoices are to be paid within 7 days of receipt (unless otherwise stated). If invoices are not paid in full by the due date, they will be released from the approved vendor list and their spot will go to the next vendor on the waiting list. To avoid any of our emails going to your junk folder or Spam, please add us to your contact list.
- Our event email: AMGBEvents@gmail.com
- Our storefront email: AMGiftBasket1@gmail.com
How do you promote your events? How can vendors help?
We rely heavily on social media ads and posts:
-We create an event page on Facebook for each show.
-Eventbrite event is created for each show.
-Facebook & Instagram ads
-Local newspaper ads
-Local Chamber, Newspaper, and a variety of online event pages
- Word of mouth
- Flyer posting in our storefront location & shows
- We have also been featured on Fox 8 News, ABC News, and Spectrum News advertising our markets as well as attending the day of some events to promote.
- We also highly recommend vendors market each event they attend heavily as well. We want not only our business to do well, but yours as well. We want you and our clients to come back time after time. Each vendor that is accepted is given all flyers and event page links via email in advance, you are all free to share as often as you feel.
Do customers have to pay to get in?
No. All of our events are free for the public to attend. Customers pay only for any items, food, or service purchased from vendors.
What happens when we are put on the waiting list?
As much as we wish that we could accept all vendors that apply, it is just not possible. Therefore, when an event becomes full, we put select vendors on a waiting list. In the event that another vendor cancels- for whatever reason- we will contact the next vendor on the list. At most of our events, we hand select each vendor. It is not based on a first paid-first selected basis (unless otherwise stated).
I applied, but haven't heard anything back yet?
Once we have made our selections, we strive to email all applicants (selected, waiting list, and unselected applicants) in a timely manner. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it may take a bit longer than expected. If you have any questions regarding your application, you can always email AMGBEvents@gmail.com
Are vendor fees refundable?
All vendor fees are non-refundable. Each party is making a commitment, as are we to the venue & the community. If your plans change or you cannot make it after you have already paid, you will not receive a refund or a credit. We hold our events rain or shine. Only in the event of inclement weather having to cancel an event, vendors will receive a credit towards an upcoming show.
How do we make our vendor selection?
We study each application for each event. We do not guarantee any previously accepted vendor a spot at any show. We look for the quality of work... and at the markets we look for friendly, engaging people. If we come across any vendors that are rude to us, other vendors, and/or customers- they are not invited back- and may even be asked to leave if the situation warrants.
I have been in your past markets, do I need to apply?
Yes. We do not guarantee a spot to anyone, and we require everyone to fill out the appropriate application- for each event that they choose to participate in. While we take it as a compliment to have return vendors and applicants, there are so many small businesses out there, and we like to keep variety and give many people a chance to showcase their work!
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