DENVER HANDMADE HOMEMADE MARKET REGULATIONS AND POLICIES FOR ALL VENDORS
-- Contract: Each vendor who participates in a HAHO Market signs a waiver upon arriving that outlines vendor expectations, conduct and responsibilities that Denver Handmade Homemade and the hosting building FORGE 970 require for participation.
-- Explanation of All Market Fees: In addition to the $75 security fee that guarantees your booth, vendors are required to pay a sliding scale percentage of their market earnings to Denver Handmade Homemade after each market to cover organizing/operating costs.
The sliding scale is as follows:
- Vendors earning less than $200 are not subject to a pay-out
- Vendors earning $201 - $400 pay 10% of sales
- Vendors earning $401 - $600 pay 10% up to $400 ($40) and 15% for sales beyond $400 (deduct $400 from total earnings, multiply remaining amount by 15%)
- There is a fee-cap at $1200 in earnings -- Maximum payout of $160 + security fee of $75 = $235
- Example: Vendor makes $900 in total earnings. Then multiply $400 with 10% ($40) and $500 with 15% ($75) = $115
We will give each vendor a Sign-Out form at the start of each market to help you calculate your Pay-Out. We ask that all vendors fill out and return this Sign-Out form, along any Pay-Out fees to the market organizers at the end of each market.
The Pay-Out is based strictly on the honor system, and Denver Handmade Homemade asks that you fill out your Sign-Out Form accurately and honestly. Many vendors view the pay-out as a gauge of their business's success, and take pride in sharing their accomplishment!
-- Set Up: To ensure markets begin smoothly, vendors are required to load in, set up and be ready to sell 15 minutes before the time the market begins.
-- Break Down: We ask that vendors please keep their booth open for the entire duration of the market. We will provide common trash and recycle bins, but it is the responsibility of each vendor to leave their space as clean as they found it. At the end of the market, please fill out your Sign Out Fee sheet, and bring with it any market fees to the INFO Table. If you have questions about how to fill out the sheet, an employee or a volunteer can help (and have calculators!). Please be sure to remove all your items; Denver Handmade Homemade is not responsible for items left behind. If you leave something behind, you can contact us but your item will likely still be at The Spindle.
-- Unloading and Parking: The front of the building will be blocked off for temporary parking for unloading ONLY. Once you have unloaded your vehicle, please move your car to a far away location to offer room for patrons to park. You will be able to bring your car back to load it back up after the market.
-- Table Space and Size: The space allotted to each vendor is a 6 foot selling space with plenty of room to stand and to store inventory. This maybe a size you're not used to, but we are able to fit more makers in the venue and provides refreshing challenges in consolidation and priority. Please provide your own table and chairs.
-- All Food Products Must Be Labeled & Specified: Please provide as much information as possible about the product you are offering. Labels and signs should include where your ingredients/materials come from and/or how you make your products, instructions for use if applicable, as well as any other information relevant to what you are offering in order to provide detailed and transparent information for our customers. Reference Colorado’s most recent Cottage Food Laws, giving legality to selling many cottage food products
-- Product and Display Quality: We expect that vendors use the highest quality ingredients possible for their products. It is the responsibility of the vendor to produce their goods in the safest and cleanest environment that will uphold the high quality standards that we are promoting in our local economy. All products must be handmade/homemade. No re-sale or shipped items to be sold in the market.
Just like your products, the way you display them is important for your sales and the HAHO Market aesthetic too. Please present you and your business with brand positive sensibility. Keep trash, personal items and other irrelevant materials inconspicuous. Please display and label your products clearly and orderly, and harness your creativity for your display structure and layout. Consider creating an experience to keep people at your booth, whether your table is thoroughly decorated, you have samples, a game, or any other idea. Remember that the way you approach and interact with customers makes a big impact on your sales too. Trust us, we have years of numbers!
-- INFO Table: HAHO’s Information Table is located close to the entrance and is the place to find any employee or volunteer for questions, cash and change, and to turn in your Sign-Out Sheet and accompanying payout.
-- Bartering: Vendors are by no means required to barter, but in the spirit of the HAHO Market, vendors are encouraged to trade and barter with other vendors or with HAHO patrons that bring bartering items! Again, this is not required!
-- Sales Tax: It is the responsibility of each vendor to know and apply the amount of sales tax appropriate for their exchanges (7.65%). The Denver HAHO will not monitor and is not responsible for sales tax collected or exchanges reported.
-- Waste: We are attempting to get as close to a no-waste event as possible. If you plan on giving out samples we ask that you try to minimize the waste associated with it as much as you can. We understand that this may not be completely possible, so if you able to use compostable or recyclable items we would greatly appreciate the effort.
-- Cancellations: Your Security Fee is non-refundable. If you need to cancel, please do so as early as possible, but at least 72 hours before market day so we can find another vendor from the waitlist to take your space.
** These regulations are subject to change at any time. Denver Handmade Homemade maintains the right to refuse any vendor or product.