Becoming a Vendor
If you are interested in becoming a vendor at The Center Market, please review this information and fill out the 2015 application. The market is a great way to develop your business, connect with the community, make some extra money, and have fun.
It is the philosophy of The Center Market management that the market be a place of building individual business, and relationships with our customers and other vendors. We are a small community that does better working together. This is why competition is limited. The goal is mutual success. We are all business owners which insures personal resolve and dedication, but it does mean from time to time there will be a little conflict. It is up to each vendor to treat others with respect and a little grace. Personal attitude affects your day more than anything. Please bring any issues to management’s attention that you think is necessary. It will be heard and evaluated, we will do our utmost to help keep the market a positive environment.
All vendors at The Center Market are week to week vendors. There is no long term agreement between you and The Center Market management. That being said we are never itching to shake things up or replace vendors. Vendors are automatically renewed for participation unless canceled by the management or you, the vendor. Skipping markets without notice is considered cancelation. If market management is canceling future service you will be notified at the end of the market day.
The Center Market specializes is food grown, caught, or produced in Alaska or products made from Alaskan agricultural goods. Feel free to post market related postings on The Center Market face book page, The Center Market- Alaska’s Only Year-round Market. The ADN also runs a year round column on Wednesdays called Market Fresh you should email firstname.lastname@example.org every Sunday or Monday if you want to be included in the column.
The Center Market is a non competition market, if you want to occupy the same niche as someone else, you may be turned down. All vendors are subject to space availability, this will change and flex with the seasons, we try to be as consistent as possible with your placement.
We have put together a quick list of questions to help you decide if being a vendor at The Center Market is right for you.
Do you want to be a vendor at The Center Market?
What niche market are you looking to occupy?
Does anyone else occupy that niche at The Center Market?
Are you looking to be at The Center Market as a business or hobby?
Do you have proper permitting for your niche?
Do you have $1,000,000 worth the product liability insurance?
Can you be consistent with your product?
Do you have a market day preference?Are you willing to abide by the rules in the Mall at Sears Handbook?
There are fees associated with being a vendor at The Center Market. Below is a quick rundown of our fee structure.
If you are approved to be at The Center Market there is a one time $100 fee to build your page on The Center Market web page. We recommend that you start a photo album on face book that we can access for keeping your page updated.
Vendor fee is 15% of your days sales or $75 per 6 foot table which ever is less, if you need additional space it will cost you $75/ 6ft table with a $200 a day maximum, subject to space availability.
If you are going to be gone from The Center Market for an extended period of time and would like to return we need to know the date of your return and have a deposit to hold you space the deposit will be applied to your rent for the first market of your return.
Vendors are automatically renewed for participation unless canceled by market management or vendor. Skipping markets without notice is considered cancelation. If market management is canceling future service you will be notified at the end of the market day.