Our Market Vibe
Curated & Intimate
Our Goal is to Create a Place for Community to Connect, that is Welcoming, Friendly and Fun for All! We want to Elevate the Typical Market Experience for Guests & Vendors.
With this in Mind, the Bootcamp Info is Here to Help you Make the Most of Your Market Experience. If you Have Anything to Add, we Would Love to Hear from you! Click the Buttons Below for Specific Info.
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Thursday Night Market
Marketing: Post & Reel
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Market Bootcamp 101
Some General Tips
Be Friendly and Approachable: Smile and greet customers as they approach your booth. Engage them in conversation and make them feel welcome. Remember to be respectful of their personal space and not pushy.
Display your Products Attractively: Make sure your products are displayed in an eye-catching and organized way. Use props and signage to create a visually appealing display that draws in customers.
Offer Samples: People love trying before they buy, so offer free samples of your products if possible. This will give customers a chance to taste or touch your products, making it more likely that they will purchase.
Be Knowledgeable about your Products: Customers will likely have questions, so make sure you know everything there is to know. Be prepared to explain how your products are made, what ingredients are used, and any other relevant information.
Offer Deals and Specials: Consider offering discounts or special deals to customers who purchase multiple items, or who refer others to your booth. This will help to increase sales and encourage repeat customers.
Accept Various Forms of Payment: Make sure you can accept credit/debit cards as well as cash. You don't want to miss out on a sale because a customer doesn't have enough cash on hand.
Engage with your Customers on Social Media: Encourage customers to follow you on social media and share their experiences with your products. This will help to build brand awareness and loyalty. To make your social media easy to access, consider adding a QR code onto a sign.
Be Prepared for the Weather: Make sure you have everything you need to deal with changing weather conditions, umbrellas, cold/hot weather gear, etc.
Lastly, Always Be Polite and Courteous to your Customers: Make sure that you treat everyone who visits your booth with respect and kindness, even if they don't make a purchase. This will help to build positive relationships with customers, and ensure that they feel good about doing business with you.
"A Customer's First Impression of your Booth will Determine if They Stop or Keep Walking."
The Art of Selling at Farmers Markets by John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist
Vertical Displays for Market Booth
Use Freestanding Displays: Freestanding displays can be used to create a vertical structure that showcases your products. You can use wooden or metal structures, or even create your own using other materials.
Use Shelves: Shelves can be used to create a multi-level display, that takes advantage of vertical space. You can use wooden or metal shelves, or even repurpose bookcases or other furniture.
Use a Pegboard: Pegboards can be used to create a vertical display that allows you to hang products. You can paint the pegboard to match your brand colours.
Remember, when setting up a vertical display, it's important to consider the weight and stability of the items you are displaying. You don't want anything to fall or topple over and create a safety hazard. Make sure to secure all items carefully and test the stability of your display before opening your booth for business.
"The Most Successful Salespeople are those who Focus on Building Relationships, not just Making Sales."
Street-Smart Selling: How to Be a Sales Superstar by Daniel Milstein
Q: How can I attract customers to my booth?
A: One way to attract customers is to create an eye-catching display that showcases your products in a visually appealing way. You can also use signage and promotional materials to draw attention to your booth, and offer samples or promotions to entice customers to stop by.
Q: How can I make sure my booth is safe and secure?
A: Make sure that your booth is sturdy and stable and that your products are secured and protected from theft or damage. You may also want to consider using a cash box or other secure payment system.
Q: How can I create a positive experience for customers?
A: Greet customers with a friendly hello and engage with them by answering their questions and providing information about your products. Make sure your booth is easy to navigate and provides a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, that encourages people to stay and browse.
Q: How can I build relationships with other vendors and market organizers?
A: Take the time to introduce yourself to other vendors/market organizers and consider participating in networking events or workshops. Building relationships with others in the market community can help to create opportunities for collaboration and growth.
Q: Should I sit or stand at my booth?
A: It is generally recommended that you stand and greet passersby. Standing up and being visible can make it easier for customers to see and approach your booth, and greeting them with a smile and a friendly 'hello' can help to create a welcoming atmosphere.
Sitting down can be more comfortable, especially if you are going to be at the market for an extended period of time. However, it can also make it harder for customers to see and may make you appear less engaged or approachable. If you do need to sit down, it is a good idea to make sure that you are still visible and that your booth is easy to navigate.
Ultimately, the key is to strike a balance between being approachable and attentive to customers, while also taking care of your own comfort and wellbeing. If you need to take breaks or sit down periodically, it is okay to do so, but make sure that you are still able to engage with customers and create a positive experience for them.
THURSDAY HINTONBURG NIGHT MARKETS
We Still Have Spots Available for Upcoming Hintonburg Night Markets, Thursday Nights from 4-9PM. Contact us if you're Interested: email@example.com
SATURDAY THEMED DAY MARKETS
We Still Have Spots Available for the Upcoming Saturday Themed Markets, from 11AM-4PM. Contact us if you're Interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 17 - Urban Art Market
Artwork by Local Urban Artists, Makers & Artisans
July 8 - Comic & Pop Culture Market
Comic Books, Cosplay, Kitsch & More
August 5 - Antique & Vintage Market
All Things Vintage, Clothing, Kitchenware, Tools & More
August 19 - Kids Art Market
Artwork & Creative Things Made by Kids, Kid Vendors Only
September 23 - Maker Market
Calling All Local Makers, This Market Is For You, Make It Your Own!
October 14 - Maker Market 2
Calling All Local Makers Again, This Market Was So Popular We Are Making A Sequel!
Urban Art Collective Parking Lot
1088 Somerset St. W.
Ottawa, ON K1Y 3C7
Situated at the Gateway to Hintonburg, in the Wellington West Food & Shopping District.
Level up your Market Game and Pop-Up Curbside in One of Ottawa's Hottest Neighbourhoods!
Just A Reminder
Included In Your Booth Rental
We Strongly Believe Entrepreneurship & Creativity should be Encouraged, Fostered and Supported. To Help Remove Barriers, we Include the Following with all Booth Rentals:
- One 10'x10' Commercial Black Tent & 4 Sandbags
- One 11"x14" Branded, Double-Sided Sign
- One High Top Wood Table
- One Spotlight on our Website, Social & Newsletter
- Free Market Bootcamp Training
- Tent, Table & Sign Setup/Teardown
- Lights Will Be Strung
Tent, Sandbags & Sign, Plus Setup/Teardown
High Top Wood Table, Plus Setup/Teardown
Featured on Website, Social & Newsletter
Tips & Tricks to Make the Most of the Market
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