GENERAL MAKERS INFO
Thank you for your interest in Market for Makers! We have had such an overwhelming response to our markets this year and have had such a wonderful expansion year. We will be selecting the best of the best makers that show the best potential as an emerging brand. Below you can find all of the info you will need to apply. Please read through the FAQ carefully so you know what our team is looking for and you can put your best foot forward!
AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE YOU CAN FIND THE MASTER APPLICATION TO APPLY TO MULTIPLE MARKETS AT ONE TIME.
The word we agreed on describing Market for Makers was spotless, everything was well managed and the crew showed they care about their vendors, as well as, customers. Would highly recommend attending their events! All our love from the Little Latin Family.
This is The Wanderlust Bazaar's second Market for Makers and all we can say is WOW. The Market for Makers team has not stopped impressing us since day one. We are so thankful for the process and turn out of each market. The team is well rehearsed in executing a seamless and successful market with a specially curated group of vendors and attendees that are ideal for your company and its success during the markets. We could not recommend this market more!
Haber conocido a Markets for Makers ya sido una experiencia increíble para Utku. Cuando decidimos emprender este reto con mi esposo, el Pierce Street Market fue nuestra primera plaza y nos encontramos con un equipo de gente joven, talentosa y profesional que hacen que cada evento sea especial. Gracias por darnos la oportunidad de crecer con ustedes.
We were very happy with the opportunity to have Wynwood Watch Co. be a part of the Markets for Makers in Miami. Among the things that we loved- clear communication, an amazing atmosphere, a great location, a demographic that resonated with our brand, a solid vendor list and a strategic bar set up. We will be applying for many more of these events in the future.
We loved the Miami Market for Makers. It was amazing to connect with the community in Miami and experience the many talented Makers from all around Florida. It was an amazing weekend for Hype Nail and we absolutely recommend this event for all Makers to participate and people to attend!
The Market for Makers Miami was awesome! The price point was well worth it. The team was super on point with promo and outreach, and made sure everyone was accommodated and happy, before the market even started. I got to meet a lot of amazing vendors and business contacts alike. The beautiful venue was located in the perfect place to bring out a warm and excited crowd. I would definitely apply to the next one!
The Market for Makers team are an extraordinary bunch dedicated to producing quality markets not only for guests, but also for vendors. The Miami event absolutely exceed my expectations as a vendor. Their level of organization and communication before, during and after the event is unmatched. If Market for Makers is in your city, this event is not to be missed!
I am blown away by the attention to detail this team has to ensuring overall success for their Makers. As a first time participant with the M4M I was surprised to see the amount of communication they sent out including promos. They really took the guess work out and allowed me to focus on my brand. I can’t wait for the next event!
Love Market for Makers! Not only was the staff great in communicating emails to vendors prior to the event but also was impressed with all the great marketing for the event! I cant wait for the next Market for Makers! Very happy to have been a vendor with them and more than 100% satisfied with the results!
2018 Booth Sizes + Prices
Spaces do not include tables or chairs
PLEASE NOTE WEEKEND MAKERS ARE TAKEN AS A PRIORITY OVER DAILY MAKERS.
APPLICATIONS DUE ONE MONTH BEFORE MARKETS - EARLY ACCEPTANCES CAN BE GRANTED SO DON'T DELAY
THE BILTWELL EVENT CENTER
4 x 6 INDOOR TABLE
$200 Sat • $150 Sun
8 x 10 INDOOR BOOTH
$350 Sat • $250 Sun
THE GLASS FACTORY
4 x 6 INDOOR TABLE
$200 Sat • $150 Sun
8 x 10 INDOOR BOOTH
$350 Sat • $250 Sun
Tampa - dec 8+9 11am-4pm
CUBAN CLUB LOT
4 x 6 OUTDOOR TABLE SPACE
$150 Sat • $100 Sun
10 x 10 OUTDOOR BOOTH
$250 Sat • $150 Sun
If there's one thing our team knows how to do, it is marketing. Our founder's background is in Online Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Branding. With her years of expertise she has been able to successfully launch 6 cities in the past two years with over 60 successful markets under her belt.
Our team strategically utilizes our budget in the areas that have seen the most impact. These areas include:
• Facebook Ads targeted to women 20-45 based on location these are done to drive ticket sales and RSVPs to our event pages.
• When we drive RSVPs to our events, this reminds attendees the week of a market, day of market etc. as well as shows up in Waze and other supporting apps.
• Instagram Ads - both in news feeds and on "stories"
• Influencers are a huge piece of our marketing puzzle. We work with and send tickets and swag to over 20 of the areas highest followed influencers
• Online magazines for cities
Focusing primarily on digital content is not only how the majority of our attendees digest information but is also the best way to track and manage which ads are performing the best, which is why our ads perform 9x better than our competition.
Our makers comment time and time again on how they see our ads everywhere the week of an event. This is due to the fact that we reserve at least 80% of our budget within 10-14 days of the market.
Another key component to our marketing is that we invest in the best types of content that have the highest chances of going viral. This includes professional photography and videography at every event, detail shots throughout the market and short promotional videos we utilize in all of our ads.
We're great at retargeting future attendees. With our new photo booth booth technology, we're able to capture 75% of attendee's contact information which is used to retarget all attendees and their friends for future attendance.
We have now averaged around 3000 attendees for our launch markets due to our strategies.
To find premier spaces and transform them into a market experience. Our markets are carefully curated with Makers who create items you can’t easily find in stores. It’s about the discovery of one-of-a-kind or small batch items you never thought to look for. These Makers specialize in home decor, fashion, art, design, food and more. We aim to forge the relationship between independent artists and their future loyal customers.
Makers are artists, writers, photographers, collectors and designers, they are the creators and dreamers that are driven to create the next great brands of the future.
We accept applications from makers with:
Vintage or Antique collectables
High Quality Craft and Handmade items
Up-cycled or restored salvage
Food Trucks and Tented Food Vendors
We do not accept vendors with:
Direct Sales & Multi Level marketing (Mary Kay, LulaRoe, It Works, LipSense, Scentsy, etc).
Wholesale distributors (This is in contrast to a boutique)
Our aim is to select Makers we feel have the most potential for brand growth and wish to get exposure at our markets to get to the next level.
Vendors are judged on the following criteria:
• Product quality
• Unique products
• Booth display photos
• Online presence in the following categories:
• e-Commerce presence in either an online store, Etsy or promotional website
• Facebook following, growth and activity
• Instagram following, growth and activity
During the market our team is looking for the following qualities in Makers to be invited back:
• General good vibes and attitude
• Engagement and attentiveness with shoppers
• Promotional efforts online
• Booth display
• Adherence to schedules (payment, load-in, load-out)
• Good communication
• Thorough in the Maker's understanding and compliance of our policies (leaving booth space clean, etc.)
Please note: We have a capped amount of Makers per category to ensure the market maintains a standard of high-quality and variety. Participation in a past markets does not guarantee a spot for future markets as we do rotate vendors. A well made, creative and clean display, a good high quality presence on social media, positive attitude and high quality products are all things we look for when we select makers.
No, we will have a variety of makers from various locations around the US and some from around the world. We prioritize emerging brands to create a diverse culture within our doors which creates a unique experience for all attendees and differentiates our type of market from "local" markets.
Our market is for first time makers as well as emerging and established brands. We encourage first time Makers to apply to our markets. Booth displays will be required and we encourage first time Makers to create a test-run display inside or outside of their home to give our team an understanding of what your booth will look like as well as show us you are fully prepared for the market.
Makers have chosen our markets as their favorite markets to attend for many reasons.
• We have a selective jury process and limit the amount of Makers in certain categories. This is to create a diverse collection of Makers.
• Makers who primarily sell online enjoy our markets because they are able to get instantaneous feedback from customers as well as showcase their entire line of products.
• Store buyers are commonly seen attending our markets, thus attendance generates exposure for product lines.
• We give companies a venue where they can invite and connect with influencers in person and create lasting relationships.
• Our markets have been known to be the spark that gets Makers to the next level.
• New Makers enjoy launching their companies at our markets so they are able to get a taste test or test run of their product lines. Seeing what products create the most buzz. Many Makers attribute the development of their product lines from learning what their customers were most interest in at our markets.
We do not issue any refunds or credits. Markets for Makers operates rain or shine! If you have to cancel or simply cannot attend please email email@example.com as soon as possible. Day of cancellations and no shows without any communication can effect future acceptances. Circumstances regarding major weather systems (such as hurricanes), will be addressed with the venue to secure a rain date but this is not guaranteed.
Electricity is first come first serve and $25/day. Please notify our team at least 2 weeks before the market to buy electricity. Electricity needs may effect your location in the market.
While we try to email every Maker about the status of their application, we do receive many applications daily and are not always able to respond to each one. You will be notified if you have been accepted. If you wish to email us about the status of your application and you have not heard back within 2 weeks, please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our markets are promoted via Facebook and Instagram. We promote on various event websites and groups. We also have key sponsorships with large promoting outlets and work on creating press releases and getting into magazines, news stations and more.
We all want a great turn out at our markets! This is a group activity and ALL makers are expected to participate and partner with us in helping spread and promote the Market. This includes sharing our promotional ads, providing sneak peaks and doing email blasts to your followers. An active presence on social media is a HUGE plus.
Please note that we operate in indoor facilities is not ideal for children and pets are not allowed. While you are manning your booth you are expected to be engaged in your customers. We ask that you keep the kiddos at home for this event and no pets are allowed. Feel free to email email@example.com with any questions.
NOTE:The Night Market Tampa is outdoors and you are able to bring your pets.
Each market has its own set of logistics. You can find them on the individual makers info pages.
We do not have application fees for our 2018 launch season.
Do you have more questions? Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
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