Are you making whimsical, practical and awesome goods in Canada? We would love to hear from you!
FALL 2020 Update (Oct 30, 2020): Our wholesale spending for 2020 is completed. We welcome applications for 2021 and love to hear stories of your businesses. Responses to emails may take several weeks as time is in short supply these days.
Not sure about wholesale? Just hearing the word often scares people off, we understand that! Ultimately it is much more straightforward than consignment – you’re paid upfront for goods rather than waiting until they’ve sold. With the volume of businesses we work with, with staff, two tiny humans and an online storefront, consignment takes more energy and time than we have to give. I’ve made every effort to answer all sorts of wholesale questions (below)- and if you still aren’t sure please reach out to me and we can talk it through.
While it is always nice meeting in person, please email applications rather than dropping by the shop with your goods. Your work deserves thoughtful consideration and that is difficult to give in the midst of a busy workday. Email is the best way to reach me (Kimberley) directly.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Kimberley & The Trainyard Team
A Few Things To Consider Before Applying
These documents offer an introduction to wholesale, both generally and with The Trainyard. Please review and reach out with any questions: WholesaleWithTheTrainyardFYI2020 and OfferingGoodsForWholesaleFAQ.
To cover our operating costs, our ideal wholesale pricing is 50/50. If that is realistically not possible for your business please explain in your application. Our rent and utilities, packaging, staff costs, breakage & loss & payment processing fees have continued to increase and this pricing allows us to cover these expenses, continue our community giving, and be adaptable to the continued changes.
Consignment opportunities are closed indefinitely due to the intense time committment they require and we do not have an estimated time frame for it to return.
We are no longer accepting applications for non-medical face masks, candles, soap or greeting cards for 2020.
We do not carry fine art paintings, photography, large furniture or large signage/decor.