Frequently Asked Questions
We have answered many of the questions that we are asked frequently here. We’re a very small team - please check to see if your question has been answered before contacting us.
Do you have any space left/last minute openings at an event?
We fill all last minute openings with juried artists from our waiting list. We do not consider artists who did not complete the application when it was open, no exceptions.
How can I become a vendor?
You can become an I Made It! Market artist by applying to one of our events and being selected in our jurying process. Each event features approximately 70% returning artists from our community and 30% new artists.
Completing an application is the only way to be considered for event participation. We do not admit artists to our events by email, direct message, phone, or any other means.
For more information on the application and acceptance process, visit our BECOME A VENDOR page.
Check out our APPLY page to see if we have any live applications.
Do I qualify as a vendor?
Our events feature all handmade wares. We take “handmade” literally! Did you make your wares with your own two hands? If yes, then you can be considered for participation in one of our events.
We cannot tell individual artists whether or not they will be accepted to specific events outside of our application process. If you would like to be considered, then you must complete the event application and wait for the results of our jurying process.
We do not accept direct sales vendors or manufactured goods, nor do we accept items that were designed by you but made in a lab or by a third-party.
Was my application received?
When your application has been submitted successfully, you will receive a copy of your application at the email address you provided in your application. If you did not receive this email, and it’s not in your spam folder, you should submit another application.
How will I know if I have been accepted to sell at an event?
On or before the vendor notification date identified in the event application, you will receive a notification by email letting you know whether or not you were selected as an artist in the event.
Did you send acceptance notifications yet? I think I missed it.
We notify every applicant of their status by email on or before the notification date specified in the event application. We will indicate when acceptances have been sent on the APPLY page - please check there before emailing us.
I completed an application. How do I pay to reserve my spot?
Completing an application does not guarantee that you will be a vendor at an event. Due to the juried nature of our events, we cannot accept everyone who applies. If you are selected, we will let you know of your acceptance by email first. Then, you will receive an invoice to pay for and reserve your spot. You must pay the invoice by the due date, or your spot will be offered to an artist on our waiting list.
If you have been accepted to an event, review our PAYMENT FAQs.
If I’ve sold at one I Made It! Market event, does that mean that I can sell at every event?
No, each event is juried independently. Acceptance to an event is acceptance to that single event only. You must complete an application for each individual event you would like to be considered for. Acceptance to one event has no bearing whatsoever on whether or not you will be accepted to another event, even when events occurs close together in time or location.
How much does a booth cost?
Each event has its own booth cost(s), which we determine before releasing an application. Booth cost is dependent upon a variety of factors related to event planning, such as location, PR plan, rentals, and more.
What size is a booth?
Booth dimensions vary by event and will be identified in the event application. Some events have multiple booth sizes. Common booth sizes are 10x10 feet and 8x6 feet.
Can I purchase more than one booth?
On most applications, you will be given the option to apply for more than one booth. The number of booths you receive will be determined in our jurying process and communicated with you in our acceptance process.
Do you provide a table and chairs?
We provide a table and chairs at some, but not all, events. If we are offering tables and chairs, you will be able to request them in the event application.
Do I need to collect sales tax?
If your wares are taxable in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, then you are required to collect and remit sales tax by law, including cash transactions.
Do I need insurance?
Yes. All vendors must provide proof of liability insurance in order to participate in our events. Affordable short-term policies are available - information can be found in our event applications.
You are not required to have insurance at the time of application. You can purchase the insurance after being accepted but before the event.
Where can I price insurance?
We suggest first contacting your current insurance provider. You can also get short term and annual policies through companies like ACT Insurance or RLI Insurance. We do not endorse or benefit financially by referring you to any one insurance provider.
For bath and body products, you must also have additional protections through special liability insurance in order to sell at our markets.
What do I need to sell food?
All food vendors must provide proof of liability insurance. Food must be prepared in a Health Department licensed kitchen, and permitting must be carried with you at the event.