Market Checklist

Market Checklist

Are you wanting to become a vendor at a market, but you are feeling so overwhelmed and aren’t sure where to start? I’ve put together a Market Checklist to help this process feel a little less overwhelming for you. I utilize this market checklist while getting ready for each of my markets to make sure I have everything!

If you are a small business owner, feel free to comment below with your small business name and social media links along with any additional helpful advice and your own market checklist if you have one!

  • Square reader (click here for a free magstrip reader)

  • Cash / change

  • Phone charging case (you can order one off Amazon)

  • If you are an apparel vendor:

    • Clothing rack (click here for the link to the one I use!)

    • Hangers (I personally prefer the felt ones - I think they hold your clothes better and you don’t have to worry about them easily falling off the hangers especially if it is windy!)

  • Inventory (I usually list out each item individually that I plan to bring to make sure I don’t forget anything!)

  • Gift bags / tissue paper

  • QR code stickers (I put mine on the gift bags so customers can find me on social media - message me if you are interested in having me make you QR code stickers!)

  • Price frame (I made my pricing template in Canva and printed it at home to fit in a 8x10 picture frame)

  • Branding and Signage

  • Folding table (s) (most markets allow for 1 -2 6ft folding tables)

  • Folding chair (s)

  • Tent (standard tent size for markets is a 10x10 tent)

  • Painters cloth in case it rains / shower curtains (You can get these at the dollar store!)

  • Water jugs x4 / sand bags / weights for tent (Click here for the sandbags I use for my tent)

  • Table cloth for each folding table

  • Plants / decor / dough bowls / baskets (create levels and dimensions in your display to make your products more visible for your customers)

  • Table cloth clips (in case it is windy) (click here for the ones I use)

  • Pens / sharpie

  • Business cards and business card holder (Jessica from Coco House Candles made mine as a custom order! Click here to message her on Instagram for more details!)

  • Bug spray

  • Sunblock

  • Water to drink & snacks

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