FAQs Merchants

Market Health & Safety Protocols

As of July 2020, you can view our Market Plan thoughtfully created based on CDC guidelines, New York City and State guidance, and information from experts and advisors in the field.

If you have additional questions about how we’ll handle health & safety in the market, please contact us directly.

What are the conditions for brands to apply?

We look for story, originality, quality, personality and price points as well as a website, Instagram or photographs of your product.

When will I hear back about my application?

We accept and review applications on a rolling basis. You can usually expect to hear back from us within 48 hours!

What business certifications and forms do I need in order to sell?

In order for us to accept your application, you must provide your EIN or Tax ID number. While we can’t offer you specific legal advice or guidance, we highly recommend you reference the IRS website for more detailed information.

What size space will I have?

Space size offerings vary between locations, and most of our marketplaces offer multiple size options. For details regarding space sizes and orientations, please contact the Market Director for the location you’re interested in.

Do you offer sales support or staff?

We provide Artists & Fleas community members with access to a professional and well-vetted network of salespeople for hire. We also host job fairs on a quarterly basis to help those merchants who are currently selling with us meet qualified, passionate individuals!

Do you have storage available?

Storage options vary by location, but all marketplaces are situated in areas within easy access of storage lockers and businesses.

Are your terms of rent flexible?

Artists & Fleas offers numerous booking arrangement based on location and availability, from one day pop ups in Venice to 2 week engagements in Chelsea or Soho. For sellers who are interested in building their business longer-term, Merchant Membership packages start at 3+ month commitments. You can learn more about our Merchant Membership packages here.

Nervous about locking in a long-term agreement? Let’s discuss your business goals and we can craft a plan together based on your needs. Contact us here.

Can I share a booth with another artist or maker?

Artists & Fleas does not permit the sharing of selling spaces in our markets. If you’re interested in selling in any of our markets at the same time as a friend or creative partner, we encourage you to book your selling dates as close to each other as possible. It’s always fun to have a friend in the market!

Does Artists & Fleas provide furniture or any other display pieces for merchants?

In Chelsea & Venice, you are responsible for all materials required for your display.

In Williamsburg, we have tables for $20 dollars and chairs for $2 extra. First come, first served!

If we’re doing well, can we choose to stay in our space for additional weeks?

We encourage merchants to book all stays well in advance. We’re always booking dates for the future, so there’s no guarantee that a specific space will be available for a merchant in the future unless they’ve confirmed it with payment and a completed agreement.

Do I have to work my booth every day?

We require all booths to be open each day for the the full selling day. As a market of makers, we encourage every merchant to be present to connect with shoppers and share their story. That said, it’s not uncommon for our merchants to utilize sales representatives to cover shifts throughout the week.