Application Process to Become an “Approved Business Stallholder”
We have needed to introduce an application process for Business/Hobbist Stalls who are new to our markets or who have not attended as a stallholder withing the past 2 markets. There are several reasons for the process but mainly due to our markets being in high demand and due to ongoing issues with stallholders copying each other and not confirming with us the products they will have for sale or promotion at the market. The new approval application process will also allow for us to have better variety of products and services available at the market, making the market better for shoppers and stallholders.
We have stallholders who are our “Base Business Stalls or Approved Stallholders”. The week following each market Bookings will open for the next market (if a date has been set). Approved Business Stallholders may simply ‘BOOK&PAY” once stall bookings open. However, any stallholder who has not attended our markets previously or within the last 2 markets will need to complete an Application to “Become an Approved Business Stallholder”. Once they have completed the full process and we have confirmed if their products or services are suitable and are not in conflict with ‘stallholders who have exclusive rights’ to sell certain brand labels, we will then send an emailing confirming if they have been approved or not. If approved you will be sent an invitation to “BOOK&PAY” for a stall. You will be given 3 business days to complete the booking or risk having your stall spot reallocated to another business/hobbist.
If you are a current “Approved Business Stallholder” please list on your ”BOOK&PAY” Form any new product lines or labels so that we can confirm approval on those lines. This is to ensure that we do not oversupply the market with certain lines.
NOTE: If you are a Photographer our application process is different. You will need to complete the “Become an Approved Business Stallholder” Application Form. Before each market we send out 4 invitations to our selected photographers. This invitation will include an offering of 2 x exhibiting spots, 1 x official event photographer & 1 x photo sessions at the market allocation. You will be required to reply email NQBKM with your preferences of allocation that you would like and we will confirm on a ‘first in’ basis of that allocation you have been successful in. This process is only due to the fact that we have HIGH demand of Photographers wishing to be part of our markets and we really would like to include as many as we can without flooding this kind of service at our markets.
WANTING TO START SOMETHING NEW? If you are someone looking to start a new business or hobby and wish to join our market you will do well to attend a market and see what is already on offer, those who make application with products that are different to what is already available at our markets will get first preference and will have approval over other applicants. Some areas of interest would be handmade boys lines, handmade decor, handmade linen, handmade girls or boys aged 6 to 12yrs, commercial small run product lines in clothing, toys, decor for boys and girls, anything for boys, mum-to-be products, maternity wear and aids. We strongly advise against handmade ruffle bottoms and girls clothing aged baby to 4 years or anything nappy wipes covers/wallets/bibs or hair accessories as these are areas that are highly catered to already.
- Logo & Product Photos: 3 x jpg photos
- Product Details: Handmade by yourself or another Australian, Imported, Australian Made, Brand, List types of products that you will be selling or promoting at the market, boy or girls… both, mother or mum-to-be
- Brand Labels: If you are a reseller for brand labels please tell us what they are, as we have several base business stalls who have exclusive rights at our markets. Also please tell us what stock you have - past season or current season release.
- Price Range: General Product price range – low, medium or high
We thank you for your cooperation with the new application process. We have recently increased our stall numbers to 80 stalls and have ensured that our current facilities cater for more local business who would like to be part of the markets. We will endeavour to ensure that what we are offering a “Unique Shopping Experience” for our local families.
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© Christine Wilson t/a Nth Qld Babies & Kids Market 2011