Link For Vendor Application: https://www.madeinthemittenstore.com/pages/vendor-application
What is Made in The Mitten about?
Made In The Mitten is a Michigan artist inspired marketplace, showcasing the work of Michigan artists from all over and their craft. Our store primarily focuses on gifts that represent the state pride. The shopping concept was inspired by other local businesses encouraging our fellow neighbors to shop local when it comes to gifts and art.
Why should you be a part of The Made In The Mitten?
Becoming a vendor at Made In The Mitten will allow you to have your own mini shop without paying the prime rent of Downtown Royal Oak. It will give your Etsy customers, online customers, and social media followers an opportunity to see your work in person and physically touch to see the quality of the product. You will also broaden your customer base by showing your products to a vast variety of people.
Our monthly rentals are very reasonable, which compare to doing one art fair a month in booth fees. Sizes and fees vary to give you the best space and size for your product. Made In The Mitten will be responsible for and excited to promote all of your work on social media and print marketing so that you can spend more time, having more time for yourself!
Once the Vendor Application has been filed, we will set an interview date for you to come, and bring your products to take a closer look at them.
TO COMPLETE A CONSIGNMENT AGREEMENT, CLICK HERE:
Rental Rates and Space Sizes:
If a rental space would not be fitting for your items, or your display would be too small to justify a monthly rental, a commission based program will be offered to you in place of a lease agreement.
The consignee appoints Made In The Mitten as agent for the designs/merchandise consigned under this agreement, for the purposes of sale. Made In The Mitten shall not permit the designs/merchandise to be used for any other purposes without the written consent of the consignee. Made In The Mitten reserves the right to reject any and all designs/merchandise even if the consignee has previously consigned with us.
Made In The Mitten and the consignee agree that Made In The Mitten’s commission is to be 60% for all, regardless of the retail price of the designs/merchandise. Payment to consignee for all sold designs/merchandise will be paid out in the form a check for 60% of the agreed upon retail selling price. Made In The Mitten’s return policy for all “Designer” Merchandise is 7 days. Due to the 7 day return policy, payment to consignee for all sold designs/ merchandise will not be issued until after the 7 day return period. The consignee is responsible for providing up to date correspondence information. An updated inventory sheet will accompany all payments received by Made In The Mitten. If we lose contact with you after 120 days or more, your inventory will become the property of Made In The Mitten.
After the initial 90 day minimum
contract, the consignee has the right to demand all/some of their designs/merchandise back if requested. After 90 days, if consignee has not picked up any items within 90 days, they then become property of Made In The Mitten.
20% of all sales (including special orders) will be added on top of the booth fee.
1. End Cap: approx 30-37 inches wide x 16" deep x 6 1/2 - 7 feet tall
$135/mo for 6 months, $125/mo for 12 months
2. Wall: approx 6 feet wide x 16" deep x 6.5 feet tall*
*This size space is intended for artists who create 2-D works of art
$154/mo for 6 months, $138/mo for 12 months
3. Half Wall: 2.5 ft Wide x 6 ft tall Wall Space:
*This size space is intended for artists who create 2-D works of art
$125 / 6 MO, $115 for 12 Months
3. Half Core: approx 4 feet wide x 5.5 feet deep x 7 feet tall
$165/mo for 6 months, $145/mo for 12 month
4. Free Standing Shelving Unit -movable
No larger than 36 inches wide, no wider than 13".
$106/ 6 Months $95 / 12 months
5. (2) - 36" Shelves
$76 / 6 Months $68 / 12 Months
What do I get for renting with Made in The Mitten?
Things other Markets won't do, but we will :
250 Custom Printed Business Cards with your logo / Made In The Mitten info on back.
250 4 x 6 Postcard Flyers with your business information on the front / Made In The Mitten Info on Back.
Complimentary Gift Wrapping
We absorb all credit card fees, bad checks, and tax collection.
Barcodes and Tags for each of your products.
Special events throughout the year for our vendors and guests. (Coffee Tasting, Ladies night out sales, etc)
Offer your items for sale on our website for online sales.
The standard stuff:
Your space will be open to the public 5 days a week, and then during the holiday season for extended hours.
A monthly check mailed to you for 80% of your retail sales the previous month along with an emailed file of out of what sold from your space 1 to 2 times a month.
An approved self supplied photo and small artist bio displayed in your booth.
A community bulletin board & postcard holder where you can promote your art show schedule or other events.
The opportunity to host events, demos & signings throughout the year.
A motivated owner who is continuously seeking out new artists so the selection will always be fresh & exciting.
Made In The Mitten will use their email database of over 5000 subscribers, over 12,000 Facebook fans, over 800 twitter followers to promote your space and items.
Store promotion via our website that contains: image links to the artists' websites, weekly-featured artists, art giveaways, local art fairs schedules & special events.
Store promotion via our interactive Facebook page with over 12, 000fans: artists are welcome to post what they just dropped off, fairs they’re exhibiting in, or links to updated Etsy pages.
What do we need from you?
A signed contract of your participation for 6 or 12 months.
A payment of your first & last month with a credit card we keep on file & charge the last week of every month for the upcoming month’s booth fee.
20% of all retail sales (including special orders).
Display pieces that fit the style & look of the store.* (we can help coach if necessary)
Your time to set up & customize your booth that follows the overall look of the shop.
A well displayed booth full of products that is consistently restocked.
Promote The Made In The Mitten on your facebook pages, twitter, websites, blogs & art shows.
Jewelers are recommended to provide a locked display of their work. (search IKEA klingsbo)
1 product per year valued at $30 or more that we could use as a giveaway on social media will be promoted through email, Facebook & Twitter (This is another low cost way to create buzz & bring attention to the many artists who exhibit at Made in The Mitten).
We will need a high-resolution digital photo of you, and a brief artist statement for the booth. Plus we will need a short bio about you so we can share it when we feature you on our social media pages.
Not to share your space with another artist.
We will staff the space accordingly; however we are not responsible for theft or breakage.
Interested artists may email us a link to their website or 4 photos of their work along with desired booth space & lease length. Please use INTERESTED ARTIST for the subject line of your email. We will keep your info on file & contact you if & when there is a suitable opening in the future
Current email address for applications: