Market Vendor FAQ

 

What is the criteria to be a vendor?

You must be a current and active member of WES:CC (unless otherwise stated for a specific event) and must own or co-own the business making an appearance as a vendor. At this time, we are only accepting independently owned and founded small businesses. We are not able to accept multi-level corporate entities or network marketing businesses.


How are vendors selected?

The WES:CC Event Committee and Board selects vendors from the applications that best represent the WES:CC and our diversity across industries. We make an effort to keep the vendor list balanced and cohesive for each event.
 

WhERE WILL THE Holiday 2018 MARKET BE HELD?

Our Holiday Market will be held at:
BUS (Bar Under the Sun) 
702 N. Chaparral St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
 

What are the booth sizes?

A single booth space is 10’ x 10’ and booths must be no taller than 8’. Double booths are available on a very limited basis, please inquire if you are interested.
 

How much is the booth fee?

Single booth spaces (10’ x 10’)  are available at $75/spot.
 

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH MY BOOTH FEE?

Vendors are responsible for providing all booth materials needed to set up displays. WES:CC does not provide tables, chairs, tents, or any other items to vendors. All furniture and display items are the responsibility of the Vendor. Promotional materials, graphics, and other event marketing pieces will be provided to Vendors by WES:CC. Electrical outlets may be requested, but are only available upon Venue availability.
 

Can I share a booth with another vendor?

Yes, but you must apply separately and both be approved by our Event Committee. The full booth fee must be paid. All communication & payment must be arranged between vendors.


What does the booth look like?

A single booth space is a taped off 10’ x 10’ square. There may or may not be a wall or fence behind it. You MAY NOT nail or secure items to the venue walls or damage any property in any way.
 

How do I know if I am accepted?

We will email all accepted applicants by October 22, 2018. You will receive your acceptance email and vendor fee invoice at the email provided in your application.
 

Do I have to collect sales tax?

You are responsible for collecting your own sales tax. We require all vendors to be properly registered in the state of Texas to collect sales tax. You are also responsible for reporting your income to the IRS.
 

WHAT TIME MAY I SET UP?

Vendors will be able to set up beginning at 3:00pm on the day of the event. You will need to have your booth ready before the Market opens at 5:00pm.
 

WHAT TIME is tear down?

Vendors will be able to begin taking down their booth beginning at 9:00pm. Teardown should be complete by 10:00pm.
 

Where do I park?

We will be sending out an email the week before the market with general venue info, vendor floorplan and parking info.


Do you accept food vendors?

Yes, but only food & beverage on the approved list of the TX Cottage Law. More info can be found at TX Cottage Law FAQ.