Ready to become a vendor?Are you a crafter, antique, vintage or collectible vendor looking for a place to display and sell your items seven days a week? Then Bookbrokers & Kramer's Cafe is excited to offer you the opportunity to apply to become one of our vendors. At Bookbrokers & Kramer's Cafe, you may mix and match crafts, vintage, collectibles and more in your space . This is what makes us so unique. Our customers eagerly seek all the above mentioned items and enjoy the wide variety of items offered by our vendors. We invite you to email any questions or comments you might have. We’re looking forward to meeting you and hope to do business with you in the future. Marketing: We want people to know about us! One of the services you’ll receive when you become a B&KC Vendor is extensive marketing locally as well as online. We advertise regularly in local and national printed publications. We also participate in a mail out campaign to residences in Traverse City promoting our store in the Grand Traverse Mall. These take place year round – not just in the holiday season. You’ll also have the opportunity to be featured here on our website, social media, etsy, etc. Store commissions: Bookbrokers & Kramer's Cafe charges a monthly fee ($40, 50, 60) for rent on your space and a 5%, 10, 20 commission depending on length of contract: 2 mos., 6, 12 to cover advertising, Utilities, supplies, etc. There are no other fees for our vendors. Why Bookbrokers & Kramer's Cafe?: We are open 7 days a week, with a monthly newsletter to inform you of the latest Mall happenings. We offer special orders, group orders for craft supplies, and a layaway program. We will help you in advertising, webpage maintainence, business strategies, etc. Security: Our stores have numerous Security Cameras throughout the spaces that help us monitor customers at all times. Check Your Sales Online: Craftiques Mall has the capability for our dealers to check their daily sales on-line. You, as the dealer, have access to your sales during a current period or to past sales periods. This can be an effective tool in keeping tabs on your inventory or knowing what to bring with you when you stock your booth. Access is available 24/7, all present day postings will be posted to the web after 7:00pm of that day. If you would like to participate in this service, there is a $1.00 charge to your rent account which will be posted on the 1st of each month. Demographics: In case you are not familiar with Traverse City, here is a brief description of the city and our location. San Antonio and the surrounding area has a population of approximately 33,925 and the average income is between 25K – 100K (2nd highest per income for a county in the state). It’s a great tourist town with sites like the Grand Traverse Mall, the beaches, NMC & University Center, Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, and its numerous awards for Vacation, Tourist, Food City, Book City, etc. Bookbrokers Cafe Mall Vendor Guidelines1. Rent is due on the 1st of each month. A $20.00 late fee will be charged on the 4th of the month. 2. When lease is fulfilled, it automatically extends month to month. A 30-day written notice is required to activate last months rent (deposit). Craftiques reserves the right to ask you to sign a new lease agreement upon fulfillment of your lease term. You may sign a new lease agreement to upgrade to a larger space at any time. 3. All items are to be marked with dealer #, description and price, in that order. Dealer # Description $ Price $ 4. Booths can be stocked and decorated any time during store hours. No oil-based paint can be used to paint the booths. Structures built in the booth that are permanently attached become property of Craftiques when vacating. (Ask store manager for details). 5. Items for display are to be marked “display only” with your dealer # on it. 6. Keep items clear of walkways; 36″ clearance has to be enforced in walkways. 7. Please measure your space before beginning any construction; spaces may vary in size. 8. Booth’s can be decorated with fabric or wallpaper attached with pins or stales only, no glue please. 9. Sketching and picture taking of other dealer’s items in the store other than your own is not permitted. 10. When running a sale in your booth please inform the staff of such sale. Booth wide “percentage off” sales can be entered into the computer and you simply hang a sign in your booth stating the sale percentage with your dealer # and how long the sale is good for. Specific items on sale, mark through price with a red pen and add new price with your initials. 11. Move into space within 7 days of lease start date. 12. All questions, comments and concerns are to be addressed to management. 13. Only bring enough inventory to fill in your rented space. Space available booths are under the authority of Bookbrokers Cafe Artisan Mall. 14. Permissible items in the store are antiques, collectibles, vintage and crafts. No other items are allowed. If in question about an item, check at the front counter.
Definitions:Antique: an item that is 50 to 100 years old. Collectible: an object that is collected by fanciers, one other than such traditionally collectible items as memorabilia of sports, people and events. Vintage: a period of origin or manufacturing. Length of existence. A period of history, the period contemporary with a persons lifetime or with his or hers active life. Usually shabby-chic style items. Craft: an occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or artistic skill. Handmade item or altered item for resale.