Expand Your Business at the Downtown Market

Posted on March 30, 2018 by Downtown Market

Are you nervous to take the next big step with your artisan business? We want to help! When you become a pop-up vendor at the Downtown Market, you receive a long list of incentives for little cost. We are seeking locally crafted, high-quality goods and treats and vintage items for our upcoming outdoor markets and for our pop-up merchant program.

We understand that owning a business is tough and it can be intimidating to get started, but we want to highlight a few reasons why you should consider selling your product at the Downtown Market:

Heavy Traffic.

In 2017, we saw nearly 1,000,000 visitors walk through our Market Hall and for good reason. We host free, family-friendly events year-round that are not only exciting for our attendees, but for our Market Hall Merchants as well. Could you imagine exposing your business to even a small percentage of those people? How much product could you move? How many new customers would you meet?

Exposure.

Even if you’re already an established food or product business, there is still plenty of reasons to sell at the Market. There is always room on your email list for more addresses, you’re social media sites can always use more followers. The Market attracts people from all over Michigan and beyond. You can showcase your business to people that you might have a hard time reaching otherwise.

New Connections.

Wouldn’t you love to have a network of people that you can bounce ideas off, hear success stories from and share tips? When you are a part of the Downtown Market, you will meet other vendors, business owners and entrepreneurs just like you.

Low Risk.

It doesn’t cost much to reap the benefits of the Downtown Market. Stall prices vary by event and vendor type, but our range is from $55-$70 daily.

Warming up to the idea of bringing your business to the Market? Great! Now see what vendor option works best for you:

Vintage Street Market ( May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9)

Our Vintage Street Market welcomes approximately 4,000 visitors each month. To sell your vintage clothes, furniture, décor and other items, check out the Vintage Street Market website here.

Daily stalls start at $70 and if you want to sell for the season (May-September, 1x per month) it’s only $300.

Made in Michigan Pop-up Market (May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25 and September 22)

Made in Michigan Pop-up Market attracts around 3,500 visitors each month and welcomes local business owners that create their products with ingredients and materials that are made in the mitten! We only allow around 50 local businesses (per show) to participate so our vendors have the best opportunity to make sales. To learn more, view the Made in Michigan Pop-up Market website here.

Daily stalls start at $55 per day.

Daily Indoor Market Hall Pop-up Market (Daily)

Want to sell your Michigan-made value-added food products, artisan products or Michigan-grown products in our Market Hall? Simply fill out this application and our leasing manager will get back to you! Daily space starts at $55 per day.

We are passionate about local business and thrive when we are able to help entrepreneurs get started. Don’t let your doubts hold you back, we’re exactly the resource you’ve been looking for!