Are all vendors on the platform? Will they be?
No not all vendors will opt for online, probably due to time to set it up or ability to manage it. They may also already have an eCommerce solution. We expect to grow the number of vendors on the platform
Will ordered items be centralized for pick up, or do you have to go to vendors?
No orders will not be centralized for pick up. This is the Potluck Food Club model for their Monday night online farmer’s market. Our customers need to pick up orders based on each vendors instruction.
When/where does pick up happen? Are there assigned times?
Vendors set their locations, dates, and if desired times. I have only seen one vendor with a cut-off to pick up before 5pm for example.
Do people need their own containers/boxes?
Under COVID19 guidelines customers are not allowed to use their own containers/boxes. Your own shopping bag is fine for putting your vendor supplied packaging into.
How will distancing work at pick up?
We will have signage, small traffic cones for spacing and chalk on the ground.
Do vendors not on the online platform have other no-contact options, or do we have to wade into the market to get their stuff?
Could Fireweed Market hire someone to do downtown deliveries?
We do not plan to do that. Our platform provides the vendors options to set their own pickup locations and delivery days.
As an online supplier, you would be responsible for the registration and management of your online storefront.
The $20/month and membership as a vendor through the Fireweed Market allows you to be included on our online marketplace platform.
Already a 2020 vendor member? You can skip this step and head right on to 'step 2'
Ensure you have enabled electronic payments and set 0 days for payment to enable credit card payments upon purchase
Once you have completed all of the steps, let us know and we can invite you to our online market!