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FAQ for vendors
What is the Industry Flea?
The Industry Flea is an open air market located in the heart of Midtown, featuring vintage finds, craftsmen and local shops.
Why is it called the Industry Flea?
Industry was inspired by the work that we see our local shops and artisans putting into their businesses. This throwback style of craftsmanship is our version of modern industry.
What are the dates for the Industry Flea?
For the 2017 season, we have two dates for the Industry Flea: March 25 and October 7.
What are the Industry Flea's operating hours?
We are open 9AM to 3PM. Times are subject to change depending on weather.
What is the deadline for vendors to apply to participate?
The deadline to apply for the March 25 event is March 10. If you apply by February 10, you will be notified of your acceptance by email by February 15. Applications turned in after February 10 will be reviewed weekly.
What is each vendor responsible for?
Each vendor will manage their own station, including point of sale and employees. The Industry Flea will handle the marketing and management of the event as a whole, but will not be providing any staffing or assistance to individual vendor operations. Vendors may bring a solid color tent or any furniture to merchandise their space with. Tents are not provided by Industry Flea.
Can I bring my trailer or truck to sell as a mobile retail vendor?
Yes! We are setting aside a portion of the event specifically for mobile retailers and trailers. Vendors will be able to load furniture on a flat-bed trailer and sell out of the space without unloading or operate a mobile retail cargo trailer. These spaces are $50 and do not include electricity.
How much does it cost to be a vendor at the Industry Flea?
There is a non-refundable $10 application fee to be entered into the pool for the 2017 season. A 10x10 space is $75 per day. A trailer space is $50 per day.
What type of products are you looking for?
Artisan products, locally-manufactured food, clothing, gifts, vintage, furniture... Local shops, artists, pickers, side-hustle craftsmen - you’re all welcome! We are not accepting direct sales representatives or consultants at this time. (Brands that we are not accepting: Stella + Dot, LipSense, Scentsy, It Works, etc...)
What does the Industry Flea provide for vendors?
A space inside of the event grounds.
Electricity (not available for trailer spaces)
Ample load-in and load-out opportunities
Marketing the event and vendors through multiple avenues in the community.
Do you provide tents?
No, but we do encourage you to bring one or rent one.
Can I share a space with another vendor?
Yes! We require that you make those arrangements prior to submitting your application. The business name should include both businesses represented and the photos uploaded should also be representative of all of the products (between both businesses) that will be sold at the Flea. We request that no more than two vendors share a space. Please apply using the email and contact information that you would like for the invoice to be sent to.
Scheduling: When do I move in/out?
Load-in will be start at 6AM on the day of the event. Load out will start at 3PM. All vendors need to be set up by 8:30AM. Your space needs to be cleared by 5PM.
The Industry Flea team will determine vendor locations within the event. Vendors will be notified of their location and load-in area prior to the event.
How are vendors selected?
The Industry Flea jury carefully reviews each application turned in before the deadline. Due to scheduling and space, not all vendors may be able to be placed this year.
Fees and Payments:
When submitting your application, you will be required to pay a $10 application fee. If selected, we will request vendor space rental fees via invoice. Invoices must be paid by the deadline.
What is your cancellation policy?
We do not give refunds for cancellations, included weather related issues. In the instance of bad weather, we may reschedule the dates to Sunday of that weekend or a later weekend in the year.
How is the Industry Flea advertising the event?
The Industry Flea advertises with posters, grassroots partnerships and traditional advertising. We encourage Industry Flea vendors to advertise their presence at the event as well. Artwork, social media copy and individual advertising opportunities will be available to vendors.
Vendors will need to insure your own merchandise and employees while at the Industry Flea. We highly recommend that you also maintain business liability insurance throughout your dates at the Industry Flea. We are not responsible for damage, theft or liability of your merchandise. The event grounds are insured through Industry Flea.
Customer parking is available throughout Midtown and on adjacent properties. We will have a loading zone available for load-in and load-out for vendors. Vendors are responsible for securing a parking spot for their vehicles, although we will have suggested lots available.