The Bloom Collective

Hi Friends!

We hope you’re having a joyous holiday season.  We’re so thankful for all your support during Merry Maker and we have some exciting news to share with you!

We have the opportunity to extend our stay at the District at Tustin Legacy and we wanted to see if you’d be interested in joining us?!

This edition will be referred to as the Bloom Collective and we would pop up for six months.  As always, we’re looking for (and will only accept) handmade, vintage/up-cycled, and/or curated makers, local small businesses, and fun, creative peeps for our pop up extras to round us out.  We’re big on celebrating the handmade and small business community, so please know that we don’t accept any direct sales/MLM companies.

This Pop Up Shop will allow for 40-50 makers and small businesses as we strive to keep things fresh and exciting with new makers and products each event.  Please know that just because you apply (or have applied and been accepted in a prior event) does not mean you are automatically given a spot.  We review applications for each event individually so that we have the best possible mix of makers and small businesses.

At this time we are only gauging interest and will send out applications to those that express interest.  Below is all the information you’ll need to know to decide if you’d like to pop up for the Bloom Collective.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected]

Market Dates & Hours

Dates: TBA (January to June). We will be open 5 to 6 days out of the week depending on the season.

Shop Hours: Hours will be released soon.

Market Locations

The District at Tustin Legacy
Address: 2477 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782

Neighbors: Pinot’s Palette & Bubble Pop

Important Dates

Applications Open: TBA

Applications Close: TBA

Maker Acceptances/Regrets: TBA

**Please note: applications submitted after the application period has closed will automatically be added to our waitlist and you will only be contacted if space is available!!**

What is the Bloom Collective? How will it work?

The Bloom Collective will be the Spring edition of our seasonal pop up shop that runs on a central check-out framework in a retail collective atmosphere, so you do not stay with your products and/or booth. 

Our shop at the District at Tustin Legacy is a 3,000 sq ft space that will allow you to create your own booth within your rented dimensions during your chosen term.  You can outfit it with a clothing rack, shelving unit, table – it’s really up to you and your brand.  If creating a booth does not work for you or your products, you may also rent a shelf or join our consignment tables.  You’ll find detailed information about all of our options below.

Shoppers will have a chance to experience both in-store and online shopping, plus in-store pick up, gift guides, special sales, private shopping hours, workshops, and more!

Retail Collective

Our Tustin shop is similar to the same traditional retail collective we use during our Merry Maker Pop Up Shop.  Here you will set up your own booth, display your products, and the team will sell them for you with a monthly payout (depending on your term).  There is also an 18% commission fee for makers who choose this option.

Booths start at as small as 4×3 and you can choose to have a wall or aisle space.  If you are interested in a difference size than what we offer, you can indicate this on your application and we can discuss details. 

To be a part of the retail collective, there is a two month minimum commitment.  From there, your term would continue as month-to-month.

Shop Shelves

Shop Shelves runs on our central check-out framework as well.  Here you will rent a standard shelf (or multiple given the inventory you’d like to offer) and display your products.  While there is not a limit to the amount of inventory you are allowed to display, the overall aesthetic of your shelf (or shelves) must be professional and clean.  

To rent a shop shelf, there is a one month minimum commitment.  After that, your term would be month-to-month.  You will receive a monthly payout (depending on your term). There is also an 18% commission fee for makers who choose this option.

Consignment Tables

Our Consignment Table option also runs on our central check-out framework, but unlike our other options does not require an upfront maker/booth fee.  You will be subject to a higher commission fee of 30% with this option and will receive a monthly payout (depending on your term).

To be a part of the consignment tables, there is a one month minimum commitment.  After that, your term would be month-to-month.  Consignment makers will be allotted up to 6 products as you will not create a booth or rent a shelf.  Products will be dropped off for the Market to merchandise on our various table (sometimes additional shelving if needed) fixtures with other makers products to creative a cohesive display throughout the shop.

Pop Ups & Special Events

For The Bloom Collective, we will have both special markets and pop ups for some holidays.

There will be central checkout and in-person options for these events.  Applications for these events will be announced.  Potential Special Markets: Galentine’s/Valentine’s, Spring/Easter, and Mother’s Day.

There will be also be an additional flat fee ($25-$50) for special sales/events so that we can cover shop discounts with our Market commission and be able to give 100% sales back to our makers for those specific sales/events.

Booth Sharing

Booth sharing is available for booths at least 6×3 and on a case to case basis.

One application is necessary with one maker as a contact person.  There is an additional fee for booth sharing.

Spaces

There are multiple space options for the Bloom Collective, but if you need more space than what is listed, please indicate that on your respective application.

RETAIL COLLECTIVE

— 4×3 central check out booth

— 6×3 central check out booth

— 8×3 central check out booth

— Booth Sharing for 6×3 spaces or larger

SHOP SHELF

— Shop Shelf (space tba – most likely 2×1)

CONSIGNMENT TABLE

— Consignment Table (up to 6 products)

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

— Central checkout booths may be against a wall or aisle/freestanding so please plan accordingly.  We highly recommend that you take advantage of your vertical space (think shelving versus just a table with a tablecloth)!

— If you need more space than what is listed, please note that on your application and/or email us to discuss details and a custom rate.  

— Makers are responsible for supplying all fixtures and products (we do not provide rentals) for their respective booth with the exception of our Shop Shelves & Consignment Tables where the Market will provide the shelving/fixture

— Professional signage is required (no handwritten signs unless they are also done by a pro)

Fees

Booth/maker fees are used for our upfront costs (space rent, advertising, insurance, permits, signage, etc.).  If you need more space than what is listed, we will discuss a custom rate.

FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE FOR ANY REASON.

SPACE FEES

— 4×3 central check out booth ($200/month)

— 6×3 central check out booth ($300/month)

— 8×3 central check out booth ($400/month)*

— Shop Shelf ($25/month)

— Consignment Table (no upfront fee; only commission)

— Booth Sharing Fee (additional $25/month)

COMMISSION

— Central check out booths & Shop shelves (18% of gross sales (maker will take home 82%))

— Consignment Tables (30% of gross sales (maker will take home 70%))

SPECIAL SALES/EVENTS

— Additional (but required) flat fee of $25-$50 to cover special shop sales/events (think Valentine’s Day/Easter sale)

PRODUCT LABELING

— Mislabeled or missing labels ($10 per day)

MISCELLANEOUS

— Electricity (additional $10 per week)

Payments

Your initial booth payments must be made within 3 days (72 hours) of receiving your acceptance email. However, we realize that booth fees can get expensive (especially when you’re doing multiple events), so we will be offering a 50/50 split payment plan – if you hit the booth fee minimum which is $200.

You will be able to select this payment option on your application.  If you are accepted, you will be required to pay 50% of your booth fee within the normal 3 day time frame.  The other 50% of your booth fee will be due two weeks after your first payment.

If you do not pay the other 50% by the two week deadline, you will only be credited for the first 50% and will only be allowed to participate based on whatever your credit covers (example: your booth fee is $200, you pay the first $100 and not the second. You will only participate based on the $100 which would cover a few shelves for a month. You will NOT be refunded any overages, so plan accordingly).

All booth fees are NON-REFUNDABLE, so please make sure you can commit to what you are signing up for.

Non-paid or open spaces will go to a maker on our Waitlist.

Payments may be made via PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle.  Exact details will be sent in your acceptance email.

Payouts

Payouts will be made by the 5th of the following month (example: you have a booth for January – your payout will be February 5th).  Note: you may use your payout (or portions of it) to pay for your booth fee for the following month (depending on your term).

You will have the option to let us know on your application how you’d like to be paid (PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle).

You will also receive a sales report that will include your total sales and payout.  If you are booth sharing, one payout will be made and one sales report will be sent.  It will be up to you, the contact person, to distribute the appropriate payouts to your other maker.

Rent

Your booth rent after your first month must be made by the 5th of the following month.

Note: you may use your payout (or portions of it) to pay for your booth fee for the following month (depending on your term).

If your payout does not cover your booth fee, you will have three days to pay the balance before we move another maker into your space.

You will have seven days to decide whether or not to extend your term for the following month.

Products & Pricing

PRODUCTS

Please remember that we only accept handmade, vintage/upcycled, or curated makers.  Make sure you indicate what you will be bringing for the shop on your application and only bring those items with you when you set-up.  However, we may ask you to only bring certain products on your list so that we can accommodate other makers and/or products.

MAKER ID

You will be assigned a Maker ID for all your correspondence during The Bloom Collective. You will not be required to use this Maker ID for any other purpose (unlike during our Merry Maker Pop Up Shop).

If you were a maker at Merry Maker 2022, you may use the same Maker ID.  You may select this option on your application.

If you are booth sharing, you will be provided with one Maker ID and you must use it for both makers.

PRICING

We will continue to use the same Shopify/Webkul system* we used during Merry Maker 2022 for The Bloom Collective.  The only difference is that now all products must be labeled with your barcode label to get credit for your sale.  If you do not label your products correctly (or at all), we deduct an additional $10 per day from your payout and you may not get credit for your sales.

We can create the labels for you and you can print them at home to label all your products before you come for set up.

We will go over inventory counts with you when you come to set up.

*This system will allow makers to see their sales in real time, so you’ll be able to keep up on inventory counts as well.

Set-up & Breakdown

Specific set-up and breakdown dates and times are still being determined and will be available soon.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

You will be required to set-up and break down your booth during your designated time frame and you will need to adhere to it so that we can set-up and break down safely.  Please make sure that you arrive on time and finish (including labeling your products) within your allotted time slot.

If you are doing a Shop Shelf, you will set up your products on your designated shelf during your timeframe.  If you are doing a Consignment Table, you drop off your products during your designated timeframe and the Market team will display them.

Any booths not set-up (or products not dropped off) by the end of the designated set-up deadline will be forfeited and given to another maker on our waitlist.

We also ask that you limit the amount of helpers you bring for your set-up/break down to 3 (including yourself and any children).

Depending on COVID-19 rules, makers and team members may be asked to wear a mask correctly inside either shop during set-up and breakdown. If so, we will have additional masks and hand sanitizer for your use.

Restocking

We will do our best to keep your booth/products neat and restocked, but you are more than welcome to come in during the week to restock on your own.  We will have space for you to leave overstock if you’d like; you may request this option on your application.  We will also text you if we see that you’re selling out of items and will give you the option of restocking or replacing.

Marketing

We will create marketing and social media graphics for you to use.

We will share our Facebook and Eventbrite event pages with you so that you may invite your family, friends, and customers. We will also always repost/share anything you tag us in.

We will advertise the shop through flyers and postcards, online calendars, press releases, & social media and email marketing.  We are also working on partnering with local businesses in and around the District.

We also expect that you will do your part in sharing your participation through your own marketing channels (social media, email blasts, etc).

 

Content Days

**// New for The Bloom Collective //**

In the spirit of strengthening our handmade community and collaborating with our makers more, we will be offering Content Days for makers to participate in as a way to create social media & marketing content.

We will hire a photographer to take headshots and product & lifestyle photos.

You and your fellow makers can work together on social media marketing (like reels and short videos) and static content (like product photos and flatlays).

We will also bring in content creators/influencers to help facilitate more creativity and give some insight and tips.

Special Requests

Make any requests that you feel are necessary on your application including, but not limited to:

— Wall booth

— Aisle/freestanding booth

— End/Corner booth

— Restock storage space

— Electricity (additional fee)

— Specific booth neighbor

We will try to accommodate as many as possible, but we may not fit in all of your requests.

Online Marketplace

All makers will have the option of adding their products to our online Maker Marketplace so that we can also offer online shopping to customers.

Shoppers may pick up their orders through in-store pick up at the District shop.

Purchases made online will work the same as an in-person sale so commission will incur.

COVID-19

To make sure that we have a safe Pop Up Shop, we will be adhering to whatever the State of California/Orange County guidelines will be at the time.  This may include limiting the number of guests inside the shop, requiring masks, temperature checking, providing additional masks and hand sanitizer, signage and floor markings to promote social distancing, wide aisles, protective shields at checkout and/or accepting contactless payments.

Legal Stuff

As a maker, you will be required to sign our usual Vendor Agreement in lieu of insurance.  More information will be given in a future email.

While we do not require proof that you have a City of Tustin business license, we highly recommend that you do so for your own business purposes.   You may apply online for one.  We will send you information in your acceptance email.

During the Pop Up Shop, we will collect and remit all sales taxes so that you do not have to.

We are still working on a Health Permit, but all food and drink options must be pre-packaged unless otherwise noted.

Please Note

We reserve the right to change/update any of the above information as we see fit to create the best possible pop up shop.  We will try to give advance notice in the off chance this does occur so that you can plan accordingly.

Thank you for understanding.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE E-MAIL US AT [email protected]

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