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.
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.
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. There’s information below on wholesale, and we are now hosting Maker Meet Ups and 1:1 appointments to go over questions and provide support (details below).
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.
Maker Meet Ups
Meet Ups will be a safe space where we can meet new people to connect with and learn how to grow together. Everyone is welcome we just ask that you select the event that matches where you are in your Maker journey.
We are offering group meet ups for Makers new to selling their work (Intro), and also for more established Makers looking to reconnect.
Please use the links below to register for the (free) events listed below!
We are counting on you to practice community care, please don’t attend if you’ve been to an exposure site, are awaiting test results or experiencing symptoms. Masks will be required for the duration and there is a limit of 10 folks per Meet Up.
If you’d prefer to chat 1:1, please email us with the specific topic, or questions you’d like to discuss and whenever possible we will set up a 1:1 meeting. To arrange a meeting, email Rachel (Manager) & Kimberley (Owner) at email@example.com subject 1:1 Meeting.
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