vendor requirements

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High Quality & Original Artists, Makers, Finders!  We DO NOT allow mlm representatives or direct sales Companies.  We DO allow antiques, vintage, and boutique clothing.

2.

Have your NC Sales & Use Tax Account so you can collect and pay sales tax

3.

Be current on any required permits, licenses, or labeling that is required by the county, state or FDA in order to sell your product.

4.

Have an active website, etsy store, facebook page or instagram account.  We do a great deal of promotions but we love when vendors help promote the events!  Having an active social media account allows you to grow your following!

5.

Be flexible in regards to using your own data to run credit card transactions when the venue does not have wifi.

6.

Be a positive and engaging addition to Catbird Events. When you set up at a Catbird Event, you are a representative of your own unique brand and of Catbird Events.  It is expected that vendors are flexible with any requirements a venue has for us.

What is the booth fee?


Typically (and currently) the booth fee is $50. In the past Catbird Events has helped organize larger scale events where the booth fee is higher.




Is the booth fee refundable?


All booth fees are non-refundable. If your plans change or you decide to not participate anymore after signing up and paying, you will not receive a refund or a credit for another event. All events are rain or shine. In the past, there have been unforeseeable circumstances that caused us to have to cancel events (COVID). In those instances, a vendor credit was offered to be claimed at a future Catbird Event.




What is provided when I sign up for an event?


Vendors are required to provide their own tents, tables, chairs, and displays. If a tent is used, vendors are REQUIRED to have tent weights of at least 25 pounds on each leg. In certain situations, I do have a few extra tables that I can lend out but this is not a guarantee. Wifi and power are typically not provided. Some venues do have limited electricity. If you have an special accomodations please list that on the application when you apply for an event.




What happens if there is a wait-list for an event?


There is usually a significant wait-list for each event. When an event moves to a wait-list that is noted on the application page of our website. If you would like to be added to the wait-list, please fill out the application and we will let you know if a spot opens up. Because we usually have a wait-list, we ask you to please let us know if your plans have changed and you no longer plan on attending an event you signed up for.




What do you look for when accepting artists & makers?


We look for creative and original artists & makers & finders. Whether this is your first event or you are a seasoned pro, our goal is to help you gain exposure and grow your brand. During event, we look at the details such as display, packaging, how engaged you are, etc. We are a very fun and supportive group who welcomes new vendors. We will always be positive and thoughtful and hope the same in return. We want nothing more than to see you meet all of your goals and to have a positive experience at Catbird Events. We do have strict expectations of not breaking down and leaving early. (We realize sometimes emergencies happen). The businesses we work with trust that we will provide the type of event we have planned for. All vendor expectations are listed on our vendor application. By signing the application you are agreeing to meet those expectations.




How do you promote your events?


Since 2016, we have heavily promoted our events using a range of methods such as Facebook ads, radio ads, print ads with local publications, ads with local art organizations, local blogs, and our social media channels. We have tried very hard to find the perfect balance of keeping booth fees low enough to help ensure you have a successful day and to cover basic event costs and promotion costs.




I applied for an event but haven't received confirmation or an invoice yet. What is going on?


Currently, because of COVID, we are only invoicing for events that we have confirmed will be happening. Once you pay for an event you will be added into the Catbird Facebook Vendor Group. In that group we try to post regular updates on the status of certain events and when people can expect to receive confirmations on certain events. If you ever have a question about the status of your application, please feel free to send us a message!