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Frequently Asked Questions | Flea Market

flea market terre hauteHOW MUCH IS BOOTH RENTAL?

This varies slightly by location. For example, an 8′ x 10′ booth would rent between $140 – $151 per month, depending on location at the Flea Market. There is also a refundable deposit required for all new vendors that is returned when you move out of your space, provided you have fulfilled your obligations. For specific booth rental pricing and availability, it is best to visit the location you are most interested in and let our friendly and knowledgeable staff show you around or you can click on“Become A Vendor” and send your questions to any of our locations.

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DO YOU CHARGE ANY OTHER FEES OR COMMISSIONS?

For all items sold from your rented booth, we do charge a small addtional rent percentage of 1%- 2.5% (varies by location). We use this money towards marketing of this location in order to provide you with as many customers as possible. If your items were sold to a customer who pays by credit card, we do deduct 4.5% from those amounts to cover the credit card processing fees. Most locations offer a separate consignment area that is for larger items for sale that may not fit into your rental booth space. Should you elect to place large items (ie: furniture / appliances) in the consignment section, we do charge a 20% commission for those items when they sell. You are not charged for the space in the consignment section until your item sells.

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HOW LONG OF A CONTRACT MUST I SIGN?

Our booth rental contracts are month to month. They automatically renew each month until you provide us with a 30 day written notice (before your next due date) to vacate.

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flea market indianapolisHOW DO I GET PAID?

Our two week pay periods begin on a Wednesday and end on a Tuesday. You are paid by check for your sales on the first Friday following the end of a pay period. Put simply, you will be paid every other Friday.

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WHEN IS RENT DUE?

Rent is due once every month on the date your contract became effective. There are late fees associated with not paying rent on or before your due date, so please pay timely.

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DO I NEED MY OWN TABLES AND SHELVING?

Many booths may come with prebuilt walls with pegboard.   If your booth does not, many vendors choose to build some more permanent walls with pegboard, others use tables and shelves. Either way, you will likely need tables and/or shelving.  No shelving or booths may be taller than 6 feet.

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IS THERE A LOT OF SHOPLIFTING OR BREAKAGE?
WHO ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY?

We take great care to monitor customers to limit shoplifting and breakage. We have video surveillance, regular walk thru’s, and a trained staff that knows what to watch for. Shoplifting is a reality that all retail stores must deal with. We will have any shoplifters arrested and will cooperate fully with their prosecution. As well, should we observe a customer (or their children) breaking an item, our policy does require them to pay for it. As a vendor in our markets, you assume all risk for theft, breakage or missing merchandise. Please keep in mind that when an item is not in your booth or on your sales report, it often is found sitting in your neighbors booth. Often a customer changes their mind on the purchase and just sits your item down somewhere else. If you find someone else’s merchandise in your booth, simply bring it to the front counter and our staff will gladly return the item to the correct owner’s booth.

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ARE THERE ANY ITEMS THAT WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SELL?

Yes. No flammable items such as lighters, matches. No adult materials. No food-snacks. If you are unsure, please ask management BEFORE purchasing the product. Many items such as knives, may be sold in a locked showcase, limiting access to adults. You are not allowed to bring in to the flea market or sell any unlawful items, such as self propelled knives, etc. Flea Market Management has final say.

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CAN I SHARE A BOOTH WITH A FRIEND?

Yes, but keep in mind we only write one check per booth. You will need to be able to separate the money on your own.

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WHO PAYS THE TAXES?

We collect and pay all of the sales tax due to the state of Indiana. You are responsible for any other taxes due as a result of your business.

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Sellers Tips

flea marketVARIETY – It is best to stock your booth with a wide variety of merchandise. Our shoppers love the fact that they are able to find just about anything at bargain prices.

APPEARANCE – Make sure your items are displayed in as attractive manner as possible. Periodically, you should re-arrange your displays to keep it looking fresh and new. This will encourage more customers to stop and take a good look at your items.

STRAIGHTEN UP – The more often you can stop in to organize and straighten up your booth, the better. If your booth looks “cluttered”, customers may just walk on by.

RESTOCK OFTEN – As your items sell, you should restock them as quickly and frequently as possible. One of our market’s greatest appeal is the fact that the inventory is constantly changing. This encourages customers to return often to look for the newest bargains!

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