You must consent with the following to participate in The Christmas Market. Please read each item carefully and should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.
The success of the show is dependent on many factors, but our marketing campaign we have planned is vital. ALL Merchants will be expected to help distribute advertising materials and pitch in for the show's social media campaigns. Details and suggestions on how to do this will be provided via email.
Merchants will selected based upon the quality of products, brand originality, and excellent booth design. All merchants must supply links to photos for reference upon request.
To protect all merchants, merchants may only bring items that have been approved. We desire no overlap to ensure success for all of our merchants. If unapproved items are displayed or sold, we reserve the right to ask you to remove those items.
We LOVE LOVE LOVE Direct Sales Companies, however; all Direct Sales Companies, franchises or national chains will be accepted on an extremely limited basis. We would like for each company to have SOME merchandise available for immediate purchase and we request that you commit to customer an expected delivery date.
Delivery of items is between each merchant and customer. ALL orders placed at the show must be received BY the merchant and customers agreed upon timeframe.
Merchants are expected to be respectful and professional at all times to customers, volunteers and The Christmas Market staff.
Booths must be clean and organized during the show and merchants are responsible for removing all items including individual trash after the show. ALL items must be removed upon check-out. Any remaining merchandise and/or supplies will be discarded.
The Christmas Market and its organizers will not be held responsible for any injuries incurred in your booth. Each individual merchant is responsible for what happens in their surrounding area.
Alabama State & Opelika/Lee Country local Representatives will convey to us their tax collecting plan prior to the show. We will pass that information on to merchants as finalize the details. TCM will not be held responsible for collecting taxes for your business. It is your responsibility to collect, report and pay the taxes assumed during this event. State and Local tax information will be provided upon check-in.
Each merchant is REQUIRED to honor two $15 "gift certificates" to be used for volunteer incentive, door prizes and will be used for marketing purposes prior to the show. Gift Certificates will be designed and printed by The Christmas Market. Gift certificates will carry no cash value and will not be expected to be redeemed past Dec 1st at 5:00pm.
We encourage additional give aways and would love to help you market your booth beforehand. Please communicate to us any contest or promotions you are having and we will be sure to partner with you.
Booth fees for approved merchants are locked in and non-refundable past August 15, 2018.
Checks are accepted; however checks MUST be received before booth acceptance and assignments are made.
A $35.00 fee will be charged for all returned checks.
Please click "merchant application" below to continue to application. Only continue if you have read and accept all of the above terms. By completing and submitting the application we recognize that as your agreement with The Christmas Market as you consenting to all of the above.
After September 15th, you will receive a merchant packet with full details on the show, local hot spots, hotel booking information, marketing plans, etc. In the meantime, should you have questions about sponsorships or getting involved, please contact Larkin Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.