With seasonal pop-ups happening throughout the year, selling with Michigan Pop-Up is just the boost you were looking for!
Hosted exclusively online your listings are a simple upload, meaning no strenuous booth set-up or inventory to haul.
We’re dedicated to small business 24/7 and will promote your business, offers, and other events throughout the year!
Product-Based Michigan Businesses
So what exactly are we looking for? Original work that is handmade or designed by small Michigan businesses or makers. Individual items do not have to represent in any form the state of Michigan, but the business must be based in the state of Michigan. If you’re looking for a seasonal sales boost, or to expand your brand recognition and local audience, we encourage you to join! Once you participate in a Michigan Pop-Up, we’ll promote your business, products, giveaways, and other events throughout the entire year! When we said we were here to support you, we meant it.
Service-Based Michigan Businesses
In an effort to be an all inclusive community, we couldn’t imagine leaving so many great service-based businesses on the sidelines. New this year, we’re offering listings to service-based Michigan businesses. For a nominal annual fee be listed on the Michigan Pop-Up website under our Vendor Directory and get all the brand recognition and local audience drive as product-based businesses. We also promote your business, services, and giveaways throughout the entire year – including a special feature on our blog! So what are you waiting for? Start listing with Michigan Pop-Up!
Michigan Pop-Up Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much does it cost to participate?
$25 for 5 item listings (max. inventory of 10 per listing)
$50 for 10 item listings (max. inventory of 10 per listing)
We want this online market to be mutually beneficial for everyone involved. As you can imagine, there is a lot of time and prep that goes into facilitating this market. In addition, we incur website fees, domain costs, advertising, etc. This fee helps balance the time and resources invested, ensuring a worthwhile experience for all.
*We can accommodate variation options within listings (color, size, etc), but the max inventory per listing is still 10. Example 5 small shirts, 5 medium.
Note: We do not take any percentage of your sales, other than the processing fees (2.9% + 30¢), which is automatically deducted by Stripe.
What are benefits of participating?
It’s our goal to alleviate the stress of shopping, by combining our audiences to help increase your sales during peak shopping seasons, and push for more exposure for you and your brand. For shoppers, Michigan Pop-Up will be the one stop shop for local products!
Not only will your products be featured on the website, we’ll highlight vendors on our blog and social media channels. Products may be included in a gift guides and promotional materials. Please understand that all accepted items may be categorized to maximize the shopping experience.
What is expected of me?
We’re all working to make this as simple as possible. All we ask of you is to meet all deadlines and submission requirements. It’s crucial that the on-boarding of your products be quick and efficient. After vendors are accepted, you’ll receive follow-up emails outlining how to submit your products and in return you’ll receive promotional graphics to help promote the pop-up. Although we are working hard to promote the online market, it only benefits yourself and the group to help spread the word!
We’d like to offer our shoppers a small discount to help build an incentive to shop the pop-up. We ask that vendors are comfortable with us offering 10% off the total cart amount. A unique discount code will be advertised on the website, shoppers can redeem it during checkout.
How does shipping work?
Shipping your items is the responsibility of you, the vendor. Shipping deadlines and information will be outlined in the on-boarding email following acceptance, and it is important to honor these to ensure smooth production of the event.
Please note that items must be priced flat-rate to include shipping.
To ensure the item has been shipped to the customer, we require a tracking number for each order be provided to Michigan Pop-Up as verification.
How am I notified a purchase was made?
When one of your products is purchased, we send you an email including the product description, customer name and address. Due to the volume of transactions, we do our best to notify you as soon as possible.
How and when do I get paid?
Checks are sent on a monthly basis with a statement that includes date of purchase, item description, total, discount code (if applied) and total amount of each item purchased. As part of our checks and balances system, you will only receive payment for items that we have received a tracking number for.
It is your responsibility to provide a tracking number for each item purchased. We recommend responding directly to the email notification sent regarding the product – this is our way of ensuring product is being shipped to the customer in a timely manner.
How does the vendor referral program work?
Easy. Refer another small business or maker and you each get $5 off your registration. If you refer up to 5 people, your registration is free (for 5 product listings, 10 people for 10 product listing)! There’s no limit, or fine print – just like minded people supporting each other.
Accumulated referrals are refunded at the close of each pop-up.
What if I need to cancel?
As we are working on such a tight timeline and have budgeted the number of participants accordingly, cancellations will be non-refundable after acceptance emails have gone out. If you do not wish to participate after accepted, please let us know and we can remove you from the mailing list. Keep in mind, your vendor fee will not be refunded at that point.
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