MCM Holiday Season Application 2022-23

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    Please place a check next to the type(s) of spots you are interested in. You may check more than one if you are flexible, but please put a note in the comments if you are looking to rent more than one spot. Prices are shown per month for both holiday and regular season months (Nov/Dec are holiday, Jan is Regular). Visit our gallery to see images of the different types of displays (will open in new tab) - GALLERY

    $30 hol/$20 reg – Greeting card spinner (2 columns. Space for appx 100 greeting cards.)$125 hol/$75 reg – 3 Cubes 3 1’x 1’x 1’ cubes in a column$75 hol/$40 reg – 1 Cube 1’x 1’x 1’$90 hol/$50 reg- Middle and bottom cube (2 cubes measuring 1’x 1’x 1’ each)$175 hol/$110 reg – Slatwall section 2’ wide 4’ tall$90 hol/$55 reg - 1 shelf on slatwall display 2’ wide 1’ tall$100 hol/$70 reg - bottom 2/3’s of slatwall display 2’ wide 3’ tall$175 hol/$110 reg – Half wall 3’ wide 3’ tall$225 hol/$175 reg – Slatwall display 4’ long 4’ tall$125 hol/$90 reg – 3 shelves on round display shelves measure 12” tall and are 28” wide at the widest area, they narrow inward.$150 hol/$100 reg – Tower 5’ tall 17” wide $275 – Full wall 3’ wide 8’ tall$175 hol/$125 reg – Lighted glass shelf spaces 3’ wide 3’ tall$200 hol/$150 reg - Tiered table space 5’ wide 3 level table space$200 hol/$150 reg – Step riser space 2 4.5’ long steps and the 2’ tall slatwall space behind them$150 hol/$125 reg – Lighted glass display case$90 hol/$75 reg – Register Slatwall space 2’ wide 2’ tall$85 hol/$50 reg - Bookshelf Shelf 2’ long 1’ tall

    Manchester Craft Market Information and Contract Holiday Season 2022

    Jessica Moores

    The Manchester Craft Market is a 3,900 Sqft store located in the Dick’s Sporting Goods wing of the Mall of New Hampshire, in our very own storefront. The purpose of the Manchester Craft Market is to provide local makers a space in the Mall of NH to display, advertise, and sell their handmade items. Your digital signature on your application acknowledges that you have read ALL of the rules laid out below and agree to them.

    Membership: “Holiday Season” memberships are a 3 month contract term November- January, with January being billed at a lower “regular season” rate. Memberships auto-renew at the regular season rate for February on January 1st. Payment for February memberships is due in full by January 15th 2022 unless notice to cancel said membership is provided beforehand. No refunds will be granted. Early termination fees in the amount of the remaining contract period are enforced for the holiday season contract term. The Manchester Craft Market reserves the right to cancel any invoice should a situation arise where we feel termination of contract is necessary. A $20 late fee will be charged to all unpaid invoices after the 15th. When a membership ends, you are required to remove your items (from displays and the back storage room) prior to the end of the day on the last day of the month in which your membership ends. Membership to our Facebook group “MCM vendors” also ends on the last day of the month of your membership. You may remain a member of the “online shopping group” as a customer but are not permitted to solicit orders from customers unless tagged by an Admin of the group.

    • November Membership invoices will go out 10/1 and will be due by 10/15,
    • December invoices will go out 11/1 and will be due by 11/15
    • January invoices will go out 12/1 and will be due by 12/15
    • Etc…

    Items left for 30 days past your membership-end become store property.

    In addition to your space membership cost, credit card fees are deducted from any sales paid via credit card at 3%. And The Manchester Craft Market will retain a commission of 5%. Ex: Member sells $350 in Credit card sales, and $125 in cash sales, 3% credit card fee is charged on $350 ($10.50) and 5% is charged on $464.50 ($23.22). Member is then paid $441.28

    As of July 28, 2022 Paypal is dropping the ability for me to send your payouts via friends and family, and deducting 2.9% from the amount I send you. Check or Direct deposit is available

    Your membership fee includes exclusive posting access to the Manchester NH Craft Market Online Facebook group. This group is an online extension of your space in the physical store, it allows you to share and explain your items with our customers as if you were in front of them. It also gives you the chance to solicit custom orders, preorders, promote limited time offers and more! Visit the FAQ section of this agreement for more info on using the online group, free instore pickup etc.
    Inventory is added to the store with the understanding that The Manchester Craft Market is not held liable for any loss, theft or breakage of items or displays.
    Rules and Requirements:

    • All sellers are required to provide a W9 form. This form is available from the IRS website (Google search W9 form) or in store. Any seller who receives $600 or more in payments during a calendar year will receive a 1099 form that reports their earnings to the IRS.
    • No Copyrighted, knock-off or Trademarked items. (ie: no characters, or sports team logos) Any violating items will be removed and a $25 charge will be assessed per item, after 2 chances your items will be returned to you and your membership terminated, with no refunds. (If you are unsure if an item will be allowed, please contact with a photo of the item in question.)
    • Your space must be returned in the condition it was received in. This includes all hardware being put away in its proper home, and the space being clean.
    • You will only have your handmade items in your space. And only item types that you were juried for, all new items must have prior approval.
    • All vendors will be given a vendor ID # that is used to login to your portal. Please know your vendor ID #. You will enter your inventory electronically.
    • Sellers are required to label all of their items prior to bringing them into the store, a laptop and label maker are available for your use in the backroom to print barcodes to place on your items for those who do not have access to a label maker. Avery labels also work great for generating barcodes. Tutorials are available in the MCM Vendors Facebook group. Any barcodes deemed unreadable by our scanners must be remedied within 30 days of notice of difficulty with them. Print barcodes direct from the portal in the back office to avoid this.

    As of October 1st 2021 ALL inventory must be barcoded.

    Re-stocking: The Manchester Craft Market Staff will gladly restock your items. The restock items must be listed in the portal and labeled with barcodes. All items will be in a tote with your name, VENDOR ID and business clearly legible. You should ALWAYS have additional stock in a tote in the back so that you do not miss out on sales. During high volume times we do ask that you do your best to assist with restocking your space when you are able. (Printing additional labels when printing barcodes could help with the restocking process during high volume times when many sellers may be using the back office)

    • Currently restocks may be done any time during store hours.
    • The Manchester Craft Market reserves the right to adjust your display.

    You can view sales daily by logging into your portal. It is imperative that you check it regularly (at least weekly) so we are not left with empty shelves. Choose “open my items” and view “unpaid sold items” to see what has sold.

    Payouts are made monthly, by the 15th of the month. (Sales made in November will be paid out by December 15th, sales made in December will be paid out by January 15th etc.)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where and when do I go for restocking/load in? During store hours, for the most convenient entrance, drive around the corner from Dave and Busters, park by Olympia Sports, use the employee entrance just to the right of Olympia Sports, follow the hallway to the end and through the doors, you’ll find us straight ahead. Join our MCM Vendors Facebook group to be notified of additional restock times when they are available.
    How Do I use the online shopping group? Take good quality photos of your items, (bright, clean, not blurry) post them to the online shopping group with some information and pricing. (All sellers are permitted to post up to once per day). Once you have created a post, let your customers know they can claim the item for free instore pickup by tagging our “customer service rep” Admina Craftmarket and leaving their email address. (tagging Admina Craftmarket sends a notification to the front desk for our staff to pull an item and/or invoice a customer) If the item is already on the shelves at the MCM, Admina will pull it and set it aside for them. Having Admina send an invoice ensures the item is pre-paid and not sitting out back for an extended period of time. If the item is not yet in store, just bring it in the next time you restock and use our pickup labels out back to label the bag for the customer! Free in store pickup can also be used for local customers who pay you directly. No more meeting strangers in parking lots! If you receive a custom order through the online shopping group, you can create a custom item in your portal so that customers can be invoiced or pay at pickup this way you know exactly which customers have paid and who hasn’t! Please notify customers of an appropriate pickup time. Oftentimes customers arrive before their items are dropped off, and are left disappointed that they have to wait around. Communication is KEY!

    For us to send an invoice we need the customer's name, email and the item’s sku # and price.

    • Sellers are also able to use our Facebook page with over 10,000 followers to go live and share their items! A minimum notice of two weeks prior to the requested date is required. The MCM also sometimes goes live to help facilitate sales, these times, and the items shown are at the discretion of MCM.
    Some great ideas for posts in the online shopping group may include Who? What? Where? Why? How? When? Who are you, or who is your item for? What is the item? Where are you from (customers love to support local, share where you are from if you are comfortable, also, where are you located in the store?) Who are your space neighbors? Why should customers buy your item? What makes it special or “better”? Also, why did you start making it? How is it made? How is it used? When did you start making it? When did you join MCM?

    Can I offer 2/$20 or other special pricing or sales? Yes, while new inventory gets inputted manually to your portal, promotional pricing gets emailed to please include the item description, sku, and the special pricing.
    Where do I get the SKUs for my items? Your item SKU is Generated by the portal software.
    Do you put the price tags on my items? No, Sellers are required to label all of their items prior to bringing them into the store, a laptop and label maker are available for your use in the backroom to print barcodes to place on your items for those who do not have access to a label maker. Avery labels also work great for generating barcodes. Tutorials are available in the MCM Vendors Facebook group.
    Copyright restrictions: “I’ve done lots of craft fairs where I have sold items inspired by licensed characters. Why am I not allowed items with licensed characters, movies, TV shows or sports teams to be displayed at your store?” There are many reasons that licensed items are not allowed in our store, however the biggest reason is that it is specifically forbidden in the lease with the mall. There are lots of stores in the mall paying large sums of money to have the right to sell those licensed items and the mall is protecting the interests of those parties by not allowing the sale of licensed/copyright items in our store.
    I’ve read that the First Sale Doctrine allows me to use fabrics, stickers, and other already-printed licensed items in items I sell. Why am I unable to sell those items in your store? This is a very gray area. There is a lot of info on the internet about how the First Sale Doctrine allows you to make things with licensed items you purchase for that purpose (fabric, stickers, etc) to sell, some stating that you should include a disclaimer, etc. While this information may be valid in some circumstances, it is also disputed by some legal professionals and it is the position of The Manchester Craft Market that in order to stay within the confines of the contract with the mall, that those items should also be excluded to prevent any potential conflict with mall management.
    I came in to check on my display and some of my items have been rearranged. Can you tell me why that might be? As stated in the contract, the owner reserves the right to rearrange merchandise as necessary to help facilitate the sale of your items, if they are impeding another vendor’s ability to use his or her space, or to rotate the floorplan.
    What do I do when my membership is up? All items must be removed prior to close on the last day of the month. Please plan accordingly. Items left beyond the end of your membership term will become property of the store after 30 days.
    When will I be Paid? Payments will be available by the 15th of the following month.
    Can you roll my sales over to pay for the next month’s membership fee? No
    How will I know if I sold anything? View “unpaid Sold items” in your portal to see your sales. Sales update daily for the previous day, typically by noon-time.
    Are there any additional fees?

    o There is a 3% credit card processing fee for credit card sales.
    o The Manchester Craft Market will retain 5% commission on all items
    o Any items violating the no characters/no sports teams rule will be charged $25/item, after 2 violations, your membership will be terminated, and no refunds will be granted.
    o Membership fees not paid by the 15th of the prior month will be assessed a $20 late charge.

    Other Info:

    o Do not request photos of your space from MCM staff or Admina Craftmarket.
    o Consult the contract above, and then the MCM Vendors Facebook page before emailing with questions.
    o Snow days will be announced on all of our social media pages. We typically follow the Manchester School district for closings.
    o Our annual anniversary of being in business (March 4), Christmas in July, and Black Friday/Small Business Saturday weekend we typically run optional events (sales) information will be emailed about these as they approach.

    Please check this box to confirm that you read and accept the terms of membership at Manchester Craft Market*