INTERESTED VENDOR FAQ - HOLIDAY MARKET 2017
When is the Unique LA Holiday Market?
Holiday Market is December 2 & 3 at the California Market Center in Downtown Los Angeles.
The holiday market will be held on a Saturday and Sunday, from 11am-6pm, with our vendor set-up and move-in day on the Friday before.
How much does it cost to participate?
Prices for the holiday market are below.
Table Spot - $400
10' x 10' Booth- $625
10' x 10' Booth Corner- $825
10' x 20' Booth- $1250
10' x 20' Booth Corner - $1500
10' x 30' Booth - $1675
What is a 10X10 Spot?
Your 10 x 10 space will be marked for you on the floor. We provide a 6' banquet table, 1 chair and a custom hanging wooden sign which will feature your business name. These signs provides a cohesive look to the market and enables shoppers to easily identify your space. Vendors are invited to bring fixtures, tables, clothing racks, etc. to define their space, and are free to not use the provided table and chair provided. Please note, your fixtures cannot exceed a height of 6'. This is to ensure cohesive sight-lines. There are some items available for rent from the CMC like shelving and racks. Contact the event producer after being accepted to learn more.
What is a Table Spot?
These spots are only for vendors who sell small items that can be displayed on a table and cannot fill a booth (i.e. Jewelry, Stationery, Apothecary Vendors). Just as the 10X10 spots, we provide a custom wooden back-drop that features your business name. The space consists of a 6ft table and chair - you can opt to use your own table or chair if you'd like but you have 6ft wide by 5 ft deep total (that includes space to sit or stand and storage). NOTE: We have a limited number of Table Spots available per market, so please be aware that you will have much more chance of being accepted if you opt for a 10X10 Spot.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A NEW PAYMENT PROCESS!
How do I apply and submit payment?
We are now accepting application fees via online payment, to be paid at the time you submit your online application. Your space fee will be collected ONLY IF you are accepted to the market.
- All interested sellers, including past vendors, must fill out an application and pay the non-refundable application fee of $30 online at the time of application. The deadline for applications to be submitted is October 10.
- If you are accepted into the market, you will be notified via email by October 20. This email will contain an invoice. Payment is due within 7 days of receipt of that emailed invoice in order to claim your spot. Failure to pay the invoice within 7 days will result in the forfeiture of your spot.
I want to share a booth with another vendor. How should we apply?
Table spots may not be shared. Two businesses may decide to share a Booth Spot. Both businesses wanting to share the booth (maximum of two vendors) must each fill out an application. PLEASE NOTE: We do not match you with a booth partner. You must apply with the business you want to share with. Each business must pay the $30 application fee. Shared booth vendors will be cc'd on one invoice email if accepted.
How do you choose the vendors?
To ensure the vendors are diverse, match the aesthetic of the show, and meet shoppers’ expectations, Unique LA is juried. There is more demand then we have room for, so please understand that we cannot accept everyone – about 600 vendors will apply for 350 spots at the holiday market. Rest assured that we review and consider every single application, and the corresponding website and product images. Your website, social media channels, submitted photos and application are the only things we have to determine whether or not you are accepted.
When will I know if I’m accepted or not?
We notify applicants via email on October 20 whether or not they have been accepted for the 2017 Holiday Market. Remember to check your junk mail folder, your 'promotions' folder and/or 'updates folder' on Gmail. Also, please add ‘email@example.com’ to your safe list, as we send our emails through MailChimp which may get flagged by your email provider as junk!
What if I need to drop out?
If you need to drop out you must notify us via email. To receive a FULL refund you must email us within one week after you are notified of your acceptance. If you cancel after this point we will apply 50% of your Table/Booth Fee as a credit for the next show and you forfeit the other half of the payment. Any cancellations within two weeks of the event will not get a refund – you forfeit your fee and your spot.
Do I need any permits to participate, what taxes do I collect?
No, sellers do not need any temporary permits to participate in Los Angeles County, unless you are a food vendor (selling either hot food or packaged food). If you are a food vendor, you will need to obtain a temporary event health permit (will cost you $71-160), which we will help secure if you are accepted.
All vendors are responsible for registering with the IRS, and collecting sales tax. When it’s time to do your taxes, you’ll have to pay income tax on items you sold, plus pay California sales tax and possibly a City of Los Angeles tax. We recommend that you call California’s department of revenue and the IRS for more info: California Dept. of Revenue: 1-800-852-5711 or www.ftb.ca.gov IRS: 1-800-829-4933 or www.irs.gov
Do I have to live in LA to participate?
No, our goal is to get people to buy and support independent design and small business owners, 85% of the vendors reside in California, but we accept people from all over the country and Canada, and love sharing great talent from all around!
Still have questions? Email Janna, Unique LA's Event Producer.