Local Makers - Sell with Us!
The Crafty Shambles is a family owned craft business, launched in 2020. Over the last few years we have attended countless craft fairs and markets,and had the opportunity to meet and see a wide range of talented local makers.
On Saturday October 1st 2022, we opened our first store in Bentonville Arkansas, at the 100 Center, the corner of North Walton and Central. We have over 60 local artists and makers and we're looking for more!
What Are You Looking For?
We want to make sure we provide a wide range of the best Northwest Arkansas has to offer. Although we produce a range of products ourselves, we want to offer as much variety as our space allows.
We are open to all artists and crafters, but we definitely would love to hear from crafters involved in woodworking, resin work, soaps & candles, pottery, floral, quilting, metal work to name a few. We would also love products that promote the area - anything NWA, Arkansas in general and Bentonville specifically.
We have no rule on exclusivity. As makers ourselves, we know how hard it is to build a brand and a customer base, and we believe you should be able to sell wherever you can. So while we may limit the number of makers of one particular craft in the store, we have no requirement where you can only sell in our store. All we ask is when you promote your products on your social media, you reference us as a location you can buy them (and tag us if you can!)
Furthermore, we welcome artists and makers who would like to offer classes and use our space, even if you don’t intend to sell product.
Only a few. We will not be accepting applications from MLM vendors at this time. In addition, we will not allow any products that we believe infringe on any known copyrights / trademarks, or any products that are deemed inappropriate or too controversial in nature (e.g. political / sexual etc.). If you sell children’s toys, we do require you to provide proof they have gone through the necessary federal certification testing.
How Will Commission Work?
Our commission rate is 25% with no upfront costs or set monthly fees. When you sell - you'll get paid at the end of that month.
25% may seem high, but we will be taking care of staffing to sell your products, most the marketing (you can still help!), handling the tax etc. You have no booth fees and you don’t have to stand at a booth all day!
We do not have a minimum term, and although we would prefer that you sell with us for at least 6 months, you are not obligated to do so. Furthermore, we do not require you to volunteer hours at the store.
Will You Promote My Products?
Yes! We actively promoting The Crafty Shambles Studio Store and as many products as we can across multiple social media channels in addition to when we attend markets and craft events. Our goal is to offer as many of our products on our website as well. One of our unique selling points here is we offer online pickup and delivery in the local area.
We have over 2400 Facebook followers and steadily growing, 400+ Instagram followers (also growing) and we will be working on our TikTok channel over the next few months. We have a lot of plans for growth - but as an accepted maker, we'll need your help too!
All approved vendors will be invited to a private Facebook group where we'll work as a community to promote the store and all the products. Working together, we will make this more successful.
Why is it called a Studio Store?
50% of the store is dedicated to craft making! We will have scheduled and walk in events where the public and private parties can come to the store and make their own crafts. We know from past workshops that the people that come to the studio will shop in the store as well!
We will also be opening up the Studio to local makers who would like to teach craft classes. Local makers that do not want to sell,but do want to offer classes can apply as a vendor. We charge a 20% commission on ticket sales, and we use the commission to promote the event and operate the store during the event.
What Do I Need To Do?
If you are interested in being a local maker or offering classes with The Crafty Shambles, please complete the application form below.