Resources for Vendors

TIPS FOR VENDORS

MONEY

  • Please remember to bring cash and plenty of change to the event.
  • We recommend using Square (or a similar device) to be able to take credit card payments. You will get more sales if you can take a card, especially if you have items over $20. It’s free and easy to sign up for most credit card reader accounts, and most smartphones work with Square via the headphone jack. Learn more and set up your account on the Square website!
  • Square readers require an internet connection. The Humanist Hall has wifi, but it’s a bit slow. If you have an good data plan and can use data instead of wifi, we can preserve wifi access for those without data. Wifi password: midnight.
  • You can buy a reader at many Walgreens, Kinko’s, and other office supply stores for ~$10, and you’ll then get a $10 credit on your account.

SUGGESTED VENDOR CHECKLIST

  • lots of amazing inventory to sell!
  • business cards/ promotional material
  • notebook and pen
  • tape, scissors, twine, etc (no thumbtacks or nails allowed!)
  • phone and charger
  • fabric, stands, booth display items
  • plenty of cash with change and a money holder
  • square or credit card reader
  • receipt book
  • price tags/labels
  • boxes, bags, newspaper or tissue paper for sold items
  • snacks, water bottle
  • item donations for volunteer thank you basket (drop off in Green Room)

PRODUCTS & PRICING

  • Tip from an experienced craft fair vendor:  Pricing can be challenging, and you may want to have items at a range of price points. If you have some pieces that are more labor intensive/high end, don’t undersell yourself. Keep those items at their worthy price, and just be conscious of also providing some smaller/more affordable pieces if you can.  
  • Keep in mind, this is an event for our community, so having a good amount of products in the $30 or less range will be the safest bet. Lil $5 gift items mixed in with your $50 pieces will make everyone feel like they can support you.

WEATHER

  • Current forecast is clear but please keep an eye on this!  We suggest you pack your items in water-resistant containers for load-in if rain is predicted.

 


PROMOTE!

Magic Makers promo image and text for Instagram/Facebook/etc:
Join me for the fifth annual M∆GIC M∆KERS, a celebration of queer creativity, healing, and liberation that centers the work of QTPOC, working class, and socially/politically conscious artists and healers.

M∆GIC M∆KERS is a two-day fair featuring different artists, healers, and treat makers each day. Come through for artwork, accessories, zines, healing products, acupuncture, tarot, delicious food and drink, and a cozy bonfire. I’ll be there on [insert date] with lots of [insert what you’re bringing!]

Dec 9-10, 12pm* – 6pm  (*For the first hour (12-1), we’re prioritizing access & comfort for anyone who prefers to avoid crowds due to mobility, anxiety, scents, etc). At Humanist Hall, 390 27th St, Oakland, CA/Occupied Chochenyo Ohlone land

This year we will be giving door donations to Peacock Rebellion, a queer + trans people of color crew of artist-activist-healers who make sassy sexy art to help build a culture of social justice. We’ll also be making a donation to support local indigenous organizing efforts via the Ohlone Organizing/Shuumi Land tax. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but please consider contributing to support these powerful organizations!

Learn more at www.queermagicmakers.com
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MAPS

[subject to change]

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GREEN ROOM

  • Tea & cocoa is available for vendors and volunteers in the green room (see map above!) This is also where you can leave any donations for our amazing volunteers.

 


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