Are you making whimsical, practical and awesome goods in Canada? We would love to hear from you!
Summer 2021: We are beginning to plan our Fall 2021 inventory – applications received in July and August will receive a response in late August/early September. Maker supports are also returning in August, follow along on social media for updates!
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.
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, having 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.
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.
We are no longer accepting applications for non-medical face masks or screen printed t-shirts; We are nearing capacity for candles, soap, earrings, greeting cards and art prints.
We do not carry fancy jewelry, fine art paintings, photography, large furniture or larger signage/decor.